Myrtle Beach has been known as the golf capital of the South for many years; some would say golf capital of the world. It has been said that some four million rounds of golf are played on the Grand Strand each year. With approximately 80 award-winning courses in the area ranging from the challenging to the more novice, Myrtle Beach is definitely a golfer’s paradise.
Aside from the wonderful golf offerings, Myrtle Beach has become a year round destination with activities and events going on all 12 months of the year. From food and drink festivals to shopping and live entertainment, there is always something to do. This makes the area a great option for that weekend getaway or your next girl or guy’s trip.
So why should you plan your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach? We’ve come up with a Top 5 to get you started:
With an average temperature of 75 degrees year round, the Myrtle Beach area has the ideal golfing climate. Golfers flock to Myrtle Beach all 12 months out of the year, but Spring and Fall are favorites for taking advantage of the mild weather. So while your friends back home are shoveling snow, you can be on the greens in short sleeves!
With so many courses to choose from, there is one for every level of play. Play a different course every day! The variety and quality of Myrtle Beach golf courses are second to none. In fact, more than half of area courses have received 4-stars from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and at least 12 are ranked among America’s 100 greatest public courses. From challenging courses designed by golf legends to Par 3 courses, you are sure to find one that fits your comfort zone.
Most golfers prefer to visit during the mild Spring, Fall and Winter months, which is perfect because this is when rates are generally at their lowest. You also have a variety of accommodation choices from hotel rooms to 4-bedroom condos or even golf villas located directly on the golf course. Not to mention, the beach is less crowded during these periods allowing you to dodge the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist season.
After a long day on the links, what better way to unwind than with a great meal, drinks and entertainment? Myrtle Beach boasts many amazing dining options from high end, fine dining to scrumptious burger joints and seafood buffets. After dinner, spend the rest of the night enjoying live music or dancing at one of the area’s many nightlife establishments. You may also combine dining and entertainment at one of the local dinner and show theaters.
We saved the best for last, but it’s really a no brainer, our beautiful beaches. The Grand Strand encompasses 60-miles of sandy beaches that can be enjoyed year round. Grab a chair and a book and head down to the beach for a relaxing day in the sun, take a late afternoon or early morning stroll down the beach, and maybe even pick up a few sea shells to take home as a souvenir. Of course if the weather is just right, you can work on your tan or even go for a swim in the Atlantic.
Additionally, Myrtle Beach International Airport offers many inexpensive direct flights from all over the country for easy travel. Be sure and book your accommodations with Brittain Resorts, which offers a large selection of oceanfront resorts conveniently located near golfing, dining and entertainment. Check out our current specials, grab your clubs and come on down!