Take a tour of 6 of the premier golf courses on the Grand Strand
calWhile the Grand Strand boasts more than 80 championship golf courses in a 60-mile radius, there are even more places where you can celebrate a hole-in-one or drown your sorrows following your round. We would love to list (and visit) them all, but here are our 10 favorite watering holes (five on the course, five off the course) where you and your foursome can enjoy a post-round round:
* Anchor Cafe: Located across the Intracoastal Waterway from Grande Dunes Golf Resort, this open-air treasure sits over the water in the Grande Dunes Marina. Popular among locals and golfers, this bar offers excellent views of sunset, yachts and the course.
* Barefoot Golf Resort: No matter which course you play at Barefoot, you will find a cozy spot to unwind. The main clubhouse offers an outdoor patio deck that is perfect for post-round cookouts. The Dye Course has a scenic screened-in porch overlooking the layout. Of course, you can always cross the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to hit the House of Blues and other Barefoot Landing venues.
* Bummz Beach Cafe: There’s nothing like kicking back on the beach with a cold beer and frozen drink, and this old beach house has the best back yard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Enjoy great food, live music and even a game of cornhole on the oceanfront.
* Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Chill out on the covered veranda of this antebellum-style clubhouse and enjoy the view of the beautiful Lowcountry landscape and the 18th hole. This 19th hole has been ranked as one of the top 5 in golf.
* Flynn’s Irish Pub: This North Myrtle Beach hot spot is an institution on Main Street. Once serving as the city jail, this building now serves imported drafts and some of the most authentic Irish food on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
* Glen Dornach Waterway Golf Links: Home of the toughest finishing holes on the Grand Strand, the 19th is a lot less stressful. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the double island 18th, this Irish pub provides lots of comic relief after a challenging finish.
* Legends Golf Resort: This golf complex offers a pair of options for a few drinks. The recently remodeled Double Eagle Tavern serves as a sports bar with wall-to-wall big-screen TVs, while The Ailsa Pub features a more laid-back Irish pub vibe.
* Pine Lakes International Country Club: Myrtle Beach’s first golf course, “The Granddaddy” also boasts one of the most famous 19 holes in the history-rich clubhouse. The Robert White Pub features unique pieces of memorabilia, including a plaque commemorating Pine Lakes as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated.
* Pine Lakes Tavern: Located about a 5-iron from Pine Lakes, this popular local’s hangout is the perfect place to hang out after a round of golf. A full bar, game room and music stage offer entertainment, and the back porch overlooking the lake is a delightful place to relax.
* TopGolf: OK, so don’t get overly excited just yet, but a new TopGolf center is schedule to open at Broadway at the Beach in 2018. If you are unfamiliar with the international chain of golf-themed bars and grills, get ready for the ultimate post-round experience. The three-story facility will include a driving range, golf games and all the sports bar bells and whistles. Stay tuned.
Truth be told, there are more 19th hole hangouts than you can swing a stick at – just one more reason to book your Myrtle Beach golf package.