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  • A Golfer’s Guide to 48 Hours in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/20

    You only have 48 hours and you want to make the most of your time while on your quick golf vacation here in Myrtle Beach, we have a few suggestions to help you along the way. - Read More

  • TopGolf Bringing An Exciting New Attraction to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/13

    Exciting new attraction heading to Myrtle Beach that golfers and want to be golfers can enjoy and take the game of golf to the next level. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Fairway Insider: Top 5 Rated Courses From Fall 2017

    Posted on 11/13

    If you’re looking for up-to-date reviews of the Grand Strand’s golf courses, Myrtle Beach Fairway Insider is one of the best resources available. Visiting golfers regularly share their thoughts on the area’s dozens of layouts for their fellow travelers. - Read More

  • Deal Alert: MyrtleBeachGolf.com’s New Clubhouse Pass

    Posted on 09/22

    If you’ve been mulling over options for your fall 2017 Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you must read about the newest multi-round package available with us at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Greg Norman’s Influence on Myrtle Beach Goes Beyond Golf

    Posted on 09/15

    For golfers who watched the game on television in the ’80s and ’90s, there were few more powerful and accurate strikers of the golf ball than The Shark, Australia’s Greg Norman. - Read More

  • How to Plan Your Fall Golf Vacation at MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 09/08

    The Summer is cooling down and the kids are back at school, plan that fall golf getaway and get some quality time on the greens here in Myrtle Beach. - Read More

  • Eagle Watch Golf Brings a New Form of Drama to Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 08/22

    Check out some new technology that might bring your golf game to the next level. - Read More

  • Long Bay Resort Is High on Many Myrtle Beach Visitors’ Lists

    Posted on 07/20

    Find the perfect place to stay during your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Top Oceanfront Resorts

    Posted on 07/10

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s greatest golf destinations. And as an all-you-can-play-type destination, sometimes golfers can come to town and focus so much on tees, greens and fairways that they may overlook another key feature of the region: the beach. - Read More

  • A Tour Of Myrtle Beach’s “Perfect Round”

    Posted on 06/27

    Founded in 2004, the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel has become the leading authority on the Palmetto State’s hundreds of golf courses. Every year, they release their findings on an alternating basis: on even years, the panel runs down the “Top Golf Courses in South Carolina,” and on odd years, they publish their “Best You Can Play” list, which excludes the state’s private courses. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Locals’ Favorite Golf Courses

    Posted on 06/08

    With about 100 golf courses scattered up and down the Grand Strand, uniting the North Carolina and South Carolina coastlines from Pawleys Island in the south to just south of Wilmington in the north, there is an incredible variety of golf itineraries to be planned in the Myrtle Beach area. And since Myrtle Beach is one of the premier golf destinations on Earth, its scores of courses play host to golfers from across the world every year. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Popular Courses This Spring, According to Fairway Insider

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the most special things about the Myrtle Beach golf scene is that the abundance of golf offerings, and the vast number of golfers who come each year to experience them, create a huge network of player reviews, so that anyone planning a trip is able to see what courses are currently offering the best possible experiences. - Read More

  • The Best Things About Summer Golf In Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 05/23

    One of the most heated debate topics about golf in Myrtle Beach stems from a single question: When is the best time of year to visit? Of course, we believe the answer is “anytime,” but people don’t seem to be satisfied with that answer, and so the debate rages on relatively evenly between the four seasons. - Read More

  • The Veterans Golf Classic: One Of Myrtle Beach’s Best Events

    Posted on 05/23

    Golf and the military have long enjoyed a close and special relationship. There are nearly 200 golf courses on U.S. military bases around the world, and the sport is one of the most popular recreational activities for retired and active duty military personnel alike. - Read More

  • A Foursome Of Awesome Free Golf Apps

    Posted on 05/23

    More and more, the golf course is becoming less a refuge from technology and more a setting for technology that can help organize and improve your game. As a result, thousands of apps have cropped up in recent years, all vying for the precious real estate that is your smartphone’s memory board. - Read More

  • Arcadian Shores Honors Its History By Moving Forward

    Posted on 05/19

    Most people know Myrtle Beach as one of the world’s modern golf meccas. And with good reason – literally dozens of golf courses were built up and down the Grand Strand from about 1985 through 2008. But some of the area’s most beloved layouts predate that time frame, and have built decades’ worth of good will toward generations of golfers, both visiting and residing in the area. - Read More

  • The Myrtle Beach Golf Directors’ Favorite Par 3s on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 04/27

    Par 3s are so often the heart and soul of great golf courses. Because the golfer is meant (ideally) to go from tee to green in a single swing, they are often the most photogenic holes on a given course. The seventh at Pebble Beach, the 12th at Augusta National and the 17th at TPC Sawgrass are all iconic one-shot holes because they’ve graced pages of magazines and coffee-table books ever since they were built. - Read More

  • Score Tons of Added Value When You Book a Golf Package at MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 04/21

    Looking for the perfect late-spring golf getaway? Myrtle Beach has so much to offer that it’s hard to go wrong when deciding where to stay and play on the Grand Strand. That said, there are ways to supercharge your experience in order to wring the maximum possible bang out of each buck you invest in your Myrtle Beach golf adventure. To do that, head to MyrtleBeachGolf.com and check out one of these awesome current offers packed with added value: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Best Off-Course 19th Hole Options

    Posted on 04/12

    After a few hours of hard play on the golf course, there are few things better than sitting down with a drink and shooting the breeze about the day’s trials and triumphs. Normally, the place to do that is in the bar at the clubhouse of the course you’ve just played. But it’s not the only place, especially for visiting golfers who fancy themselves not only connoisseurs of the links, but also of an area’s local beers, wines and spirits. For such folks, Myrtle Beach holds some pleasant surprises. To wit: - Read More

  • Where to Enjoy the Masters in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/31

    After what always seems like an endless wait, the year’s first major championship is nearly upon us. Even in years when unseasonably warm weather visits usually frigid parts of the country in February and March, the annual invitational gathering of the world’s best golfers always feels like the “official” start of spring. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses for Spring Scenery

    Posted on 03/22

    Spring has arrived, and if you’re going to be in Myrtle Beach, that means a few things. Great weather is definitely #1, but it’s not the only source of delight during the season of renewal. If you regard golf courses as places not just of challenge and recreation but also of beauty, you’re going to love springtime along the Grand Strand. If you’d like to enjoy some wonderful spring scenery while you’re playing golf here, these are the courses you should target in particular: - Read More

  • Monday After the Masters: A Myrtle Beach Tradition Like No Other

    Posted on 03/22

    Before breaking out as a solo country music star, Darius Rucker was the front man for one of the most recognizable rock groups of the late 1990s and early 2000s: Hootie and the Blowfish. Once the band, which came together in the late 1980s at the University of South Carolina, had become a household name, Rucker and his bandmates Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld began hosting an annual charity golf tournament in 1994. During the first few years, the event took place in Columbia, South Carolina, but as it grew and began attracting professional golfers and celebrities, the band decided to move the fun tournament down to Myrtle Beach. The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation was established in 2000 and has remained the beneficiary of Monday After the Masters ever since. This year’s tournament will be played at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. - Read More

  • The Wizard Golf Course: Playable Fun From Mystical Golf

    Posted on 03/13

    Open since 1996, The Wizard Golf Course is one of three golf courses under the Mystical Golf umbrella - along with The Witch and Man O’ War - in the Myrtle Beach area. Dan Maples designed the course, as he did the other two. Maples and his design-and-construction team moved more than a million cubic feet of land to create The Wizard, sculpting a windswept landscape meant to remind visiting golfers of the links of Scotland. As a result, the course is an engaging one, though not overly taxing. It has served Grand Strand locals and frequent visitors alike for more than two decades now. - Read More

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Myrtle Beach’s Best-Value Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/13

    Given the vastness of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf offerings, there is quite a spectrum of courses on offer. They vary by age, architectural style and, most importantly for many golfers, price. It is understandable to believe the most expensive courses to be the “best” courses — and in many cases, this is true. But there are exceptions. And in this way, the Grand Strand is home to some of the best-value golf courses you are likely to find anywhere. Here are five of our nominations for this value-oriented category: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Scenic Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/13

    With some 100 golf courses arrayed across more than 60 miles of Carolina coastline, there are a number of Grand Strand layouts that enjoy some spectacular scenery. Here are ten notable ones: - Read More

  • Planning a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip? Here’s How to Make MyrtleBeachGolf.com Work for You

    Posted on 02/08

    With some 100 golf courses spread out across a roughly 60-mile stretch of beautiful North and South Carolina coastal areas, the Grand Strand is one of the top golf destinations in the world. As such, it can be a little challenging to just dive in and plan a trip if you’ve never visited before. That’s where MyrtleBeachGolf.com comes in. As the easiest and most comprehensive online provider of area golf packages, it is the perfect trip-planning resource for prospective newcomers to the Grand Strand and seasoned veterans alike. Here’s how to get the most out of the site as you plan your Myrtle Beach golf excursion: - Read More

  • Planning a Spring Golf Trip? Here’s Why Myrtle Beach Is a Perfect Destination

    Posted on 01/31

    Chances are, if you’re reading this, the weather outside your front door is cold, windy, snowy and/or icy. In other words, it is not golf weather, and it won’t be for at least a few more weeks. - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club: A Throwback Classic on the Southern Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The area from Pawleys Island up through Litchfield Beach and into Murrells Inlet is its own unique Grand Strand subregion, home to a number of the area’s best golf courses. - Read More

  • PGA Tour Action Set to Heat Up

    Posted on 01/30

    Even though the PGA Tour season technically begins in mid-October, the vast majority of golf fans - even fairly hard-core ones - don’t pay too much attention to that first half-dozen stroke-play events, which precede a break of about a month and a half. - Read More

  • TPC Myrtle Beach: Play Where the Pros Play on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The TPC - or Tournament Players Club - network of courses has been popular with golfers since launching in the 1970s with the construction of the world-famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, around the corner from the PGA Tour’s headquarters. - Read More

  • Wild Wing Plantation: One of Myrtle Beach Golf’s Hidden Gems

    Posted on 12/29

    Wild Wing Plantation is tucked away in a quiet forest off Highway 501 just west of Myrtle Beach in Conway. It is home to 27 holes of golf that may strike some as off-the-beaten-path relative to some of the area’s other layouts, but once you visit, you’ll realize that the extra few minutes you may spend getting there are well worth it. - Read More

  • He’s Back: Tiger Woods Is Healthy and Ready to Get Back to Golf

    Posted on 12/22

    It was a long wait, but it finally came to an end last month. At long last, Tiger Woods is officially back on the golf course in a competitive capacity. There was something of a false start back in the fall, when Woods, who had previously indicated his intention to play in October’s PGA Tour season-opening Safeway Open, ultimately passed on playing. But a few weeks later, he committed to play in December’s star-studded, 18-player Hero World Challenge, the event for which he serves as host. - Read More

  • How to Book a Spring Golfing-Group Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 12/14

    If you’re reading this, chances are the golf lover in you is a little bummed out by the cold weather that’s descended on us as we embark on 2017. We may be biased, but here in Myrtle Beach, we consider this the perfect time to start planning a golf trip to the Grand Strand to experience some of the nearly 100 courses in the region. - Read More

  • Golf Courses Up and Down the Grand Strand Earn Awards

    Posted on 12/09

    In an area with such a large volume of golf courses as Myrtle Beach, there are bound to be some awards earned for the “best of the best” layouts from time to time. And indeed, every year, a number of Grand Strand layouts earn recognition from various golf and travel publications. - Read More

  • Bringing The Kids To Play Golf In Myrtle Beach? Here’s Why That’s An Awesome Idea

    Posted on 11/30

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best golf destinations because it’s great for all types of visiting golfers – younger, older, large groups, couples and especially families. In fact, Myrtle Beach is home to some of the most family-friendly fairways on the planet. This might be a bold statement, but we’re prepared to back it up. - Read More

  • Golfer on Your Gift List? Here Are 3 Great Stocking-Stuffer Ideas for Christmas

    Posted on 11/23

    Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s not too early to start making a list, checking it twice and taking care of the items on it. One great way to make a dent in your gift list is with stocking stuffers, which, though small, can pack a memorable punch. If you have a golfer on your list (or want to start dropping gift hints for yourself), here are some great stocking-stuffer ideas: - Read More

  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 11/16

    It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is in the rear-view mirror and November is already here. Just around the corner: Thanksgiving, Christmas and the turning of the calendar to 2017. For golfers in most of the Northern Hemisphere, this is a bummer, because the traditional golf season is either winding down or over altogether. Temperatures are plummeting, leaves are jumping off trees, and snow and ice are either falling or on the way in short order. - Read More

  • 3 Reasons to Make DICK’S Sporting Goods Your Golf-Equipment Source

    Posted on 11/04

    Many of you have complimented our recent rundowns on two golf-specific Myrtle Beach retailers: PGA TOUR Superstore and Golfsmith. Unfortunately, you may have heard the news recently that Golfsmith filed for bankruptcy and will be closing a number of its retail outlets. One of these casualties is the Golfsmith Xtreme location across from North Myrtle Beach’s PGA TOUR Superstore (longtime area visitors know the spot as a former Golf Dimensions). That said, Myrtle Beach’s main Golfsmith store will remain open, but ultimately will be run by the company that recently acquired Golfsmith: DICK’S Sporting Goods. It turns out that DICK’S already has a Myrtle Beach location, at Coastal Grand Mall. If you find yourself hanging around in that area, here are three reasons to stop in: - Read More

  • Want to Keep Winter Cabin Fever Away? Plan a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 10/28

    It’s 20 degrees outside. The wind is whistling around the corners of your house and through the shutters on your windows. If you want to go to the store, you first have to spend five minutes scraping frost off your windshield. You haven’t seen the grass on your lawn in weeks, maybe months. - Read More

  • Shopping for a Golfer (or Yourself) This Holiday Season? Consider These 4 Awesome Gifts

    Posted on 10/21

    It’s fall, and you know what that means: The holiday season is just around the corner. If you have any golfers on your list — or want to start dropping hints to others for gift ideas for yourself — here are four ideas that run the gamut from the super-practical to the magically absurd: - Read More

  • United States Breaks Ryder Cup Losing Streak; Myrtle Beach’s Own Dustin Johnson Helps the Cause

    Posted on 10/14

    After two years of hand-wringing over the potential effectiveness of Davis Love III’s second Ryder Cup captaincy — during a period that saw the creation and mobilization of a much-discussed and much-derided “Ryder Cup Task Force” as a way to turn around team fortunes — the American side claimed a decisive 17-11 victory over the European team on U.S. soil at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. - Read More

  • Looking for Some Competition? Play in the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

    Posted on 09/22

    You may already know that one of Myrtle Beach’s many close associations with the game of golf is the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, which welcomes more than 3,000 amateur golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand every year. - Read More

  • Looking to Improve Your Game in Myrtle Beach? Visit These 3 Top Golf Teachers

    Posted on 09/21

    As you probably know, the Myrtle Beach area is one of the world’s foremost golf destinations, with some 100 golf courses located along the Grand Strand, a region featuring a 60-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline. - Read More

  • Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Honored by Golf Magazine

    Caledonia ranked #29 by Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play

    Posted on 09/12

    It only makes sense that golfers like to keep track of things beyond just their score for a given round. Truly avid players live to collect great experiences and play great courses, which is what brings so many thousands of them to Myrtle Beach every year. The surrounding Grand Strand is home to some 100 golf courses, with a surprising number of first-rate layouts that garner national attention year after year. - Read More

  • Perfect for your Post-Round: Myrtle Beach’s Best Clubhouses

    Posted on 09/10

    We spend a lot of time on this site talking about Myrtle Beach’s great golf offerings. And for good reason: Together, the area’s golf courses constitute one of the world’s greatest collections. But a truly outstanding golf experience is not just about the courses. A welcoming, comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse can tie the entire day together. These are three of our favorite Myrtle Beach-area clubhouses: one each in the South, Central and North regions of the Grand Strand. - Read More

  • 3 Reasons the PGA Tour Superstore Should Be Your Myrtle Beach Golf Equipment Hub

    Posted on 09/02

    The Myrtle Beach area is an all-golf, all-the-time type of place. Yes, it’s home to some 100 golf courses, and it’s also the mini-golf capital of the world. Finally, there are a number of massive golf stores that attract thousands of visitors and locals annually. After all, if you’ve just three-putted six greens, it might be time to buy a new putter, right? - Read More

  • Had a Bad Front Nine? Here’s How to Turn It Around on the Back

    Posted on 08/30

    So, you may have made a few more bogeys or double-bogeys than usual on the opening nine of your round. We’ve all been there. Lucky for you, there’s a lot of golf left to play and a lot of chances to redeem yourself and salvage a decent score for the round. - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

    Posted on 08/16

    With some 100 golf courses spread out along the Grand Strand, golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area are treated to a veritable tour through the history of golf-course design dating all the way back to the 1920s, which gave rise to the first area golf course – Pine Lakes Country Club. - Read More

  • Pressed for Short-Game Practice Time? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

    Posted on 08/12

    It’s every golfer’s lament: There aren’t enough hours in the day to play or practice. Now that days are starting to get shorter, there’s less daylight to take advantage of after work, be it for nine holes or a dedicated practice session. And the short game — the facet of most golfers’ game that needs the most consistent attention — will deteriorate if it doesn’t get it. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: Home to Great Golfers

    Posted on 08/08

    If you’re reading this, you probably know that Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s (not just the nation’s) foremost golf destinations. With some 100 golf courses along the spectacular Grand Strand, there is something for every golfer, regardless of age, ability or budget. So is it any wonder that there are a number of tremendously accomplished professional golfers with strong connections to the area? That’s right. One of them is even a major champion. Here are two great Myrtle Beach-area golfers to root for: - Read More

  • Find Wildlife on the Myrtle Beach Links

    Posted on 07/29

    There are many reasons why Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best destinations for golfers. Among them are an incredible roster of great golf courses, hotel accommodations for any group type, size or budget, tons of attractions for the family — and the chance to see some exotic wildlife, particularly on the course. Since you’re reading this on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you’re probably already familiar with these first three big reasons. The fourth, though, may be news to you. But it’s true: Especially if you stay on the lookout, you’re likely to see some awesome wildlife during your golf rounds. If you’re excited about seeing the area’s fauna, here are our recommendations for the best courses to find each of the most popular species. - Read More

  • Play the Top 5 Central Grand Strand Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

    Posted on 07/22

    The Myrtle Beach area is a veritable wonderland for visiting golfers. With over 80 golf courses to choose from, the possibilities for a vacation itinerary are practically endless. With this in mind, the best piece of advice the dedicated professionals at MyrtleBeachGolf.com can give visitors is this: Try and keep your golf and accommodations focused on one of the area’s three sub-regions — the South, Central and North. - Read More

  • Haven’t Played Much Golf Lately? Shake Off the Rust at These 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 07/15

    If there’s one thing that almost all golfers have in common, it’s a complaint: that they don’t get to play golf as often as they’d like. Work, family obligations and general “stuff” in life can conspire to turn a three-rounds-a-week habit into a once-a-month-if-you’re-lucky escape. That’s why golf vacations are so important, and it’s also why so many groups of busy golf-lovers visit Myrtle Beach to play as much golf as possible over a long weekend or week-long trip. They want to make their leisure time count, and we can’t blame them. - Read More

  • 2016 Open Championship: 5 Players to Watch

    Posted on 07/07

    The 145th Open Championship will be played next week, kicking off what might be the most frenzied stretch of big-time professional golf ever. We just put the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in the books this past weekend, and the next couple months will see the following high-profile tournaments roll through the schedule: The Open Championship, the RBC Canadian Open, the PGA Championship (yes — that’s two majors in three weeks!), the Olympics, the four FedEx Cup Playoffs events and, finally, the Ryder Cup. That list doesn’t even include some of the more exciting “regular” Tour events, many of which have been moved around on the schedule to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics. - Read More

  • Sneaking In an Emergency 9 or 18 Near Your Hotel? These 4 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Are Ideal

    Posted on 07/01

    Vacation planning can take many different forms. Some folks like to develop detailed itineraries for themselves, aiming to pack as much fun into a trip as possible. Others like to play things by ear, go with the flow, and let ideas for how to spend their down time come naturally and often on the spur of the moment. Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer both these personality types, particularly for families looking to experience all the Grand Strand has to offer. - Read More

  • Love to Compete? Myrtle Beach Is a Perfect Place for a Tournament Golf Vacation

    Posted on 06/21

    Golf is great as a strictly social activity played with no stakes for pure enjoyment. But for my money, there’s nothing better than competing against others — whether at handicap or in scratch competition, for a few dollars, a shiny trophy or just some good, old-fashioned bragging rights. - Read More

  • Experience the North Strand’s Top 5 Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Trip

    Posted on 06/17

    The greater Myrtle Beach area is home to some 100 golf courses, so naturally there’s some competition (friendly, of course) between them. One of the places in which that competition plays out is through the simple yet informative ranking system found on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, where visitors and Myrtle Beach locals alike rank each Grand Strand golf course from 1 to 5 in six different categories: Tees, Fairways, Greens, Staff, Pro Shop and Grill. For golfers who treat their rounds as an all-around experience, this provides a great snapshot of each course at a given time. - Read More

  • Daughters and Sons Rejoice: Here Is Your Definitive Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

    Posted on 06/07

    Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for your golf-loving father (other than a telephone call once in a while), don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. - Read More

  • More Birdies for Your Buck: A Trio of Myrtle Beach’s Best-Value Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/31

    With some 100 area golf courses spread out across some 70 miles of coastal South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is one of the very best golf destinations in the world. As such, it offers a great experience for golfers of all ages, handicaps and, yes, budgets. Whereas the more penny-conscious set is often relegated to relative “goat tracks” in other golf destinations, in Myrtle Beach, a phenomenal roster of courses is available at rates that can seem like highway robbery. Here are three area courses that will not break the bank but will stick in your memory long after you play them: - Read More

  • On the Waterfront: Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses With Water Views

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the enduring pleasures of playing golf is the opportunity to spend time in nature. The most treasured golf courses tend to be the ones whose layouts provide a high-quality test and those situated on what seems to be a magical tract of land. In the Myrtle Beach area, home to some 100 golf courses, there are a number of layouts that stand out from the rest due to some very distinct scenery-based advantages. Given that we’re talking about coastal South Carolina, that scenery often comes in the form of water. Going back to the 16th century, when the first links of Scotland were laid out by the sea, great golf has come to be closely associated with beguiling bodies of water. Here are six Myrtle Beach golf courses where that relationship most prominently endures: - Read More

  • It’s Hip to Play There: The 9 Most Popular Grand Strand Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/17

    If you want to craft an unforgettable vacation filled with as much great golf as you can play, one destination stands out: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when you’re looking to put together your itinerary of courses plus the perfect accommodations for you and your group, one website stands out: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Play the South Strand’s 5 Best Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 05/11

    In the Myrtle Beach area, competition among the dozens of golf courses that call the Grand Strand home is friendly, but fierce. And in the southern part of the region — south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, essentially — pride and prosperity drive the courses to offer the best possible golf experience to visitors and locals alike. Course operators know that Myrtle Beach golf travelers can be a discerning bunch, so they try their hardest to win loyalty and business by offering immaculate golf course conditions and friendly, attentive service to complement a fun, challenging golf course. According to the readers of MyrtleBeachGolf.com, here are the top five golf courses on the South Strand: - Read More

  • Surf The Earth’ on a GolfBoard This Spring at True Blue Golf Club

    Posted on 04/20

    Motorized golf carts began conveying players en masse over the links sometime in the 1950s, enabling golf course architects to build courses on more mountainous and spread-out terrain from that point forward, as walking the entire course was no longer a necessity. Fast forward more than half a century, and another form of golf-course transportation is taking hold: the GolfBoard. The inventors of the device, a one-rider, four-wheeled, 115-pound vehicle, encourage golfers to use it to “surf the Earth” or “surf the turf.” Fittingly, one of its inventors is Laird Hamilton, a veteran of the professional surfing circuit. - Read More

