Golf … dinner. It’s a great combination. Nothing is better than playing a round of golf and celebrating afterward with a great meal.
Myrtle Beach offers the best place to do that. In addition to some of the top courses in the country, many of those courses are surrounded by some of the top restaurants.
And the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort is one of those top courses. It is the only semi-private facility at Barefoot Resort, and it borders the natural white sands of the Carolina Bays. It is known for its “beautiful and treacherous” design that features “the infamous pitfalls for wayward shots.”
But in addition to the course being near the Carolina Bays, golfers after finishing their rounds at the Dye Course can head to the nearby 21 Main, which is described as “A Cut Above the Typical Steakhouse.” A top choice is the Prime Bone-In Ribeye, and the restaurant prepares its steaks “seared on the outside, cooked to perfection on the inside.” Dining golfers also can’t go wrong with the many other menu choices, including Butchers Block Prime Bone-In Pork Chop, and Chilean Sea Bass.
Caledonia Golf Fish Club opened in 1994, and since then it has been recognized for its design and beauty. All of the major publications have named Caledonia to its top 100 lists, and one of the reasons is that the 6,526-yard, par-70 course has been described as having “18 signature holes.” The course is routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams, with the picturesque 18th hole bordering the marshes and a large lake. That iconic Par 4 hole requires a precise tee shot and a challenging second shot: a carry-over water onto a green at the foot of the clubhouse.
Once golfers finish up those challenges, they can head over to Frank’s Restaurant and Bar for great food … and atmosphere. It’s known for its low light, high style a bustling bistro, and an enormous, antique mahogany bar — and the food matches the atmosphere. Try the New Zealand Rack of Lamb, which features Dijon Panko Crusted, Double Cut Trio of Chops, House mashed Russets, Cabernet Mushroom Demi, and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetables.
Pine Lakes bills itself at “Myrtle Beach’s First Golf Course,” as it was founded in 1927. It is known for its atmosphere, located less than half a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The par 70 plays in the shadow of the area’s beachfront skyline. The course tests golfers with what it describes as “an unforgettable collection of par 4s.”
Golfers will also be interested in the club’s rich history, with a clubhouse that is part of the National Registry of Historic Places. The club is home to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, and Pine Lakes was the birthplace of the famed publication, Sports Illustrated.
Once golfers are finished with that challenging course and taking in the history, they can satisfy their appetites at Crave Italian Oven and Bar, which features classic Italian dishes and craft cocktails. Hungry golfers can choose from open-flame, New York-style Brick Oven Pizza or entrees such as center-cut filet mignon. Another choice is Zuppa de Pesce, which is a lavish presentation of fresh shrimp, mussels, small sweet clams tender calamari, and fresh fish of the day over pasta.