After what always seems like an endless wait, the year’s first major championship is nearly upon us. Even in years when unseasonably warm weather visits usually frigid parts of the country in February and March, the annual invitational gathering of the world’s best golfers always feels like the “official” start of spring.
Will you be in the Myrtle Beach area during the Masters? Our recommendation: Take in the tournament from a perch in one of the Grand Strand’s most convivial clubhouse bars.
As a rule, other than the comfort of your living room, the most fun places to watch big sporting events are those where like-minded fans are gathered around. In Myrtle Beach, the 19th Hole is the place to be during coverage of any big-time golf event.
If you’re going to be around during the tournament, especially on Masters Sunday, it’s best to seek out one of the clubhouses at the Grand Strand’s largest golf facilities, even if you don’t happen to have played golf there that day. With that in mind, our shortlist includes the common areas at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, Legends Golf Resort and Barefoot Resort.
Of these, the bar at Legends is the largest and, given the impressive business the resort sees through the high season, should have a great crowd of golf fans and great energy on hand. Plus, the way the seating fans out from the bar ensures great sight lines to the televisions.
If you want a more intimate viewing setting, the bar at Heritage Club in Pawleys Island exudes cozy Lowcountry charm, just like the golf course. And if you’re betting on local hero Dustin Johnson to continue his amazing recent run of play and slip on a green jacket, you might want to hunker down at the bar at TPC Myrtle Beach, DJ’s home course.
To arrange your rounds during the Masters at these and more than 60 other awesome Myrtle Beach-area courses, consult the golf trip experts at MyrtleBeachGolf.com.