  • King and Bear: The Two Golf Legends Have Left Lasting Marks on Myrtle Beach Golf

    Posted on 04/13

    Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus — two of the most recognizable names in the history of golf. And this is true not just because of their combined 25 major championships and 210 combined worldwide professional wins. Part of the reason why their names will live on in the minds and memories of golfers is because of their “second careers” — serving as award-winning golf course architects. And they have both left their mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf’s 5 Most Fearsome Water Hazards

    Posted on 04/04

    Because it’s home to some 100 golf courses, the Myrtle Beach area is also home to practically every sort of feature one can find on an American golf course. These include big greens, small greens, wide fairways, bowling alley-narrow fairways, small pot bunkers, vast, sandy wastes and water hazards — lots of water hazards. Yes, many of Myrtle Beach’s course layouts end up lightening golfers’ bags by the weight of three or four golf balls, but it’s all in good fun — and besides, there’s plenty more where those came from. If you’re running low, just head for the PGA Tour Superstore or Golfsmith and reload for your next round. Here are the five main types of water hazards you’ll encounter on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, as well as some of my favorite holes featuring them. - Read More

  • Fearsome Foursome: A Quartet of Thrilling Approach Shots in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/31

    There’s a popular saying in golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” And while I agree with the sentiment, it leaves out perhaps my favorite part of the most memorable single golf holes: the approach shot. After a long, straight tee shot (as rare as they are), I want to be faced with an interesting iron to a well-protected green. If I’m going to have a birdie putt, I want to earn it. If you feel the same way, here are four Myrtle Beach approach shots you absolutely must experience: - Read More

  • VPAR – A Must-Have Golf App

    Posted on 03/30

    The golf course is no longer a technology-free zone — in fact, far from it. While some stuffy private clubs may continue to disallow cell phones, public and resort layouts are setting the scene for all kinds of interactions, both in person and over social media. Just browse the accounts of golf-loving people and groups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and you’ll come across hundreds of photos and videos of people having fun on the golf course. - Read More

  • Re-create the Greatest Shots in Masters History at International World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 03/25

    I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. Why? Because it’s almost time for the Masters! - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Boasts 10 of South Carolina’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play’

    Posted on 03/22

    Just a few weeks ago, Golfweek Magazine released its hotly anticipated “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, and once again, the South Carolina portion of the list is dominated by Myrtle Beach-area layouts. This year, out of 15 top South Carolina public, semi-private and resort courses assessed by Golfweek’s expert course raters panel, 10 of them are located in Myrtle Beach. Here they are: - Read More

  • The Top 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses According to MyrtleBeachGolf.com Reviewers

    Posted on 03/14

    MyrtleBeachGolf.com, the Internet’s best resource for package pricing and booking for golf vacations to Myrtle Beach, has announced the five highest-rated area courses by visitors, who use a scale of one to five stars. Course reviews on MyrtleBeachGolf.com are a valuable asset provided for golfers by golfers to give an unbiased take on the number and variety of courses in Myrtle Beach. It's just one more reason why MyrtleBeachGolf.com is a trusted resource for planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. So without further adieu, the following five layouts provide a snapshot of the current “best-in-region” courses – layouts around which you need to plan your next Grand Strand golf excursion. Are you ready to experience the best in Myrtle Beach golf? Here are the courses and what some MyrtleBeachGolf.com reviewers have had to say about them: - Read More

  • The Best Golf Destination Gets Better: Renovations Galore in Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/10

    This is especially true in the densely populated golf destination of Myrtle Beach. Indeed, the last few years have seen a number of courses along the Grand Strand making their own adjustments in order to provide the best possible experience for the hundreds of thousands of golfers who visit the area each year. The latest renovation trend kicked off in earnest back in 2009, when architect Craig Schreiner carried out a large-scale renovation at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course. There, Schreiner switched the nines and rearranged a couple holes on the current front nine, adding a brand-new carpet of salt water-tolerant Paspalum grass on top. The effort brought Pine Lakes back into the upper echelon of Myrtle Beach golf courses. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: The Perfect Place For a Competitive Golf Vacation

    Posted on 02/18

    Do you love to travel to play golf? Do you live to compete against your buddies, from a friendly wager to your home club tournaments? Unsurprisingly, the vastest golf destination in the world is also the ideal place to tee it up in competition, no matter your handicap. In recent years, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has responded to the success of its flagship Myrtle Beach World Am by adding a number of new events to the calendar. - Read More

  • Spring Packages and Added Value Galore

    Posted on 02/18

    If you’ve never been to Myrtle Beach for a golf trip, you’d be justified in embarking on the planning of your first visit and finding it a bit daunting. There are nearly 100 golf courses and hundreds of hotels and resorts to choose from, after all. Luckily, there’s a solution: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. For years, the hospitality professionals who run the site have come to be known as the most knowledgeable in the entire Grand Strand. That’s why a large portion of their clientele consists of families and buddy groups who rely on their expertise, relationships and package-building acumen year after year. - Read More

  • The Legends Package on MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 02/01

    MyrtleBeachGolf.com is a one-stop source for all of the best golf packages available in America’s ultimate golf destination. Today, we’re delving into one of its most popular: The Legends Package. - Read More

  • 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses You Need To Check Out This Spring

    Posted on 01/26

    Winter may be here, but that means one thing: spring is just around the corner. And there is no better place for a springtime golf trip than Myrtle Beach, and no better place to book it than at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. Here are five great courses and facilities you should target for an unforgettable golf getaway. - Read More

  • Five Fun Things to do Off the Course in 2016

    Posted on 01/13

    The Myrtle Beach area has more than 80 championship golf courses to choose from, but the Grand Strand has thousands of things to do besides chase the little white ball. When you book a Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you also give yourself a wealth of opportunities to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Here are five of our favorites: - Read More

  • How To Book An Unforgettable Golf Package on MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 01/06

    So…winter is setting in and you’re itching to get somewhere sunny and warm to kick off a memorable golf vacation. Where to go? Myrtle Beach, of course! With 100 golf courses and an incredible range of accommodations, restaurants and off-the-course activities, it is the ultimate golf destination. Best of all, it is a place to which you, your friends and family can return to again and again, playing a different itinerary of courses every time. The sheer variety of offerings for golf in Myrtle Beach can make planning a trip daunting. But MyrtleBeachGolf.com makes putting together the perfect Myrtle Beach Golf Getaway a cinch. Here’s how: - Read More

  • Top 5 Courses to Play in the Offseason

    Posted on 12/28

    There's never a bad time of year to play golf in Myrtle Beach, but each season has its own distinct character. While the fall and spring attract large crowds, the winter break sees things slow down a bit and offers golfers the chance to play some discounted rounds and land a few hard-to-get tee times. Here's our list of five courses to play in the offseason: - Read More

  • Five Great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Golfers

    Posted on 12/22

    Shopping for a golfer can be tricky, so it makes sense if your own shopping list still has a blank line for that special golfer in your life with Christmas so close. While checking off the last items on your shopping list, here are five great gift ideas you’ll easily be able to grab for your golfer before Christmas: - Read More

  • Golfer of the Month: Bubba Watson

    Posted on 12/22

    Bubba Watson has already had a memorable December. Our golfer of the month opened it by winning the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, followed it up by hitting his first competitive hole-in-one of the season in the Thailand, and plans to close it out by playing "Bubba Claus" with his family, friends and fans for the holidays back home in his native Florida. The whirlwind tour was a great way to cap a successful 2015 season, but the only things you might have heard about him in the press are a couple of out-of-context comments he made to the media. Watson announced he was selling the Isleworth mansion he bought from Tiger Woods a few years ago, and that he would retire from golf if he ever reached the No. 1 rank. - Read More

  • The Best Christmas Gifts are Myrtle Beach Golf Packages

    Golf Packages

    Posted on 12/14

    Here’s a little Christmas secret: Santa is a golfer. In addition to being a kind and generous soul, an excellent toymaker and, oh yeah, a globetrotting reindeer pilot, he’s also got a sweet swing and putting stroke. But he can’t play back home at the North Pole. It’s too cold and he can’t find the white ball on a blanket of snow. So the jolly ol’ elf likes to throw his clubs in the sleigh and take frequent trips to Myrtle Beach to brush up on his game and unwind from his whirlwind tour of the world. We suggest you do the same as Santa and book your post-holiday Myrtle Beach golf package. Whether you get one as a Christmas gift (hint hint, Santa) or want to get away with a group of golf buddies at a bargain price, a golf trip to Myrtle Beach will do wonders for your game and your state of mind. By booking your trip through www.myrtlebeachgolf.com, you are guaranteed the lowest rate available at all the Grand Strand’s top courses. Check out these special packages and follow Santa’s lead to Myrtle Beach: - Read More

  • Five New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 12/07

    The most common New Year's resolutions revolve around health, like weight loss or kicking the smoking habit. But for avid golfers, it's all about the game. "This is the year I put it all together," you say every New Year's Eve, only to continue to struggle on the links. Before you know it, another year has come and gone and your golf game is still stuck in neutral. But not next year. You are ready to get serious about improving your golf game and there's no better time to get started than the New Year. Make a New Year's resolution, or several if needed, to work on your swing, your mental game and even your sportsmanship. Here are five New Year's resolutions for golfers looking to make some major strides in 2016: - Read More

  • Five Tips for Planning Your Group’s Spring Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/18

    There's nothing like taking a spring getaway to the Grand Strand with your golf buddies. Planning the trip can be a different story, unless you enlist the help of MyrtleBeachGolf.com for the best deals on golf and accommodations in town. Getting everyone in your group on the same page is the hard part, but the rest is a 2-foot gimme putt if you use our iGolf Quote system for instant access to all the best courses and accommodations on the Grand Strand. Choose from a long list of packages, or build your own dream trip by playing your favorite courses and staying at your preferred resort. - Read More

  • Seven Heavenly Clubhouses in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/09

    We, at Myrtle Beach Golf, would never suggest that you choose which golf courses to play based solely on their clubhouses. But in this case, some of the best layouts also happen to be located just outside the doors of some of the finest and best designed clubhouses on the Grand Strand. Of the more than 80 courses located in a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, these heavenly seven clubhouses stand out in the crowd: - Read More

  • Why a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift

    Posted on 11/02

    Coming up with a creative holiday gift idea is a lot like trying to hit out of a deep sand bunker ... with a driver. Every Christmas you try to think of something unique to surprise your spouse, friend or family member, and every year you seem to fall woefully short with the same old tie, cologne or ugly sweater. If you really want to blow them away this Christmas, step up to the tee box and take a swing at a Myrtle Beach golf vacation with a big red bow. From the most casual golfer to the most dedicated duffers, everyone can have a great time both on and off the course at this major tourism destination known as the Grand Strand. Featuring more than 80 courses within a 60-mile radius around Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand offers a wide variety of championship-caliber courses, from the waterfront links along the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway to the Lowcountry links on former rice plantations. Throw in oceanfront accommodations at luxury resorts and an endless selection of great dining, shopping and nightlife and you've got the ideal gift idea. - Read More

  • Top 5 Things To Do Off the Golf Course in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 10/26

    You've got your Myrtle Beach golf getaway planned to the tee, from every course to every hole. But what about the hours of the day that you're not chasing the little white ball? Many golfers just wing it, which is fine if you don't mind leaving it to chance. The Grand Strand has so much going on that it's easy to stumble into a good time. But for those who want to get the most out of their time off the course, here are our five recommendations: - Read More

  • Mystical Golf Package Offers Great Golf, Big Savings in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 10/20

    Just in time for Halloween, golfers can get into the holiday spirit in Myrtle Beach by playing The Witch, The Wizard and Man O' War on the Mystical Golf Package. Featuring three of the Grand Strand's top golf courses, excellent accommodations and even a bonus treat from the clubhouse bar and grill each day; the Mystical Golf Package provides the perfect opportunity for a fall golf getaway. Offering super low rates for the fall golf season, the Mystical Golf Group recently unveiled this package to make it easier and more affordable than ever for you and your foursome to make the trek to Myrtle Beach. Play each of the three 18-hole layouts, stay in comfortable accommodations of your choice, and enjoy a complimentary lunch and two free beers each day for one surprisingly low price. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Open for Business in Aftermath of South Carolina Flooding

    Posted on 10/19

    Myrtle Beach golf courses brought a new meaning to the term "water hazard" in the wake of the record rainfall and flooding that devastated much of the state of South Carolina earlier this month. But after a few days to dry out, all Grand Strand courses are back open for business. While parts of the Palmetto State are still dealing with the fallout from the historic flooding, the Myrtle Beach area and its approximately 80 golf courses were largely spared compared to the Lowcountry and Midlands regions of the state. Less than one week after the storm past, every course was open for play and ready for vacationing golfers to tee it up. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach." - Read More

  • Get a Free Golf Quick Quote, Win a Chance at a Free Golf Cart

    Posted on 10/12

    Funny thing about the word "free" these days. It seems to come attached to so many bait and switch tricks that we have grown numb to the concept that someone would truly offer something for free. But Myrtle Beach Golf is doing just that with its latest Quick Quote promotion, and it could be worth a sweet grand prize. For those unfamiliar with the Quick Quote function, it's a free and easy way to get a price on a customized golf package to the Grand Strand. You fill out some basic information, such as the number of golfers in your party and the number of rounds you would like to play, and Quick Quote provides you with a list of options ranging in price, courses, resorts and more. Pick a package that fits your needs, or submit a new set of dates to shop for different deals. The quote is absolutely free and there is no obligation to book. - Read More

  • Build Your Dream Golf Package with New “Tee Times” Format

    Posted on 10/06

    What's your dream Myrtle Beach golf package? Maybe one day down in the South Carolina Lowcountry at the award-winning Caledonia Golf and Fish Club or True Blue Plantation? And perhaps another day on the north end of the Grand Strand at the Barefoot Golf Resort or Ocean Ridge Golf Plantation? And don't forget a couple of days to play Myrtle Beach's historic golf courses like Pine Lakes International Country Club and the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, or newer layouts such as the Grande Dunes Golf Resort or Myrtlewood Golf Club. - Read More

  • Seven Unwritten Rules of Golf

    Posted on 09/17

    If you think golfers are sticklers for the rule book, you should try learning the unofficial rule book. It makes the Royal & Ancient's Rules of Golf read more like a list of suggestions than golf's governing guide. That's because it doesn't take much to upset your playing partners and fellow guests, that is, unless you understand that there are certain ground rules of golf etiquette that you need to know and follow to a tee. Here are seven unwritten rules to use during your Myrtle Beach golf getaway, or any course, for that matter: - Read More

  • Seven Myrtle Beach Golf Courses to Play in the Fall

    Posted on 09/08

    There's never a bad time to play golf in Myrtle Beach, and there are plenty of great courses to choose from. But ask many seasoned Grand Strand golf visitors and they will tell you that fall is their favorite time of year to tee it up in Myrtle Beach. Between the cooler temperatures and fall foliage, the atmosphere is just right for a Myrtle Beach golf getaway. Here's our list of the top five courses to play in the fall golf season: - Read More

  • Caledonia Golf & Fish Club a True Lowcountry Treasure

    Posted on 07/27

    Golfers can be a hard group to impress. It's not that they are a cynical sort; it's just that they have seen every cheap attempt by some golf courses to misrepresent themselves - the fancy looking clubhouse and jacked up greens fees only to play on a subpar course. You leave the layout feeling like you order filet mignon but were served a cheeseburger. Guests at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club don't have to worry about quality or authenticity. Situated on a special piece of Pawleys Island property that previously served as rice and indigo plantation, Caledonia was designed by Mike Stranz to preserve the natural beauty of the Lowcountry landscape while providing a championship-caliber round of golf. - Read More

  • Five Ways to Beat the Heat Golfing in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 07/01

    The summer golf season is in full swing, and so is the searing heat and soaring temperatures in Myrtle Beach. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable round of golf during the dog days of summer, especially if you follow these five tips for staying cool on the links: - Read More

  • Top 10 Places to Eat After Golf in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 07/01

    There are nearly 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand, and more than 1,700 restaurants. That means there are plenty of great places to celebrate or bemoan your golf game over cold drinks and a hot meal. After a round of golf, it’s time to kick back and relax with friends and your foursome. Here are 10 hot spots for golfers in the Myrtle Beach area: - Read More

  • Three Tips to Improve Your Short Game

    Posted on 06/29

    Every golfer knows the old adage, “Drive for show. Putt for dough.” It’s been around for ages with good reason. It’s largely true. Nowhere more so than the PGA Tour, where everybody is a great ball-striker. The winner is always one of the week’s best putters. To make birdies, you have to make putts. Casual golf fans have dwelled on how far Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus hit the ball. And they were both extremely long hitters in their eras. But serious golf fans know they were also the game’s best putters, especially with victory on the line. As far as John Daly hit the ball when he gripped it and ripped it, he wouldn’t have two major championships without a deft touch around the greens. Bottom line: to be a good golfer, a low-handicap golfer, you have to be skilled around the green. Putting skills gets a lot of attention, and it should. That’s what really separates the winners from the losers on the PGA Tour. - Read More

  • Barefoot’s Fazio Golf Course a True Gem on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 06/29

    The opening of Barefoot Golf Resort was the high mark in the history of Myrtle Beach golf. And Tom Fazio was – and still is – the standard in golf course architecture. But it wasn’t until 2000 that the game’s premier course architect built a public course in the world’s top golf destination. It was worth the wait. Barefoot’s Fazio Course is a spectacular layout with all the beautiful shaping and tremendous shot-making challenges one would expect from a Fazio design. The course winds along the Intracoastal Waterway through pristine wetlands and towering pines, providing the perfect backdrop for a true test of golf. Barefoot’s unveiling in 2000 gave the Grand Strand well over 100 courses, but the North Myrtle Beach complex was a trailblazer in so many ways. Featuring 72 holes designed by four of the biggest names in golf, including Fazio and Pete Dye, arguably the two most renowned architects in the game, Barefoot raised the bar for multi-course complexes in the area. Courses designed by famed golfers/architects Greg Norman and Davis Love III also helped Barefoot build a national reputation among top players. - Read More

  • Golfer of the Month: Dustin Johnson Stands Tall After Close Call

    Posted on 06/22

    Golfer of the month? That should be a gimme, right? Jordan Spieth for winning his second straight major championship at the 115th U.S. Open. But let's face it; the 21-year-old golden boy has already sewn up Golfer of the Year, and he has lots of accolades ahead. Instead, this month's award goes to the man who all but gift-wrapped and hand-delivered to Spieth on Father's Day at Chambers Bay. Johnson's three-putt on the 18th took him from potential winner to playoff contender to runner-up in a 1-2-3 procession of strokes within 13 feet of the hole. After all that, D.J. could use an award and a hug. Yes, we admit to being a bit partial to Johnson, who grew up in South Carolina, was a two-time All-American at nearby Coastal Carolina University and still calls Myrtle Beach his hometown. We have cheered for him through his triumphs and stuck with him through his hard times, and there have been plenty of both. He's quickly earning the dreaded backhanded title that dogged Phil Mickelson for years - best player not to win a major. - Read More

  • All Eyes on Chambers Bay for 115th US Open

    Posted on 06/15

    Pre-major tournament hype often revolves around the usual suspects - Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson. But the talk surrounding this week's 115th US Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, WA, surrounds a name you might not recognize - Mike Davis. Don't feel bad if you are unfamiliar with the name. Davis is not a competitor on the PGA Tour but the executive director of the USGA who is in charge of setting up the courses for US Opens. His knack for putting together difficult layouts is drawing criticism from those who have to play it, especially those who have never played the newcomer course. In fact, Chambers Bay is the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host a US Open and it has qualifiers on edge about what to expect. Top contenders are even more concerned about Davis' plans for the course, and several have spoken their minds in the build-up to the US Open. They expect a challenging course but are worried what Davis has up his sleeve, especially in light of the warning he issued golfers. - Read More

  • Five Painful Golf Moves that are Harmful to Your Health, Game

    Posted on 06/09

    If you have played golf for any length of time, you’ve suffered the physical consequences. Bad form on your swing or other improper techniques not only has a negative impact on your scorecard, but also in your health. Repeated activity can have a cumulative effect on your swing and your overall well-being. It’s important that you stick to the fundamentals not just to improve your game, but also to preserve your health. Proper swing mechanics, pre- and post-round stretching, and maintaining the right grip are among the keys to shooting low and staying healthy. We’re not doctors, nor do we play one on TV, so consult a medical professional if you are experiencing pain and discomfort. But we can recommend a few keys to staying healthy, like rest, household therapies, braces and over-the-counter medications. Here are some common injuries for golfers, along with ways to avoid them: - Read More

 
  • Deal Alert: MyrtleBeachGolf.com’s New Clubhouse Pass

    Posted on 09/22

    If you’ve been mulling over options for your fall 2017 Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you must read about the newest multi-round package available with us at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Legends Resort Offers 3 Excellent Myrtle Beach Golf Experiences

    Posted on 07/20

    Read more about the legendary golf experience you can have while on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation. - Read More

  • A Tour Of Myrtle Beach’s “Perfect Round”

    Posted on 06/27

    Founded in 2004, the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel has become the leading authority on the Palmetto State’s hundreds of golf courses. Every year, they release their findings on an alternating basis: on even years, the panel runs down the “Top Golf Courses in South Carolina,” and on odd years, they publish their “Best You Can Play” list, which excludes the state’s private courses. - Read More

  • North-of-the-Border Best: The Top Myrtle Beach-area Golf Courses in the Tar Heel State

    Posted on 06/08

    The City of Myrtle Beach is located entirely in the state of South Carolina, but the golf-rich region it anchors is located not just in the Palmetto State, but in the Tar Heel State of North Carolina, as well. - Read More

  • Arcadian Shores Honors Its History By Moving Forward

    Posted on 05/19

    Most people know Myrtle Beach as one of the world’s modern golf meccas. And with good reason – literally dozens of golf courses were built up and down the Grand Strand from about 1985 through 2008. But some of the area’s most beloved layouts predate that time frame, and have built decades’ worth of good will toward generations of golfers, both visiting and residing in the area. - Read More

  • The Myrtle Beach Golf Directors’ Favorite Par 3s on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 04/27

    Par 3s are so often the heart and soul of great golf courses. Because the golfer is meant (ideally) to go from tee to green in a single swing, they are often the most photogenic holes on a given course. The seventh at Pebble Beach, the 12th at Augusta National and the 17th at TPC Sawgrass are all iconic one-shot holes because they’ve graced pages of magazines and coffee-table books ever since they were built. - Read More

  • The Wizard Golf Course: Playable Fun From Mystical Golf

    Posted on 03/13

    Open since 1996, The Wizard Golf Course is one of three golf courses under the Mystical Golf umbrella - along with The Witch and Man O’ War - in the Myrtle Beach area. Dan Maples designed the course, as he did the other two. Maples and his design-and-construction team moved more than a million cubic feet of land to create The Wizard, sculpting a windswept landscape meant to remind visiting golfers of the links of Scotland. As a result, the course is an engaging one, though not overly taxing. It has served Grand Strand locals and frequent visitors alike for more than two decades now. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Scenic Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/13

    With some 100 golf courses arrayed across more than 60 miles of Carolina coastline, there are a number of Grand Strand layouts that enjoy some spectacular scenery. Here are ten notable ones: - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club: A Throwback Classic on the Southern Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The area from Pawleys Island up through Litchfield Beach and into Murrells Inlet is its own unique Grand Strand subregion, home to a number of the area’s best golf courses. - Read More

