Rare is the day when it’s to cold to play golf in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but winter storm “Leon” (is it really necessary to name winter storms?) has brought us one of those dreadful occurrences.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good time to be had. So what is a man (or woman) to do when weather prevents you from playing on a beach golf vacation? We have plenty of ideas.
1. Visit one of our FIVE mega Myrtle Beach golf stores. We are home to two PGA Tour Superstores, two Golf Dimensions and a Golfsmith. These massive stores are a golfer’s dream, featuring state-of-the-art simulators, larges practice putting greens, and multiple hitting cages. You could spend all day in these stores without getting bored. Did we mention they offer as good a value as you will find on golf equipment?
2. If you are forced to skip a day of golf, the weather will almost surely improve the following day and you will want to make up for that lost 18. So treat yourself to a massage (Cinzia Spa at North Beach Plantation comes highly recommended), and make sure you are primed for 36 holes the following day.
3. If you can’t settle your bets on a Myrtle Beach golf course, go bowling. There are eight bowling alleys along the Grand Strand, so the lanes are never far away. It’s a good place to enjoy a few pitchers, talk a little trash and exchange a little money.
4. No matter the weather, Broadway Louie’s is a good time. Located in Broadway at the Beach, it’s as much an entertainment center as sports bar. Broadway Louie’s has karaoke (a great way to make someone pay a non-monetary bet), a 25-foot jumbotron and a million-dollar arcade, among other amenities.
5. Instead of playing a Ryder Cup-type event on the course, keep your teams together and take them Surf's Up Laser Tag, where up to 40 people can play at one time. It’s a different type of activity, but a blast to play.