The “City Package” is one of the Grand Strand’s most popular offers, allowing players to bundle courses that have a Myrtle Beach mailing address and enjoy a golf vacation with minimal travel.
Is the City Package one your group should book? That’s an individual decision, but here is an insider’s guide to the popular deal:
Golf courses you can play
Grande Dunes Resort Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtlewood’s Palmetto and PineHills courses, World Tour (pictured right) and Myrtle Beach National’s King’s North, SouthCreek and West courses are among the layouts that can be booked as part of the City Package.
That is a nice combination of layouts groups can mix and match without having to burn more than a gallon of gas while in transit. Grande Dunes is one of Myrtle Beach’s premier golf courses, the recent greens and bunker restoration project at Pine Lakes (top photo) has returned the Granddaddy to the top of must-play lists, and World Tour, which replicates some of golf’s most famous holes, is a course everyone has to experience.
The Myrtlewood layouts – Palmetto and PineHills – have undergone greens renovation projects in the last three years and are among the area’s premier value courses. Both are really good designs and consistently in outstanding condition.
Myrtle Beach National requires a 15-minute drive from the beach, but King’s North is one of the area’s bedrock facilities and SouthCreek and the West Course are among the Grand Strand’s most playable layouts.
Whether you want to play some of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses, are looking for a value-centric trip or something in between, the City Package will deliver.
Where to stay?
The easiest place to stay are the villas at Myrtlewood, which leave you three miles from Pine Lakes and Grande Dunes, but the lure of beachside accommodations is hard to resist. With oceanfront options such as the Caravelle, Breakers, Anderson Ocean Club and the Grande Dunes Marriott, the City Package offers as many convenient accommodations options as any package in the area.
What is there to do off the course?
The City Package keeps you in the heart of Myrtle Beach, where off-course activities and food and drink options abound. The beach, Top Golf, Broadway at the Beach, Dave & Busters and so much more are at your doorstep. This is a great deal for groups that value having an equally good time off the course.
What are the drawbacks?
You are asking the wrong guy. I’d play both Myrtlewood layouts, Pine Lakes and Grande Dunes, meaning I could sleep for a few extra minutes and enjoy minimal time in the car. That being said, most people taking a Myrtle Beach golf trip don’t mind a short drive, so if you want a negative to the City Package, it doesn’t feature courses on the north and south ends. Given the popularity of the South Strand in particular, groups might prefer to play in Pawleys Island a time or two on their trip. I’d counter by pointing out that you can add rounds to the City Package.
The choice is yours but, at the very least, the City Package should be under consideration.