How to Plan the Perfect Summer Family Golf Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Whoever said “The family that plays together stays together” might not have had golf in mind. But perhaps he should have, because we can’t think of a better way to make wonderful family vacation memories than a golf trip to Myrtle Beach.

For too long, golf was a way for dad to escape the hectic home front for a round with a foursome of friends. But today golf has become a sport for all ages, races and genders, making the ideal sport for families to build lasting bonds.

Incorporate golf into the family summer vacation and you’ve got a real win-win. The Grand Strand offers more than 80 championship golf courses to choose from, plus 60 miles of attractions, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

Best of all, Myrtle Beach Golf allows visitors to book everything they need to put together the ultimate family golf package. Check out these helpful hints for planning the perfect Myrtle Beach summer golf getaway for the whole family:

Picking a Golf Package: Sandwiched between the busier spring and fall golf seasons, the summer offers lower rates and more availability on tee times. Those factors, plus a kids-play-free policy at most all Grand Strand golf courses, make it more affordable to take the whole crew to the links. Book your own tee times through Myrtle Beach Golf. or select one of the many packages that provide golfers the best deals in town, including free meals, drinks, replays and up to a $100 gift card. Build your own package and play the best courses to fit your family’s skill level and budget.

Finding a Family-Friendly Resort: Your family will spend more time at the hotel than on the links, so choosing the right place to stay plays a huge role in the overall experience. We recommend booking one of our many “Stay & Play” packages that offer discounts on both golf and lodging. Select from a long list of oceanfront properties that offer oceanfront pools, water slides, lazy rivers, hot tubs, on-site dining and refreshments and more. Also take a look at the courses you plan to play and the attractions you hope to visit pick a resort that will limit your time on the road.

Fun Off the Course: To convince the whole family to take a golf vacation, you may have to tempt them with a few non-golf activities to balance out the visit, like trips to popular hot spots like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing and The Market Common. Take the family to Myrtle Waves Waterpark, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel or free fireworks shows for some off-the-course fun, or to see live shows at The Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, or the House of Blues. Take a shopping spree or go out for a seafood feast. Oh yeah, don’t forget to spend some family time on the beach.

Bonus Golf: Some families can’t get enough golf, even after the sun goes down on a late afternoon round. Myrtle Beach has you covered, with several golf-themed activities that will keep the good times (and the little white ball) rolling. Play putt-putt golf at one of the 50-plus miniature golf courses on the Grand Strand, or check out the new Topgolf venue that recently opened at Broadway at the Beach, where Dave & Buster’s also offers high-tech golf video games and simulators. Lighted driving ranges, putting greens and par-3s are also a fun way to spend some time in the evenings.

There you have it; a full-proof plan for the perfect family summer golf retreat to Myrtle Beach. Start making your plans today and get ready to start making a lifetime of family vacation memories.