Marshwalk to Popstroke: Five Off-Course Activities That Will Improve Your Next Golf Trip

No matter how much golf you play on your next trip to Myrtle Beach, there will be ample time for off-course activities, and the Grand Strand offers an abundance of choices.

As your spring trip comes into view on the horizon and you envision the good times that await, we are here to offer tips on what your group can do after the clubs are in the trunk. Here are five things even us locals are looking forward to this spring:

Cold drinks, beautiful views
When the weather breaks each spring, the one place everyone heads is the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Featuring eight restaurants and a ½-mile long wooden boardwalk overlooking the inlet, the Marshwalk is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening. Outdoor seating, live music and locally caught seafood are a perfect combination, no matter how you played.

Tiger Woods leaves his mark
Popstroke, one of many ventures Tiger Woods is involved in, will open a location at Broadway at the Beach this spring. Popstroke will have two 18-hole putting courses that will allow your group to continue the competition long into the night. Throw in food and access to all the good times Broadway at the Beach offers, and Popstroke should be at the top of your list. (Opening on March 4th!)

Spring is event season in Myrtle Beach
If you want to watch great golf, Myrtle Beach is the place to be. Beginning with the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship (March 1-3), followed by the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am (April 15) and the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic (May 9-12), the area’s competitive calendar is loaded. The appeal of seeing Myrtle Beach’s first PGA Tour event is obvious, but don’t overlook the DJ World Junior. Entering its ninth year, two of the DJ’s past boys champions have already won on the PGA Tour (Akshay Bhatia, Nick Dunlap), and one girl (Alexa Pano) has claimed victory on the LPGA Tour.

From craft brews to waterway views …
If you are staying along the North Strand, a visit to Barefoot Landing is a must. Home to Crooked Hammock Brewery, several restaurants along the Intracoastal, and even House of Blues, Blues, Barefoot Landing has something for everyone. If you want casual dining and great views after a long day on the course, Taco Mundo is your spot.

It’s still America’s National Pastime
Baseball may not hold the same place in the nation’s popular culture that it once did, but a minor league game remains one of life’s simple pleasures. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, perennially field a quality team and the experience at Pelicans Ballpark is always on point. If a homestand coincides with your next golf trip, make it a point to watch the Pelicans. If you can make it for Thirsty Thursdays, even better!

The list of things to do is nearly endless but these five activities will be atop at least one local’s list this spring.