The reopening of Myrtle Beach from its COVID-19 lockdown has been and will continue to be a gradual one, but the area has taken another significant step. Myrtle Beach area restaurants, which reopened for outside dining May 4, welcomed people back into their dining rooms on May 11.
Seating capacity is limited to 50 percent and tables are spaced at least six feet apart, allowing for social distancing. When the state enters phase three of the reopening process, restaurants will be able to reopen the remaining 50 percent of the dining room.
There isn’t currently a timetable for the implementation of phase three.
For golfers that are comfortable eating out, the reopening of inside dining rooms is something to look forward to, allowing people to enjoy a post-round meal or cold beverage of their choice in a setting that provides a sense of normalcy.
When people think of eating out, their thoughts tend to turn to standalone restaurants, but just as importantly in the current environment will be the ability to enjoy eating in the clubhouse. Courses like Pine Lakes, Pawleys Plantation, Grande Dunes and River Hills, among others, have outstanding food that will allow golfers to dine in a comfortable environment.
What felt “normal” six months ago isn’t on the horizon, but the Myrtle Beach area has avoided the worst of the Coronavirus to date. The area is making steady progress in establishing a new normal that allows players – when they are ready – to enjoy the Myrtle Beach golf experience in an environment that is safe and fun.
From restaurants and hotels to Myrtle Beach area golf courses, led by the Founders Collection, a group that includes Grande Dunes, Pawleys Plantation and TPC Myrtle Beach, the area has doubled down on its commitment to player and staff safety.