It’s 20 degrees outside. The wind is whistling around the corners of your house and through the shutters on your windows. If you want to go to the store, you first have to spend five minutes scraping frost off your windshield. You haven’t seen the grass on your lawn in weeks, maybe months.
That does it. It’s time to head south for a winter-relief golf trip.
Yes, there are a lot of potential destinations for such a vacation. But here are three big reasons why Myrtle Beach golf should be at the top of your list:
To put it simply, there are no golf destinations on Earth that supply both the quantity and quality of golf courses on offer in the Myrtle Beach area. From Pawleys Island, South Carolina, north to Shallotte, North Carolina, there are some 100 courses to choose from, many of which are above average or better golf experiences. There are big-name courses that will deliver unforgettable, premium golf experiences. There are “hidden gems” that you will want to return to again and again. There are courses offering off-the-charts value with their low greens fees. At any given time, a group enjoying the courses in and around Pawleys Island is having as good a time as one making its way through the “Big Cats” courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation some 60 miles north. There is something for every golfer in Myrtle Beach.
Value (Especially in the Winter)
We would be lying if we guaranteed that you will get the same weather in Myrtle Beach in the winter as you would in, say, Miami. Yes, you may need a sweater and a long-sleeved turtleneck some days, but more often than not, and especially if you’re visiting from the Northeast or Midwest in the dead of winter, you’ll be relieved at just how mild the temperatures are. Many golfers visiting in the winter like to wear shorts, even on brisk days. But the winter brings its fair share of 60- and even 70-degree days, too. As a hedge against potential weather uncertainty, area golf courses and hotels drop their rates, opening the door to some of the very best golf-package deals you will find anywhere, at any time.
Peace and Quiet
Concerns about the weather in Myrtle Beach in the winter keep many golfers at home, which means that if you’re wise enough to visit during this time, you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself. Tee times will be easy to come by. Pace of play will be faster. There will be less traffic on your way to and from the golf course, hotel, airport, you name it. In essence, even though Myrtle Beach is world famous, in the winter, it’s a well-kept secret.