Labor Day was created to give hard-working men and women a well-deserved three-day weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?
Not only is it the unofficial kickoff of the fall golf season, but Labor Day weekend is also one of the best times to visit the Grand Strand for fun, festivals, fireworks and more. Spend the days playing some of the top championship courses in the Myrtle Beach area, then enjoy the evenings by taking part in the many end-of-the-summer celebrations and shindigs.
Best of all, you can save big by taking advantage of the various specials on tee times and discounts on accommodations during the bookend weeks surrounding Labor Day. Available now through Sept. 5, the Exclusive Clubhouse Pass offers four rounds of golf and three nights of accommodations with a savings of up to $190 per golfers, money that can be spent seeing the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach.
From free festivals to lively entertainment, Myrtle Beach goes all out for Labor Day weekend to put the finishing touches on another fun-filled summer. Visitors can get a taste of the good life both on the course and around town by checking out these special events:
Festivals: The 13th annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) returns to The Market Common district for two fun-filled days of great food, drinks, music, dance and more. Sample barbecue and other smoked meats as 25 cooking teams vie for the championship and wash it down with some liquid refreshments in the beer and wine garden. Enjoy live music, dancing, a classic car show, vendor tents and a kids’ play area.
Fireworks: Several local venues are holding their closing summer ceremonies Labor Day weekend, including the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s “Hot Summer Nights”, Barefoot Landing’s “Summerfest” (Sept. 1), and Broadway at the Beach’s “Summer Nights at Broadway” (Sept. 2). All three send the summer out with a bang with a free fireworks shows at 10 p.m., but there will also be live music, entertainment and other activities to mark the holiday.
Shows: Mustang Week (Sept. 2-9) features a week-long celebration of America’s favorite muscle, with hundreds of classic cars and thousands of hot-rod enthusiasts rolling into the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Mustang-lovers take a literal trip down memory lane (Ocean Boulevard) to recapture the glory days of cruising down the beach in summers past. The car show features judging prizes, and the cruise-ins allow Mustang owners to go for a spin.
Tournaments: Looking for an extended stay golf getaway? Sign up for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship (Aug. 27-31) and enjoy 72 holes of golf with a lot of good-natured competition. Attracting more than 3,300 golfers from all over the globe, the event takes place at courses all over the Grand Strand, followed by the World’s Largest 19th Hole after-party each night. If you are looking for something smaller, other courses hold weekly tourneys for all skill levels.
Can’t make it to Myrtle Beach until after Labor Day? No problem as Myrtle Beach Golf’s fall packages allow you to save all autumn long. Our three-, four and five-night golf packages include rounds of golf at some of the top courses on the Strand, discounted accommodations ranging from oceanfront resort to convenient golf villas, and special bonuses that include free rounds, food, drinks and $100 gift cards.
Start making your plans now and pack your bags for a fun-filled fall getaway to the Grand Strand.