  • TPC Myrtle Beach: Play Where the Pros Play on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The TPC - or Tournament Players Club - network of courses has been popular with golfers since launching in the 1970s with the construction of the world-famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, around the corner from the PGA Tour’s headquarters. - Read More

  • Wild Wing Plantation: One of Myrtle Beach Golf’s Hidden Gems

    Posted on 12/29

    Wild Wing Plantation is tucked away in a quiet forest off Highway 501 just west of Myrtle Beach in Conway. It is home to 27 holes of golf that may strike some as off-the-beaten-path relative to some of the area’s other layouts, but once you visit, you’ll realize that the extra few minutes you may spend getting there are well worth it. - Read More

  • Golf Courses Up and Down the Grand Strand Earn Awards

    Posted on 12/09

    In an area with such a large volume of golf courses as Myrtle Beach, there are bound to be some awards earned for the “best of the best” layouts from time to time. And indeed, every year, a number of Grand Strand layouts earn recognition from various golf and travel publications. - Read More

  • Golfer on Your Gift List? Here Are 3 Great Stocking-Stuffer Ideas for Christmas

    Posted on 11/23

    Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s not too early to start making a list, checking it twice and taking care of the items on it. One great way to make a dent in your gift list is with stocking stuffers, which, though small, can pack a memorable punch. If you have a golfer on your list (or want to start dropping gift hints for yourself), here are some great stocking-stuffer ideas: - Read More

  • 3 Reasons to Make DICK’S Sporting Goods Your Golf-Equipment Source

    Posted on 11/04

    Many of you have complimented our recent rundowns on two golf-specific Myrtle Beach retailers: PGA TOUR Superstore and Golfsmith. Unfortunately, you may have heard the news recently that Golfsmith filed for bankruptcy and will be closing a number of its retail outlets. One of these casualties is the Golfsmith Xtreme location across from North Myrtle Beach’s PGA TOUR Superstore (longtime area visitors know the spot as a former Golf Dimensions). That said, Myrtle Beach’s main Golfsmith store will remain open, but ultimately will be run by the company that recently acquired Golfsmith: DICK’S Sporting Goods. It turns out that DICK’S already has a Myrtle Beach location, at Coastal Grand Mall. If you find yourself hanging around in that area, here are three reasons to stop in: - Read More

  • Want to Keep Winter Cabin Fever Away? Plan a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 10/28

    It’s 20 degrees outside. The wind is whistling around the corners of your house and through the shutters on your windows. If you want to go to the store, you first have to spend five minutes scraping frost off your windshield. You haven’t seen the grass on your lawn in weeks, maybe months. - Read More

  • Shopping for a Golfer (or Yourself) This Holiday Season? Consider These 4 Awesome Gifts

    Posted on 10/21

    It’s fall, and you know what that means: The holiday season is just around the corner. If you have any golfers on your list — or want to start dropping hints to others for gift ideas for yourself — here are four ideas that run the gamut from the super-practical to the magically absurd: - Read More

  • United States Breaks Ryder Cup Losing Streak; Myrtle Beach’s Own Dustin Johnson Helps the Cause

    Posted on 10/14

    After two years of hand-wringing over the potential effectiveness of Davis Love III’s second Ryder Cup captaincy — during a period that saw the creation and mobilization of a much-discussed and much-derided “Ryder Cup Task Force” as a way to turn around team fortunes — the American side claimed a decisive 17-11 victory over the European team on U.S. soil at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. - Read More

  • Looking for Some Competition? Play in the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

    Posted on 09/22

    You may already know that one of Myrtle Beach’s many close associations with the game of golf is the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, which welcomes more than 3,000 amateur golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand every year. - Read More

  • Looking to Improve Your Game in Myrtle Beach? Visit These 3 Top Golf Teachers

    Posted on 09/21

    As you probably know, the Myrtle Beach area is one of the world’s foremost golf destinations, with some 100 golf courses located along the Grand Strand, a region featuring a 60-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline. - Read More

  • Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Honored by Golf Magazine

    Caledonia ranked #29 by Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play

    Posted on 09/12

    It only makes sense that golfers like to keep track of things beyond just their score for a given round. Truly avid players live to collect great experiences and play great courses, which is what brings so many thousands of them to Myrtle Beach every year. The surrounding Grand Strand is home to some 100 golf courses, with a surprising number of first-rate layouts that garner national attention year after year. - Read More

  • Perfect for your Post-Round: Myrtle Beach’s Best Clubhouses

    Posted on 09/10

    We spend a lot of time on this site talking about Myrtle Beach’s great golf offerings. And for good reason: Together, the area’s golf courses constitute one of the world’s greatest collections. But a truly outstanding golf experience is not just about the courses. A welcoming, comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse can tie the entire day together. These are three of our favorite Myrtle Beach-area clubhouses: one each in the South, Central and North regions of the Grand Strand. - Read More

  • 3 Reasons the PGA Tour Superstore Should Be Your Myrtle Beach Golf Equipment Hub

    Posted on 09/02

    The Myrtle Beach area is an all-golf, all-the-time type of place. Yes, it’s home to some 100 golf courses, and it’s also the mini-golf capital of the world. Finally, there are a number of massive golf stores that attract thousands of visitors and locals annually. After all, if you’ve just three-putted six greens, it might be time to buy a new putter, right? - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

    Posted on 08/16

    With some 100 golf courses spread out along the Grand Strand, golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area are treated to a veritable tour through the history of golf-course design dating all the way back to the 1920s, which gave rise to the first area golf course – Pine Lakes Country Club. - Read More

  • Pressed for Short-Game Practice Time? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

    Posted on 08/12

    It’s every golfer’s lament: There aren’t enough hours in the day to play or practice. Now that days are starting to get shorter, there’s less daylight to take advantage of after work, be it for nine holes or a dedicated practice session. And the short game — the facet of most golfers’ game that needs the most consistent attention — will deteriorate if it doesn’t get it. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: Home to Great Golfers

    Posted on 08/08

    If you’re reading this, you probably know that Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s (not just the nation’s) foremost golf destinations. With some 100 golf courses along the spectacular Grand Strand, there is something for every golfer, regardless of age, ability or budget. So is it any wonder that there are a number of tremendously accomplished professional golfers with strong connections to the area? That’s right. One of them is even a major champion. Here are two great Myrtle Beach-area golfers to root for: - Read More

  • Find Wildlife on the Myrtle Beach Links

    Posted on 07/29

    There are many reasons why Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best destinations for golfers. Among them are an incredible roster of great golf courses, hotel accommodations for any group type, size or budget, tons of attractions for the family — and the chance to see some exotic wildlife, particularly on the course. Since you’re reading this on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you’re probably already familiar with these first three big reasons. The fourth, though, may be news to you. But it’s true: Especially if you stay on the lookout, you’re likely to see some awesome wildlife during your golf rounds. If you’re excited about seeing the area’s fauna, here are our recommendations for the best courses to find each of the most popular species. - Read More

  • Play the Top 5 Central Grand Strand Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

    Posted on 07/22

    The Myrtle Beach area is a veritable wonderland for visiting golfers. With over 80 golf courses to choose from, the possibilities for a vacation itinerary are practically endless. With this in mind, the best piece of advice the dedicated professionals at MyrtleBeachGolf.com can give visitors is this: Try and keep your golf and accommodations focused on one of the area’s three sub-regions — the South, Central and North. - Read More

  • Sneaking In an Emergency 9 or 18 Near Your Hotel? These 4 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Are Ideal

    Posted on 07/01

    Vacation planning can take many different forms. Some folks like to develop detailed itineraries for themselves, aiming to pack as much fun into a trip as possible. Others like to play things by ear, go with the flow, and let ideas for how to spend their down time come naturally and often on the spur of the moment. Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer both these personality types, particularly for families looking to experience all the Grand Strand has to offer. - Read More

  • Experience the North Strand’s Top 5 Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Trip

    Posted on 06/17

    The greater Myrtle Beach area is home to some 100 golf courses, so naturally there’s some competition (friendly, of course) between them. One of the places in which that competition plays out is through the simple yet informative ranking system found on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, where visitors and Myrtle Beach locals alike rank each Grand Strand golf course from 1 to 5 in six different categories: Tees, Fairways, Greens, Staff, Pro Shop and Grill. For golfers who treat their rounds as an all-around experience, this provides a great snapshot of each course at a given time. - Read More

  • More Birdies for Your Buck: A Trio of Myrtle Beach’s Best-Value Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/31

    With some 100 area golf courses spread out across some 70 miles of coastal South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is one of the very best golf destinations in the world. As such, it offers a great experience for golfers of all ages, handicaps and, yes, budgets. Whereas the more penny-conscious set is often relegated to relative “goat tracks” in other golf destinations, in Myrtle Beach, a phenomenal roster of courses is available at rates that can seem like highway robbery. Here are three area courses that will not break the bank but will stick in your memory long after you play them: - Read More

  • On the Waterfront: Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses With Water Views

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the enduring pleasures of playing golf is the opportunity to spend time in nature. The most treasured golf courses tend to be the ones whose layouts provide a high-quality test and those situated on what seems to be a magical tract of land. In the Myrtle Beach area, home to some 100 golf courses, there are a number of layouts that stand out from the rest due to some very distinct scenery-based advantages. Given that we’re talking about coastal South Carolina, that scenery often comes in the form of water. Going back to the 16th century, when the first links of Scotland were laid out by the sea, great golf has come to be closely associated with beguiling bodies of water. Here are six Myrtle Beach golf courses where that relationship most prominently endures: - Read More

  • It’s Hip to Play There: The 9 Most Popular Grand Strand Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/17

    If you want to craft an unforgettable vacation filled with as much great golf as you can play, one destination stands out: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when you’re looking to put together your itinerary of courses plus the perfect accommodations for you and your group, one website stands out: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Play the South Strand’s 5 Best Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 05/11

    In the Myrtle Beach area, competition among the dozens of golf courses that call the Grand Strand home is friendly, but fierce. And in the southern part of the region — south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, essentially — pride and prosperity drive the courses to offer the best possible golf experience to visitors and locals alike. Course operators know that Myrtle Beach golf travelers can be a discerning bunch, so they try their hardest to win loyalty and business by offering immaculate golf course conditions and friendly, attentive service to complement a fun, challenging golf course. According to the readers of MyrtleBeachGolf.com, here are the top five golf courses on the South Strand: - Read More

  • Surf The Earth’ on a GolfBoard This Spring at True Blue Golf Club

    Posted on 04/20

    Motorized golf carts began conveying players en masse over the links sometime in the 1950s, enabling golf course architects to build courses on more mountainous and spread-out terrain from that point forward, as walking the entire course was no longer a necessity. Fast forward more than half a century, and another form of golf-course transportation is taking hold: the GolfBoard. The inventors of the device, a one-rider, four-wheeled, 115-pound vehicle, encourage golfers to use it to “surf the Earth” or “surf the turf.” Fittingly, one of its inventors is Laird Hamilton, a veteran of the professional surfing circuit. - Read More

  • King and Bear: The Two Golf Legends Have Left Lasting Marks on Myrtle Beach Golf

    Posted on 04/13

    Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus — two of the most recognizable names in the history of golf. And this is true not just because of their combined 25 major championships and 210 combined worldwide professional wins. Part of the reason why their names will live on in the minds and memories of golfers is because of their “second careers” — serving as award-winning golf course architects. And they have both left their mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. - Read More

  • Re-create the Greatest Shots in Masters History at International World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 03/25

    I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. Why? Because it’s almost time for the Masters! - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Boasts 10 of South Carolina’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play’

    Posted on 03/22

    Just a few weeks ago, Golfweek Magazine released its hotly anticipated “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, and once again, the South Carolina portion of the list is dominated by Myrtle Beach-area layouts. This year, out of 15 top South Carolina public, semi-private and resort courses assessed by Golfweek’s expert course raters panel, 10 of them are located in Myrtle Beach. Here they are: - Read More

  • The Top 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses According to MyrtleBeachGolf.com Reviewers

    Posted on 03/14

    MyrtleBeachGolf.com, the Internet’s best resource for package pricing and booking for golf vacations to Myrtle Beach, has announced the five highest-rated area courses by visitors, who use a scale of one to five stars. Course reviews on MyrtleBeachGolf.com are a valuable asset provided for golfers by golfers to give an unbiased take on the number and variety of courses in Myrtle Beach. It's just one more reason why MyrtleBeachGolf.com is a trusted resource for planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. So without further adieu, the following five layouts provide a snapshot of the current “best-in-region” courses – layouts around which you need to plan your next Grand Strand golf excursion. Are you ready to experience the best in Myrtle Beach golf? Here are the courses and what some MyrtleBeachGolf.com reviewers have had to say about them: - Read More

  • The Best Golf Destination Gets Better: Renovations Galore in Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/10

    This is especially true in the densely populated golf destination of Myrtle Beach. Indeed, the last few years have seen a number of courses along the Grand Strand making their own adjustments in order to provide the best possible experience for the hundreds of thousands of golfers who visit the area each year. The latest renovation trend kicked off in earnest back in 2009, when architect Craig Schreiner carried out a large-scale renovation at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course. There, Schreiner switched the nines and rearranged a couple holes on the current front nine, adding a brand-new carpet of salt water-tolerant Paspalum grass on top. The effort brought Pine Lakes back into the upper echelon of Myrtle Beach golf courses. - Read More

  • Spring Packages and Added Value Galore

    Posted on 02/18

    If you’ve never been to Myrtle Beach for a golf trip, you’d be justified in embarking on the planning of your first visit and finding it a bit daunting. There are nearly 100 golf courses and hundreds of hotels and resorts to choose from, after all. Luckily, there’s a solution: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. For years, the hospitality professionals who run the site have come to be known as the most knowledgeable in the entire Grand Strand. That’s why a large portion of their clientele consists of families and buddy groups who rely on their expertise, relationships and package-building acumen year after year. - Read More

  • 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses You Need To Check Out This Spring

    Posted on 01/26

    Winter may be here, but that means one thing: spring is just around the corner. And there is no better place for a springtime golf trip than Myrtle Beach, and no better place to book it than at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. Here are five great courses and facilities you should target for an unforgettable golf getaway. - Read More

  • Seven Heavenly Clubhouses in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/09

    We, at Myrtle Beach Golf, would never suggest that you choose which golf courses to play based solely on their clubhouses. But in this case, some of the best layouts also happen to be located just outside the doors of some of the finest and best designed clubhouses on the Grand Strand. Of the more than 80 courses located in a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, these heavenly seven clubhouses stand out in the crowd: - Read More

  • Play Myrtle Beach’s Distinguished Dozen Courses

    Posted on 08/25

    So many great golf courses, so little time. Of course, it would take three months to play every layout on the Grand Strand, the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coast that surrounds Myrtle Beach. Although that would be fun to try, most of us have to squeeze in as many rounds as possible in a short span of time. So if you are looking to play the best golf Myrtle Beach has to offer, here is our list of the Distinguished Dozen, the top 12 courses on the Strand: - Read More

  • Top 10 Par 5 Golf Holes on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 07/27

    With nearly 90 golf courses and more than 1,500 golf holes on the Grand Strand, there are more Par 5s than you can shake a Big Bertha driver at. But you will have a good time trying to tackle these monsters of the Myrtle Beach golf area. Eat your Wheaties; you are going need all your strength to post a bag a birdie or an eagle on these 10 beasts (P.S. - The top 10 are listed in alphabetical order to open debate on the order): - Read More

  • Six Best Value Myrtle Beach-area Golf Courses

    Posted on 07/20

    Some of the snobbier golf destinations condescendingly refer to Myrtle Beach as the “Wal-Mart of Golf.” We might consider it a putdown, but they have a point. Like the retail giant, we have it all. With nearly 100 courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach golfers have plenty of options when choosing which ones to play during their visit. There are five-star, championship-caliber courses, and there are some less-expensive and less-glamorous alternatives. The trick is trying to find both, a balancing act between quality golf at a bargain price. Here are six area courses that can provide you and your foursome the maximum bang for your bucks: - Read More

  • Golf Course Review: Arrowhead Country Club

    Posted on 07/20

    Archaeologists dig deep to unearth buried gems like arrowheads. Golfers on the Grand Strand don't have to search hard to find a gem of a course in Arrowhead Country Club.Located off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, this 27-hole residential development is hiding in plain sight in the growing Forestbrook section of town. In addition to offering convenience and affordability, Arrowhead is one of the jewels of the local golf scene. Golfers are discovering Arrowhead Country Club as a peaceful retreat in central Myrtle Beach. Despite the rapid development of the area, this course is tucked away along the Intracoastal Waterway with lots of open spaces that make you feel a world away from the bright lights of the Sun Fun City. - Read More

  • Tidewater Renovations – Are the new greens worth the green?

    Tidewater Renovations – Are the new greens worth the green?

    Posted on 12/01

    It’s a golf world in Myrtle Beach, and we're just living in it. So it goes when a course closes for renovations in the Grand Strand, it draws a bit of attention. When that golf course happens to be one of the most popular and highest rated in the area with national accolades, golfers eagerly anticipate the results. For some, they approach the renovation with trepidation, fearing one of their favorite courses will be ruined forever. For the optimists of the world, they imagine one of their favorite courses getting even better. Tidewater Golf Club is one of those popular courses that just went through a renovation process. The initial results are in, and even the naysayers seem to be impressed. - Read More

  • The Most Hazardous Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach – In A Good Way

    The Most Hazardous Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach – In A Good Way

    Posted on 11/04

    Certain golf courses pose quite a hazard – to your round. We’re not talking about a health hazard, but merely a hazard to your scorecard if you hit into too many of them. Bunkers, waste areas, ponds, rivers, streams, marshes, mounds. Myrtle Beach golf courses have it all when it comes to penalizing hazards. If your sand saves aren’t up to par, it could be a long day at the links, especially depending on where you play. The good news is that if you avoid and/or escape these areas in one piece it makes your round that much more thrilling. The challenge is part of the fun, right? - Read More

  • Experience the Professional Golf Club Treatment

    Experience the Professional Golf Club Treatment

    Posted on 09/01

    The opportunity to play like the pros. That is the treatment golfers receive at TPC courses around the country. With all of the amazing, world-renowned golf courses in Myrtle Beach, it’s only proper the southern beach town offer a TPC course. The Tom Fazio design does not disappoint, with pro-worthy golf holes and pro-worthy treatment on the grounds. It’s possible the only thing TPC Myrtle Beach lacks is the prestige that comes with some of the other TPC courses, because the golf is top class. - Read More

  • River Hills Golf & Country Club: Myrtle Beach Quality in a Quaint Community

    River Hills Golf & Country Club: Myrtle Beach Quality in a Quaint Community

    Posted on 07/18

    River Hills is a Myrtle Beach-area golf course that is true to its name. Set in the charming fishing village Little River just north of Myrtle Beach, River Hills features rolling terrain throughout the layout – a relatively unique quality when it comes to courses in the Grand Strand. Typical with most tracks these days, River Hills offers four sets of tees to accommodate various skill levels. It may not be the biggest name course in the area, but it’s certainly worth consideration when planning your Myrtle Beach golf itinerary. - Read More

  • Big Cats Courses – Head North of Myrtle Beach for a Trip to the Jungle

    Big Cats Courses – Head North of Myrtle Beach for a Trip to the Jungle

    Posted on 06/26

    If you’re looking for a golf experience slightly off the Myrtle Beach beaten cart path, consider heading north to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Less than an hour drive from Myrtle Beach, the Big Cats Golf Courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation are four courses, which can accommodate most golfers’ skill levels. While tech geeks may confuse the naming pattern with Apple’s operating systems, the course names create a memorable theme for vacationers with so many golf choices in the Grand Strand. Lion’s Paw, Leopard’s Chase, Tiger’s Eye and Panther’s Run are the names of the layouts, so let’s take a closer look at these cats. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach National – Take a Drive Through SouthCreek

    Myrtle Beach National – Take a Drive Through SouthCreek

    Posted on 06/18

    An Arnold Palmer design in the heart of golf country, Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek doesn’t disappoint when it comes to memorable golf holes and well-manicured holes. SouthCreek is a four-star course in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” rankings. It’s a course that can be truly enjoyable to players of all skill levels, which is also its biggest downfall in terms of a true challenge. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach National – West Course: It’s Ok to be Runner-up to the King

    Myrtle Beach National – West Course: It’s Ok to be Runner-up to the King

    Posted on 05/06

    One of three courses that make up the Arnold Palmer-designed Myrtle Beach National, the West Course provides a challenge to golfers of all levels, but doesn’t quite live up to the signature King’s North Myrtle Beach National Course. Rounding out the trio, SouthCreek is a 4-star course that’s challenging, but short, when compared to the open, natural beauty of the West course. - Read More

  • Pearl Golf Links – West Course: What Could Have Been…

    Pearl Golf Links – West Course: What Could Have Been…

    Posted on 04/09

    The Pearl Golf Links consists of two 18-hole, Dan Maples-designed courses on a big, impressive tract of land—one that features both unusually significant elevation changes and scenic marsh side land. In short, while Maples has designed a number of very nice golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, he missed the mark in a few places at the Pearl’s West Course. - Read More

  • Parkland Course at Legends Resort: Into The Woods

    Parkland Course at Legends Resort: Into The Woods

    Posted on 04/09

    Myrtle Beach’s Legends Resort has three golf courses—the Heathland, Moorland and Parkland. All three are very solid, so much so that many visitors argue over which course is the best of the three. That is the mark of a successful trio of on-property courses, in this golfer’s humble opinion. My ranking puts Parkland in third place at Legends, but not by much. After all, someone has to finish last in the class at Dartmouth… - Read More

  • Golf Course Overview: Love Course at Barefoot Resort

    Posted on 04/08

    Davis Love is known primarily for his strong professional career, highlighted by his PGA Championship triumph in 1997 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. But in the last decade and a half, Love has built a solid stable of golf courses designed from scratch, renovated or restored by him and his firm, Love Golf Design. More than most currently active golf course architecture firms, Love’s group strives to maintain a clear sense of classic golf design on its projects, while still mixing in some modern touches. Brunswick Country Club in Georgia conscripted Love’s team to rebuild its greens to legendary architect Donald Ross’ original specifications in 2006 and 2007, and the results were marvelous. - Read More

  • Course Overview: TPC Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 04/01

    Tom Fazio, one of golf course architecture’s most recognizable names, has designed scores of acclaimed golf courses across the world. His regard among golfers has earned him the right to be known as the current consulting architect at Augusta National Golf Club, annual home of the Masters. Fazio has also made his mark on the Grand Strand, having designed three courses in the area: the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort, the private Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, and the nearby TPC Myrtle Beach. - Read More

  • Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses, Part 3

    Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/21

    The Myrtle Beach area contains nearly 100 golf courses in a 70-mile stretch of gorgeous coastline. They occupy a wide spectrum from the scandalously hard to the boringly easy, from the immaculate to the dogtrack-like, from the expensive to the dirt-cheap. The third installment in an ongoing series, here are another three area courses that maybe don’t receive as much publicity as the Big Dogs but are nonetheless worthy of four hours of your time and a few dozen dollars in greens fees. - Read More

  • Blackmoor Golf Club: Take A Right!

    Blackmoor Golf Club: Take A Right!

