With Heather Glen Golf Links apparently closing at the end of the year, many people are asking about the future of Myrtle Beach golf. If it closes, Heather Glen would join a group of recently closed courses that includes Black Bear, Waterway Hills, Wicked Stick, Cypress Bay, Island Green and Wedgefield Plantation. Course closings are never a good thing, but they are also not new to the Myrtle Beach area. Courses such as Bay Tree, Marsh Harbour, Angel’s Trace and many more have closed over the years, yet golf continues to roll on around the Grand Strand. Golf certainly isn’t dead in the area — both Crow Creek and Arcadian Shores are spending big bucks to renovate their courses — but the climate is changing. So what can we expect for the future?