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The Area

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known as the Golf Capital of the World. It is here that you can play 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 seasons. 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 a variety of activities to make your vacation enjoyable; from attractions like the Ripley's Aquarium and NASCAR Speed park to superb shopping at Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing.

If you are after the water, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of deep sea fishing charters located throughout the Grand Strand as well as a 60 mile stretch of pristine beaches.

 

Traveling to Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach International Airport offers many direct flights daily from carriers such as Spirit, US Airways, 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.

Flight Times

  • 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 month temperatures average 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 the Golf Gurus 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 Grande Dunes Marina Inn has certainly improved areas around downtown that had become famed for housing. 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.

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Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

The Grand Strand offers many diverse course styles.

Central Myrtle Beach golf courses offer many various styles of play. Several courses offer panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway, while others present windswept hills and deep-faced bunkers reminiscent of links style of St. Andrews in Scotland.

The South Strand courses offer many golfers a taste of what Southern Plantation style golfing really is. Surrounded by scenic rivers, marshland views and the draping Spanish moss off of grand oak trees, these courses make for one of the most spectacular settings in golf.

The North End courses are a vacation within your vacation. Crossing into North Carolina, the North End courses get you away from the fast paced scene of central Myrtle Beach and bring you to a tranquil setting that allows you to get away from it all. The only thing you'll be focusing on up here is making that 3 footer to win the hole!

 

Learn More

To learn more about what the Myrtle Beach area has to offer you, please contact us by phone at (877) 283-9905 or by e-mail at info@golfdepartment.com. Sign up for our E-Saver list for exclusive offers and savings!