This is the season for golf in Myrtle Beach. Mild, warm spring weather, cool ocean breezes and a diverse array of golf courses continue to keep Myrtle Beach one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. From the finely crafted courses of North Myrtle Beach to the naturally beautiful and scenic courses of the southern portion of the Grand Strand there is something for every golfer of every skill level.
Myrtle Beach is located on the Atlantic shoreline in South Carolina approximately thirty miles from the North Carolina and South Carolina border. It is at the center of what is known as the Grand Strand. There are some one hundred plus, golf courses scattered throughout the Grand Strand which starts in Georgetown South Carolina and stretches through Pawleys Island, Litchfield, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and continues to the North and South Carolina border.
The golf courses in the southern portion of the Grand Strand and into Myrtle Beach are known for their historical value. Many are built on what were once rice plantations in the heart of the old south and offer the experience of enjoying resting in restored Southern Plantation homes between rounds. The courses have wide fairways, and are beautifully landscaped with huge oak trees hung with Spanish moss, giant azaleas, magnolias and are in themselves a step back into time.
There are newer courses to the North most notably in Barefoot Landing. These courses were designed by some of the well-known greats such as Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. These Challenging courses provide a finely tuned edge to the game of golf.
Myrtle Beach SC always has several courses listed in Golf Digests Top 100 Public Courses. In 2007 there were ten listed as follows:
No. 28 The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach
No. 41 Tidewater Golf Course and Plantation, NMB
No. 46 Heritage Club, Pawleys Island
No. 53 Barefoot Resort Love Course, NMB
No. 62 Rivers Edge Golf Club, Shalotte, NC
No. 73 Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, Sunset Beach, NC
No. 76 Myrtle Beach National’s King’s North Course, MB
No. 86 Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island
No. 87 True Blue Plantation, Pawleys Island
No. 92 Barefoot Resort Fazio Course, NMB
Myrtle Beach is home to many major golf tournaments annually. One is the World Amateur Handicap Championship. The tournament is the world’s larges amateur golf tournament with more than 5000 players and played on more than sixty of the area’s courses.
Although Myrtle Beach has no public transportation interstate highways and air travel can easily access it. US Airway, Delta/Comer, Delta/ASA, Continental, Spirit Airlines, Air Tran and Pan Am are some of the carriers that fly into the Myrtle Beach Airport from all over the world.
Most golfers who come to Myrtle Beach take advantage of economical Golf Vacation Packages that also include accommodations. There many different types of accommodation available from motel rooms to affordable privately owned condos and luxury oceanfront penthouses all along the Grand Strand.
Most Golfers along the East Coast of the United States, Canada, and Mexico have had the experience of Golf in Myrtle Beach and Keep coming back for more. Myrtle Beach welcomes all golfers from around the world and across the USA to come down and play some golf in South Carolina. We’d love to have you.