    Posted on 03/21

    Myrtle Beach is home to a broad spectrum of golf courses, the classic to the modern, low-end to ritzy, with no-name and celebrity designers. Blackmoor is the Grand Strand’s lone Gary Player design. The nine-time major champion, known as the Black Knight, has become a relatively prolific golf course designer in recent decades, following in the footsteps of fellow player-turned-architect legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Player’s lone Myrtle Beach-area design is good, not great, and appeals more to golfers who love to work the ball from left to right than just about any golf course on the planet. - Read More

  • Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: Part 2

    Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: Part 2

    Posted on 02/14

    The Myrtle Beach area contains a whopping 100 (approximately) golf courses in a 70-mile stretch. They occupy a wide spectrum—a number of them, in fact—from the scandalously hard to the boringly easy, from the immaculate to the dogtrack-like, from the expensive to the dirt-cheap. On the heels of last month’s introduction to this concept, here are three more area courses that don’t get as much ink as the Big Dogs, but are also more than worthy of your four to five hours (hopefully closer to four, most often) and your dollars in greens fees. - Read More

  • Love Conquers Most: The Love Course at Barefoot Resort

    Love Conquers Most: The Love Course at Barefoot Resort

    Posted on 02/12

    The Love Course is one of four courses at Barefoot Resort. It is both the oldest and the youngest, since all four courses opened on the same day in 2000. But it is either the best or second-best on property, depending on who you ask. If you ask this particular golfer, he’d tell you it’s the second-best, but not by a lot. For my money, the Dye Course is more visually interesting and its more open layout allows the player to shape the ball most any way he or she likes off the tee and into the green. But this is not about the Dye Course. It’s about the Love course, which is, well, lovely in its own right. - Read More

  • Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: Part 1

    Most Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: Part 1

    Posted on 01/15

    With some 100 golf courses in a 70-mile stretch, there are bound to be some good, some bad, some pretty, some ugly, some overrated and some underrated. Let’s take a look at three courses that belt-notching golfers, who pride themselves on playing “only the best,” might pass by during their Myrtle Beach golf trips. More’s the pity for them. - Read More

  • Thistle Golf Club: So Much Sizzle, But The Steak?

    Thistle Golf Club: So Much Sizzle

    Posted on 01/06

    Thistle Golf Club was built to be one of the premier clubs—not just courses; clubs—in the Myrtle Beach area. With a fancy clubhouse and 27 holes that were meant to evoke golf’s fatherland of Scotland, Thistle has always been billed as a something a little different from the rest of the Grand Strand golf scene. Well, if you say so… - Read More

  • Avocet Course at Wild Wing Plantation: The Big Cheese Now Stands Alone

    Avocet Course at Wild Wing Plantation: The Big Cheese Now Stands Alone

    Posted on 12/18

    The go-go days of “120 Courses! 120 Courses!” on the Grand Strand are, unfortunately, over. But in some cases, that paring back of supply from the world’s largest golf destination has worked to the benefit of some courses. The Avocet Course at Wild Wing Plantation survived the mild exodus of the early 2000s, while its former comrades the Falcon and Wood Stork Courses fell away completely and the Hummingbird Course was hacked up into nine short holes. - Read More

  • Moorland Golf Course at Legends Resort, Myrtle Beach

    Moorland Golf Course at Legends Resort

    Posted on 11/21

    The second of three courses at Legends Resort, the Moorland is one of the more controversial tracks in the Myrtle Beach area. This is often the case with courses that involve the Dye name/ The course opened in 1990 and has caused a stir from the start. Nevertheless, it endures largely unchanged, which has to count for something! - Read More

  • Heritage Golf Club: Often Overlooked But Always Interesting

    Heritage Golf Club: Often Overlooked But Always Interesting

    Posted on 11/20

    When you have two of the top golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area nearby, it can be easy to be a bit unfairly overshadowed. Such is the case with Heritage Golf Club, which is practically wedged between its more famous neighbors, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Plantation. - Read More

  • The Most Challenging Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: High Handicapper Edition

    The Most Challenging Myrtle Beach Golf Courses: High Handicapper Edition

    Posted on 09/18

    Just as not all golf courses are created equal, not all golfers are created equal, either. The question of a golf course’s quality is a complicated one. Very often, disagreement about whether a course is good or not arises between players of different skill levels. Good players may find certain courses mundane but the less skilled may love them, just as some courses will beat the crap out of the mediocre players but the more experienced will love them. Here are three of the latter type: if you are someone whose scores regularly begin with a 9 or a 1, you may want to save some money on golf balls and avoid the following courses or step up to the challenge: - Read More

  • The Most Overrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses, Part 2

    The Most Overrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 08/28

    My recent missive on Myrtle Beach’s overrated golf courses wasn’t the end of it. Here are three more courses that, while not bad, are nowhere near as great as some would have you believe. - Read More

  • The (Not So) Incredible Shrinking Greens and Fairways of Myrtle Beach!

    The (Not So) Incredible Shrinking Greens and Fairways of Myrtle Beach!

    Posted on 08/06

    Have you ever gone back to your hometown and visited your old elementary school? Noticed how much smaller the hallways and classrooms look than you remember them from when you were six, eight, ten years old? - Read More

  • Arrowhead Country Club: Great Greens, Not Much Else

    Arrowhead Country Club: Great Greens

    Posted on 08/06

    It took me a baker’s dozen years of becoming familiar with the Myrtle Beach golf scene before I finally got around to playing Arrowhead Country Club. Now that I have, I can say this for certain: at least it was in good condition! - Read More

  • Grande Dunes Members Club: The Lap of Luxury on the Grand Strand

    Grande Dunes Members Club: The Lap of Luxury on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 07/26

    One of the criticisms people will level against the Myrtle Beach area as a golf destination is that, at many times of the year, the experience of playing golf feels like a trip through a machine rather than an escape from work, responsibility and normalcy. If you read reviews of places like the three-course Legends Resort, especially, words and phrases like “rushed” and “golf factory” will be thrown around liberally. At such places, the bag boys barely say hello to players, preferring to murmur and whisk golf bags to golf carts, sometimes without even telling those bags’ owners where they’ve disappeared to. - Read More

  • The Most Overrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    The Most Overrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/21

    Any time you read an article where the author is too much of a wuss to say something is overrated, they’ll usually encode it in wishy-washy descriptions and faint praise.This will not be one of those articles. - Read More

  • Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort: Jay Leno Would Approve

    Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort: Jay Leno Would Approve

    Posted on 04/08

    There is no questioning the popularity of the courses of noted golf course architect Tom Fazio. Nor is there any arguing the success of late-night talk television fixture Jay Leno. Both men wouldn’t seem to have much in common, but their respective modi operandi are quite similar: a relative paucity of controversy and drama and a solid overall product. Just as Leno’s style is not to rock the boat too much, Fazio golf courses are generally filled less with surprise than competent, if slightly predictable work. The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach , then, is a typical Fazio golf course: enjoyable to play if unwilling to jump up and down and spin the golfer around some. - Read More

  • The Witch Golf Links: A Strange Brew

    The Witch Golf Links: A Strange Brew

    Posted on 04/08

    Dan Maples left as much of a mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene as any golf course architect, designing ten courses from Pawleys Island in the south to Sunset Beach across the North Carolina line. His courses are identifiable primarily by virtue of lavish bunkering and sloping, amoeba-shaped greens. Surprise! The Witch Golf Links is no exception in this regard. It is one of the better Maples courses in the area, which puts it in the “above-average” region of the grand spectrum of golf course quality. - Read More

  • True Blue Plantation: Bark, Bite, Brawl and Come Back for More

    True Blue Plantation: Bark

    Posted on 03/19

    The southern Grand Strand, populated by a group of courses known as the Waccamaw Golf Trail, is known as the sub-region of stiffest competition between golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Not even counting the three excellent private courses—DeBordieu Colony, The Reserve and Wachesaw Plantation Club—located there, four or five area courses belong in the “What’s the best golf course in Myrtle Beach?” conversation. True Blue is one of them. - Read More

  • Willbrook Plantation Golf Club: Good, Not Great

    Willbrook Plantation Golf Club: Good

    Posted on 03/07

    Designed by Dan Maples, Willbrook Plantation opened in 1990 and since then has been considered one of the better tracks south of Myrtle Beach. Let’s just agree to disagree on this one just a little bit. Willbrook Plantation isn’t “bad” per se—more like “quite overrated.” - Read More

  • Tradition Golf Club: An Up-and-Comer in the South Strand’s Middle Class

    Tradition Golf Club: An Up-and-Comer in the South Strand’s Middle Class

    Posted on 03/01

    With around 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, there is a wide spectrum of course and facility quality. Not everyone can be in the same conversation as the likes of Caledonia and True Blue on the southern end of the Grand Strand and The Dunes Club and Grande Dunes farther north. And that’s okay—like most prosperous nations, any golf destination worth its accolades boasts a booming middle class. ‘Round here, Tradition Golf Club is one of those pillars of the community. - Read More

  • Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ at River Club

    Rollin’

    Posted on 03/01

    River Club is smack in the middle of an impressive contiguous stretch of golf courses that lie along Kings River Road in the towns of Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach south of Myrtle Beach. An illustrious member of the Waccamaw Golf Trail, it was designed by Tom Jackson and opened in 1985. A solid course and facility, its main virtues are its mid-level greens fees and the nice conditions one can expect to encounter when playing there. - Read More

  • The Dunes Golf and Beach Club: Crème de la Strand

    Posted on 03/01

    There are approximately 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. There may be no definitive favorites, but there are generally agreed-upon contenders. The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is one of them. It would be difficult to argue with anyone who declares it the best course at the beach. - Read More

  • Norman Course at Barefoot Resort, North Myrtle Beach: The Shark Has No Shoes

    Norman Course at Barefoot Resort

    Posted on 03/01

    You know you have impressive siblings when you are one of the top dozen-and-a-half golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area but the fourth-best course at your facility. Such is the case with Greg Norman’s course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. It is an interesting 18 holes, but you know what they say—someone has to be last in the class at Yale, too. - Read More

  • Leopard’s Chase Golf Links: Meow?

    Leopard’s Chase Golf Links: Meow?

    Posted on 02/15

    The Leopards Chase Golf Links is the fourth and most recent golf course built at the expansive Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach, NC, near the Grand Strand’s northern terminus. It opened in 2007 to considerable fanfare: GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest both declared it one of the ten best public courses to open that year. It is also the third course built at Ocean Ridge by Tim Cate, who has designed a number of North-Grand Strand golf courses. - Read More

  • Grande Dunes Resort Club: Overrated But Still Nice

    Grande Dunes Resort Club: Overrated But Still Nice

    Posted on 02/12

    The construction of Grande Dunes Resort Club and the surrounding community brought a touch of Florida to Myrtle Beach. With red-shingled roofs and stucco exteriors, the opulent clubhouse and many large villas peppering the place have the faux-Tuscan aesthetic that adorns so many corners of God’s Waiting Room. The golf course fits with the “McMansion” residential style for sure, with a decent amount of steak but a lot more sizzle. - Read More

  • TPC Myrtle Beach: One Fine Fazio

    TPC Myrtle Beach: One Fine Fazio

    Posted on 02/07

    Tom Fazio can claim three Grand Strand golf courses: the private Wachesaw Plantation Club, the course that bears his name at Barefoot Resort and the TPC Myrtle Beach. - Read More

  • King’s North at Myrtle Beach National: Reign O’er Me

    King’s North at Myrtle Beach National: Reign O’er Me

    Posted on 02/07

    Arnold Palmer has four golf courses on the Grand Strand and King’s North is the class of the bunch. And kudos be to the King, whose courses are generally known for being very demanding, sometimes to the point that double-digit handicappers needn’t tee it up. Happily, this is not such a course. - Read More

  • Heathland Course at Legends Resort in Myrtle Beach

    Heathland Course at Legends Resort in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 01/28

    Tom Doak is what even the likes of Ron Burgundy would refer to as “kind of a big deal” in the golf world. He designed the massively popular Pacific Dunes and Old Macdonal courses at Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon as well as the likes of Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club in Colorado and the Blue Course at the Next Big Thing in Public Golf, Streamsong Resort amongst the inland dunes of Polk County, Florida. But before he was world famous, he came to Myrtle Beach and designed the first of the three courses at the Legends Resort, the Heathland Course, in 1990. - Read More

  • Pawleys Plantation

    Pawleys Plantation

    Posted on 01/18

    If you ask anyone who knows anything about golf course architecture to give you one word when you mention Jack Nicklaus courses, they will shoot back, “tough.” That is certainly true of Pawleys Plantation, which boasts some of the stoutest combined Rating and Slope figures (75.7 / 148) of any course in the Southeast, let alone the Grand Strand. Fair enough. But there are other words that can describe Pawleys Plantation too, like “beautiful,” “pristine,” and “fun.” In short, it’s not just one of the Myrtle Beach area’s hardest golf courses, it’s also one of the best. There’s a reason why some of the area’s best players compete for big bucks there every weekend. - Read More

  • The Founders Club at Pawleys Island

    The Founders Club at Pawleys Island

    Posted on 01/18

    I typically play Founders Club once or twice a year, mostly as a contrast to the other area courses. Founders sits in the corridors of the former Sea Gull Golf Course which, while one of the oldest golf courses on the Grand Strand, would have never been considered one of the best. A handful of years ago, Thomas Walker was brought in to remake the course in a more interesting image. He succeeded, but how well? - Read More

  • Golf Director Review: Barefoot Love and Eagles Nest

    Posted on 12/14

    I had the opportunity to play The Love course. Very nice course all around. Challenging but not too challenging for someone with a medium high handicap. Last week I played Eagles Nest. It was not what I expected. The greens and fairways had been overseeded and were over watered. - Read More

  • Golf Director Review: TPC of Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 12/14

    On Wednesday 11/23, I played TPC of Myrtle Beach with a guest in the morning. It had rained fairly heavy earlier that morning so the course was cart path only. Even with the course being a little wet and cart path only, we both believed that it was in great shape entering the winter months. - Read More

  • Golf Director Review: International Club

    Posted on 12/14

    One of the best lay-outs I have seen here in Myrtle Beach. The course was in pristine condition with very true, receptive greens. It is definitely a shot precision course with narrow fairways and doglegged holes that may be a hindrance to a big hitter. - Read More

  • Golf Director Review: Heather Glen

    Posted on 12/12

    I had a chance to play Heathers Glen on Sunday, November 13. For starters, the day was absolutely perfect. The staff was helpful and excited. They were eager to answer any questions and sent me out with a detailed course diagram that gave me pointers on each hole. I found that extremely helpful with being a new golfer. - Read More

 
  • Deal Alert: MyrtleBeachGolf.com’s New Clubhouse Pass

    Posted on 09/22

    If you’ve been mulling over options for your fall 2017 Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you must read about the newest multi-round package available with us at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Eagle Watch Golf Brings a New Form of Drama to Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 08/22

    Check out some new technology that might bring your golf game to the next level. - Read More

  • Long Bay Resort Is High on Many Myrtle Beach Visitors’ Lists

    Posted on 07/20

    Find the perfect place to stay during your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Top Oceanfront Resorts

    Posted on 07/10

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s greatest golf destinations. And as an all-you-can-play-type destination, sometimes golfers can come to town and focus so much on tees, greens and fairways that they may overlook another key feature of the region: the beach. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Popular Courses This Spring, According to Fairway Insider

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the most special things about the Myrtle Beach golf scene is that the abundance of golf offerings, and the vast number of golfers who come each year to experience them, create a huge network of player reviews, so that anyone planning a trip is able to see what courses are currently offering the best possible experiences. - Read More

  • The Veterans Golf Classic: One Of Myrtle Beach’s Best Events

    Posted on 05/23

    Golf and the military have long enjoyed a close and special relationship. There are nearly 200 golf courses on U.S. military bases around the world, and the sport is one of the most popular recreational activities for retired and active duty military personnel alike. - Read More

  • A Foursome Of Awesome Free Golf Apps

    Posted on 05/23

    More and more, the golf course is becoming less a refuge from technology and more a setting for technology that can help organize and improve your game. As a result, thousands of apps have cropped up in recent years, all vying for the precious real estate that is your smartphone’s memory board. - Read More

  • Monday After the Masters: A Myrtle Beach Tradition Like No Other

    Posted on 03/22

    Before breaking out as a solo country music star, Darius Rucker was the front man for one of the most recognizable rock groups of the late 1990s and early 2000s: Hootie and the Blowfish. Once the band, which came together in the late 1980s at the University of South Carolina, had become a household name, Rucker and his bandmates Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld began hosting an annual charity golf tournament in 1994. During the first few years, the event took place in Columbia, South Carolina, but as it grew and began attracting professional golfers and celebrities, the band decided to move the fun tournament down to Myrtle Beach. The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation was established in 2000 and has remained the beneficiary of Monday After the Masters ever since. This year’s tournament will be played at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. - Read More

  • PGA Tour Action Set to Heat Up

    Posted on 01/30

    Even though the PGA Tour season technically begins in mid-October, the vast majority of golf fans - even fairly hard-core ones - don’t pay too much attention to that first half-dozen stroke-play events, which precede a break of about a month and a half. - Read More

  • Golf Courses Up and Down the Grand Strand Earn Awards

    Posted on 12/09

    In an area with such a large volume of golf courses as Myrtle Beach, there are bound to be some awards earned for the “best of the best” layouts from time to time. And indeed, every year, a number of Grand Strand layouts earn recognition from various golf and travel publications. - Read More

  • Bringing The Kids To Play Golf In Myrtle Beach? Here’s Why That’s An Awesome Idea

    Posted on 11/30

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best golf destinations because it’s great for all types of visiting golfers – younger, older, large groups, couples and especially families. In fact, Myrtle Beach is home to some of the most family-friendly fairways on the planet. This might be a bold statement, but we’re prepared to back it up. - Read More

  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 11/16

    It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is in the rear-view mirror and November is already here. Just around the corner: Thanksgiving, Christmas and the turning of the calendar to 2017. For golfers in most of the Northern Hemisphere, this is a bummer, because the traditional golf season is either winding down or over altogether. Temperatures are plummeting, leaves are jumping off trees, and snow and ice are either falling or on the way in short order. - Read More

  • United States Breaks Ryder Cup Losing Streak; Myrtle Beach’s Own Dustin Johnson Helps the Cause

    Posted on 10/14

    After two years of hand-wringing over the potential effectiveness of Davis Love III’s second Ryder Cup captaincy — during a period that saw the creation and mobilization of a much-discussed and much-derided “Ryder Cup Task Force” as a way to turn around team fortunes — the American side claimed a decisive 17-11 victory over the European team on U.S. soil at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. - Read More

  • Looking for Some Competition? Play in the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

    Posted on 09/22

    You may already know that one of Myrtle Beach’s many close associations with the game of golf is the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, which welcomes more than 3,000 amateur golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand every year. - Read More

  • Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Honored by Golf Magazine

    Caledonia ranked #29 by Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play

    Posted on 09/12

    It only makes sense that golfers like to keep track of things beyond just their score for a given round. Truly avid players live to collect great experiences and play great courses, which is what brings so many thousands of them to Myrtle Beach every year. The surrounding Grand Strand is home to some 100 golf courses, with a surprising number of first-rate layouts that garner national attention year after year. - Read More

  • Had a Bad Front Nine? Here’s How to Turn It Around on the Back

    Posted on 08/30

    So, you may have made a few more bogeys or double-bogeys than usual on the opening nine of your round. We’ve all been there. Lucky for you, there’s a lot of golf left to play and a lot of chances to redeem yourself and salvage a decent score for the round. - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

    Posted on 08/16

    With some 100 golf courses spread out along the Grand Strand, golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area are treated to a veritable tour through the history of golf-course design dating all the way back to the 1920s, which gave rise to the first area golf course – Pine Lakes Country Club. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: Home to Great Golfers

    Posted on 08/08

    If you’re reading this, you probably know that Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s (not just the nation’s) foremost golf destinations. With some 100 golf courses along the spectacular Grand Strand, there is something for every golfer, regardless of age, ability or budget. So is it any wonder that there are a number of tremendously accomplished professional golfers with strong connections to the area? That’s right. One of them is even a major champion. Here are two great Myrtle Beach-area golfers to root for: - Read More

  • Find Wildlife on the Myrtle Beach Links

    Posted on 07/29

    There are many reasons why Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best destinations for golfers. Among them are an incredible roster of great golf courses, hotel accommodations for any group type, size or budget, tons of attractions for the family — and the chance to see some exotic wildlife, particularly on the course. Since you’re reading this on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you’re probably already familiar with these first three big reasons. The fourth, though, may be news to you. But it’s true: Especially if you stay on the lookout, you’re likely to see some awesome wildlife during your golf rounds. If you’re excited about seeing the area’s fauna, here are our recommendations for the best courses to find each of the most popular species. - Read More

  • Haven’t Played Much Golf Lately? Shake Off the Rust at These 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 07/15

    If there’s one thing that almost all golfers have in common, it’s a complaint: that they don’t get to play golf as often as they’d like. Work, family obligations and general “stuff” in life can conspire to turn a three-rounds-a-week habit into a once-a-month-if-you’re-lucky escape. That’s why golf vacations are so important, and it’s also why so many groups of busy golf-lovers visit Myrtle Beach to play as much golf as possible over a long weekend or week-long trip. They want to make their leisure time count, and we can’t blame them. - Read More

  • 2016 Open Championship: 5 Players to Watch

    Posted on 07/07

    The 145th Open Championship will be played next week, kicking off what might be the most frenzied stretch of big-time professional golf ever. We just put the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in the books this past weekend, and the next couple months will see the following high-profile tournaments roll through the schedule: The Open Championship, the RBC Canadian Open, the PGA Championship (yes — that’s two majors in three weeks!), the Olympics, the four FedEx Cup Playoffs events and, finally, the Ryder Cup. That list doesn’t even include some of the more exciting “regular” Tour events, many of which have been moved around on the schedule to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics. - Read More

  • Love to Compete? Myrtle Beach Is a Perfect Place for a Tournament Golf Vacation

    Posted on 06/21

    Golf is great as a strictly social activity played with no stakes for pure enjoyment. But for my money, there’s nothing better than competing against others — whether at handicap or in scratch competition, for a few dollars, a shiny trophy or just some good, old-fashioned bragging rights. - Read More

  • Experience the North Strand’s Top 5 Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Trip

    Posted on 06/17

    The greater Myrtle Beach area is home to some 100 golf courses, so naturally there’s some competition (friendly, of course) between them. One of the places in which that competition plays out is through the simple yet informative ranking system found on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, where visitors and Myrtle Beach locals alike rank each Grand Strand golf course from 1 to 5 in six different categories: Tees, Fairways, Greens, Staff, Pro Shop and Grill. For golfers who treat their rounds as an all-around experience, this provides a great snapshot of each course at a given time. - Read More

  • It’s Hip to Play There: The 9 Most Popular Grand Strand Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/17

    If you want to craft an unforgettable vacation filled with as much great golf as you can play, one destination stands out: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when you’re looking to put together your itinerary of courses plus the perfect accommodations for you and your group, one website stands out: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Play the South Strand’s 5 Best Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 05/11

    In the Myrtle Beach area, competition among the dozens of golf courses that call the Grand Strand home is friendly, but fierce. And in the southern part of the region — south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, essentially — pride and prosperity drive the courses to offer the best possible golf experience to visitors and locals alike. Course operators know that Myrtle Beach golf travelers can be a discerning bunch, so they try their hardest to win loyalty and business by offering immaculate golf course conditions and friendly, attentive service to complement a fun, challenging golf course. According to the readers of MyrtleBeachGolf.com, here are the top five golf courses on the South Strand: - Read More

  • Re-create the Greatest Shots in Masters History at International World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 03/25

    I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. Why? Because it’s almost time for the Masters! - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Boasts 10 of South Carolina’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play’

    Posted on 03/22

    Just a few weeks ago, Golfweek Magazine released its hotly anticipated “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, and once again, the South Carolina portion of the list is dominated by Myrtle Beach-area layouts. This year, out of 15 top South Carolina public, semi-private and resort courses assessed by Golfweek’s expert course raters panel, 10 of them are located in Myrtle Beach. Here they are: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: The Perfect Place For a Competitive Golf Vacation

