When Should You Play Golf in Myrtle Beach? Always!

Frankly, there is simultaneously no right answer and every right answer. It just depends on what you are looking for in your Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

Are you willing to pay top-dollar for golf if it means perfect weather and peak course conditions? Then come to Myrtle Beach in the spring (especially the month of April) or fall (especially the month of October) to get sun and warm days that are not oppressively hot.

If you want to check out the Myrtle Beach golf scene in the springtime, there is no better area to seek out than the southernmost group of courses. Built on the sites of antebellum plantations and strewn with live oaks often encircled with flowers, many courses take on a particularly striking visual element. Perhaps the king of the southern Grand Strand courses in this regard is Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, which boasts numerous species of flowers and specimen tree all over the property. In addition to offering 18 holes of excellent golf, it has been described as one of the most visually appealing golf courses in the South.

This is not to say that spring and fall are the only good times to play golf in and around Myrtle Beach. The climate is such that golf can be played year-round and in the winter, as in the summer, courses will still be in good shape while being playable at sometimes enormous discounts off peak season price. Search with MyrtleBeachGolf.com to find winter packages giving visiting golfers access to some top Myrtle Beach courses for as little as $30. In addition, hotel rooms and condo rentals at top-rated properties can go for as little as $50 per night. You’ll want to be sure to bring a sweater in case it is unseasonably chilly, but more often than not, a winter golf getaway to Myrtle Beach will be a blast, and not an Arctic one.

Like the calendar, the clock is very friendly to golfers in the Myrtle Beach area. Once again, the prime time of the day to play is in the mornings between 8:30 and 10:00 am at most courses—especially on weekends—and so rates are highest then. But many golfers will schedule afternoon rounds in order both to take of both lower greens fees and the opportunity to sleep in in the morning, which can be welcome after a night of enjoying some of Myrtle Beach’s off-course attractions!

Especially in the summer, many courses offer late-afternoon tee times for very little money. These make great ad-hoc second rounds of the day. And on days when the high temperature can top 90 degrees, teeing off at 4:30 pm and finishing as dusk gathers is a great way to beat the heat and take in the sunset scenery.

In short, there is no wrong time of day, week or year to play golf in Myrtle Beach. It all depends on your expectations, the preferences of your group and your budget.

Posted 2/26/13

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