(800) 845-4653

Top 10 Reasons Myrtle Beach is Golf’s Best Trip

October 02, 2013 by Chris King

golf coursesMyrtle Beach is golf’s most popular destination. Practically everyone who plays golf has visited the area or certainly knows someone who has. But if not, here are the top 10 reasons Myrtle Beach should be the preferred destination for your next golf trip:

1. "It’s the Golf, Stupid"

It’s a golf trip we are talking about and no destination can match the number and quality of courses offered along the Grand Strand. More than 50 area layouts have earned a 4-star designation from Golf Digest and 12 have been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses in recent years. Myrtle Beach is America’s most popular golf trip and yours can start on one of these 80 area golf courses.

2. Everybody Loves a Good Bargain

Everyone wants to maximize value, particularly in difficult economic times, and no one does it better than Myrtle Beach. The area has the ability to accommodate just about any golf trip budget. The chance to get away, play golf and blow off a little steam can be therapeutic, and Myrtle Beach makes it possible for everyone.

3. If You Can’t Have a Good Time Here...

Unlike some other destinations that roll up the sidewalks at sun down, Myrtle Beach is almost as much fun off the course as it is on. Whether it’s shopping, dining or a night out with the boys, it’s hard not to have fun in Myrtle Beach.

4. Golf SUPERstores

The Grand Strand is home to four of the game’s best retail stores. PGA Tour Superstore and Golf Dimensions each have two area locations and have nearly every golf related item imaginable. It’s like putting a kid in a candy store. We also welcomed our very first Golfsmith in 2013 located near the Coastal Grande Mall! 

5. Everyone is Welcome

Face it: rightly or wrongly, golf is perceived as an elitist sport. In Myrtle Beach, nothing could be further from the truth. From blue collar to white collar, men and women, young and old, Myrtle Beach, more so than anywhere else, welcomes everyone with open arms.

6. Local Knowledge

Myrtle Beach golf packager providers are intimately familiar with the market. They live and play golf along the Grand Strand, and are in constant contact with area courses. As a result, they will tailor a trip to meet the unique needs of your group. Their expertise will help make your trip better. Free, custom golf quotes are available on this site with Quick Quotes. A package provider will review what you're looking for and send a quote with no obligation.

7. Size Doesn’t Matter

People tend to think they need a large group to take a buddy trip. That’s not true. Whether it’s just you and a friend or a group of 60, Myrtle Beach willingly accommodates golf trips of all sizes.

8. Back to School

Are you new to the game or struggling rediscover your swing? There is no better place for golf instruction than Myrtle Beach. Classic Swing Golf School, led by owner and director of instruction Ted Frick, is ranked among America’s Top 25 Golf Schools by Golf Magazine. Top 100 Teacher Brad Redding and Mel Sole are also among the leading instructors along the Grand Strand.

9. Step on a Pop Top

In addition to the obvious golf-related benefits of a trip to Myrtle Beach, there is also an intangible factor that shouldn’t be overlooked – the Atlantic Ocean. The sound of the crashing waves, the lowcountry coastal setting, and the laid back environment of The South combine to make the perfect backdrop for a buddy’s trip.

10. By Air and Land

Myrtle Beach is within  a day’s drive of every major metro area on the Eastern seaboard, and the area enjoys non-stop flight service from New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and Pittsburgh, among others. Getting here has never been easier.

11. What Did We Miss?

Golfers love Myrtle Beach for many different reasons, so tell us what you're favorite thing about Myrtle Beach is in the comments below! Reminder, you can use the sharing buttons below to email this to your golf group leader and tell your group you're ready for a trip!