    Posted on 02/18

    Do you love to travel to play golf? Do you live to compete against your buddies, from a friendly wager to your home club tournaments? Unsurprisingly, the vastest golf destination in the world is also the ideal place to tee it up in competition, no matter your handicap. In recent years, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has responded to the success of its flagship Myrtle Beach World Am by adding a number of new events to the calendar. - Read More

  • How To Book An Unforgettable Golf Package on MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 01/06

    So…winter is setting in and you’re itching to get somewhere sunny and warm to kick off a memorable golf vacation. Where to go? Myrtle Beach, of course! With 100 golf courses and an incredible range of accommodations, restaurants and off-the-course activities, it is the ultimate golf destination. Best of all, it is a place to which you, your friends and family can return to again and again, playing a different itinerary of courses every time. The sheer variety of offerings for golf in Myrtle Beach can make planning a trip daunting. But MyrtleBeachGolf.com makes putting together the perfect Myrtle Beach Golf Getaway a cinch. Here’s how: - Read More

  • Five Great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Golfers

    Posted on 12/22

    Shopping for a golfer can be tricky, so it makes sense if your own shopping list still has a blank line for that special golfer in your life with Christmas so close. While checking off the last items on your shopping list, here are five great gift ideas you’ll easily be able to grab for your golfer before Christmas: - Read More

  • Five New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 12/07

    The most common New Year's resolutions revolve around health, like weight loss or kicking the smoking habit. But for avid golfers, it's all about the game. "This is the year I put it all together," you say every New Year's Eve, only to continue to struggle on the links. Before you know it, another year has come and gone and your golf game is still stuck in neutral. But not next year. You are ready to get serious about improving your golf game and there's no better time to get started than the New Year. Make a New Year's resolution, or several if needed, to work on your swing, your mental game and even your sportsmanship. Here are five New Year's resolutions for golfers looking to make some major strides in 2016: - Read More

  • Five Tips for Planning Your Group’s Spring Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/18

    There's nothing like taking a spring getaway to the Grand Strand with your golf buddies. Planning the trip can be a different story, unless you enlist the help of MyrtleBeachGolf.com for the best deals on golf and accommodations in town. Getting everyone in your group on the same page is the hard part, but the rest is a 2-foot gimme putt if you use our iGolf Quote system for instant access to all the best courses and accommodations on the Grand Strand. Choose from a long list of packages, or build your own dream trip by playing your favorite courses and staying at your preferred resort. - Read More

  • Ten Goals for Improving Your Golf Experience in One Year

    Posted on 09/23

    The fall golf season is quickly fading into winter and your game is just getting warmed up, or at least you are still trying to perfect it, just in time to hang up the clubs and start dreaming of next year. Unless you want to be sitting in this same position at this time next year, it's time to start working toward an overall improvement in your play, and there's no time like today. The best way to make a giant leap in your game is by taking smaller baby steps. Here are 10 goals to set for yourself for 2016: - Read More

  • Golf Package Specials Available This Fall in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 09/02

    The fall golf season is in full swing in Myrtle Beach, but there are still a lot of package specials available for you and your foursome or “more-some”. Whether your group is looking for an affordable, three-day package, or you want to experience the best courses the Grand Strand has to offer for four or five days, Myrtle Beach Golf has you covered. Enjoy championship golf at discounted rates for courses throughout the Strand, and receive special bonuses like free breakfast and lunch, complimentary drinks and even gift cards to be used for more courses. Also be sure to check out our special rates on deluxe accommodations and stay on the scenic Myrtle Beach oceanfront or at a cozy golf villa. - Read More

  • Club Review: The PowerBilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver

    Posted on 08/25

    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see the impact technology is having on golf, but you might need to be one to understand how all the new, high-tech gadgets work. From smart-phone GPS devices and computer swing simulators, the golf industry is overloaded with the latest technological trends to help your game, or at least to make you think they are helping. Some of the latest tools and toys may offer the placebo effect for desperate golfers looking to gain an edge anyway and anywhere they can find it. But there are a few new advances that have helped struggling golfers make strides, and one is the Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver. The "Nitrogen-Charged" clubhead is designed to give golfers with more length and accuracy off the tee thanks to the gas-filled chamber inside that creates a trampoline effect, or at least that's how the driver is billed. - Read More

  • How to Plan a Golf Weekend in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 08/19

    The fall golf season is right around the dogleg in Myrtle Beach and you and your golf buddies are still sitting on the fence. Sure, you always talk about taking a guys or girls weekend getaway to the Grand Strand, but before you know it you will be hanging Christmas lights and wondering why you didn't make your Myrtle Beach golf trip happen. Someone has to step up, and that someone might as well be you. Even if you're not the perfect event planner, you don't have to be thanks to Myrtle Beach Golf, your one-stop spot for golf on the Grand Strand. See, you've already found the right place for booking your tee times and accommodations and handling all the details of your golf getaway. The rest is as easy as 1-2-3. With connections to dozens of golf courses and hotels, Myrtle Beach Golf can put you on the links all day and in the lap of luxury at night, all at discounted prices. Myrtle Beach Golf goes the extra mile to ensure that you and your group have a great time at an affordable price. The only real planning you have to do is on your end; let us take care of the rest. Here are three steps for planning your group's fall Myrtle Beach golf trip: - Read More

  • World Am set to tee off in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 08/10

    The largest single-site amateur golf tournament in the world is held each year in Myrtle Beach, and the 32nd Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship looks to be bigger and better than ever. More than 3,200 participants have already entered the popular event, which will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 at more than 60 golf courses on the Grand Strand. Players come from all over the world and bring their clubs and official handicaps to compete on a level playing field, or putting green, as the case may be. Each year the World Am attracts players from all 50 states, as well as 25 other countries, with skill levels ranging from scratch golfers to beginners. Hosting large groups from China, Portugal, Germany and Canada, this is truly an international affair that brings people together for their common love of golf and good competition. - Read More

  • Golfer of the Month: Jason Day

    Posted on 07/28

    Jason Day started the month of July with a dizzying and debilitating case of vertigo. He finished it not only in control of his own senses, but also in charge of professional golf. That's why the 27-year-old Australian phenom is our Golfer of the Month for July. When Day's 22-foot birdie putt tracked into the 18th hole of Sunday's final round of the RBC Canadian Open, he claimed his fourth career victory and completed one of the most incredible one-month comebacks in the history of the sport. What's more, Day's hectic July, which saw him make two trans-Atlantic journeys, was almost a whole lot better. Rewind six weeks to a frightening scene at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, where Day was moving up the leader board on moving day before falling to turf on the ninth hole. Day miraculously completed his round and shot 2 under 68 despite a recurring bout with benign positional vertigo, which causes severe dizziness, blurred vision and headaches. Despite the crippling symptoms, Day closed with a 74 and a ninth-place tie at the major tournament. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Best Places to Grab a Drink After a Day on the Links

    Posted on 07/14

    The best thing about playing 18 holes of golf in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of 19th holes where you can throw back a few rounds after your round. No matter where or how you play, there’s a nice pub close by to celebrate a low score or drown your sorrows after a subpar performance. Here are 10 hot spots for golfers to grab a cold one: - Read More

  • Five Tricky Golf Holes in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 04/28

    A “tricky” golf hole doesn’t equal a bad golf hole. In fact several of the top Grand Strand golf courses have holes that could accurately be described that way. Tricky doesn’t have to mean hidden water hazards, trees in the middle of the fairway or unfair sloping greens where any putt struck from above the hole rolls off the putting surface. Instead, the best, tricky holes often require precise shots to specific, strategic targets. And yes, local knowledge is often a tremendous aid to hitting the right shot. Here’s a list of five favorite tricky holes from five of the best courses on the Grand Strand: - Read More

  • Top 5 Golf Schools in the Myrtle Beach Area

    Posted on 04/24

    So you’re ready to head to Myrtle Beach for a full week of golf but there’s one problem: You haven’t picked up your clubs since last fall – or longer. Or perhaps you’ve suddenly developed an ugly hitch in your swing that has you hooking and slicing your way around the course. It happens, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your golf game. In fact, it can be a new beginning if you are willing to reach out for some professional help. If you are planning a golf trip to Myrtle Beach but are worried about how your game will measure up, take a day or so to brush up on your skills at one of the many golf schools that offer expert instruction. Here are your top five options: - Read More

  • Five Tips for Putting on Grainy Greens

    Posted on 04/22

    Some players prefer fast greens that require delicate, precision touch. Balls above the hole barely need to be tapped to get to the hole. Just find the right line, make a precise stroke and watch the ball drop gently into the cup. With the development of Ultra Dwarf Bermuda strains, more heat-tolerant types of bent grass, and now, Paspalum, greens are getting faster and faster without the past worries about burnout and disease. Fortunately for golfers on the Grand Strand, most Myrtle Beach area courses have made the change to either bent grass greens or premium, smooth Bermuda greens that can roll as fast as bent grass surfaces. Paspalum, which can be irrigated with saltwater at a much cheaper cost than metered water, looks like the wave of the future. But there are still plenty of traditional Bermuda greens on courses throughout the Southeast, and age and conditions of the surface can have a big impact If you’re used to fast, smooth greens, here’s a few tips that should you when confronted by grainier putting surfaces: - Read More

  • News and Notes from Pro Golf Tours and Tournaments

    Posted on 04/16

    Matt Kuchar returns to the scene of the crime, Harbor Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, SC, where he stole Luke Donald's shot at winning the RBC Heritage and robbed the crowd of free golf in last year's tournament. Needing to get up and down out of a bunker on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Donald, Kuchar instead holed out to cap a final round 7-under 64 and win the tournament by one stroke over Donald. Kuchar isn't making any apologies as he defends his title at a place that has been on his to-do list for some time. "It's been a course that I've enjoyed since day one," said Kuchar, sporting his prized Tartan Jacket at Wednesday's pre-tournament press conference. "It rated extremely high on the tournaments that I wanted to put my name on their list of champions. I had a couple nice showings, and last year to come through and win it on Sunday was just such a thrill." - Read More

  • Historic Pine Lakes ‘The Granddaddy’ of Grand Strand Golf

    Posted on 04/13

    Myrtle Beach is known as "GolfTown USA" thanks in part to the nearly 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand. But long before the golf boom, there was only one layout that carried the banner for Myrtle Beach golf - Pine Lakes International Country Club. Pine Lakes was the first course in Myrtle Beach, and for more than two decades it was the only place to play. Opened in 1927 as part of the Ocean Forest Hotel development, Pine Lakes has stood the test of time. While dozens of more modern courses have followed, Pine Lakes remains one of the Strand's best layouts. Commonly called “The Granddaddy” for its distinction as the course that started it all for Myrtle Beach golf, Pine Lakes is the handiwork of Scotland native and famed golf architect Robert White. His goal of building a European-style links course similar to St. Andrews Royal & Ancient was a difficult challenge trying to incorporate features from the Scottish Highlands to the South Carolina Lowcountry. - Read More

  • Golfer of the Month: April is Rory McIlroy’s Time to Roar

    Posted on 04/02

    Talk about calling your shots: It seems golf phenom Rory McIlroy was talking the talk well before he was walking the walk that has led him to the verge of history. As the 25-year-old Northern Irishman approaches The Masters in hopes of joining some very elite company in golf's Career Grand Slam Club, McIlroy confirmed that he was writing "I'm coming to get you" letters to Tiger Woods as young as the age of 9. While the rest of were watching Woods dominate the PGA Tour in amazement, young Rory was already stalking him - and putting it in writing. The timing of the New York Times' story seemed sure to add some spice to The Masters hype as McIlroy tries to become the second youngest career grand slam winner. He would be second only to Woods, who completed the feat at 24, and whose plane was allegedly spotted at the Augusta airport as he prepared for his comeback. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Final Four of Golf Courses

    Posted on 04/01

    So what's your Final Four? Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin and Michigan State? No, not that Final Four. We're talking about the Final Four of Myrtle Beach golf courses. Every bracket is a winner when you take the top 100 or so courses, match them up head to head and end up with the top four layouts on the Grand Strand. No matter what your picks look like, every golfer is a winner in this office pool. But after many matchups, close calls and buzzer-beaters, here's our Final Four of the greens and fairways instead of the hoops and hardwood by regions: - Read More

  • Top 5 Reasons Golf in Myrtle Beach is Better than Anywhere Else

    Posted on 03/26

    There’s a reason they call Myrtle Beach “GolfTown USA.” In addition to the many awards and accolades from major golf publications and groups declaring the Grand Strand the No. 1 golf destination in America, Myrtle Beach also carries the popular vote by welcoming millions of golfers each year to play on our lovely links. There are many factors that make Myrtle Beach the best place to play, both on and off the course, but here are the top five: - Read More

  • Top 5 Ugliest Swings in Golf

    Posted on 03/23

    An avid but woeful golfer unearthed an Aladdin lamp while searching for his ball in the woods. Figuring his luck couldn't get any worse; he rubbed it and out popped a genie. - Read More

  • Top Excuses for Taking a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 03/23

    Man, how you would love to go on a Myrtle Beach golf getaway. You’ve spent hours online thinking about which courses you want to play, and you’ve daydreamed stepping up to the tee box on the first hole of a four-day golf buffet. But before you can finish your practice swing, reality intervenes. There’s work, family and all kinds of obstacles and hazards standing in the way of you and the flagstick of your golf fantasies. - Read More

  • Top 5 Courses You’ve Never Heard of on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 03/20

    There are approximately 100 golf courses within the Myrtle Beach area, and half of that surface area is one giant water hazard known as the Atlantic Ocean. That leaves the other half to hold about 1,800 holes - enough to play one a day for nearly five years without duplication. Unfortunately, most golfers only get a week to try to squeeze in as many rounds as possible in hopes of hitting the highlight holes. With so many great courses located in such a close proximity, golfers might expect to have their pick of places to play, maybe even choose their own tee time. You probably could, if there weren't so many of you thinking the same thing on a nice sunny day. That's when it pays to have a handful of "honey holes" - courses that are a bit off the beaten path and even farther off the radar screens of the masses. They are the kinds of places you can count on for an enjoyable round of golf without the big crowds and high costs. Here are five of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets you may not have heard of: - Read More

  • Barefoot Golf Breakdown for Visitors

    Posted on 03/13

    This one is for the vacationers. Local golfers definitely know all about the Barefoot Resort golf courses. They’re some of the top golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, especially if you’re looking for high-quality golf on the north side of town. But the focus today is on the 14 million people who visit the Myrtle Beach area each year. Here’s the big picture when it comes to the Norman, Love, Dye and Fazio courses. - Read More

  • Who Will Replace Tiger and Phil? The Answer May Hail From Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/11

    This isn't your father's PGA Tour. Heck, this isn’t even your PGA Tour from a few years ago. The days of rooting for either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson to lift the trophy at the (Insert Sponsor's Name Here) Open appear to be over, at least for the 2015 season. With Tiger taking an indefinite leave of absence and The Masters looking more and more like a Tiger-less affair, and with Phil continuing to struggle with his swing and arthritis, the PGA Tour has taken a 1-2 punch in star power and is in desperate need of a fresh face. - Read More

  • Top 10 Best Golf Course Names in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/05

    They say you can't judge a book by its cover, and the same rule applies to golf courses. Some of the best layouts have dreadful names, and vice versa, so it's best to do your homework on a course beyond reading the marquis.That's especially true when you're booking your Myrtle Beach golf package. With more than 100 courses on the Grand Strand to choose from, most of the names may be unfamiliar to you and your foursome. Visit www.MyrtleBeachGolf.com for information on all the courses. With that said, Myrtle Beach has some interesting names for golf courses, as well as some unique nicknames. Here are a few of the more unusual ones, and the stories behind the names: - Read More

  • Top 5 Places to Celebrate After a Good Round of Golf in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 02/18

    There are lots of great places to play 18 holes in Myrtle Beach, more than 100 of them, in fact. But when it comes time to tackle the 19th hole for a fun post-round celebration, you have even more options. Golf-themed restaurants and sports bars abound on the Grand Strand, but not all are created equal. A great round of golf calls for a great place to celebrate, and we’re here to point you in the right direction. Here’s a list of the top five places to commemorate your great round on the course with an even greater night off the links for a few celebratory rounds: - Read More

  • Will it be Tiger or Phil in 2015?

    Posted on 02/12

    For the better part of two decades, that's been the big question going into every golf season. Despite the infusion of young talent like Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and a long list of any-given-Sunday guys, the narrative entering each season seems to revolve around whether Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson will be the man to beat. Folks are once again talking about Tiger and Lefty, although for very different reasons this season. Only two weeks into the 2015 PGA Tour and both have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Both have yet to make a cut, giving them the weekends off to lick their wounds and try to figure out what's gone wrong with their mental games. - Read More

  • Five Things You Didn’t Know About Golf Balls

    Posted on 02/09

    You can drive it, putt it, slice it and hook it, but how well do you really know your golf ball? Before you head to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, wrap your head around these golf ball facts. They might not help your game but they will expand your brain: - Read More

  • Top 5 Most Challenging Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 01/14

    Difficulty, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the golfer. Trying to decipher the five most challenging courses out of the nearly 100 in the area is so subjective that no two lists may look alike depending on personal experience. For instance, the lucky golfer who breaks par on the "most challenging" golf course in the area might not include that layout on his list. And the ratings don't help if you are the one stuck in a bunker of the golf course with the lowest degree of difficulty. But it is possible to take the experiences of hundreds of golfers on the Grand Strand and find a pattern of pros and cons from each course. Golfers may not agree on much, but most would agree that these five challenging layouts are among the toughest, but most fun, in town: - Read More

  • Top 3 Family Friendly Golf Jokes

    Posted on 01/12

    Many golfers take the game way too seriously, which is why golf jokes seem to hit so close to home. One golfer's misery is fodder for laughter for millions of others, and there's no better way to cope with 18 bad holes than to share a few good-natured chuckles on the 19th. Many golf jokes have been retold and rearranged to the point that you may not realize you’ve already heard it until halfway through. But we’ve run across a few new ones – at least to us – and twisted them to take place in Myrtle Beach. Here are three we hope will make you laugh out loud: - Read More

  • Healthy Tiger Ready to Roar in 2015

    Posted on 01/06

    You've heard the naysayers. You may even be among those who believe Tiger Woods will never again rule the professional golf world as he did at the turn of the millennium. It's hard to argue after the world's hottest golfer went ice cold over the past six seasons. An ugly divorce and a series of surgeries have resulted in Woods looking merely mediocre by comparison to his early accomplishments. And at age 39, his best years may indeed be behind him. - Read More

  • Top 5 Golf Gift Ideas for 2015

    Posted on 12/29

    Golfers are a lot like computer geeks; they have to have the latest developments in technology so they will have a new toy to blame their game on. That’s not always the case, but golfers are always looking for that extra edge to help improve their scores. If you are looking for what’s new to add to your golf bag, or if you are shopping for a golfer for Christmas, here are five items that will put a smile on their faces even if they don’t result in aces: - Read More

  • 2015 PGA Tour Projections (right, wrong or indifferent)

    Posted on 12/18

    2015 just feels like it’s going to be a big year in golf. Everything seems to be coming together at the same time. Rory McIlroy is the hottest player in the world right now, holding the number one player in the world crown. The young Americans Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed are on the cusp of brilliance, if not already there. Then there’s that guy by the name of Tiger Woods. While the 2014 season was a disappointing one filled with injuries and bogeys, Tiger seems poised to bring a little magic back to the golf world. Here are our best guesses on what the 2015 golf season will bring us: - Read More

  • Best & Worst Gifts for the Golfer in Your Family

    Posted on 12/18

    Shopping days are running out, but the golfer in your life is the easiest person to shop for, right? Just stop at your local sporting goods store, grab a couple boxes of golf balls and you’re good to go. Well, that’s not always the case. It depends on the golfer, and it depends on the store, and it depends on the golf balls you buy. Golf gifts aren’t quite as easy as they seem, but we’re here to help. Here’s a look at our best and worst gifts for the golfer on your list: - Read More

  • Three Golf Rules You Might Not Know You Are Breaking

    Posted on 12/16

    Just as most drivers violate the speed limit at some point in their driving careers, most golfers also run afoul of the rulebook without giving it much thought. In some cases it’s a simple matter of not knowing the rules, but often it’s a player with little regard for the official rules, preferring to play by their own unwritten rules. Golfers who prefer to play by the official Royal & Ancient and USGA rules are often in a quandary whether to call their playing partners on the rules or simply let them do their own thing, but some rules are so trampled that they must be pointed out. Here’s a list of the three most commonly broken golf rules and the proper implementation of them: - Read More

  • Golf Around the Globe Without Leaving Myrtle Beach at World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 12/09

    The Grand Strand boasts more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius, but only one allows golfers to play all over the world without leaving town. The World Tour Golf Links, located in central Myrtle Beach across the Intracoastal Waterway, has a unique theme that incorporates some of the most famous courses and holes in the world and puts them together to give players an experience they can’t find anywhere else without boarding a plane and putting the ball all over the planet. - Read More

  • Five Easy Steps for Planning Your Spring Buddies’ Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 12/01

    The weather is cold, the fairways are unfair and the greens are starting to look like browns at your local golf courses. Those are all signs that it’s time to start planning your spring golf trip with buddies to Myrtle Beach. With more than 100 golf courses to choose from, the Grand Strand is the perfect place for a group getaway so your party can soak up plenty of golf and off-the-course fun. Here’s a five-step checklist for planning your spring golf trip to Myrtle Beach: - Read More

  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Golf Etiquette

    Posted on 12/01

    There are few sports where your etiquette can have as much effect on fellow players as golf. Someone with bad etiquette can make an otherwise pleasant day on the golf course downright awful. Worse, if the ranger is not on his game, there’s little you can do about it without getting into an altercation. We’ve all been there before – stuck behind a group who’s breaking every rule in the etiquette book. What’s even more sad is sometimes that group doesn’t even know they’re doing anything wrong, when they’re actually forcing groups of golfers to suffer behind them. - Read More

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 11/25

    The year is winding down. We’re in the fairway on the 18th hole. There’s no wind, and it’s a soft wedge into the green. It’s time to finish up the year with a birdie. But the end of the year also means the dreaded New Year’s resolution and the inevitable lack of creativity with said resolutions. Go on a diet. Save more money. Work out 5 days a week. Sorry, but we’ve heard all of these before, and we know how the story ends. We all forget our resolutions by February 1. It’s no one’s fault. It’s just human nature. In 2015, we’re going to change the game by focusing on the game. Our golf game, of course. We figure if we make a resolution based on something we actually enjoy we should be able to keep it. Here our the top candidates for our 2015 New Year’s golf resolution. - Read More

  • Golfers Play Loose With Winter Rules

    Posted on 11/21

    It's that time of year when one of the most confusing rules in the book come into play. Winter rules, also known as "preferred lies," is perhaps so confusing because it technically isn't a rule at all, but is often treated as an unwritten rule that often gets abused. Although "winter rules" were clarified by golf's governing bodies, the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, with the 2004 edition of the "Rules of Golf," no such provision previously existed in the list of golf's 34 official rules. - Read More

  • Top 5 Clubhouses on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 11/17

    They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge a golf course by its clubhouse. But that’s not always the case on the Grand Strand, which features more than 100 golf courses. Not coincidentally, some of the Strand’s top-rated layouts also happen to be home to the most impressive clubhouses. Here’s a list of the top five clubhouses in the Myrtle Beach area. - Read More

  • Top 10 Places for Golfers off the Course in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/10

    The Grand Strand boasts more than 100 championship golf courses, but there are five times as many places for golfers to hang out after their rounds. From sports bars to cigar and gin joints, golfers have plenty of options for unwinding after a long day on the links. Whether you are playing on the Waccamaw Golf Trail, the Big Cats courses of North Carolina or the home courses of Myrtle Beach, you won’t have to travel far to find the perfect 19th hole for you and your foursome. After playing 18 holes, check out these top 10 Myrtle Beach watering holes where you can relax and recover from your round. - Read More

  • From Tweaks to Transformations: Great Places to Get Golf Lessons in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/03

    Let’s face it, golf is an intimidating game. It’s challenging. If your swing is off by a millimeter, it could be the difference between a perfect shot and a shot that lands in the middle of the drink. That challenge is also what makes golf so rewarding. Golfers can experience the worst rounds in their life, but make one sweet swing or one long putt that brings them back for more. When you finally hit that perfect ball exactly the way you envisioned it, the result is priceless. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf By the Numbers

    Posted on 11/03

    Golf is a game of numbers. 300-yard drives. 30-foot putts. 56-degree wedges. Titleist Pro V1s. 4 major championships. 18 holes. And hopefully, really low scores. With the Grand Strand being the unofficial golf capital of the country, let’s take a look at Myrtle Beach golf by the numbers… - Read More

  • Round Up the Fellas For Your Bachelor Party to the Beach

    Posted on 10/27

    Let’s take a look the necessary ingredients to a successful bachelor party weekend. Crew of friends? Check. Bro activities? Check. Warm weather? Check. A little irreverence? Check. Endless food options? Check. Sure, you can get all of those things and more in Vegas, but you’re also likely to spend three times more money than you wanted to. You can certainly get most of those ingredients in Mexico too, but that requires everyone having their passport in order and multiple flights from most places in the country. With endless golf, entertainment, sunny, blue skies, a little trouble and restaurants for days, Myrtle Beach has all you need and more for an amazing bachelor party weekend. Here’s how to do Myrtle Beach the right way for the groom-to-be. - Read More

  • Order one more round at Wicked Stick before last call

    Posted on 10/20

    The rumors are flying as prodigiously as wayward drives on the course. Wicked Stick – the John Daly course in Surfside Beach – could be closing. One of the courses biggest advantages could be the number one reason a homebuilder is looking to purchase the track. The location on Highway 17 – easily visible for countless motorists every day – makes it a highly valuable piece of land. If these rumors end up being true, it’s time to make plans to get out to the course and play it one more time. - Read More

  • After 18, Check Out These 7 Post-Round Restaurants

    Posted on 10/17

    I don’t know about you, but 18 holes of golf tend to work up my appetite. There’s nothing like a hearty meal, whether you’ve had a good day or a bad day on the course. In the Myrtle Beach area, somehow there are even more restaurant options than golf courses, but that doesn’t mean you will have a good post-round meal at just any restaurant. On top of that, golfers need to know where to find a good food spot that’s not too far from their course. Check out our 7 best places to eat after golfing in Myrtle Beach. - Read More

  • 7 Days in Golf Heaven – A Recommended Myrtle Beach Golf Schedule

    Posted on 09/30

    As much fun as it is to forget about calendars and times and meetings when you’re on a golf vacation, set a schedule for your Myrtle Beach golf trip. It may sound boring, but it’s the best way to maximize your time on and off the courses. Let’s assume you’re spending a full seven days in Myrtle Beach and your primary goal is to get in as much Grand Strand golf as possible. Here’s our recommended course of action. Pun intended. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf – what’s your type?

