Golfing in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a haven for golfers looking for the same appeal that golfing in Florida offers with its nice weather and scenic backdrops, without having to drive an extra couple of hundred miles down the east coast. Myrtle Beach is family friendly with so much to do, including spending the day on a golf course.

The best time to go golfing in Myrtle Beach is in the summer months because that is when courses are cheapest. Conveniently, this is when beach goers flock to the area a great excuse to plan a beach trip with family or friends and also spend some time golfing. Prices for tee times can drop by almost 50% if you go at the right time of year. Needless to say, fall and winter months are when golfers are in some force in the area, but the peak season, the time when courses are looking their best and the weather is welcoming, begins in March lasting through April.

The list of golf clubs and country clubs in Myrtle Beach seems almost endless. There are over 100 golf courses beginning just north of Myrtle Beach and ending just south of it a 60+ mile stretch of coastline. Several of those Myrtle Beach golf courses are considered to be very high end, luxury courses.

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is the most well-known club in Myrtle Beach and it is located so close to the beach that it boasts beach access. Built on 270 acres, the course consists of long tees, fairway traps, and elevated greens. As the Dunes Golf and Beach Club has gained prestige in recent years, it has been ranked among the top courses in America according to Golf Digest, and it has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship. It costs about $200 on a given day to golf, but most people will tell you it is well worth the money and you’ll get what you pay for.

Pine Lakes Country Club is another upscale golf resort that gives an old-fashioned, southern vibe. Built in 1926, Pine Lakes was the first golf club in Myrtle Beach. Its exclusivity means that only club members can golf, with the exception of guests who are staying at a select few hotels nearby.

The Kings North golf course located at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club and Resort is worth mentioning because of its size and design. It has a resort-style design and includes an island fairway. Myrtle Beach National is away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, and Kings North was built throughout a pine forest, giving golfers a serene setting to golf in.

Finally, the Grand Dunes Resort offers arguably the most visually appealing course with the best views. Its design has drawn hoards of golfers. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the course also offers views of the forest surrounding it and its 34 acres in lakes. It costs under $100 to golf here, providing a refreshing change from the high prices of some luxury clubs in Myrtle Beach.