Myrtle Beach Ranked 13th-Best Golf Destination in the World

Golf Channel’s travel team recently ranked the “World’s Top 100 Golf Destinations” and Myrtle Beach was included among the game’s premier vacation spots.

The list was unveiled by GolfPass and Myrtle Beach was named the world’s 13th best golf destination. The GolfPass panel clearly placed premium on exclusivity but Myrtle Beach’s lofty ranking spoke to the area’s universal appeal.

(We aren’t going to nitpick the list but Augusta, Ga. was ranked 10th. Uh, if you have access to Augusta National, I’m willing to entertain the idea that it’s the world’s 10th best golf destination, otherwise it’s time for a drug test and an intervention, but I digress!)

GolfPass wrote of Myrtle Beach, “There are scores of layouts littered from Brunswick County, N.C., down through Pawleys Island, S.C., with three distinct sub-True Blue Golf Clubregions that will provide Top-100-quality courses as well as value-packed hidden gems. Mix and match between big, multi-course facilities like the 72-hole Barefoot Resort or 54-hole Legends Resort and Myrtle Beach National complexes, as well as worthy one-offs like The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and sister-course, True Blue Golf Club.(pictured right) A deep bench, vast lodging options and ever-improving food scene makes this an ideal choose-your-own-adventure destination for all budgets.”

The Grand Strand’s place on the list spoke to the area’s enduring appeal and the unmatched value it provides. Myrtle Beach is home to 90 golf courses and the rare ability to be all things to all people.

Groups that want to play some of the nation’s best courses can tee it up at layouts like TPC Myrtle Beach, Dunes Club, Grande Dunes Resort Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, among many others. For players in search of unforgettable golf and value, Myrtle Beach delivers with layouts like Willbrook Plantation, Wild Wing,Prestwick Country Club Prestwick Country Club (pictured right) and Arrowhead Country Club.

Combine the golf with great food and Myrtle Beach’s legendary nightlife and it’s not difficult to see why the area is ranked among the world’s premier destinations.

For that matter, we believe, based on the diversity of experiences the area delivers, Myrtle Beach is America’s premier golf destination. Don’t believe me, check out these golf packages!

(Top photo: 18th Hole on the PineHills Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club)