Title: Golf and Exploration: Discovering New Horizons in Myrtle Beach
The turquoise take of the Atlantic Ocean, the whispering coastal wind, and 60 miles of heaven-like sandy beaches are just the preliminaries when you think of Myrtle Beach. Add to this the zest of golfing in your mind and you get an unparalleled experience of a lifetime. In habituating this coastal jewel of South Carolina, I’ve discovered an intriguing blend of golf and exploration to introduce new horizons even to local golf enthusiasts like me.
Myrtle Beach, known to some as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’, houses over a hundred world-class golf courses. If you are an aficionado passionate about golf or a budding player desiring to explore the boundaries of golf, Myrtle Beach is an epic destination to visit.
Begin with the grandeur of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. creation. It’s a classic golf course accentuating the natural advantages of its coastal area. Known for its signature 13th hole, or the ‘Waterloo’, it provides a tricky test, demanding a brave tee shot over Lake Singleton.
For a more unexpected challenge bestows the True Blue Plantation. A Mike Strantz’s architectural masterpiece, it provides a unique challenge with its vast fairways, sculpted undulations, and challenging water hazards. Not to forget, the flourishing natural vegetation enhances the beauty of the land, making each game a rewarding adventure in itself.
Away from the professional tees, one cannot miss the intoxicating charm of the Legends Resort. Known for its three different courses – Heathland, Moorland, and Parkland – each bringing a unique golfing scenario. Heathland offers haven to traditional golfers, while Moorland presents an eclectic mix of greens with existing topography. Lastly, the Parkland presents a more modern touch while conserving a deep respect for the natural terrain.
Golf is unquestionably the star attraction, but Myrtle Beach offers explorative endeavors outside the fairways too. Immerse in a scenic walk at the Myrtle Beach State Park, where the dense maritime forest is a stark contrast to the manicured greens of the golf courses. If you’re lucky, you might spot a fox or a white-tailed deer while strolling on these adventurous trails.
Visit Brookgreen Gardens, one of the most exemplary sculptural gardens declared as a National Historic Landmark. Exhibiting thousands of flora and fauna species with awe-inspiring sculptures, this hidden gem adds a fascinating touch of culture to your golf vacation.
If you’re a fervent fan of wildlife, Alligator Adventure is a must-visit. It provides a thrilling encounter with some of the most ferocious reptiles in the world. Between the golf swings and putt shots, getting to see these fierce alligators can surely add excitement to your expedition.
Or perhaps, peel off your golf shoes and take a barefoot walk on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. It offers a 1.2-mile-long stretch with numerous shops, restaurants, and the iconic Skywheel. Watching the sunset from the lofty heights of Skywheel while the soothing sea breeze brushes against your skin is the unwinding journey every golfer needs.
Continuous exploration in Myrtle Beach would also lead you to its rich history. The Hopsewee Plantation, a preserved rice plantation from the 18th century, offers a fascinating window to the region’s past. Gain insights into historical facts while you ease your muscles from the high-intensity golf rounds.
There is a seductive quality to the ever-evolving landscapes of Myrtle Beach that calls golf enthusiasts worldwide. Coupled with nature, history, and exciting adventures, it offers a golfing experience that goes beyond just shots and strokes. Every hole dug, each fairway walked, and every swing made in Myrtle Beach is an exploration into the new horizons of this enchanting sport.
To settle in Myrtle Beach, is not just about playing golf but cherishing its transformative journey. As a local and an ardent golfer, I invite you all to experience this magnificent blend of golf and exploration here in Myrtle Beach. Explore the green, celebrate the wins, learn from losses, but amidst all, uncover the remarkable blend of golfing lifestyle with the unique culture the city offers. From sunrise to sundown, adventures await here in Myrtle Beach. The golfing paradise is more than just a sport; it’s a journey, it’s a discovery – a discovery of new horizons.