Once the day’s last putt has been made and the clubs retired to the trunk, the fun of a Myrtle Beach golf trip is far from over.
The Grand Strand is home to more than 1,500 restaurants that specialize in everything from soul food and sushi to steak. Every chain restaurant of significance has a presence in the area, but Myrtle Beach dining is made unique by its native fare.
Calabash seafood, a nationally recognized brand, was born in the area, and South Carolina’s distinctive Lowcountry cuisine is a must-eat.
The Grand Strand’s culinary contributions shouldn’t be minimized but its nightlife is legendary. Unlike some competing destinations, where businesses shudder with the setting sun, Myrtle Beach golf is complemented by its ample off-course activities.
Whether you are looking for a quick post-round drink or a long night of partying, the area has it all. Dancing, live music, a great place to watch a game, or a cigar bar, visitors don’t lack for options.
“Twelve people come in our group, and we have just about as many different interests off the course, but everyone has a great time,” said Mike Ritter, a Winchester, Va., resident who has taken a Myrtle Beach golf trip the last five years. “If you can’t have a good time here, you aren’t trying.”
But Myrtle Beach is more than a party off the course. Shopping – ranging from high-end boutiques to golf superstores – has become a draw for the area. The Grand Strand also offers premier deep sea fishing (yes, you can catch your dinner), and Brookgreen Gardens is the nation’s finest outdoor sculpture garden, bringing a touch of culture to a boys weekend.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, play at BB&T Coastal Field, and it’s located directly across the street from Broadway at the Beach, the area’s premier shopping, dining and nightlife complex. The list goes on but you get the point.
Myrtle Beach is equal parts GolfTown, USA and Good Times, USA.
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