8 Tips to Save on a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

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The value of a Myrtle Beach golf trip is the best around, but with the economy sputtering, everyone is looking to save. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to cut costs without sacrificing the quality of a trip. After consultation with some of Myrtle Beach’s premier travel authorities, below are eight tips that could help produce savings on your next Grand Strand golf trip.

1.    Be Flexible With Travel Dates – If you are willing to take a midweek trip, there are significant savings to be had. Golf and accommodations are less expensive Monday through Thursday. If your schedule allows it, take advantage.

2.    Play in the Afternoon: Morning tee times are preferable, but playing in the afternoon provides a break. If your group likes to have one big night on the town, schedule a p.m. tee time the following day. You can save money and you will have needed time to sleep in. 

3.    Get a Quick Quote: The Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Quick Quote system allows people to get price quotes from up to 10 golf package providers. The more people you talk to, the better deal you are likely to get. Every one making or even considering a Myrtle Beach golf trip should get a Quick Quote.

4.    If You Are Playing 36 …
Play the second 18 as a replay. Some groups like to play two different courses on the same day, but if you find a course you like, play it twice. The replay rate will come at a fraction of the cost.

5.    Play Courses Near Your Accommodations: When booking golf courses, pay attention to where they are in proximity to your accommodations. You can save on gas and the fewer temptations you pass (food, spirits, adult entertainment!), the more likely you are to make it back to your room to eat lunch. Which leads us to …

6.    Eat-In:
If breakfast isn’t included in your package, go to the store, get a gallon of milk, cereal and some lunch meat, and eat at your condo or hotel. Fast food breakfast isn’t worth paying for and if you manage to eat lunch in every other day as well, it wouldn’t be unrealistic to save $40 or more on a four-day trip.

7.    Consider Shipping Golf Clubs: The baggage fees some airlines charge are inflated, particularly when shipping a golf bag. In some instances, it’s cheaper to ship clubs via FedEx or UPS and it provides greater peace of mind – airlines don’t have tracking numbers when your clubs land in Lincoln, Neb.

8.    Play Better Golf: The better you play, the more likely you are to win side bets and you won’t lose as many balls. If it only it were that easy!

Comments for 8 Tips to Save on a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip


Name: Skip
Time: Thursday, January 22, 2009

My group goes to Myrtle Beach once per year, and one thing we have learned is to make sure you have accessories like balls, tees, shoes, etc. They have good prices on equipment - depending on where you go - but it's another cost that tends to add up. Hit em' straight!

Name: Larry Giaimo
Time: Sunday, January 25, 2009

Larry - Youprobably know all these tips but I thought you might want to compare them. Ron

Name: Steve Chrisos
Time: Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hi, When we go to Myrtle Beach for golf, we try to play courses closer to where we are staying. This way we dont get lost and waste money on gas traveling 1/2 or more out ofour hotels area. Also I agree, when we play 36 holes, we always play the same course again if we like it. You can alway switch tee boxes, but the cost is significantly cheaper. Thanks for your advice, it makes sense.

Name: david
Time: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Our group have been going to Myrtle Beach for about 10 years now, we choose to drive, from Cinti.Ohio. It's not that expense, We use one persons van and everyone pays for 1 tank of gas.On avg. it cost us $425.00 ea.for golf ,green fees ,cart fees,accommodations and breakfast. Dinner,your on your own. Last year the price was higher because we choose to play one of the premium courses with a higher subcharge. last years cost was $510.00 and still had a great time. Looking forward to this year and bring the prices back down to the low $400 range.

Name: Dave Austin
Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009

If you just play 27 holes, ask the course if there is a "sister" course that you can play. That way you can play 2 different courses on the same day for the same price as the course you just played.

Name: Mike
Time: Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Name: Mike
Time: Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Name: p90x dvd
Time: Monday, June 21, 2010

They have good prices on equipment - depending on where you go - but it's another cost that tends to add up. Hit em' straight!

Name: p90x dvd
Time: Monday, June 21, 2010

They have good prices on equipment - depending on where you go - but it's another cost that tends to add up. Hit em' straight!

Name: missy
Time: Thursday, February 16, 2012

all good advice! owning a little flask doesn't hurt, don't tell, or having a stash of trail nuts to keep you going until dinner so you won't end up with a "not that fresh" sandwich off the b-cart, it will save you a few bucks. Win the Greenies!!

Name: missy
Time: Thursday, February 16, 2012

take it from me, a thrift store kind of shopper...Men especially can find great deals on golf wind breakers/vests/shirts etc. at the goodwill and savers stores. I have jackets with Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines,
Kiowa logos, etc. costing $3-$12 and all in perfect or new condition. Don't be embarrassed to save 98% off of golf clothes::))