How cold is too cold to golf?
That’s a trick question. It really depends on the golfer. When vacationers pack their clubs and head to Myrtle Beach in the off-season, they know chances are great that Carolina blue sky will welcome them.
Air temperatures, though? Even with that famous Myrtle Beach sun, winter days can get nippy. In December, highs can still reach about 60, which is downright tropical for some of our northern neighbors. Even in January and February, highs stick around the mid- to upper-50s, but lows can dip into the 30s, making early (or late-day rounds) a bit challenging at times.
We’ll let you in on a few tips for winter golf. With a little prep work and caution, you can enjoy the links in much the same way you did when you visited in spring and summer. Plus, we’ll tell you about some terrific golf specials available from area resorts to make that winter jaunt to the coast even more enticing. As though you needed an excuse. Golf in Myrtle Beach can be a year-round endeavor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”64775″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Why do golfers play in winter?
Because they can. Ever watched a British Open? You’ve probably seen some pretty rough conditions, with rain, wind, and chill. It’s not often like that in Myrtle Beach. Cold and rain have a tendency to slow the ball and cut travel distance. Your score might not be pretty, so set your pride to the side and just have a blast playing the sport you love.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to enjoy winter golf in Myrtle Beach
- Equip yourself
Anything waterproof will be an asset. Warm golf gloves are good but don’t be afraid to also bring wooly mittens and a comfy toboggan. Hand warmers are essential, either the shake-and-use type or this style of warmer, by Titleist. The comfier you are, the better.
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- Tee off at the right time
With sunset earlier during the winter, it’s not easy to get a full round in with a late afternoon tee time. Book a time around 1 p.m. to give yourself plenty of opportunities to finish. Also, the temperatures will be at or near the high for the day at midday.
Pro tip: If possible, bypass the cart and carry your clubs in the winter for a bit of a workout.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
- Choose apparel wisely
Wool socks can block out the chill and protect your feet against unexpected water play and frosty dew. A soft and breathable quarter-zip jacket can keep out the chill, and it easy to remove if you get warm. Infrared golf pants are marvelously engineered for cold weather play.
Pro tip: Pick an extra layer of cold protection, like this Under Armor golf jacket.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
- Fuel yourself well
Winter golf nutrition is a lot like it would be for any outing. Whole-wheat foods are optimal, such as oatmeal, pasta, and toast. Lean proteins, such as chicken, eggs, and red meat labeled loin or round, are essential. Wrap it up with fruits and green vegetables.
Pro tip: Have your pre-round meal 2-3 hours before tee time. Snack an hour before you play.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
- Choose the winter golf package that fits you best
Check MyrtleBeachGolf.com for tons of specials. On this site, you can examine options, check available courses, compare stay-and-play pricing, and more. There are rounds to fit any playing preference, whether you want to get in as many rounds as you can or take it more leisurely.
Pro tip: Check out our three favorite specials. See them all at MyrtleBeachGolf.com.
- The Great American Comeback package
The all-inclusive Great American Comeback package capitalizes on 3 rounds of golf. It includes lunch, 2 drinks, and range balls. Check the site for restrictions and exceptions.
- Legends 4 round
Buy 3 rounds and get the fourth FREE at any of 5 Legend’s courses. This package includes free breakfast and lunch, plus 2 drinks at each course.
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The Grand Strand isn’t quite as busy during the offseason in Myrtle Beach. You’ll have an easier time securing tee times at your favorite courses. Tee times overall are easier to make, and prices usually drop in cooler weather. Area courses are well-kept and ready for a winter round or three. Plan your escape now!
Stay at a Brittain Resort this winter in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is a generational getaway destination, and families have made Brittain Resorts a part of their coastal vacation routine. With a wealth of oceanfront locations, Brittain Resorts is eager to host you this winter for your golf vacation. Check out the Brittain Resorts blog to learn more, and book your stay today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]