    Posted on 09/30

    What type of golfer are you? Golfers can range from die-hards to people who just like to hit the golf ball around in the great outdoors for a couple of hours. Unlike other sports, there are endless types of golfers out there. Let’s take a look at some of the types of golfers and recommended courses for each to play. The amazing thing about Myrtle Beach is that with all of the golf courses in the area, there’s definitely something for everyone. The avid golfer – this guy or girl lives, eats, sleeps, breathes and dreams golf. He knows which pro plays well in Scotland on cloudy days on the third Thursday in July. He knows how many dimples there are on a golf ball. He also knows how many golf balls he’s lost – in his entire life. - Read More

  • Practice Makes Perfect Golf in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 09/21

    “We’re talking about practice, man. Not the game. Not the game. Practice.” Former NBA star Allen Iverson probably uttered the most famous quote about practice in the history of the world. Games are always more fun than practice. Games count. Practice doesn’t. Except in golf, if you don’t practice, you’ll probably never make it to the game. Golf is one sport where there are few Allen Iversons, few naturals. Everyone has to work hard at the sport. Even Tiger Woods was practicing golf when he was two years old. Golf practice is all about hour upon hour of time at the driving range. So if you have to spend so much time on practice, it’s a good idea to know where all the best practice spots are in Myrtle Beach. Check out these spots when you need to practice. - Read More

  • Get your golf game on target with a GPS Rangefinder

    Posted on 09/19

    We’ve all been there before. Ball is in the middle of the fairway. You pick out your club, make a perfect swing. Your ball is headed right at the flag. This is going to be good. Until… The ball flies 20 yards over the green into the rough. Or 20 yards short of the green in a sand trap. You did everything right, and now you’ll be lucky to swing a bogey out of the hole. Well, I take that back, you did ALMOST everything right. You didn’t use a GPS finder to ensure you were using the right club for the distance you had left to the hole. Gone are the days when golfers have to guess at distance to the green, to the dogleg or to the water. So many companies are making GPS devices and apps these days that the cost has gone down significantly. You may say that you don’t golf enough to warrant purchasing a GPS device for golf, but I’d argue that if you golf once or twice a month without knowing your distances, you may golf more often once you’re able to swing with confidence and without guessing. And now products range from actual GPS devices to watches to smartphone apps. Let’s check out some of the options: - Read More

  • Green greens: what’s your putting preference?

    Posted on 09/19

    Golf is all about the green. Grass is green and the majority of your round (hopefully) occurs on grass. The object of golf is to get the ball on the green as efficiently as possible in order to use that flat stick, and hopefully score a birdie or par. Then of course, if you’re good enough at golf, I mean really good where you can play on a daily basis, you can earn some green. Or in the case of Rory McIlroy, you can earn a small fortune of green. It may be out of your control as to whether or not you can earn money by playing golf, but one thing that is in your control is knowing how your ball will react on different types of grass. Due to Myrtle Beach’s warm, humid climate, bermudagrass is a popular grass on Grand Strand area courses. But did you know there are a number of types of bermudagrass in play in Myrtle Beach? Here’s a quick primer on some of the popular types of bermuda: - Read More

  • Functional Fall Golf Wear

    Posted on 09/12

    One thing you know about golf in Myrtle Beach in the summer: the weather is pretty consistent. It’s going to be hot, humid and there’s always a possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm. But in the fall, things are a little more unpredictable. There’s a really good chance that it could be 80 degrees, low humidity – absolutely perfect golf conditions. Realistically, fall golfers may face a brief shower that cools things off, then a burst of sunshine that heats things up again. In order to stay comfortable on the course, why not be prepared with functional fall golf wear. With all of the cool products on the market these days, you can be ready for any weather without packing a suitcase full of clothes for your afternoon on the course. Most of your favorite brands offer these products. Check out our fall golf necessities. - Read More

  • Tips From A Pro: Putting

    Posted on 09/01

    What are you thinking about when you step up to a putt? If your answer is anything other than “nothing”, that probably means you’re thinking too much. Just like the rest of your game, a lot of times it’s best to trust your skills and your instincts. Make your read, pick a spot, step up and hit the ball. For the novice to average golfer, the thinking game really takes an effect when a putt is for a par, or worse yet, a birdie. You have to feel for those golfers. They don’t get too many opportunities for a really nice score on a hole. Then it all falls into place. They hit a perfect drive. Then the approach shot rolls to about six feet away from the cup. For guys that shoot in the 70s all the time, they’re excited to go nail that birdie. For guys that shoot in the 90s or 100s, they are afraid of that putt as soon as their ball stops rolling. “Don’t choke” is the first thing they think, which brings us back full circle to thinking too much. I can’t get inside your head to turn your brain off when you’re putting, but here are some helpful tips that can bring more confidence and less thinking to your putting. - Read More

  • Must-Have Fall Golf Gear

    Posted on 08/20

    You’ve booked your flight, reserved your resort in Myrtle Beach and know exactly where you will dine each night, now comes the hard part. Packing! The what-to-bring vs. what-you- need debate will haunt you every night until you board the plane. You are on-point with the golf necessities, but need some tips on what’s hot for fall. We all know the weather is ever changing in fall, so you need to be prepared for that beautiful 80-degree day or that cold, rainy morning at the course. Here’s your guide to all of the must-have gear of 2014. - Read More

  • 4 Ways to Take Your Golf Look from the Shadows to the Spotlight

    Posted on 08/18

    Swing, stroke, putt and a calm demeanor all play a part in becoming the talk of the golf course but now there’s another aspect to consider: Your fashion! Golf fashion trends have become the hottest new topic for everyone from announcers to golf enthusiasts. And the golf manufacturers are providing us with plenty of apparel options for the course. - Read More

  • 10 Steps to Plan Your Fall Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 07/29

    Before I even get to the 10 steps, just remember that this is a fun process. Planning a fall golf trip to Myrtle Beach. Fun. Planning a trip to the dentist for a root canal. Not fun. So just sit back, relax, follow these easy steps and before you know it, you’ll be playing golf in beautiful weather on some of the best courses on the planet. - Read More

  • Playing tip from a pro: how to hit downhill, uphill and side hill lies

    Posted on 07/24

    Lies, lies, and more lies. I’m not talking about the excuses you have to make in order to get to the golf course. I’m talking about those potentially troublesome, awkward angles you’ll face once your round has started. As with any golf shot, your results will get better based on the amount of practice you put in, but you need a foundation, a basis for these shots. Once you’ve practiced the basics, your confidence will grow, and in no time, you’ll be shaving quite a few strokes off your score. The only problem with practicing uneven lies is that it typically takes place on the course, because driving ranges usually only have flat practice areas. - Read More

  • Honesty, Etiquette and Golf Paths to Better Pace of Play

    Posted on 07/24

    Six hours for 18 holes? I’m sure most of us would prefer to play close to 36 in that amount of time. As if golf didn’t take enough of a commitment on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, the length of time it takes to play seemingly increases with each passing year. For single, independently wealthy, carefree people, pace of play isn’t an issue. They don’t have family commitments, jobs or worries to tend to. For the rest of us, pace of play is having a serious effect on our lives. In some cases, the worst part about it is we can’t golf as often as we want. As golfers, what can we do about pace of play? Do we really want to resort to golfing once a week instead of twice? Maybe it doesn’t have to come to that if we examine the root of the problem. Perhaps if all golfers do their part on the course, we can get back to the good old days and we’ll be zipping through 18 holes and still have time to make your nephew’s birthday party. - Read More

  • Back to the basics – rules every golfer should know

    Posted on 07/24

    The object of the game of golf is quite simple: use your clubs to hit a ball into a hole in as few strokes as possible. It doesn’t get much easier than that, right? Well, it gets a bit more complicated than that. For professionals, this means having rules officials roaming the course, ready to answer players’ questions about the rules of the game and their options for playing their ball. One of the most famous rule incidents took place at the 2013 Masters when a fan called into the tournament stating Tiger Woods broke a relatively obscure rule about dropping his ball in the wrong spot. This eventually led to some people calling for Tiger to withdraw from the tournament and also questioned whether people at home should have any effect on what’s taking place live on TV. Fortunately here we’re not talking about the rare rules of the golf game. This is a primer on the rules of the game that every golfer should know. - Read More

  • The World Am – Experience the Pro Treatment in Myrtle Beach this August

    Posted on 07/10

    Have you ever imagined yourself staring down a fifteen-foot putt for the win? The eyes of the gallery are focused squarely on you as you wipe the sweat from your brow and step up to your putt, just as the pros do every Sunday on Tour. Your dream can become reality at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur this August 25 – 29, 2014! The 31st annual edition of this amateur golf tournament is lining up to be the best yet. The best part about it is the World Am is open to all golfers 17 years and older with a certified USGA handicap. It’s truly a celebration of everything you love about golf events: top-notch courses, great competition and endless entertainment. It’s a golf tournament that’s for the people! Do you have what it takes to be named world champion? - Read More

  • From Myrtle Beach to Royal Liverpool – A Links-style Golf Primer

    Posted on 07/09

    The Open Championship, also known as The British Open, takes place at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, Merseyside, UK from July 17 - 20. Always compelling and full of intrigue, The Open Championship typically values shot-making ability versus raw power. That seems fitting for an area that’s considered the home of golf. Depending on how the wind is blowing each day, you may see players hitting a five iron off the tee on the same hole they hit a driver the day before. Open-style golf is exciting, especially for American viewers, because it’s a brand of golf Americans don’t see on a regular basis. It’s the beauty and the challenge of links-style golf. - Read More

  • Fall Golf in Myrtle Beach – Book an Incredible Trip at an Unbelievable Price

    Posted on 06/30

    College football season. Perfect sleeping weather. All of your favorite TV shows back on the air. There are so many reasons to look forward to fall. This fall, however, Myrtle Beach Golf has the ultimate offer that will have you counting down the days to September, October and November 2014. We’re calling it, The Lowest Rates in a Decade for your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. Never before have we been able to put together rates this low for top-rated golf in Myrtle Beach. Check out these packages available through myrtlebeachgolf.com. - Read More

  • Five Fun Myrtle Beach Attractions to Check Out When You’re Not on the Golf Course

    Posted on 06/25

    The beach is a no-brainer – miles of sand, sun and sea with all of the ocean-related activities one could ask for. But where else do golfers go when they’re not on the course in Myrtle Beach? With the amount of growth in the area, it’s a good bet that a lot has changed since your last visit to the Grand Strand. It all has to start with the newest attraction in Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity to get a little break from the afternoon heat, look no further than the great ape climbing the faux Empire State Building. The much-anticipated Hollywood Wax Museum is actually three attractions in one. The main attraction is the Hollywood portion of the museum, but with the popularity of The Walking Dead TV show, the Outbreak zombie attraction is definitely worth checking out. There’s also a Maze of Mirrors, which is fun for all ages. - Read More

  • Founders Club – A New Classic Golf Course

    Posted on 06/24

    One of the “younger” courses in the Myrtle Beach area, Founders Club offers just about everything a discriminating golfer could ask for in a course. Opening in 2008, Founders Club features dramatic holes, breathtaking views, natural beauty and lowcountry charm. All of it combines for some spectacular golf. - Read More

  • Golf Gone Wild – Radical Pace of Play Remedies

    Posted on 06/24

    The apocalypse of golf is upon us. The group in front of you takes 24 practice swings before each shot. Not only that, one of the guys breaks out his Camilo Villegas impression to read a three-footer. You can no longer play 18 holes in less than six hours. Because of the time commitment it takes to play golf, fewer people are coming to the course. Will golf be relegated to the history books if we don’t do something to speed up the game and draw in new players? That remains to be seen, but people are talking about pace of play. The result: inventive and somewhat radical ways to speed up and increase the popularity of golf. - Read More

  • Chipping Tips: Focus on Your Short Game to Cut Strokes Off Your Score

    Posted on 06/24

    It’s probably the last aspect of the game most people think of when trying to improve their golf scores. Everyone wants to drive the ball farther. And it’s easy to save strokes by putting the ball better. Even approach shots get more attention. But chipping? Yes, chipping is often forgotten, possibly reserved for two range balls out of a bucket of 100. But when you come up short of the green or overshoot the back of the green, wouldn’t you rather have a one-footer to save par than an eight-footer? Not only does that save strokes, but it also relieves some stress from your day at the course. Follow these helpful chipping tips to improve your game and your scorecard. - Read More

  • The U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2: A Summer Staple

    Posted on 06/09

    As the summer heats up, so do the storylines when it comes to the 114th United States Open Championship. With the recent headlines of insider trading on the game’s most lovable player, Phil Mickelson, the split between longtime power couple Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, and the disappointing, but expected, absence of Tiger Woods due his recovery from back surgery, the buzz off the course might be thicker than rough on the course this year. Nevertheless, once play starts, the attention and focus is sure to remain on the ever-changing leaderboard. - Read More

  • Watch the Pros, Then Play Like a Pro at Grand Dunes

    Posted on 05/30

    From June 22 – 25, 2014, the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship – the premiere PGA of America event for PGA professionals – takes place at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, SC. After watching the PGA pros take on these pristine Grand Strand courses, challenge yourself at Grand Dunes by taking advantage of special post-tournament prices. Afternoon tee times from June 26 through June 29 are only $50 per golfer. - Read More

  • Father’s Day and Myrtle Beach Golf Belong Together

    Posted on 05/30

    Myrtle Beach is golf, and Father’s Day has golf written all over it. This Father’s Day, it’s time to get off the couch and take your dad to one of Myrtle Beach’s picturesque golf courses. With seemingly endless courses up and down the South Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach has something for every father and daughter or son, regardless of skill level. You may think it’s difficult to get a tee time on Father’s Day in one of the most popular places to golf in the world, but Myrtle Beach’s multitude of courses provide a lot of options. When you book in advance, you should have no trouble getting a tee time for you and your dad. Here are just of few of the courses where you and your father can make golf memories this year. - Read More

  • Five hours on a hot golf course? Five tips to stay cool

    Posted on 05/29

    Five hours on a golf course in the Myrtle Beach sun can be a long day. When it’s 93 degrees and humid, five hours on the course can be downright brutal on your body. While Myrtle Beach is known for its amazing golf, it gets quite hot in the Grand Strand in the heat of summer. That’s why it’s essential to prepare yourself for the elements so you can fully enjoy your summer day on a Myrtle Beach golf course. Here are five ways to prepare for a hot day on the golf course. - Read More

  • Create Family Fun and Memories with Kids Play Free Golf in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 05/20

    Now beach time isn’t the only outdoor family time when vacationers visit Myrtle Beach. When looking for activities in addition to the ocean, hit the links for Kids Play Free golf at some of the top courses in the golf capital of the world. Nearly 50 courses in the Grand Strand area offer free golf for junior golfers (16 and under) when paired with a paying adult. Not only is this a great opportunity to get your family onto some amazing golf courses, it’s also one way to help save the game of golf for the next generation. - Read More

 
  • Golfer on Your Gift List? Here Are 3 Great Stocking-Stuffer Ideas for Christmas

    Posted on 11/23

    Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s not too early to start making a list, checking it twice and taking care of the items on it. One great way to make a dent in your gift list is with stocking stuffers, which, though small, can pack a memorable punch. If you have a golfer on your list (or want to start dropping gift hints for yourself), here are some great stocking-stuffer ideas: - Read More

  • 3 Reasons to Make DICK’S Sporting Goods Your Golf-Equipment Source

    Posted on 11/04

    Many of you have complimented our recent rundowns on two golf-specific Myrtle Beach retailers: PGA TOUR Superstore and Golfsmith. Unfortunately, you may have heard the news recently that Golfsmith filed for bankruptcy and will be closing a number of its retail outlets. One of these casualties is the Golfsmith Xtreme location across from North Myrtle Beach’s PGA TOUR Superstore (longtime area visitors know the spot as a former Golf Dimensions). That said, Myrtle Beach’s main Golfsmith store will remain open, but ultimately will be run by the company that recently acquired Golfsmith: DICK’S Sporting Goods. It turns out that DICK’S already has a Myrtle Beach location, at Coastal Grand Mall. If you find yourself hanging around in that area, here are three reasons to stop in: - Read More

  • Shopping for a Golfer (or Yourself) This Holiday Season? Consider These 4 Awesome Gifts

    Posted on 10/21

    It’s fall, and you know what that means: The holiday season is just around the corner. If you have any golfers on your list — or want to start dropping hints to others for gift ideas for yourself — here are four ideas that run the gamut from the super-practical to the magically absurd: - Read More

  • 3 Reasons the PGA Tour Superstore Should Be Your Myrtle Beach Golf Equipment Hub

    Posted on 09/02

    The Myrtle Beach area is an all-golf, all-the-time type of place. Yes, it’s home to some 100 golf courses, and it’s also the mini-golf capital of the world. Finally, there are a number of massive golf stores that attract thousands of visitors and locals annually. After all, if you’ve just three-putted six greens, it might be time to buy a new putter, right? - Read More

  • Had a Bad Front Nine? Here’s How to Turn It Around on the Back

    Posted on 08/30

    So, you may have made a few more bogeys or double-bogeys than usual on the opening nine of your round. We’ve all been there. Lucky for you, there’s a lot of golf left to play and a lot of chances to redeem yourself and salvage a decent score for the round. - Read More

  • Experience the North Strand’s Top 5 Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Trip

    Posted on 06/17

    The greater Myrtle Beach area is home to some 100 golf courses, so naturally there’s some competition (friendly, of course) between them. One of the places in which that competition plays out is through the simple yet informative ranking system found on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, where visitors and Myrtle Beach locals alike rank each Grand Strand golf course from 1 to 5 in six different categories: Tees, Fairways, Greens, Staff, Pro Shop and Grill. For golfers who treat their rounds as an all-around experience, this provides a great snapshot of each course at a given time. - Read More

  • It’s Hip to Play There: The 9 Most Popular Grand Strand Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/17

    If you want to craft an unforgettable vacation filled with as much great golf as you can play, one destination stands out: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when you’re looking to put together your itinerary of courses plus the perfect accommodations for you and your group, one website stands out: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Play the South Strand’s 5 Best Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 05/11

    In the Myrtle Beach area, competition among the dozens of golf courses that call the Grand Strand home is friendly, but fierce. And in the southern part of the region — south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, essentially — pride and prosperity drive the courses to offer the best possible golf experience to visitors and locals alike. Course operators know that Myrtle Beach golf travelers can be a discerning bunch, so they try their hardest to win loyalty and business by offering immaculate golf course conditions and friendly, attentive service to complement a fun, challenging golf course. According to the readers of MyrtleBeachGolf.com, here are the top five golf courses on the South Strand: - Read More

  • Surf The Earth’ on a GolfBoard This Spring at True Blue Golf Club

    Posted on 04/20

    Motorized golf carts began conveying players en masse over the links sometime in the 1950s, enabling golf course architects to build courses on more mountainous and spread-out terrain from that point forward, as walking the entire course was no longer a necessity. Fast forward more than half a century, and another form of golf-course transportation is taking hold: the GolfBoard. The inventors of the device, a one-rider, four-wheeled, 115-pound vehicle, encourage golfers to use it to “surf the Earth” or “surf the turf.” Fittingly, one of its inventors is Laird Hamilton, a veteran of the professional surfing circuit. - Read More

  • King and Bear: The Two Golf Legends Have Left Lasting Marks on Myrtle Beach Golf

    Posted on 04/13

    Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus — two of the most recognizable names in the history of golf. And this is true not just because of their combined 25 major championships and 210 combined worldwide professional wins. Part of the reason why their names will live on in the minds and memories of golfers is because of their “second careers” — serving as award-winning golf course architects. And they have both left their mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. - Read More

  • VPAR – A Must-Have Golf App

    Posted on 03/30

    The golf course is no longer a technology-free zone — in fact, far from it. While some stuffy private clubs may continue to disallow cell phones, public and resort layouts are setting the scene for all kinds of interactions, both in person and over social media. Just browse the accounts of golf-loving people and groups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and you’ll come across hundreds of photos and videos of people having fun on the golf course. - Read More

  • Re-create the Greatest Shots in Masters History at International World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 03/25

    I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. Why? Because it’s almost time for the Masters! - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Boasts 10 of South Carolina’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play’

    Posted on 03/22

    Just a few weeks ago, Golfweek Magazine released its hotly anticipated “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, and once again, the South Carolina portion of the list is dominated by Myrtle Beach-area layouts. This year, out of 15 top South Carolina public, semi-private and resort courses assessed by Golfweek’s expert course raters panel, 10 of them are located in Myrtle Beach. Here they are: - Read More

  • The Best Golf Destination Gets Better: Renovations Galore in Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/10

    This is especially true in the densely populated golf destination of Myrtle Beach. Indeed, the last few years have seen a number of courses along the Grand Strand making their own adjustments in order to provide the best possible experience for the hundreds of thousands of golfers who visit the area each year. The latest renovation trend kicked off in earnest back in 2009, when architect Craig Schreiner carried out a large-scale renovation at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course. There, Schreiner switched the nines and rearranged a couple holes on the current front nine, adding a brand-new carpet of salt water-tolerant Paspalum grass on top. The effort brought Pine Lakes back into the upper echelon of Myrtle Beach golf courses. - Read More

  • Five Great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Golfers

    Posted on 12/22

    Shopping for a golfer can be tricky, so it makes sense if your own shopping list still has a blank line for that special golfer in your life with Christmas so close. While checking off the last items on your shopping list, here are five great gift ideas you’ll easily be able to grab for your golfer before Christmas: - Read More

  • The Best Christmas Gifts are Myrtle Beach Golf Packages

    Golf Packages

    Posted on 12/14

    Here’s a little Christmas secret: Santa is a golfer. In addition to being a kind and generous soul, an excellent toymaker and, oh yeah, a globetrotting reindeer pilot, he’s also got a sweet swing and putting stroke. But he can’t play back home at the North Pole. It’s too cold and he can’t find the white ball on a blanket of snow. So the jolly ol’ elf likes to throw his clubs in the sleigh and take frequent trips to Myrtle Beach to brush up on his game and unwind from his whirlwind tour of the world. We suggest you do the same as Santa and book your post-holiday Myrtle Beach golf package. Whether you get one as a Christmas gift (hint hint, Santa) or want to get away with a group of golf buddies at a bargain price, a golf trip to Myrtle Beach will do wonders for your game and your state of mind. By booking your trip through www.myrtlebeachgolf.com, you are guaranteed the lowest rate available at all the Grand Strand’s top courses. Check out these special packages and follow Santa’s lead to Myrtle Beach: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf Courses That Are Worth the Greens Fees

    Myrtle Beach Golf Courses That Are Worth the Greens Fees

    Posted on 07/28

    There comes a time in every golfer’s life when he has to splurge. When you do the math, it may cost you around $10 per hole for the greens fees on 18 holes, but the experience will be well worth the price of admission. Trust us. The following courses have a reputation for costing a bit more than your average Myrtle Beach course, however they are consistently listed as some of the top-rated courses in Myrtle Beach and in the country. - Read More

  • Overseeding? Overrated!

