Even when golf season technically begins where you live, though, conditions likely won’t be terribly pleasant for the first month or so. Sure, there’ll be grass on the fairways, but they’ll probably be muddy. And the greens will be OK, but they’ll be slow and bumpy until they get a few solid, warm days to get ready to start growing again.
So why not mark the end of the off-season with a trip to one of the best golf destinations in the world?
Our thoughts exactly. Here’s why you should start planning a spring golf vacation to Myrtle Beach as soon as possible:
The Gang’s All Here … for Good Reason
There is nothing like spring golf in Myrtle Beach. While we would argue there’s no “bad” time” to visit, it’s hard to deny that the stretch from about March 1 through May is particularly spectacular. Average daily highs for those months are 64, 72 and 79 degrees, respectively. Furthermore, April and May are the second- and third-driest months of the year, minimizing the threat of rainouts.
The popularity of Myrtle Beach in the fall means that there’s an incredible buzz and energy to be found throughout the area’s scores of great golf courses. Clubhouse bars are lively scenes, perfect for watching college basketball or baseball and bantering about the day’s round. Your group will undoubtedly strike up conversations with others, too. Buddy groups have been known to merge in Myrtle Beach in the spirit of camaraderie that makes golf so special.
This camaraderie extends beyond the golf facilities themselves, too. Go out to practically any restaurant, and you will find them to be extensions of the 19th-hole atmosphere you found in the clubhouse: golfers laughing about their rounds, debating the superiority of the courses they’re playing and looking forward to the next round and the next trip. When you’re in Myrtle Beach, you feel like a part of the wider golf community. It’s a special sensation.
Closer Than Ever
A key part of Myrtle Beach’s success as a golf destination is its relative proximity to practically the entire eastern United States and its millions of golfers. Visitors come by car from all over — even as far as Canada — to stay and play the Grand Strand’s great courses.
The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has long been another front door to the region, and over the last few years it has become even easier to fly into and out of. In just the last couple weeks, Spirit Airlines announced it would be expanding its direct-to-Myrtle-Beach offerings, with flights beginning from Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) starting in late April. And in early March, WestJet will be offering flights between Myrtle Beach and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) three times a week.
These and many more reasons should help you decide to book a spring Myrtle Beach golf trip. We can’t wait to see you soon!