Given that Myrtle Beach is home to 90 courses, activities beyond playing golf may seem frivolous to some, but there are a lot of hours in the day.
If you are looking for something to do off the course on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, here are five things that come highly recommended.
– Pile in the car and head to Jack Axe (locations in Myrtle Beach and NMB) to throw axes and stars at a target. If you’ve never been, it’s a lot of fun and 1) it’s not that hard and 2) no, you aren’t going to mangle yourself or someone else. A trip to Jack Axe should absolutely be on your radar.
– Probably goes without saying but a visit to Topgolf is always a bonus. The food is good, there are televisions everywhere, and you get to continue swinging the club. Whether you’ve been 20 times or not at all, Topgolf is a blast. Word to the wise, call about reserving a bay in advance because the Myrtle Beach Topgolf is busy. (pictured right)
– If you don’t want to throw axes and need to give the back a break, enjoy happy hour at Terrazza 19, the new restaurant at the Grande Dunes Resort Course. With indoor and outdoor seating, a creative menu, a surplus of televisions, and views of the golf course and Intracoastal Waterway, Terrazza 19 is quicky emerging as a hotspot. Yes, we are suggesting you go to Grande Dunes for happy hour, even if you played elsewhere.(top photo)
– If budget is no issue and you and the boys want to enjoy a dining experience, call New York Prime and see if there is a reservation available. You better plan on spending at least $125 per man, at a minimum, but the steak is the area’s best, the thick cut bacon appetizer might be even better, and the sides, led by the creamed mashed potatoes, are the perfect complement. If that’s not enough, order the white chocolate cream pie for dessert. It’s that good.
– If your group can’t figure out what it wants to do, head to Broadway at the Beach (pictured right) or Barefoot Landing, the area’s two mega entertainment complexes. At Broadway, there is a Dave & Buster’s, you can ride a power boat through a lake, and there 22 restaurants, in addition to Crocodile Rocks, a piano bar everyone has to visit at least once. Barefoot Landing isn’t quite as big but with a boardwalk along the Intracoastal and Crooked Hammock Brewery, it’s equally appealing.
Those are far from your only options, but if you are looking for something to do after the final putt drops, none of the five will disappoint.
(Anchor Cafe photo from their facebook page)