Myrtle Beach is known as the Golf Capital of the World. It is here that you can find some of the highest quality golf courses in the nation. Golf Digest Magazine recently named 10 of the beach's courses to the "Top 100 Public Courses in America" list for the 2007-2008 season. 36 of the area's courses also hold a rank of 4 and a half stars or higher.
Aside from golf, Myrtle Beach also offers an array of activities to suit any need; from attractions like the Ripley's Aquarium and NASCAR Speedpark to spectacular shopping at Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing. If the water is what you are after, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of deep sea fishing charters throughout the Grand Strand.
Traveling to Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach International Airport offers many direct flights daily from carriers such as Spirit, US Airways, Myrtle Beach Direct Air, Delta, and Continental. Cities offering these direct flights now include Washington, DC, New York, Newark, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, and many more. These flights make it easy to come for the week or even just the weekend.
- Atlanta: 1 hr 30 min
- Atlantic City: 1 hr 30 min
- Boston: 2 hr
- Buffalo: 2 hr
- Charlotte: 50 min
- Cincinnati: 1 hr 30 min
- Detroit: 1 hr 40 min
- Newark: 1 hr 50 min
- New York City: 1 hr 55 min
- Pittsburgh: 1 hr 30 min
Myrtle Beach Weather
The weather in Myrtle Beach is perfect for golfing. Winter months tend to maintain mild temperatures averaging around 59 degrees Fahrenheit, while the summer months offer comfortably warm beach temperature. Below is a chart displaying average air and water temperatures.
Sunny Days: 215
Average air temperature (degrees F): 64
Average water temperature (degrees F): 66
Warmest months: August and September
Driest months: April and November
Hottest Day (105 degrees F): August 22, 1983
Coldest day: (4 degrees F): January 21, 1985
Myrtle Beach Golf Packages
Booking tee times and making accommodation reservations through golf packages offers many advantages. Golf and lodging packages can be booked up to a year in advance, offering the lowest possible prices, and can be tailored to your preferences, skill level and even budget
Myrtle Beach Renovation
Over the past few years, the city of Myrtle Beach has transformed into an affluent tourist destination. The addition of the AAA 4 star Marriot at Grande Dunes, the AAA 4 star Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel and also the Grande Dunes Marina Inn has certainly improved areas around downtown that had become famed for housing many beach week seniors just graduating from high school. Myrtle Beach's various accommodations include the availability of rental houses, condominiums, both oceanfront and fairway views, as well as many luxury hotel properties in the area.
Myrtle Beach Nightlife
Myrtle Beach also offers an incredible night life scene. Restaurants such as Greg Norman's Australian Grille and the Sea Captain's House are sure to please any appetite. After dinner, many travelers head to one of the area's live entertainment complexes such as the Alabama Theatre or the House of Blues in order to catch a great show. The area also boasts some great bars to catch a few drinks. Barefoot Landing provides after hours entertainment for those on the North Strand, while Broadway at the Beach and the bars in Murrells Inlet are within a close proximity to the central and southern areas of the beach.
Myrtle Beach Golf Courses
The Grand Strand offers many diverse course styles. The Brunswick area offers challenging courses designed by such famed architects as George Cobb and Rees Jones. These courses offer a laid back style of play surrounded by scenic lakes and towering sea pines.
Courses in the North Myrtle Beach area offer demanding structure by such designers as Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, and Greg Norman. It is here that you can find a creative use of elevation changes and pitfalls.
Central Myrtle Beach courses encompass many various styles of play. Several courses offer panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway, while other courses present windswept hills and deep-faced bunkers reminiscent of familiar links like St. Andrews.
The south strand courses offer many golfers a taste of what southern plantation style golfing really is. Surrounded by scenic river views and the draping Spanish moss off of grand oak trees, these courses make for one of the most spectacular settings in golf.
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