After four hours of Myrtle Beach golf and significantly more than 72 passes at the ball, most of us are ready for sustenance. There was a time when a post-round meal or happy hour required golfers to find a place to stop somewhere between the course and their room, but those days are ending.
The idea that clubhouse restaurants need to serve nothing more than a hot dog at the turn and a ham sandwich is an antiquated one.
Now, more than ever, golf courses are home to full-service restaurants, offering meals that will rival anything you get at a standalone establishment. If you want to pair post-round eats with great golf, here are Myrtle Beach’s top 5 clubhouse restaurants.
– Caledonia’s clubhouse is one of the area’s most acclaimed and lunch on the porch, overlooking the famed 18th green, should be part of the experience for every group. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to wager on who successfully makes it over the water, adding a little action to lunch. (top photo and right)
– Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first course, oozes charm, and that’s certainly the case at the Robert White Pub, located in the course’s historic clubhouse. It’s hard to beat a burger and a drink after your round, whether you are sitting inside or enjoying a meal from the clubhouse porch with a view of the course and the property’s pristine courtyard.
– The summer of 2022 renovations that brought new greens and bunkers to Grande Dunes Resort Club also gave rise to Terrazza 19, a clubhouse restaurant that is drawing raves from golfers and locals. A varied menu features everything from tacos, wraps and paninis to weekly themed dinners. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and a new bar, which offers a stunning view of the 18th hole, certainly contributes to the charm. If you are playing Grande Dunes, plan to eat there as well. (Terrazza 19 pictured right)
– River Hills Golf & Country Club led the wave of courses upgrading their dining options, launching a new menu during a 2020 clubhouse renovation. If you want a hot dog, River Hills offers a specialty dog complete with barbeque and coleslaw, but the dish you have to order is the fried green tomatoes and blackened shrimp. It’s even better than it sounds.
– You owe it to yourself to stop at Joey’s Clubhouse Grille after a round at Tidewater. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of one of the area’s prettiest layouts and Joey’s features food made from scratch, including the hand-cut fries that should be part of every order. If you are playing in the afternoon, Joey’s offers a robust dinner menu.
Being able to enjoy a nice meal in the clubhouse is a perk for traveling golfers, and these five courses deliver.