Myrtle Beach is known as the golf capital of the world. With over 100 courses to choose from, golfers from all over flock to this area to try out some of the best course in the United States.
But there it is more than the golf courses in Myrtle Beach that keep those people coming back year after year- it is also about the attractions, restaurants and camaraderie the groups share.
Myrtle Beach pretty much invented the “golf buddy” trip and it is something you should consider trying out for a dudes or girls weekend, even if you don’t know how to play golf!
There are area golf schools that can help you (and your friends) learn the game of golf, have plenty of time to enjoy your trip and get to play some fun and easy courses too.
Classic Swing Golf School is one of the best golf schools in the area and offers customized golf lessons that can provide a lifetime of knowledge. The classes at this golf school start every Monday and Thursday, lasting for three days from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In that time you can learn the basics of golf and be able to enjoy a sport that you can play by yourself or with your friends for many years.
Plus, with Classic Swing’s schedule you have plenty of time in the afternoons to hit the beach, or try your new golf skills out on some of the areas courses.
For example, there are a few Par 3 courses that are perfect for beginners. There is the Tupelo Bay Par 3 course located on the southern end of Myrtle Beach that offers holes ranging from around 70 to 100 yards, perfect for working on your short game or learning the ropes. Or, if you’re more interested in staying on the north end of town, the Midway Par 3 course is located right near Market Common. Plus Midway offers lighted courses so that you can play after dusk, giving you more time to perfect your game.
Or there are some other courses that aren’t Par 3s but are perfect for beginner golfers. Heron Point Golf Club is a great course for beginners. Not only do they offer group and private lessons but also have gentle and fun greens. Plus the course also prides itself on being economical, which can be great for first timers who aren’t quite willing to shell out big money to play an exclusive course. The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University is also great for beginners. It also has a pretty easily playable course but the practice and putting facilities make it ideal for newbies. In addition to a driving range and putting green, they have a practice bunker and a 3 hole short game area.
But, aside from the courses there are plenty of other things you’ll want to check out when you come to Myrtle Beach with your friends.
Of course there is the beach and at some Myrtle Beach hotels, you can stay oceanfront, get breakfast and get special rates on area golf courses. Since golf is such a large part of Myrtle Beach, many of the hotels have relationships with the golf courses to help get their guests the best rates.
Seafood restaurants are another must-do for vacationers. There are several different kinds of seafood in the area, from the lightly friend Calabash seafood served on the northern end of Myrtle Beach, to the more traditional, freshly caught seafood that has been served in Murrells Inlet for years as part of the culture of the small fishing village.
Plus there is plenty of nightlife in the area for you and your friends to enjoy, from the nightclubs and dueling piano bar at Broadway at the Beach to the slightly more low key bars up and down the beach offering live music and relaxing views of the ocean.
So if you’ve ever considered the leaning to play the game of golf, why not take a trip to Myrtle Beach and bring a newfound love of golf back home with you? Even if you find that golf isn’t your cup of tea you’ll have spent time with your friends and gotten in some beach time as well! Sounds like a win-win to me.