    Overseeding? Overrated!

    Posted on 08/26

    Summer is winding down, which means the countdown is on: in less than two months’ time, most golf courses in Myrtle Beach and across the South will be overseeding their golf courses. You see, the Bermuda grass native to much of this part of the country goes dormant every year, taking it from its deep summer green to a khaki color for the winter. And as long as the technology has existed, golf courses in parts of the South that welcome many golf tourists in the cooler season—hello, Myrtle Beach!—have thrown down a bunch of rye grass seed and watered the hell out of it, because unlike Bermuda, rye will stay green through the winter. “Hooray,” chant the operators of Grand Strand golf courses. - Read More

  • Golf Jokes

    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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    Posted on 06/26

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  • Golf Quotes

    Posted on 06/26

    Ben Hogan: “I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games.”“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club don't you?” - Read More

  • 499 Reasons and Excuses to Play Golf

    499 Reasons and Excuses to Play Golf

    Posted on 06/25

    1. A free round of golf was included with lessons. 2. A free round of golf was thrown in for test-driving the car. 3. After reading the USGA rules, I have to change my theory on golf. - Read More

  • Addicted To Golf

    Posted on 06/25

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    Posted on 06/25

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    Posted on 06/25

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    Posted on 06/25

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  • Myrtle Beach Golf Seasons

    Posted on 06/25

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  • A Golfer’s Guide to 48 Hours in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/20

    You only have 48 hours and you want to make the most of your time while on your quick golf vacation here in Myrtle Beach, we have a few suggestions to help you along the way. - Read More

  • TopGolf Bringing An Exciting New Attraction to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/13

    Exciting new attraction heading to Myrtle Beach that golfers and want to be golfers can enjoy and take the game of golf to the next level. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Fairway Insider: Top 5 Rated Courses From Fall 2017

    Posted on 11/13

    If you’re looking for up-to-date reviews of the Grand Strand’s golf courses, Myrtle Beach Fairway Insider is one of the best resources available. Visiting golfers regularly share their thoughts on the area’s dozens of layouts for their fellow travelers. - Read More

  • Deal Alert: MyrtleBeachGolf.com’s New Clubhouse Pass

    Posted on 09/22

    If you’ve been mulling over options for your fall 2017 Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you must read about the newest multi-round package available with us at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Greg Norman’s Influence on Myrtle Beach Goes Beyond Golf

    Posted on 09/15

    For golfers who watched the game on television in the ’80s and ’90s, there were few more powerful and accurate strikers of the golf ball than The Shark, Australia’s Greg Norman. - Read More

  • How to Plan Your Fall Golf Vacation at MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 09/08

    The Summer is cooling down and the kids are back at school, plan that fall golf getaway and get some quality time on the greens here in Myrtle Beach. - Read More

  • Eagle Watch Golf Brings a New Form of Drama to Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 08/22

    Check out some new technology that might bring your golf game to the next level. - Read More

  • Long Bay Resort Is High on Many Myrtle Beach Visitors’ Lists

    Posted on 07/20

    Find the perfect place to stay during your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation. - Read More

  • Legends Resort Offers 3 Excellent Myrtle Beach Golf Experiences

    Posted on 07/20

    Read more about the legendary golf experience you can have while on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Top Oceanfront Resorts

    Posted on 07/10

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s greatest golf destinations. And as an all-you-can-play-type destination, sometimes golfers can come to town and focus so much on tees, greens and fairways that they may overlook another key feature of the region: the beach. - Read More

  • A Tour Of Myrtle Beach’s “Perfect Round”

    Posted on 06/27

    Founded in 2004, the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel has become the leading authority on the Palmetto State’s hundreds of golf courses. Every year, they release their findings on an alternating basis: on even years, the panel runs down the “Top Golf Courses in South Carolina,” and on odd years, they publish their “Best You Can Play” list, which excludes the state’s private courses. - Read More

  • North-of-the-Border Best: The Top Myrtle Beach-area Golf Courses in the Tar Heel State

    Posted on 06/08

    The City of Myrtle Beach is located entirely in the state of South Carolina, but the golf-rich region it anchors is located not just in the Palmetto State, but in the Tar Heel State of North Carolina, as well. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Locals’ Favorite Golf Courses

    Posted on 06/08

    With about 100 golf courses scattered up and down the Grand Strand, uniting the North Carolina and South Carolina coastlines from Pawleys Island in the south to just south of Wilmington in the north, there is an incredible variety of golf itineraries to be planned in the Myrtle Beach area. And since Myrtle Beach is one of the premier golf destinations on Earth, its scores of courses play host to golfers from across the world every year. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Popular Courses This Spring, According to Fairway Insider

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the most special things about the Myrtle Beach golf scene is that the abundance of golf offerings, and the vast number of golfers who come each year to experience them, create a huge network of player reviews, so that anyone planning a trip is able to see what courses are currently offering the best possible experiences. - Read More

  • The Best Things About Summer Golf In Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 05/23

    One of the most heated debate topics about golf in Myrtle Beach stems from a single question: When is the best time of year to visit? Of course, we believe the answer is “anytime,” but people don’t seem to be satisfied with that answer, and so the debate rages on relatively evenly between the four seasons. - Read More

  • The Veterans Golf Classic: One Of Myrtle Beach’s Best Events

    Posted on 05/23

    Golf and the military have long enjoyed a close and special relationship. There are nearly 200 golf courses on U.S. military bases around the world, and the sport is one of the most popular recreational activities for retired and active duty military personnel alike. - Read More

  • A Foursome Of Awesome Free Golf Apps

    Posted on 05/23

    More and more, the golf course is becoming less a refuge from technology and more a setting for technology that can help organize and improve your game. As a result, thousands of apps have cropped up in recent years, all vying for the precious real estate that is your smartphone’s memory board. - Read More

  • Arcadian Shores Honors Its History By Moving Forward

    Posted on 05/19

    Most people know Myrtle Beach as one of the world’s modern golf meccas. And with good reason – literally dozens of golf courses were built up and down the Grand Strand from about 1985 through 2008. But some of the area’s most beloved layouts predate that time frame, and have built decades’ worth of good will toward generations of golfers, both visiting and residing in the area. - Read More

  • The Myrtle Beach Golf Directors’ Favorite Par 3s on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 04/27

    Par 3s are so often the heart and soul of great golf courses. Because the golfer is meant (ideally) to go from tee to green in a single swing, they are often the most photogenic holes on a given course. The seventh at Pebble Beach, the 12th at Augusta National and the 17th at TPC Sawgrass are all iconic one-shot holes because they’ve graced pages of magazines and coffee-table books ever since they were built. - Read More

  • Score Tons of Added Value When You Book a Golf Package at MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 04/21

    Looking for the perfect late-spring golf getaway? Myrtle Beach has so much to offer that it’s hard to go wrong when deciding where to stay and play on the Grand Strand. That said, there are ways to supercharge your experience in order to wring the maximum possible bang out of each buck you invest in your Myrtle Beach golf adventure. To do that, head to MyrtleBeachGolf.com and check out one of these awesome current offers packed with added value: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Best Off-Course 19th Hole Options

    Posted on 04/12

    After a few hours of hard play on the golf course, there are few things better than sitting down with a drink and shooting the breeze about the day’s trials and triumphs. Normally, the place to do that is in the bar at the clubhouse of the course you’ve just played. But it’s not the only place, especially for visiting golfers who fancy themselves not only connoisseurs of the links, but also of an area’s local beers, wines and spirits. For such folks, Myrtle Beach holds some pleasant surprises. To wit: - Read More

  • Where to Enjoy the Masters in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/31

    After what always seems like an endless wait, the year’s first major championship is nearly upon us. Even in years when unseasonably warm weather visits usually frigid parts of the country in February and March, the annual invitational gathering of the world’s best golfers always feels like the “official” start of spring. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses for Spring Scenery

    Posted on 03/22

    Spring has arrived, and if you’re going to be in Myrtle Beach, that means a few things. Great weather is definitely #1, but it’s not the only source of delight during the season of renewal. If you regard golf courses as places not just of challenge and recreation but also of beauty, you’re going to love springtime along the Grand Strand. If you’d like to enjoy some wonderful spring scenery while you’re playing golf here, these are the courses you should target in particular: - Read More

  • Monday After the Masters: A Myrtle Beach Tradition Like No Other

    Posted on 03/22

    Before breaking out as a solo country music star, Darius Rucker was the front man for one of the most recognizable rock groups of the late 1990s and early 2000s: Hootie and the Blowfish. Once the band, which came together in the late 1980s at the University of South Carolina, had become a household name, Rucker and his bandmates Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld began hosting an annual charity golf tournament in 1994. During the first few years, the event took place in Columbia, South Carolina, but as it grew and began attracting professional golfers and celebrities, the band decided to move the fun tournament down to Myrtle Beach. The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation was established in 2000 and has remained the beneficiary of Monday After the Masters ever since. This year’s tournament will be played at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. - Read More

  • The Wizard Golf Course: Playable Fun From Mystical Golf

    Posted on 03/13

    Open since 1996, The Wizard Golf Course is one of three golf courses under the Mystical Golf umbrella - along with The Witch and Man O’ War - in the Myrtle Beach area. Dan Maples designed the course, as he did the other two. Maples and his design-and-construction team moved more than a million cubic feet of land to create The Wizard, sculpting a windswept landscape meant to remind visiting golfers of the links of Scotland. As a result, the course is an engaging one, though not overly taxing. It has served Grand Strand locals and frequent visitors alike for more than two decades now. - Read More

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Myrtle Beach’s Best-Value Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/13

    Given the vastness of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf offerings, there is quite a spectrum of courses on offer. They vary by age, architectural style and, most importantly for many golfers, price. It is understandable to believe the most expensive courses to be the “best” courses — and in many cases, this is true. But there are exceptions. And in this way, the Grand Strand is home to some of the best-value golf courses you are likely to find anywhere. Here are five of our nominations for this value-oriented category: - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach’s Most Scenic Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/13

    With some 100 golf courses arrayed across more than 60 miles of Carolina coastline, there are a number of Grand Strand layouts that enjoy some spectacular scenery. Here are ten notable ones: - Read More

  • Planning a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip? Here’s How to Make MyrtleBeachGolf.com Work for You

    Posted on 02/08

    With some 100 golf courses spread out across a roughly 60-mile stretch of beautiful North and South Carolina coastal areas, the Grand Strand is one of the top golf destinations in the world. As such, it can be a little challenging to just dive in and plan a trip if you’ve never visited before. That’s where MyrtleBeachGolf.com comes in. As the easiest and most comprehensive online provider of area golf packages, it is the perfect trip-planning resource for prospective newcomers to the Grand Strand and seasoned veterans alike. Here’s how to get the most out of the site as you plan your Myrtle Beach golf excursion: - Read More

  • Planning a Spring Golf Trip? Here’s Why Myrtle Beach Is a Perfect Destination

    Posted on 01/31

    Chances are, if you’re reading this, the weather outside your front door is cold, windy, snowy and/or icy. In other words, it is not golf weather, and it won’t be for at least a few more weeks. - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club: A Throwback Classic on the Southern Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The area from Pawleys Island up through Litchfield Beach and into Murrells Inlet is its own unique Grand Strand subregion, home to a number of the area’s best golf courses. - Read More

  • PGA Tour Action Set to Heat Up

    Posted on 01/30

    Even though the PGA Tour season technically begins in mid-October, the vast majority of golf fans - even fairly hard-core ones - don’t pay too much attention to that first half-dozen stroke-play events, which precede a break of about a month and a half. - Read More

  • TPC Myrtle Beach: Play Where the Pros Play on the Grand Strand

    Posted on 01/30

    The TPC - or Tournament Players Club - network of courses has been popular with golfers since launching in the 1970s with the construction of the world-famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, around the corner from the PGA Tour’s headquarters. - Read More

  • Wild Wing Plantation: One of Myrtle Beach Golf’s Hidden Gems

    Posted on 12/29

    Wild Wing Plantation is tucked away in a quiet forest off Highway 501 just west of Myrtle Beach in Conway. It is home to 27 holes of golf that may strike some as off-the-beaten-path relative to some of the area’s other layouts, but once you visit, you’ll realize that the extra few minutes you may spend getting there are well worth it. - Read More

  • He’s Back: Tiger Woods Is Healthy and Ready to Get Back to Golf

    Posted on 12/22

    It was a long wait, but it finally came to an end last month. At long last, Tiger Woods is officially back on the golf course in a competitive capacity. There was something of a false start back in the fall, when Woods, who had previously indicated his intention to play in October’s PGA Tour season-opening Safeway Open, ultimately passed on playing. But a few weeks later, he committed to play in December’s star-studded, 18-player Hero World Challenge, the event for which he serves as host. - Read More

  • How to Book a Spring Golfing-Group Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 12/14

    If you’re reading this, chances are the golf lover in you is a little bummed out by the cold weather that’s descended on us as we embark on 2017. We may be biased, but here in Myrtle Beach, we consider this the perfect time to start planning a golf trip to the Grand Strand to experience some of the nearly 100 courses in the region. - Read More

  • Golf Courses Up and Down the Grand Strand Earn Awards

    Posted on 12/09

    In an area with such a large volume of golf courses as Myrtle Beach, there are bound to be some awards earned for the “best of the best” layouts from time to time. And indeed, every year, a number of Grand Strand layouts earn recognition from various golf and travel publications. - Read More

  • Bringing The Kids To Play Golf In Myrtle Beach? Here’s Why That’s An Awesome Idea

    Posted on 11/30

    Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best golf destinations because it’s great for all types of visiting golfers – younger, older, large groups, couples and especially families. In fact, Myrtle Beach is home to some of the most family-friendly fairways on the planet. This might be a bold statement, but we’re prepared to back it up. - Read More

  • Golfer on Your Gift List? Here Are 3 Great Stocking-Stuffer Ideas for Christmas

    Posted on 11/23

    Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s not too early to start making a list, checking it twice and taking care of the items on it. One great way to make a dent in your gift list is with stocking stuffers, which, though small, can pack a memorable punch. If you have a golfer on your list (or want to start dropping gift hints for yourself), here are some great stocking-stuffer ideas: - Read More

  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 11/16

    It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is in the rear-view mirror and November is already here. Just around the corner: Thanksgiving, Christmas and the turning of the calendar to 2017. For golfers in most of the Northern Hemisphere, this is a bummer, because the traditional golf season is either winding down or over altogether. Temperatures are plummeting, leaves are jumping off trees, and snow and ice are either falling or on the way in short order. - Read More

  • 3 Reasons to Make DICK’S Sporting Goods Your Golf-Equipment Source

    Posted on 11/04

    Many of you have complimented our recent rundowns on two golf-specific Myrtle Beach retailers: PGA TOUR Superstore and Golfsmith. Unfortunately, you may have heard the news recently that Golfsmith filed for bankruptcy and will be closing a number of its retail outlets. One of these casualties is the Golfsmith Xtreme location across from North Myrtle Beach’s PGA TOUR Superstore (longtime area visitors know the spot as a former Golf Dimensions). That said, Myrtle Beach’s main Golfsmith store will remain open, but ultimately will be run by the company that recently acquired Golfsmith: DICK’S Sporting Goods. It turns out that DICK’S already has a Myrtle Beach location, at Coastal Grand Mall. If you find yourself hanging around in that area, here are three reasons to stop in: - Read More

  • Want to Keep Winter Cabin Fever Away? Plan a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 10/28

    It’s 20 degrees outside. The wind is whistling around the corners of your house and through the shutters on your windows. If you want to go to the store, you first have to spend five minutes scraping frost off your windshield. You haven’t seen the grass on your lawn in weeks, maybe months. - Read More

  • Shopping for a Golfer (or Yourself) This Holiday Season? Consider These 4 Awesome Gifts

    Posted on 10/21

    It’s fall, and you know what that means: The holiday season is just around the corner. If you have any golfers on your list — or want to start dropping hints to others for gift ideas for yourself — here are four ideas that run the gamut from the super-practical to the magically absurd: - Read More

  • United States Breaks Ryder Cup Losing Streak; Myrtle Beach’s Own Dustin Johnson Helps the Cause

    Posted on 10/14

    After two years of hand-wringing over the potential effectiveness of Davis Love III’s second Ryder Cup captaincy — during a period that saw the creation and mobilization of a much-discussed and much-derided “Ryder Cup Task Force” as a way to turn around team fortunes — the American side claimed a decisive 17-11 victory over the European team on U.S. soil at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area. - Read More

  • Looking for Some Competition? Play in the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

    Posted on 09/22

    You may already know that one of Myrtle Beach’s many close associations with the game of golf is the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, which welcomes more than 3,000 amateur golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand every year. - Read More

  • Looking to Improve Your Game in Myrtle Beach? Visit These 3 Top Golf Teachers

    Posted on 09/21

    As you probably know, the Myrtle Beach area is one of the world’s foremost golf destinations, with some 100 golf courses located along the Grand Strand, a region featuring a 60-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline. - Read More

  • Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Honored by Golf Magazine

    Caledonia ranked #29 by Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play

    Posted on 09/12

    It only makes sense that golfers like to keep track of things beyond just their score for a given round. Truly avid players live to collect great experiences and play great courses, which is what brings so many thousands of them to Myrtle Beach every year. The surrounding Grand Strand is home to some 100 golf courses, with a surprising number of first-rate layouts that garner national attention year after year. - Read More

  • Perfect for your Post-Round: Myrtle Beach’s Best Clubhouses

    Posted on 09/10

    We spend a lot of time on this site talking about Myrtle Beach’s great golf offerings. And for good reason: Together, the area’s golf courses constitute one of the world’s greatest collections. But a truly outstanding golf experience is not just about the courses. A welcoming, comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse can tie the entire day together. These are three of our favorite Myrtle Beach-area clubhouses: one each in the South, Central and North regions of the Grand Strand. - Read More

  • 3 Reasons the PGA Tour Superstore Should Be Your Myrtle Beach Golf Equipment Hub

    Posted on 09/02

    The Myrtle Beach area is an all-golf, all-the-time type of place. Yes, it’s home to some 100 golf courses, and it’s also the mini-golf capital of the world. Finally, there are a number of massive golf stores that attract thousands of visitors and locals annually. After all, if you’ve just three-putted six greens, it might be time to buy a new putter, right? - Read More

  • Had a Bad Front Nine? Here’s How to Turn It Around on the Back

    Posted on 08/30

    So, you may have made a few more bogeys or double-bogeys than usual on the opening nine of your round. We’ve all been there. Lucky for you, there’s a lot of golf left to play and a lot of chances to redeem yourself and salvage a decent score for the round. - Read More

  • Litchfield Country Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

    Posted on 08/16

    With some 100 golf courses spread out along the Grand Strand, golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area are treated to a veritable tour through the history of golf-course design dating all the way back to the 1920s, which gave rise to the first area golf course – Pine Lakes Country Club. - Read More

  • Pressed for Short-Game Practice Time? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

    Posted on 08/12

    It’s every golfer’s lament: There aren’t enough hours in the day to play or practice. Now that days are starting to get shorter, there’s less daylight to take advantage of after work, be it for nine holes or a dedicated practice session. And the short game — the facet of most golfers’ game that needs the most consistent attention — will deteriorate if it doesn’t get it. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: Home to Great Golfers

    Posted on 08/08

    If you’re reading this, you probably know that Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s (not just the nation’s) foremost golf destinations. With some 100 golf courses along the spectacular Grand Strand, there is something for every golfer, regardless of age, ability or budget. So is it any wonder that there are a number of tremendously accomplished professional golfers with strong connections to the area? That’s right. One of them is even a major champion. Here are two great Myrtle Beach-area golfers to root for: - Read More

  • Find Wildlife on the Myrtle Beach Links

    Posted on 07/29

    There are many reasons why Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best destinations for golfers. Among them are an incredible roster of great golf courses, hotel accommodations for any group type, size or budget, tons of attractions for the family — and the chance to see some exotic wildlife, particularly on the course. Since you’re reading this on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you’re probably already familiar with these first three big reasons. The fourth, though, may be news to you. But it’s true: Especially if you stay on the lookout, you’re likely to see some awesome wildlife during your golf rounds. If you’re excited about seeing the area’s fauna, here are our recommendations for the best courses to find each of the most popular species. - Read More

  • Play the Top 5 Central Grand Strand Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

    Posted on 07/22

    The Myrtle Beach area is a veritable wonderland for visiting golfers. With over 80 golf courses to choose from, the possibilities for a vacation itinerary are practically endless. With this in mind, the best piece of advice the dedicated professionals at MyrtleBeachGolf.com can give visitors is this: Try and keep your golf and accommodations focused on one of the area’s three sub-regions — the South, Central and North. - Read More

  • Haven’t Played Much Golf Lately? Shake Off the Rust at These 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 07/15

    If there’s one thing that almost all golfers have in common, it’s a complaint: that they don’t get to play golf as often as they’d like. Work, family obligations and general “stuff” in life can conspire to turn a three-rounds-a-week habit into a once-a-month-if-you’re-lucky escape. That’s why golf vacations are so important, and it’s also why so many groups of busy golf-lovers visit Myrtle Beach to play as much golf as possible over a long weekend or week-long trip. They want to make their leisure time count, and we can’t blame them. - Read More

