Beat the Wintertime Blues on the Greens of Grand Strand Golf Courses

The best place for golfers to beat the wintertime blues is on the greens of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While many of our neighbors to the north are forced to put away their clubs for the winter and wait out the cold, ice and snow, golfers on the Grand Strand are teeing it up at more than 75 courses under mild temperatures and playing conditions.

In fact, winter golf in Myrtle Beach is one of the best-kept secrets among snowbirds and regulars, who have discovered the many advantages of booking an off-season golf trip to Myrtle Beach. More affordable greens fees, more available tee times and a more agreeable climate are only a few of the reasons to take a Myrtle Beach golf getaway this winter. Consider all of these Grand Strand winter-golfing draws:

* Affordability: There’s an old Southern expression about eggs being cheaper in the country. The same laws of supply and demand also hold true with golf balls on the Grand Strand. With smaller crowds in town and lighter traffic on the links, everything is more affordable when you come to Myrtle Beach in the winter, including accommodations, airfare, ground transportation and, of course, greens fees. In fact, even dining out is easier on the wallet. Several popular restaurants, such as Liberty Brewery & Grill, TBonz Gill & Grill, and other local hot spots, offer two-for-one dinners and other specials on select nights. A little pocket money goes a long way both on and off the course.

* Availability: The popularity of golf in Myrtle Beach the other nine months of the year can make it tough to get on your favorite courses, much less get the tee times you prefer. That’s not much of an issue in the winter, when many of the courses can more easily cater to your wants and needs. Visiting golfers can build their dream package by booking their tee times in advance and guaranteeing their foursome a spot on the first tee at their reserved time. The smaller crowds also pay dividends off the course, as hotels and resorts, restaurants and bars, and shops and attractions offer easier access to all the fun things there are to do on the Grand Strand.

* Climate: All weather is relative, depending on what you are used to. But for folks from the Great White North, Myrtle Beach is a tropical paradise in the winter. You might not be able to sunbathe on the beach or take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean (even though highs in the 70s are no stranger to winter on the Strand), but the winter climate offers ideal golf conditions for those who prefer a slight chill in the air over heat and humidity. The average high temperature is 55 in January, 58 in February and 64 in March, and precipitation levels are below 4 inches per month. Myrtle Beach can still have its chillier moments, but the odds are in your favor for excellent playing conditions.

* Special Packages: Myrtle Beach area golf courses go the extra mile to attract golfers in the off-season, and special packages you won’t find any other time of the year are offered during the winter. Golfers can book packages ranging from two to seven days or more and receive the guaranteed best rates available by booking through MyrtleBeachGolf.com, as well as discounts on accommodations and car rentals, and valuable perks that include free rounds and replays, $100 to $150 gift cards, and complimentary breakfasts, lunches and drinks. Check out our complete list of packages by clicking the “Golf Packages” tab at the top of the screen.

There’s no need to let your golf game go the way of the thermometer this winter. Visit MyrtleBeachGolf.com, take a much-needed Myrtle Beach golf getaway, and beat the wintertime blues by playing the best golf courses on the Grand Strand.