Myrtle Beach Golf: A Perfect 3 Day Trip

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Where to play, stay and dine for spectacular, year-round golf trips in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach 3 Day Golf Trips are an ideal break from work anytime. Myrtle Beach is known as the golf capital of the United States. It never closes. The seasonal hours may change, and the rates definitely vary drastically, but the golf courses are playable (and played heavily) year-round.

At the end of the 20th century, the area had more than 110 golf courses. This was truly the height of the golf tourism industry in the Myrtle Beach area.

However, in the early 2000’s the land and housing boom exploded on the Grand Strand as retirees from all over the northeast and mid-Atlantic began to settle here for the mild winters and the golf courses. It soon became clear to many golf course owners that their land was worth much more as home sites than as 18 holes of par threes, fours and fives. Thus many courses closed and became developments. Sad as this was to see some of the area’s courses bite the dust, it raised the quality of golf in the area. What remained was the best of the best that Myrtle Beach had to offer golfers.

Today, almost all of the courses located in the Myrtle Beach area, some 73, are what are considered the premium courses. With fewer courses, those course owners who had not upgraded their tract in years had to bring theirs up to par, literally, to keep their business.

Pricing a round of golf in Myrtle Beach can be a hodgepodge. In the spring and fall, all courses are more expensive. Prices usually change from winter rates to spring rates around the middle of March. Fall rates usually kick in by early October. Winter rates are when rates are less than any time of year, and it’s still good golf. Summer rates are somewhat lower than spring and fall rates.

Due to the 60-mile stretch of this area, most golfers prefer to stay near the courses they plan to play, although U.S. 17 runs the entire length for easy access if distance driving is not too time consuming. A typical golf itinerary includes three courses for a three-day stay. A full week can easily be filled, and 36 holes per day are sometimes ideal.

Myrtle Beach Golf: North Strand

A stay at North Beach Plantation or Beach Cove would be convenient. You won’t actually be seeing Myrtle Beach itself, as this lodging is in North Myrtle Beach; these recommended golf courses and dinner choices are in North Myrtle Beach and nearby Little River.

On the north end suggested top courses are Tidewater and any two of the four on Barefoot Resort.

Dinner suggestions nearby are Umberto’s, Chianti South or Greg Norman’s Australian Grille.

Three Days Golf: Central Myrtle Beach

Many oceanfront hotels are convenient, such as Caribbean or Island Vista.

In central Myrtle Beach suggested courses are Dunes Club, Grand Dunes and Pine Lakes.

Dine at New York Prime, Sea Captains House or Rioz where you will find hearty meals and more golfers rehashing their day.

Myrtle Beach Golf: South End

Lodging choices are Crown Reef, Litchfield by the Sea or in villas at the Legends.

On the south end, favorite golf may be Caledonia, Legends and True Blue.

For dinner check out Wicked Tuna on the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet which also offers many more bars and restaurants.

All of the accommodations have golf departments to book packages selected or offer specials for first timers.

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