A Myrtle Beach golf trip provides an almost endless array of possibilities; that variety is at the heart of the area’s appeal but it can also lead to complications.
If your head is spinning as you attempt to plan the perfect trip, here are five secrets, gleaned from years of experience, that can help make your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation this best one yet.
1. Know what your group wants out of a trip. Are you traveling with a group who want to play 36 holes a day, grab dinner and do the same the following day? Does your group want to play 18, maybe 27, and enjoy some of Myrtle Beach’s famed nightlife? Being aware of what you are looking for will help dictate where you stay and play. If nightlife is important, stay in the heart of Myrtle Beach and enjoy courses such as Pine Lakes, the two layouts at Myrtlewood and Grande Dunes, all located within two miles of each other. If you want to play 36 per day and relax in the evening, Pawleys Island might be your locale of choice. If you know what is important to your group, planning becomes immediately easier.
2. Myrtle Beach is home to some of America’s premier public courses and it offers the best value in golf travel, so take advantage of both. Try to incorporate one of the area’s highest-ranked courses into your itinerary. For instance, if you are playing the Founders Group All-Inclusive package, include TPC Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Plantation, King’s North , Grande Dunes or Willbrook in the rotation. A bucket list course will enhance the experience and your group will love it.
3. We are all creatures of habit, but try something new every year, on and off the course. You can take an annual three-round trip to Myrtle Beach for 30 years and not play the same course twice, so don’t be afraid to mix it up. You just might like what you find. With more than 1,000 restaurants, it’s okay to have your favorites but don’t be afraid to branch out when it comes time for dinner as well. Enjoying different experiences keeps a trip fresh.
4. Keep in mind that value includes more than price. The cheapest package might be the best one for your group but be open to the idea that an extra $20 to play an upgraded layout or to enjoy courses in a tighter geographic location might be worthwhile. When deciding on a trip itinerary, take everything into account.
5. Last but certainly not least, book your trip through a golf package provider, especially if you have a large group or a new one. For starters, pricing will likely be better, but just as importantly, they are your eyes and ears on the ground. Myrtle Beach golf packagers live here so they know everything that is going on. They are invested in the success of your trip, so why not use them as an extremely valuable resource?
A golf vacation isn’t complicated but these tips will help make things even better.