There are nearly 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand, and more than 1,700 restaurants. That means there are plenty of great places to celebrate or bemoan your golf game over cold drinks and a hot meal. After a round of golf, it’s time to kick back and relax with friends and your foursome. Here are 10 hot spots for golfers in the Myrtle Beach area:
Ailsa Pub: Located at the Legends Club Resort, this Scottish-American bar and grill lives up to its motto – Pure Dead Brilliant. Offering an extensive menu and a cozy atmosphere, Ailsa Pub is popular among golfers from courses other than just the Legends.
Flynn's Irish Tavern: Located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, this small building used to serve as the city jail. The atmosphere has improved significantly since this first-generation Irish family took over. Great food, draft beer and parlor games make this a popular hangout among golfers on the North Strand.
Handley's Pub: This Carolina Forest bar and grill attracts a diverse crowd, including golfers after a round in the Highway 501 corridor. Excellent food and cold beer are top sellers, and darts and billiards allow for more friendly competition off the course.
Hooters: The man who made this national chain a success was born and raised in nearby Longs. The late Bob Brooks took pride in the local stores, which serve the same great chicken wings and pub grub that he envisioned. The scantily clad waitresses are another drawing card. Locations include on near Barefoot Resort in Briarcliffe Acres and another near Pine Lakes at the corner of 38th Avenue North and Kings Highway.
Liberty Taproom & Grill: You might already know about the Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery at Broadway at the Beach, but the sister restaurant in the Dunes section of town is less crowded and a popular golf hangout. This Liberty offers one of the best happy hours in town.
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk: If you are playing golf on the South Strand, you can't go wrong by stopping here on the way back to Myrtle Beach. A strip of seafood restaurants and bars are located along the boardwalk that overlooks the inlet. Grab a great seat on the back porch and watch the fishing boats bring in their fresh catches of the day.
Pawleys Island Tavern: You have to look hard to find this diamond in the rough, but it's well worth the hunt. This small building is hidden behind hammocks shops and other stores. Featuring outdoor seating with a stage for live music, guests can kick back in the shade of a live oak tree and soak up the Lowcountry cooking and atmosphere.
Pine Lakes Tavern: Located next to Pine Lakes International Country Club, aka the Granddaddy, this gastropub is only a long 3-iron away from the first golf course in Myrtle Beach. Guests enjoy creative dishes, cold beers from around the world and a wonderful back patio view overlooking Pine Lake.
Quigley's Grub & Pub: The only brewpub in Pawleys Island also serves some outstanding food. The extensive menu ensures everyone in your foursome finds something they like, and the house brews are surprisingly tasty for a small pub. Happy hour specials are perfect for a post-round meal.
Tilted Kilt: This Broadway at the Beach bar and grill has a Scottish theme and waitresses dressed in plaid skirts. Cold beer, pool tables and tons of large-screen TVs tuned to sporting events make this place a popular spot for golfers before hitting nearby Celebrity Square.