Title: Golf Course Adventures: Thrilling Escapades in Myrtle Beach
As a Myrtle Beach local and a keen golf enthusiast, I can say with certainty that Myrtle Beach is truly the jewel of the East Coast when it comes to golf. This town is famed for nothing less than pure exhilaration, simultaneous relaxation, and an undying love for golf. Here are my personal suggestions for thrilling golfing escapades in Myrtle Beach – enjoy the courses and the adventures that lay within and beyond!
Myrtle Beach boasts over 100 golf courses, and each holds its unique charm and tests for all levels of golfing proficiency. So, fasten your golf gloves and get ready for some gripping play that awaits you at these stunning venues.
One of the must-visit courses is the TPC Myrtle Beach. Rated 5 stars by Golf Digest, it was designed by Tom Fazio, and previously hosted the Senior Tour Championship. The par-72, 18-hole marvel spreads across the varied landscape and offers breathtaking views complimenting strategic playability. Furthermore, the 17th hole, surrounded by water on three sides, is usually the delight of the seasoned players and a thrill to conquer.
Another course that should catch your eye is Dunes Golf & Beach Club. This classic Robert Trent Jones design, rated #28 amongst Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses in America 2019, is memorable for its signature hole, “Waterloo.” This 590 yard par-5 doglegs right around Lake Singleton offering considerably risky but rewarding moves.
If you’re adventurous, visit Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. Its avenue-style entrance, flanked by a tremendous line of magnificent oaks, sets the scene. It’s not just a golfing treat, but a visual spectacle too, with an array of flora and fauna, including Bald Eagles and American Alligators.
Beyond golf, Myrtle Beach offers an unbeatable array of attractions which offer just as much thrill and excitement. Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach State Park, a preserved maritime forest. Rent a kayak and paddle through the wildlife-rich waterways of the Waccamaw River. Or take a dolphin watching cruise to spot the playful creatures in their natural habitat.
After a day at the greens, you might want to whet your for culinary adventures too. Myrtle Beach delivers in full swing here, offering up a variety of eateries, from cozy seafood shacks to upscale fine dining restaurants. Two of my personal favorites are ‘The Sea Captain’s House’, where you can savor succulent seafood with Atlantic views, and ‘Frank’s Outback’, renowned for its gourmet offerings in a serene garden setting.
Cap off the night at one of the many live entertainment venues. The Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre are renowned for their variety shows blending music, comedy, and dance. Or soak in some local culture at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum, where artwork from across the Southeastern United States is on display.
Let’s not forget, Myrtle Beach is home to some fantastic shopping. From high-end retail at the Market Common to bargain deals at Tanger Outlets, there is a retail therapy option for every budget.
In conclusion, Myrtle Beach is not just a golf lover’s paradise, but a fully-fledged adventure hub. Whether it’s the thrill of a great drive down a fairway, the breathtaking wildlife, the gourmet dining, vibrant nightlife, or unique shopping experience, there’s an adventure around every corner in Myrtle Beach.
Ultimately, it’s the perfect blend of golf and entertainment that leaves locals like me and visiting golfers rich in memories. So, pack up your golf clubs and your spirit of adventure, and come to Myrtle Beach for a thrilling escapade. Your golfing adventure awaits!