Should I try to sneak in a winter golf trip?
Admit it, you’ve asked yourself the question. In the throes of winter, few things sound better than a quick three-round getaway, but should you round up the fellas and make the trek to Myrtle Beach?
Here are five reasons a January-February golf vacation could work for you.
— The area’s sub-tropical climate makes Myrtle Beach a 12-month a year destination. The average high temperature in January is 56 degrees, our “coldest” month of the year. It’s cooler early in the morning, but generally speaking mid-50s temps are absolutely comfortable, especially if you are coming from a colder climate.
— While the mercury may not rise quite as high on the thermometer, Myrtle Beach’s legendary value is at its peak the first six weeks of the year. Golf packages are at least 25 percent less than in the spring season. Those cost savings more than make up for any risk incurred with the weather, particularly if you have the ability to monitor the forecast and make a decision the week of your intended trip. If you don’t believe me, check out the winter rates for the Rewards package from Founders Group.
— Some see dormant grass and mistakenly assume conditions are less than ideal during the winter. Don’t be fooled. The dormant grass doesn’t impact your play. Visually, I love the look provided by the golden brown grass framing the overseeded fairways. If it’s green grass you want, courses like TPC Myrtle Beach overseed wall-to-wall and will be in spectacular condition as well. Long story short, you don’t sacrifice much in terms of conditions with a winter trip.
— January and February are the two slowest months of the year Myrtle Beach, and that’s part of the attraction. Crowds are at a minimum, allowing your group to travel with ease.
— The last couple years have been difficult ones and if circumstances allow you to sneak away for a few days, enjoy the opportunity to play golf in a safe environment