Hole Out, Then Venture Out: 3 Courses, 3 Breweries for a Stellar Day
To ensure you have the best day possible on the links in Myrtle Beach, you must consider the 19th hole.
The most challenging, rewarding Grand Strand courses deserve that much. And so do you. Here are three stellar courses in the area. And the perfect nearby breweries for your post-game festivities.
First, let’s make sure your round is comfortable enough that you can enjoy your time afterward.
Tips for Playing Golf in Early Summer
Whatever wears you out on a hot day of golf, you want to do the exact opposite. So, here’s some advice.
- Be aware of how you feel
Heat exhaustion — or worse — will derail your golf getaway. Be aware of dehydration signs. These include:
- Inability to sweat
- Muscle cramps
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sticky mouth
- Use sunscreen
The summer sun can wear you out. It won’t keep you cooler, but it’ll help prevent a raging sunburn and elevated body temperature. Sunburns hold in the heat.
- Drink enough water
There’ll be plenty of time for a pilsner later. Water — half your body weight, in ounces — every day you play is ideal. Start early.
Putting Green to the Pouring Scene: 3 Courses, 3 Breweries to Try
Great courses and awesome breweries go together like hand in (golf) glove.
NICKLAUS DESIGN AND NICE HOMEBREWS
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club | Quigley’s Pint and Plate
SWINGS: Visit all the courses in Myrtle Beach. You’ll be hard-pressed to find one better than Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Enjoy an excellent layout and perfect greens with a distinctive southern feel. This Jack Nicklaus design plays amid 200-year-old moss-draped oaks. So scenic.
SUDS: Quigley’s Pint and Plate serves in-house brews and high-class Lowcountry cuisine. Enjoy karaoke, trivia, and more. Take your homebrew out on the dog-friendly patio, and their happy hour is phenomenal. This English pub in Pawleys Island has daily specials you’ll definitely want to look into.
OLD TRADITIONS AND NEW
Pine Lakes Golf Club | New South Brewery
SWINGS: This historic, unique club is the Granddaddy of Grand Strand golf courses. Established in 1927, Pine Lakes Country Club epitomizes the area’s traditions. This Robert White design lies on natural dunes near the ocean. It features freshwater lakes and rolling fairways.
SUDS: It’s always a wonderful experience at New South Brewery. With a relaxed vibe with nice prices, this establishment features personable crafters, too. You’re in for delicious ales and lagers, plus the famous Dirty Myrtle Double IPA.
STELLAR SCENERY AND SIPS OF SERENITY
Barefoot Resort & Golf | Crooked Hammock Brewery
SWINGS: Play the picturesque public courses here in North Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Resort & Golf is a first-rate facility with challenging layouts and superb conditions. It’s home of Myrtle Beach’s fantastic four, with designs from names such as Dye, Fazio, Love, and Norman.
SUDS: Order a flight and drift into a hammock state of mind. South to Somewhere and Beach Escape are recommended brews at Crooked Hammock Brewery. Especially with shared starters such as Smashed Avocado Dip and Sugar Slab Bacon. Escape to the backyard for cornhole, hammocks, and live music.
When it comes to any of these combinations, count us in. The Grand Strand has a wealth of courses and breweries. When paired up, the cumulative effect is remarkable. Tee it up and knock ‘em down in Myrtle Beach.