Officials in the growing town of Leland expects tourism business to expand along with its population. Recently, tourism and business leaders have been traveling to other areas in the U.S. to encourage more visitors to take advantage of the northern Brunswick County town’s features.
“We just came back from Washington, D.C. promoting golf in the area, and we go next Thursday to Cleveland to promote golf in the area,” said Dana Fisher, executive director of the Northern Brunswick Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, on Thursday. “Then we’ll go to Pittsburgh in March. We’re trying to get people coming down that generally go to Myrtle Beach that will stop here and play golf.”
New hotel rooms will help in the efforts by Fisher, the Leland Tourism Development Authority and others to highlight golf courses, among other attractions, in and around Leland. A new golf course is expected to open at Compass Pointe in May, and the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament, a stop on the PGA Tour, that will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington in May 2017 is expected to fill up hotels from Myrtle Beach to Jacksonville.