  • 2016 Open Championship: 5 Players to Watch

    Posted on 07/07

    The 145th Open Championship will be played next week, kicking off what might be the most frenzied stretch of big-time professional golf ever. We just put the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in the books this past weekend, and the next couple months will see the following high-profile tournaments roll through the schedule: The Open Championship, the RBC Canadian Open, the PGA Championship (yes — that’s two majors in three weeks!), the Olympics, the four FedEx Cup Playoffs events and, finally, the Ryder Cup. That list doesn’t even include some of the more exciting “regular” Tour events, many of which have been moved around on the schedule to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics. - Read More

  • Sneaking In an Emergency 9 or 18 Near Your Hotel? These 4 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Are Ideal

    Posted on 07/01

    Vacation planning can take many different forms. Some folks like to develop detailed itineraries for themselves, aiming to pack as much fun into a trip as possible. Others like to play things by ear, go with the flow, and let ideas for how to spend their down time come naturally and often on the spur of the moment. Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer both these personality types, particularly for families looking to experience all the Grand Strand has to offer. - Read More

  • Love to Compete? Myrtle Beach Is a Perfect Place for a Tournament Golf Vacation

    Posted on 06/21

    Golf is great as a strictly social activity played with no stakes for pure enjoyment. But for my money, there’s nothing better than competing against others — whether at handicap or in scratch competition, for a few dollars, a shiny trophy or just some good, old-fashioned bragging rights. - Read More

  • Experience the North Strand’s Top 5 Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Trip

    Posted on 06/17

    The greater Myrtle Beach area is home to some 100 golf courses, so naturally there’s some competition (friendly, of course) between them. One of the places in which that competition plays out is through the simple yet informative ranking system found on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, where visitors and Myrtle Beach locals alike rank each Grand Strand golf course from 1 to 5 in six different categories: Tees, Fairways, Greens, Staff, Pro Shop and Grill. For golfers who treat their rounds as an all-around experience, this provides a great snapshot of each course at a given time. - Read More

  • Daughters and Sons Rejoice: Here Is Your Definitive Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

    Posted on 06/07

    Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for your golf-loving father (other than a telephone call once in a while), don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. - Read More

  • More Birdies for Your Buck: A Trio of Myrtle Beach’s Best-Value Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/31

    With some 100 area golf courses spread out across some 70 miles of coastal South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is one of the very best golf destinations in the world. As such, it offers a great experience for golfers of all ages, handicaps and, yes, budgets. Whereas the more penny-conscious set is often relegated to relative “goat tracks” in other golf destinations, in Myrtle Beach, a phenomenal roster of courses is available at rates that can seem like highway robbery. Here are three area courses that will not break the bank but will stick in your memory long after you play them: - Read More

  • On the Waterfront: Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses With Water Views

    Posted on 05/24

    One of the enduring pleasures of playing golf is the opportunity to spend time in nature. The most treasured golf courses tend to be the ones whose layouts provide a high-quality test and those situated on what seems to be a magical tract of land. In the Myrtle Beach area, home to some 100 golf courses, there are a number of layouts that stand out from the rest due to some very distinct scenery-based advantages. Given that we’re talking about coastal South Carolina, that scenery often comes in the form of water. Going back to the 16th century, when the first links of Scotland were laid out by the sea, great golf has come to be closely associated with beguiling bodies of water. Here are six Myrtle Beach golf courses where that relationship most prominently endures: - Read More

  • It’s Hip to Play There: The 9 Most Popular Grand Strand Golf Courses

    Posted on 05/17

    If you want to craft an unforgettable vacation filled with as much great golf as you can play, one destination stands out: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when you’re looking to put together your itinerary of courses plus the perfect accommodations for you and your group, one website stands out: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. - Read More

  • Play the South Strand’s 5 Best Golf Courses on Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

    Posted on 05/11

    In the Myrtle Beach area, competition among the dozens of golf courses that call the Grand Strand home is friendly, but fierce. And in the southern part of the region — south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, essentially — pride and prosperity drive the courses to offer the best possible golf experience to visitors and locals alike. Course operators know that Myrtle Beach golf travelers can be a discerning bunch, so they try their hardest to win loyalty and business by offering immaculate golf course conditions and friendly, attentive service to complement a fun, challenging golf course. According to the readers of MyrtleBeachGolf.com, here are the top five golf courses on the South Strand: - Read More

  • Surf The Earth’ on a GolfBoard This Spring at True Blue Golf Club

    Posted on 04/20

    Motorized golf carts began conveying players en masse over the links sometime in the 1950s, enabling golf course architects to build courses on more mountainous and spread-out terrain from that point forward, as walking the entire course was no longer a necessity. Fast forward more than half a century, and another form of golf-course transportation is taking hold: the GolfBoard. The inventors of the device, a one-rider, four-wheeled, 115-pound vehicle, encourage golfers to use it to “surf the Earth” or “surf the turf.” Fittingly, one of its inventors is Laird Hamilton, a veteran of the professional surfing circuit. - Read More

  • King and Bear: The Two Golf Legends Have Left Lasting Marks on Myrtle Beach Golf

    Posted on 04/13

    Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus — two of the most recognizable names in the history of golf. And this is true not just because of their combined 25 major championships and 210 combined worldwide professional wins. Part of the reason why their names will live on in the minds and memories of golfers is because of their “second careers” — serving as award-winning golf course architects. And they have both left their mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf’s 5 Most Fearsome Water Hazards

    Posted on 04/04

    Because it’s home to some 100 golf courses, the Myrtle Beach area is also home to practically every sort of feature one can find on an American golf course. These include big greens, small greens, wide fairways, bowling alley-narrow fairways, small pot bunkers, vast, sandy wastes and water hazards — lots of water hazards. Yes, many of Myrtle Beach’s course layouts end up lightening golfers’ bags by the weight of three or four golf balls, but it’s all in good fun — and besides, there’s plenty more where those came from. If you’re running low, just head for the PGA Tour Superstore or Golfsmith and reload for your next round. Here are the five main types of water hazards you’ll encounter on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, as well as some of my favorite holes featuring them. - Read More

  • Fearsome Foursome: A Quartet of Thrilling Approach Shots in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 03/31

    There’s a popular saying in golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” And while I agree with the sentiment, it leaves out perhaps my favorite part of the most memorable single golf holes: the approach shot. After a long, straight tee shot (as rare as they are), I want to be faced with an interesting iron to a well-protected green. If I’m going to have a birdie putt, I want to earn it. If you feel the same way, here are four Myrtle Beach approach shots you absolutely must experience: - Read More

  • VPAR – A Must-Have Golf App

    Posted on 03/30

    The golf course is no longer a technology-free zone — in fact, far from it. While some stuffy private clubs may continue to disallow cell phones, public and resort layouts are setting the scene for all kinds of interactions, both in person and over social media. Just browse the accounts of golf-loving people and groups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and you’ll come across hundreds of photos and videos of people having fun on the golf course. - Read More

  • Re-create the Greatest Shots in Masters History at International World Tour Golf Links

    Posted on 03/25

    I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly excited. Why? Because it’s almost time for the Masters! - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Boasts 10 of South Carolina’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play’

    Posted on 03/22

    Just a few weeks ago, Golfweek Magazine released its hotly anticipated “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, and once again, the South Carolina portion of the list is dominated by Myrtle Beach-area layouts. This year, out of 15 top South Carolina public, semi-private and resort courses assessed by Golfweek’s expert course raters panel, 10 of them are located in Myrtle Beach. Here they are: - Read More

  • The Top 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses According to MyrtleBeachGolf.com Reviewers

    Posted on 03/14

    MyrtleBeachGolf.com, the Internet’s best resource for package pricing and booking for golf vacations to Myrtle Beach, has announced the five highest-rated area courses by visitors, who use a scale of one to five stars. Course reviews on MyrtleBeachGolf.com are a valuable asset provided for golfers by golfers to give an unbiased take on the number and variety of courses in Myrtle Beach. It's just one more reason why MyrtleBeachGolf.com is a trusted resource for planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. So without further adieu, the following five layouts provide a snapshot of the current “best-in-region” courses – layouts around which you need to plan your next Grand Strand golf excursion. Are you ready to experience the best in Myrtle Beach golf? Here are the courses and what some MyrtleBeachGolf.com reviewers have had to say about them: - Read More

  • The Best Golf Destination Gets Better: Renovations Galore in Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

    Posted on 03/10

    This is especially true in the densely populated golf destination of Myrtle Beach. Indeed, the last few years have seen a number of courses along the Grand Strand making their own adjustments in order to provide the best possible experience for the hundreds of thousands of golfers who visit the area each year. The latest renovation trend kicked off in earnest back in 2009, when architect Craig Schreiner carried out a large-scale renovation at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course. There, Schreiner switched the nines and rearranged a couple holes on the current front nine, adding a brand-new carpet of salt water-tolerant Paspalum grass on top. The effort brought Pine Lakes back into the upper echelon of Myrtle Beach golf courses. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach: The Perfect Place For a Competitive Golf Vacation

    Posted on 02/18

    Do you love to travel to play golf? Do you live to compete against your buddies, from a friendly wager to your home club tournaments? Unsurprisingly, the vastest golf destination in the world is also the ideal place to tee it up in competition, no matter your handicap. In recent years, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has responded to the success of its flagship Myrtle Beach World Am by adding a number of new events to the calendar. - Read More

  • Spring Packages and Added Value Galore

    Posted on 02/18

    If you’ve never been to Myrtle Beach for a golf trip, you’d be justified in embarking on the planning of your first visit and finding it a bit daunting. There are nearly 100 golf courses and hundreds of hotels and resorts to choose from, after all. Luckily, there’s a solution: MyrtleBeachGolf.com. For years, the hospitality professionals who run the site have come to be known as the most knowledgeable in the entire Grand Strand. That’s why a large portion of their clientele consists of families and buddy groups who rely on their expertise, relationships and package-building acumen year after year. - Read More

  • The Legends Package on MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 02/01

    MyrtleBeachGolf.com is a one-stop source for all of the best golf packages available in America’s ultimate golf destination. Today, we’re delving into one of its most popular: The Legends Package. - Read More

  • 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses You Need To Check Out This Spring

    Posted on 01/26

    Winter may be here, but that means one thing: spring is just around the corner. And there is no better place for a springtime golf trip than Myrtle Beach, and no better place to book it than at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. Here are five great courses and facilities you should target for an unforgettable golf getaway. - Read More

  • Five Fun Things to do Off the Course in 2016

    Posted on 01/13

    The Myrtle Beach area has more than 80 championship golf courses to choose from, but the Grand Strand has thousands of things to do besides chase the little white ball. When you book a Myrtle Beach golf vacation, you also give yourself a wealth of opportunities to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Here are five of our favorites: - Read More

  • How To Book An Unforgettable Golf Package on MyrtleBeachGolf.com

    Posted on 01/06

    So…winter is setting in and you’re itching to get somewhere sunny and warm to kick off a memorable golf vacation. Where to go? Myrtle Beach, of course! With 100 golf courses and an incredible range of accommodations, restaurants and off-the-course activities, it is the ultimate golf destination. Best of all, it is a place to which you, your friends and family can return to again and again, playing a different itinerary of courses every time. The sheer variety of offerings for golf in Myrtle Beach can make planning a trip daunting. But MyrtleBeachGolf.com makes putting together the perfect Myrtle Beach Golf Getaway a cinch. Here’s how: - Read More

  • Top 5 Courses to Play in the Offseason

    Posted on 12/28

    There's never a bad time of year to play golf in Myrtle Beach, but each season has its own distinct character. While the fall and spring attract large crowds, the winter break sees things slow down a bit and offers golfers the chance to play some discounted rounds and land a few hard-to-get tee times. Here's our list of five courses to play in the offseason: - Read More

  • Five Great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Golfers

    Posted on 12/22

    Shopping for a golfer can be tricky, so it makes sense if your own shopping list still has a blank line for that special golfer in your life with Christmas so close. While checking off the last items on your shopping list, here are five great gift ideas you’ll easily be able to grab for your golfer before Christmas: - Read More

  • Golfer of the Month: Bubba Watson

    Posted on 12/22

    Bubba Watson has already had a memorable December. Our golfer of the month opened it by winning the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, followed it up by hitting his first competitive hole-in-one of the season in the Thailand, and plans to close it out by playing "Bubba Claus" with his family, friends and fans for the holidays back home in his native Florida. The whirlwind tour was a great way to cap a successful 2015 season, but the only things you might have heard about him in the press are a couple of out-of-context comments he made to the media. Watson announced he was selling the Isleworth mansion he bought from Tiger Woods a few years ago, and that he would retire from golf if he ever reached the No. 1 rank. - Read More

  • The Best Christmas Gifts are Myrtle Beach Golf Packages

    Golf Packages

    Posted on 12/14

    Here’s a little Christmas secret: Santa is a golfer. In addition to being a kind and generous soul, an excellent toymaker and, oh yeah, a globetrotting reindeer pilot, he’s also got a sweet swing and putting stroke. But he can’t play back home at the North Pole. It’s too cold and he can’t find the white ball on a blanket of snow. So the jolly ol’ elf likes to throw his clubs in the sleigh and take frequent trips to Myrtle Beach to brush up on his game and unwind from his whirlwind tour of the world. We suggest you do the same as Santa and book your post-holiday Myrtle Beach golf package. Whether you get one as a Christmas gift (hint hint, Santa) or want to get away with a group of golf buddies at a bargain price, a golf trip to Myrtle Beach will do wonders for your game and your state of mind. By booking your trip through www.myrtlebeachgolf.com, you are guaranteed the lowest rate available at all the Grand Strand’s top courses. Check out these special packages and follow Santa’s lead to Myrtle Beach: - Read More

  • Five New Year’s Resolutions for Golfers

    Posted on 12/07

    The most common New Year's resolutions revolve around health, like weight loss or kicking the smoking habit. But for avid golfers, it's all about the game. "This is the year I put it all together," you say every New Year's Eve, only to continue to struggle on the links. Before you know it, another year has come and gone and your golf game is still stuck in neutral. But not next year. You are ready to get serious about improving your golf game and there's no better time to get started than the New Year. Make a New Year's resolution, or several if needed, to work on your swing, your mental game and even your sportsmanship. Here are five New Year's resolutions for golfers looking to make some major strides in 2016: - Read More

  • Five Tips for Planning Your Group’s Spring Golf Trip to Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/18

    There's nothing like taking a spring getaway to the Grand Strand with your golf buddies. Planning the trip can be a different story, unless you enlist the help of MyrtleBeachGolf.com for the best deals on golf and accommodations in town. Getting everyone in your group on the same page is the hard part, but the rest is a 2-foot gimme putt if you use our iGolf Quote system for instant access to all the best courses and accommodations on the Grand Strand. Choose from a long list of packages, or build your own dream trip by playing your favorite courses and staying at your preferred resort. - Read More

  • Seven Heavenly Clubhouses in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 11/09

    We, at Myrtle Beach Golf, would never suggest that you choose which golf courses to play based solely on their clubhouses. But in this case, some of the best layouts also happen to be located just outside the doors of some of the finest and best designed clubhouses on the Grand Strand. Of the more than 80 courses located in a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, these heavenly seven clubhouses stand out in the crowd: - Read More

  • Why a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift

    Posted on 11/02

    Coming up with a creative holiday gift idea is a lot like trying to hit out of a deep sand bunker ... with a driver. Every Christmas you try to think of something unique to surprise your spouse, friend or family member, and every year you seem to fall woefully short with the same old tie, cologne or ugly sweater. If you really want to blow them away this Christmas, step up to the tee box and take a swing at a Myrtle Beach golf vacation with a big red bow. From the most casual golfer to the most dedicated duffers, everyone can have a great time both on and off the course at this major tourism destination known as the Grand Strand. Featuring more than 80 courses within a 60-mile radius around Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand offers a wide variety of championship-caliber courses, from the waterfront links along the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway to the Lowcountry links on former rice plantations. Throw in oceanfront accommodations at luxury resorts and an endless selection of great dining, shopping and nightlife and you've got the ideal gift idea. - Read More

  • Top 5 Things To Do Off the Golf Course in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 10/26

    You've got your Myrtle Beach golf getaway planned to the tee, from every course to every hole. But what about the hours of the day that you're not chasing the little white ball? Many golfers just wing it, which is fine if you don't mind leaving it to chance. The Grand Strand has so much going on that it's easy to stumble into a good time. But for those who want to get the most out of their time off the course, here are our five recommendations: - Read More

  • Mystical Golf Package Offers Great Golf, Big Savings in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 10/20

    Just in time for Halloween, golfers can get into the holiday spirit in Myrtle Beach by playing The Witch, The Wizard and Man O' War on the Mystical Golf Package. Featuring three of the Grand Strand's top golf courses, excellent accommodations and even a bonus treat from the clubhouse bar and grill each day; the Mystical Golf Package provides the perfect opportunity for a fall golf getaway. Offering super low rates for the fall golf season, the Mystical Golf Group recently unveiled this package to make it easier and more affordable than ever for you and your foursome to make the trek to Myrtle Beach. Play each of the three 18-hole layouts, stay in comfortable accommodations of your choice, and enjoy a complimentary lunch and two free beers each day for one surprisingly low price. - Read More

  • Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Open for Business in Aftermath of South Carolina Flooding

    Posted on 10/19

    Myrtle Beach golf courses brought a new meaning to the term "water hazard" in the wake of the record rainfall and flooding that devastated much of the state of South Carolina earlier this month. But after a few days to dry out, all Grand Strand courses are back open for business. While parts of the Palmetto State are still dealing with the fallout from the historic flooding, the Myrtle Beach area and its approximately 80 golf courses were largely spared compared to the Lowcountry and Midlands regions of the state. Less than one week after the storm past, every course was open for play and ready for vacationing golfers to tee it up. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach." - Read More

  • Get a Free Golf Quick Quote, Win a Chance at a Free Golf Cart

    Posted on 10/12

    Funny thing about the word "free" these days. It seems to come attached to so many bait and switch tricks that we have grown numb to the concept that someone would truly offer something for free. But Myrtle Beach Golf is doing just that with its latest Quick Quote promotion, and it could be worth a sweet grand prize. For those unfamiliar with the Quick Quote function, it's a free and easy way to get a price on a customized golf package to the Grand Strand. You fill out some basic information, such as the number of golfers in your party and the number of rounds you would like to play, and Quick Quote provides you with a list of options ranging in price, courses, resorts and more. Pick a package that fits your needs, or submit a new set of dates to shop for different deals. The quote is absolutely free and there is no obligation to book. - Read More

  • Build Your Dream Golf Package with New “Tee Times” Format

    Posted on 10/06

    What's your dream Myrtle Beach golf package? Maybe one day down in the South Carolina Lowcountry at the award-winning Caledonia Golf and Fish Club or True Blue Plantation? And perhaps another day on the north end of the Grand Strand at the Barefoot Golf Resort or Ocean Ridge Golf Plantation? And don't forget a couple of days to play Myrtle Beach's historic golf courses like Pine Lakes International Country Club and the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, or newer layouts such as the Grande Dunes Golf Resort or Myrtlewood Golf Club. - Read More

  • Ten Goals for Improving Your Golf Experience in One Year

    Posted on 09/23

    The fall golf season is quickly fading into winter and your game is just getting warmed up, or at least you are still trying to perfect it, just in time to hang up the clubs and start dreaming of next year. Unless you want to be sitting in this same position at this time next year, it's time to start working toward an overall improvement in your play, and there's no time like today. The best way to make a giant leap in your game is by taking smaller baby steps. Here are 10 goals to set for yourself for 2016: - Read More

  • Seven Unwritten Rules of Golf

    Posted on 09/17

    If you think golfers are sticklers for the rule book, you should try learning the unofficial rule book. It makes the Royal & Ancient's Rules of Golf read more like a list of suggestions than golf's governing guide. That's because it doesn't take much to upset your playing partners and fellow guests, that is, unless you understand that there are certain ground rules of golf etiquette that you need to know and follow to a tee. Here are seven unwritten rules to use during your Myrtle Beach golf getaway, or any course, for that matter: - Read More

  • Seven Myrtle Beach Golf Courses to Play in the Fall

    Posted on 09/08

    There's never a bad time to play golf in Myrtle Beach, and there are plenty of great courses to choose from. But ask many seasoned Grand Strand golf visitors and they will tell you that fall is their favorite time of year to tee it up in Myrtle Beach. Between the cooler temperatures and fall foliage, the atmosphere is just right for a Myrtle Beach golf getaway. Here's our list of the top five courses to play in the fall golf season: - Read More

  • Golf Package Specials Available This Fall in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 09/02

    The fall golf season is in full swing in Myrtle Beach, but there are still a lot of package specials available for you and your foursome or “more-some”. Whether your group is looking for an affordable, three-day package, or you want to experience the best courses the Grand Strand has to offer for four or five days, Myrtle Beach Golf has you covered. Enjoy championship golf at discounted rates for courses throughout the Strand, and receive special bonuses like free breakfast and lunch, complimentary drinks and even gift cards to be used for more courses. Also be sure to check out our special rates on deluxe accommodations and stay on the scenic Myrtle Beach oceanfront or at a cozy golf villa. - Read More

  • Play Myrtle Beach’s Distinguished Dozen Courses

    Posted on 08/25

    So many great golf courses, so little time. Of course, it would take three months to play every layout on the Grand Strand, the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coast that surrounds Myrtle Beach. Although that would be fun to try, most of us have to squeeze in as many rounds as possible in a short span of time. So if you are looking to play the best golf Myrtle Beach has to offer, here is our list of the Distinguished Dozen, the top 12 courses on the Strand: - Read More

  • Club Review: The PowerBilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver

    Posted on 08/25

    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see the impact technology is having on golf, but you might need to be one to understand how all the new, high-tech gadgets work. From smart-phone GPS devices and computer swing simulators, the golf industry is overloaded with the latest technological trends to help your game, or at least to make you think they are helping. Some of the latest tools and toys may offer the placebo effect for desperate golfers looking to gain an edge anyway and anywhere they can find it. But there are a few new advances that have helped struggling golfers make strides, and one is the Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver. The "Nitrogen-Charged" clubhead is designed to give golfers with more length and accuracy off the tee thanks to the gas-filled chamber inside that creates a trampoline effect, or at least that's how the driver is billed. - Read More

  • How to Plan a Golf Weekend in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 08/19

    The fall golf season is right around the dogleg in Myrtle Beach and you and your golf buddies are still sitting on the fence. Sure, you always talk about taking a guys or girls weekend getaway to the Grand Strand, but before you know it you will be hanging Christmas lights and wondering why you didn't make your Myrtle Beach golf trip happen. Someone has to step up, and that someone might as well be you. Even if you're not the perfect event planner, you don't have to be thanks to Myrtle Beach Golf, your one-stop spot for golf on the Grand Strand. See, you've already found the right place for booking your tee times and accommodations and handling all the details of your golf getaway. The rest is as easy as 1-2-3. With connections to dozens of golf courses and hotels, Myrtle Beach Golf can put you on the links all day and in the lap of luxury at night, all at discounted prices. Myrtle Beach Golf goes the extra mile to ensure that you and your group have a great time at an affordable price. The only real planning you have to do is on your end; let us take care of the rest. Here are three steps for planning your group's fall Myrtle Beach golf trip: - Read More

  • World Am set to tee off in Myrtle Beach

    Posted on 08/10

    The largest single-site amateur golf tournament in the world is held each year in Myrtle Beach, and the 32nd Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship looks to be bigger and better than ever. More than 3,200 participants have already entered the popular event, which will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 at more than 60 golf courses on the Grand Strand. Players come from all over the world and bring their clubs and official handicaps to compete on a level playing field, or putting green, as the case may be. Each year the World Am attracts players from all 50 states, as well as 25 other countries, with skill levels ranging from scratch golfers to beginners. Hosting large groups from China, Portugal, Germany and Canada, this is truly an international affair that brings people together for their common love of golf and good competition. - Read More