For those planning to tee it up in Myrtle Beach this winter, it’s important to note that golf isn’t the only game in town. After spending the day chasing the little white ball around one of the Grand Strand’s 80-plus championship courses, it’s time to chase the pigskin and catch the NFL Playoffs.
Never fear, football fans, the Grand Strand has you covered. Whether you are playing Lowcountry layouts on the South Strand, ocean courses on the North Strand, or in the heart of Myrtle Beach and its most popular links, there’s a nearby 19th hole or watering hole showing the big games on big-screen TVs.
Die-hard fans can check the NFL Playoff schedule and make their post-round plans accordingly, ensuring that you won’t miss a minute of your tee time or favorite team in action. Some sports bars even cater to fans of specific affiliations so they can surround themselves with supporters of the home team.
Casual fans can find loads of fun to go with the football games by hitting some of the hottest spots for sports and entertainment. Playoff games are set for Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13 and 20, followed by Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. Here’s a list of some of the best places to watch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach:
Backyard Sports Bar & Grill: Located on Restaurant Row, this place is tucked away with a back porch overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The inside is lined with big screen TVs for viewing, while the covered patio deck has corn hole and other games. Nearby courses include Arcadian Shores, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and the Grande Dunes.
Dave & Buster’s: Watch the games, play the games and get into the games at this popular national chain of sports bars/arcades. Catch all the playoff action at the spacious Broadway at the Beach sports bar, or kill some time waiting for the thrilling conclusion by playing high-tech video games. The closest courses are Myrtlewood, Pine Lakes and Whispering Pines.
Handley’s Pub: Located in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach, this English-style sports bar has lots of big-screen TVs and a variety of draft beers from around the world. Handley’s is only a long par-5 from the Legends courses, Burning Ridge and Myrtle Beach National.
Inlet Sports Bar & Grill: If you’re playing golf on the South Strand, this small but spirited sports bar is a great place to catch a playoff game. Serving tasty seafood and affordable beverages, Inlet Sports Bar & Grill is conveniently close to TPC Myrtle Beach and Wachesaw East and Willbrook Plantation.
Oscar’s Food & Spirits: The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t make it to the postseason, but their loyal flock to this North Myrtle Beach tavern anyway. Featuring excellent food and drinks and a fun-filled atmosphere, Oscar’s is the perfect place for Steelers fans to drown their sorrows. Nearby courses include Beachwood, Possum Trot and The Surf Club.
Pine Lakes Tavern: Looking for a locals’ bar close to a locals’ favorite course? Look no farther than Pine Lakes Tavern, which is mid-iron shot of Pine Lakes International Country Club, aka The Granddaddy. PLT has lots of seating and TVs, as well as a movie-projector screen on the back porch overlooking Pine Lake.
Specerz Sports Bar: This Surfside Beach sports bar packs them in for the big games but has plenty of TVs and tables to accommodate playoff-sized crowds. There are pool tables and other games, and great deals on food and drinks. Spencerz is close to Arrowhead, Blackmoor and TPC of Myrtle Beach.
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