Golf Around the Globe Without Leaving Myrtle Beach at World Tour Golf Links

The Grand Strand boasts more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius, but only one allows golfers to play all over the world without leaving town. The World Tour Golf Links, located in central Myrtle Beach across the Intracoastal Waterway, has a unique theme that incorporates some of the most famous courses and holes in the world and puts them together to give players an experience they can’t find anywhere else without boarding a plane and putting the ball all over the planet.

Featuring 27 replicas of some of the most famous holes in golf history, World Tour gives golfers the rare chance to play these legendary holes and relive the memorable moments of their favorite players. In one round, golfers can play Augusta National’s famed Amen Corner, where Jack Nicklaus made his remarkable run to the 1986 title at The Masters. They can bring their A-game to Cypress Point, where Tiger Woods has dominated year after year. And they can wave goodbye to the golf a la Arnold Palmer from the stone bridge at St. Andrew's, known as the birthplace of golf.

If you don’t have the time, money or political pull to travel around the world playing the most exclusive clubs, then the World Tour is your chance to do the next best thing for a significantly lower price tag. It would cost a player millions of dollars and require thousands of miles, millions of dollars and countless miles of travel to do the real deal, and that’s based on whether you can even talk your way into getting a tee time at these exclusive clubs. Sixteen of World Tour’s 27 holes hail from private clubs where it’s nearly impossible to book a tee time regardless of price.

But World Tour provides an affordable alternative for average golfers with big dreams. Imagine playing a round with a teleporting golf cart that magically transported you to the shrines of the sport. Follow in the footsteps (with soft spikes, not the old-school cleats) and try to recreate the masters of the game who came before. Each hole includes a history lesson at the tee box with information about the hole and its place in golf lore.

World Tour also does a world-class job of maintenance to complete the experience, giving golfers the best possible representations of the replica holes they are playing. World Tour features well-manicured fairways and Miniverde Bermuda-grass greens after undergoing a recent makeover. Renovations have transformed the course into a more playable layout for both high and low handicappers so everyone can enjoy the World Tour experience. But the course is far from easy, featuring challenging water hazards and bunkers. Birdie or bogey, you are sure to have a memorable round.

World Tour features three nine-hole courses – the Open, the Championship and the International – so guests can play a quick nine, a full 18 in any two-course combination, or make a day of it by playing all 27. It’s the place where Average Joes go to play like pros, or at least give it their best shot. After your round, you can recount your round with your foursome at the World Tour clubhouse’s 19th hole, the Players Grille. There’s also a golf shop with World Tour-logo items you can wear home to show your friends and brag about the experience.

Golfers can receive extra savings by booking a package through Myrtle Beach, your one-stop spot for golf on the Grand Strand. Earn additional savings on accommodations, golf, dining and more.

(posted 12/9/14)

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