Don’t put away those golf clubs just yet. Even if you are above the Mason-Dixon line, a great destination is not far from you and your clubs.
If you are in the South, one of the best golf destinations on the continent is an easy drive. So throw your clubs in the trunk- some great deals are waiting for you.
That would be Myrtle Beach S.C., the “Golf Capital of the World.”
Myrtle Beach should be on the minds of every have-clubs-will-travel type this season. The golf is affordable, the hospitality unparalleled, and the seafood so fresh you can hear the Atlantic Ocean if you put your ear to it.
Even those that frequent Myrtle Beach never get tired of the Southern hospitality and the choices when it comes to golf courses you can play.
If you didn’t know, there are 120 golf courses to choose from along with 60-plus miles of beaches, dining and entertainment on the perfectly-titled Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is sure to produce a memorable golf trip without breaking the bank.
Playing in Myrtle Beach
Golfing in Myrtle Beach never gets old.
No other locale in the golfing world showcases acclaimed course designers as Myrtle Beach does. . Myrtle Beach boasts a virtual “all-star architect team” which includes Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Tom Doak, Robert Trent Jones, Rees Jones, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Mike Strantz, Dan Maples and more.
Myrtle Beach is also home to a slew of “Top 100” courses. Some of the best public access courses in the United States are on the Grand Strand. Courses like Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Tidewater Golf Club, Dunes Golf Club and Grande Dunes.
Look at, Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. This may be the only property in the world that has both a Pete Dye and Tom Fazio-designed courses on site. Add in layouts from Love and Norman and one would be hard-pressed to find four 18s of this caliber, all in one spot.
If you follow the history of golf, you will know the name Dan Maples is an architect whose name carries great weight in the Carolinas. A trio of his courses are located on Myrtle Beach: Mystical Golf’s The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wizard.
Staying in Myrtle Beach
For accommodations, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts is the operator of the area’s premier vacation rental properties with six oceanfront and ocean-view condo-hotels in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. All of these properties feature breathtaking views of the pristine northern region of the world-famous Grand Strand. Units are spacious one to three bedrooms, and all lodging options provide easy access to the golf courses, dining options, shopping, sugar sand beaches and other area attractions.
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts knows golf, and they know how to take care of you, your family, or your group. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you want to come or what your budget will allow.
So what are you waiting for? Get moving on planning your fall or winter escape to Myrtle Beach before the snow starts to fly – you will love it.
Getting to Myrtle Beach
Your choice of airlines offer direct flights to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) from more than 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada. The Grand Strand is within a half day drive of Southeastern population centers like Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, and about a day’s drive from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and other East Coast and Midwest metro areas.
The Myrtle Beach area presents literally dozens of mid-level daily-fee and value-oriented tracks that are perfect destinations for a long weekend with the guys or quality time with a significant other.
Along with everything else Myrtle Beach offers- what are you waiting for?
Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers events, sports, and technology in the region. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell.