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Myrtle Beach Golf’s Five Hardest Closing Holes

Saving up for the final hole of the day is easier said than done. Yet, some Myrtle Beach-area courses leave players little choice but to plan ahead. Read More

Oops: Sometimes Golf Course Video Shoots Don’t Go as Planned

We have so much fun showcasing the best of Myrtle Beach Golf that sometimes we just can't stay on cue Watch Now

Female-Friendly Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Myrtle Beach Golf Ambassador Meredith Kirk highlights five Myrtle Beach designs that bring something special to the table for female golfers of varying skill sets. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf in Photos

Check out some of our favorite photos recently taken in Myrtle Beach and shared on Instagram! Read More

Tried and True: Myrtle Beach’s Oldest Golf Courses Standing Test Of Time

Nine tracks up and down South Carolina’s northern coastline have each found a way to survive the test of time. This is Myrtle Beach golf’s 50 & Up Club. Read More

Five Myrtle Beach Golf Designs Connected with Nature

In and around South Carolina’s northern coastline, several golfing options have players doing their thing amid a natural habitat that was already stunning. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip: Putting Alignment

Dale Ketola, PGA Director Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center, demonstrates a putting drill to help with alignment Watch Now

Video Spotlight: Tradition Golf Club

This vision of golf course architect Ron Garl has come to life to create 18 truly memorable holes carved from a historic 16th century rice plantation. Watch Now

Myrtle Beach Golf’s Five Hardest Opening Holes

Some architects decided to get rid of conventional wisdom and put a considerable challenge right there on hole No. 1. Even when the course as a whole wasn’t considered all that tough Read More

Move Up During Your Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

For years, visitors to the Myrtle Beach golfing mecca have failed to choose their proper tees. Here are five courses along South Carolina’s northern coastline where going color blind for your tee box selection will serve you wonders, both in terms of enjoyment and success. Read More

Five Most Difficult Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Up and down Golf Capital U.S.A. stand a number of courses built specifically to test players who think they have what it takes. The following five have proved to do just that. Read More

Aspects of Myrtle Beach Golf Affected Most By New 2019 Rules

Among the nine major USGA rules changes for 2019, four have a direct impact for South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing meccas and the few million rounds played here annually. Read More

Burning Ridge Continues To Be A Staple In Myrtle Beach Golf

With a centralized location convenient to the airport, beach, restaurants and lodging, Burning Ridge Golf Club continues to be a staple for golf vacationers and local residents Watch Now

Five Myrtle Beach Golf Finishing Holes That Go Against the Grain

Certain design rules are almost universally followed. Don’t overwhelm golfers on the first tee. Don’t stack par 3s. And certainly don’t go too far against the grain on No. 18. Read More

River Hills Golf Club Modern in Concept, Traditional in Nature

River Hills Golf Club offers a pleasing blend of old and new design ideas unlike any other golf course on the Grand Strand Watch Now

Five Myrtle Beach Courses Worth Another Look For Your Spring Vacation

During your spring 2019 visit to Myrtle Beach, however, five courses have given players the right reasons to come check them out again. Course corrections and revitalizations in recent years make them worthy of your business. Read More

Pine Lakes Country Club’s Storied History Connects Past with Present

The legacy at Pine Lakes Country Club continues to grow and remains a perennial must-play in Myrtle Beach Watch Now

Four Eye-Popping Myrtle Beach Courses For Your Spring Vacation

Here are four courses we recommend to get the most out of your spring vacation to the area. Read More

Experience the Game’s Most Storied Holes at World Tour Golf Links

From the four corners of the globe, golf’s most iconic holes call one destination home right here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Watch Now

North of Myrtle Beach, Coursing Cluster Provides Ample Opportunities

While the majority of the 90 or so courses dotting the landscape of the Myrtle Beach golfing mecca are indeed located in the central or southern corridors, the north section of the area known as the Grand Strand has more than its share to offer, as well. Read More

Trap Tutorial: Where To Bone Up On Your Sand Game on The Grand Strand

Chances are, you’re going to break out your sand wedge time and again on the five following tracks. Read More

The Best of Myrtle Beach Golf on Instagram

Check out some of our favorite Myrtle Beach Golf Photos recently shared on Instagram Read More

Five Fantastic Intracoastal Waterway Golf Holes in Myrtle Beach

Six Grand Strand courses have at least one hole along the body of water. But these five holes are nothing short of brilliant. Read More

Golf By Numbers: The Myrtle Beach Courses That Fit Your Life

Selecting the right Myrtle Beach golf courses to play can be a crap shoot, especially if you don’t know the local market. Here's a list that might help the selection process. Read More

Mel Sole’s Golf Tips: 3 Important Keys to Chipping

Mel Sole of the award-winning Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club reviews three important keys to chipping Watch Now

Shaftesbury Glen Anchoring Underserved Section of Grand Strand Golf

Relatively speaking amid the course-rich environment along South Carolina’s northern coastline, Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club is on an island. If that’s the case, it’s certainly more Fiji than whatever retreat Tom Hanks found himself on during the flick “Castaway”. Read More

Turkey Tee Off: 5 Myrtle Beach Courses to Work Up Your Thanksgiving Appetite

Here is a list of five Myrtle Beach-area courses where you can work up your appetite. We made sure to include a hole from each that will really get the juices flowing. Read More

Myrtle Beach Courses That Offer Great Combination for Links and Football

Here are four clubhouses as good as any to catch the action on the gridiron in style after 18 holes in the sun. Read More

Nicklaus’ Myrtle Beach Visit About More Than Just One Day

Nicklaus’ trip to the course he designed 30-plus years ago helped further kickstart something else entirely different that will pay dividends for the Myrtle Beach area for years to come. Read More

Indian Wells Encapsulates Hamm’s Vision for Myrtle Beach Golf

Indian Wells Golf Club, located mere miles south of city limits has given the regular golfer every reason to make it part of the rotation. Read More

Jack Nicklaus News Conference at Pawleys Plantation Golf Club

Jack Nicklaus recently visited Pawleys Plantation Golf Club to celebrate the club's 30th anniversary. Golf’s greatest champion discusses a wide array of topics including his two Grand Strand designs. Watch Now

Three Decades Later, Jack Nicklaus Returns To Pawleys Plantation

The greatest golfer the game has ever seen pulled his cart to the middle of the eighth fairway, coming to a gradual stop. He said nothing. For what felt like an eternity, he chose to remain tightlipped while he analyzed three decades of life on his one-time baby. Finally, he turned to one of his riding partners and opened his mouth. It was clear Jack Nicklaus was working. Read More

Four Underrated Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Be it their spots off the beaten path, a lack of rental housing nearby or renovation projects that scale back, the following tracks are more than worthy of your time. Read More

Southcreek at Myrtle Beach National Offers Unique, Identifiable Style

Whether returning for an annual tradition or visiting for the first time, golfers continue to enjoy their playing experience on the SouthCreek Course at Myrtle Beach National Watch Now

Our 5 Favorite Photos Taken this Week in Myrtle Beach

We love sharing golf vacation photos taken in Myrtle Beach! Check out our five favorite images capture this past week. #MyrtleBeachGolf Read More

Five Myrtle Beach Courses Where Length Doesn’t Matter

For as many of the 90 or so courses up and down South Carolina’s Grand Strand force players to be adept with the big stick, there are a few where it all but doesn’t matter. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf This Week in Photos

Check out our 5 favorite photos captured this past week in Myrtle Beach Read More

Nicklaus’ Long Bay Design Engages Players From Start to Finish

The Nicklaus designed Long Bay Club will engage players from the first tee shot all the way to their final putt on the eighteenth green. Watch Now

Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Getting Better with Age

Along South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing mecca some courses are bucking the normal trend of time and for various reasons aging quite well. Some can credit a key tune-up at the right moment. Others saw large-scale renovations breathe new life. Read More

The Reviews Are In On Myrtlewood PineHills’ New Greens

Myrtlewood Head Golf Professional Dustin Powers shares what golfers are saying about the new putting surfaces on the PineHills Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club. Watch Now

Myrtle Beach Golf In Photos

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses have regained their footing after the storm. We wanted to share a few of our favorite photos captured and shared on Instagram over the past week. #MyrtleBeachGolf Read More

Jack’s Pawleys Plantation Experience Draws Players from Near and Far

Carolina’s lowcountry has never been presented like this before. And there’s only one legend that could masterfully create such a spectacular design on a piece of property this, the great Jack Nicklaus. Watch Now

River Hills’ New Head Golf Professional Smith Rolling into Management

Samantha Smith’s says she’s phased out some of her playing goals. In lieu of her rise up the managerial ranks in a relatively short time span, sacrificing her golf game for the other side of the spectrum was inevitable. Read More

Effective Design Makes Myrtle Beach National West Course a Regular’s Dream

Just outside city limits at Myrtle Beach National, the West Course is a constant reminder that players who may not have their best day off the tee can still score well. Read More

Our 6 Favorite Photos from Myrtle Beach this Week

Check out six of our favorite Myrtle Beach Golf photos from this past week Read More

5 Myrtle Beach-Area Golf Courses Where Short-Game Acumen Makes the Difference

The following are five of our favorite courses where strong play with the mid- and short irons is not only going to make up for a fair share of mistakes, but probably going to give you a real opportunity to shine. Read More

Pine Lakes Country Club Recognized As Legacy Business

Pine Lakes Country Club was recently honored by the Horry County Board of Architectural Review as a legacy business. The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50 continuous years. Read More

November a Sneaky Solid Time for Myrtle Beach Golf

The peak golf season has come and gone, but with only a slight drop-off in temperatures from the previous month, November is again primed to shine on South Carolina’s Grand Strand golf circuit. Read More

5 New Retail Items to Check Out on Your Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

Meredith catches up with Casey Cook, Director of Retail for 22 Myrtle Beach-Area Courses. Casey showcases some new merchandise items you should check out on your next Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation. Watch Now

Dustin Johnson Golf School Quick Tip~Right Arm Position in the Backswing

Allen Terrell, Director of Coaching at the Dustin Johnson Golf School, discusses the important part arm structure plays in the golf swing. In this second segment Coach Terrell explains the proper position of the right arm in the backswing Watch Now

Myrtlewood PineHills to Feature New Greens for Fall Golf

Meredith speaks with Myrtlewood Head Golf Professional Dustin Powers about the exciting upgrades happening at this 36 hole facility including new greens on the PineHills course. Watch Now

5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses That Serve Bombers Well

Drivers were made for a reason, and especially with some of the new-age models (and even the older ones), they weren’t meant to be kept in the bag. Fortunately, several courses up and down South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing mecca leave little to the imagination when it comes those choices. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center: 4 Reasons to Have Properly Fitted Clubs

Dale Ketola, PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center highlights four reasons to have properly fitted golf clubs. Watch Now

Tips for a Fun Girls Getaway from Myrtle Beach Golf Ambassador Meredith Kirk

If you’re searching for a fun golf getaway with the girls and want to experience the best of Myrtle Beach golf on women-friendly courses, look no further. With recommendations from LPGA Instructor and former Mrs. South Carolina America, Meredith Kirk, you and the girls are guaranteed to have fun! Read More

Tradition Golf Club Excited About New Sunday Bermudagrass Greens

Meredith speaks with Tradition Golf Club’s Head Professional about the new greens that are being installed at this Waccamaw Golf Trail favorite. Watch Now

Myrtle Beach Golf: When Only Nine Will Do

There are times when you don’t need the whole kit and caboodle. Maybe you only have time for nine holes. When it comes to the quick jaunt, some Myrtle Beach courses are equipped to make your time count. Check them out when 18 isn’t an option. Read More

Course Superintendent and Fazio Design Consultant Discuss TPC Myrtle Beach Bunker Project

Course Superintendent Clay Dubose is joined by Senior Associate for the Fazio Design Company, Thomas Marzolf to discuss the new state-of-the-art bunker drainage system being installed at TPC Myrtle Beach. This upgrade will improve playing conditions after rough weather and create bunker consistency throughout the course. Watch Now

Pine Lakes Country Club a Definite Fall Golf Bucket List Item

Pine Lakes Head Golf Professional Jonathan Brock explains why Pine Lakes Country Club should be on every golfer's Myrtle Beach Bucket List Watch Now

Registration Open For 50th George Holliday Memorial Junior Golf Tournament

This Thanksgiving weekend, November 22 through November 24, junior golfers will have the opportunity to show off their skills and challenge their abilities at the 50th Annual George Holliday Memorial Junior Golf Tournament. Read More

5 Myrtle Beach-Area Courses Bring British Golf to the Grand Strand

The mid-July tradition of the Open Championship will have us tuning in to Carnoustie, Scotland as the world’s best try to tame the course. Here are 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses that can give players at least a sense of what the they will be facing. Read More

Dustin Johnson Golf School Quick Tip: Arm Structure at Address

Allen Terrell, Director of Coaching at the Dustin Johnson Golf School, discusses the important part arm structure plays in the golf swing. In this first segment Coach Terrell reviews arm structure at the address position. Watch Now

Course Designer Dan Maples and Myrtle Beach, A Match Made in Golf Heaven

During the 1980s and 1990s, Dan Maples was responsible for nine designs in the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan area and five on the South Carolina side of the state line. In addition to Willbrook and Heritage, he was also tasked with the concepts at the Mystical Golf trio of The Witch Golf Club, Man O’ War Golf Club and The Wizard Golf Club. Read More

River Hills Described By Designer As ‘Modern In Concept, Traditional In Nature’

Just 15 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, in a residential area of Little River, lies River Hills Golf Club, one of the area’s most impressive course designs. Read More

‘Gateway Architect’ Gene Hamm Opened Doors for Myrtle Beach Golf

When looking back on the earliest days of Myrtle Beach Golf it's easy to pinpoint an architect who played a vital role in the would-be popularity explosion. Read More

Jackson’s Water-Based Design Style Broadened His Reach

The old Tom Jackson joke on South Carolina Grand Strand is based in reality. If it has “River” in the name, there’s a good chance the designer had something to do with it. Read More

River Club Conditions Unmistakably High Despite Forces of Nature

Time has been good to River Club. And the people who strive to keep it that way have done their part, too Read More

After Lengthy Delay, Course Designer Willard Byrd Delivered More Shots Of Adrenaline

With so few courses available locally in the 1960s, and with the game’s Big Three starting to get beamed into more and more homes via television sets, Litchfield’s small group of controlling interests had an idea. Create the first stay-and-play option on the south end of the area known as the Grand Strand. Read More

Litchfield Country Club a Product of Golf’s Golden Era

Litchfield Country Club which opened in 1966 has gracefully matured in time with signature lowcountry character. Watch Now

The Design Monsters of Myrtle Beach Golf

The biggest names in course design certainly delivered some haymakers along South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing mecca. But for everything guys like Nicklaus and Fazio and Palmer and Dye did to influence the sport, the tenets of Myrtle Beach golf lay with four others. Read More

‘The Other Finishers’ Myrtle Beach Golf’s 5 Best Ninth Holes

Certain tracks in and around Myrtle Beach have No. 9s so splendidly laid out that many would argue they could easily be the 18th. Here are three par 4s and two par 5s that certainly fit that description. Read More

Mel Sole’s Golf Tips: How to Generate More Power

Mel Sole of the award-winning Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club demonstrates a drill using an alignment stick to help generate more power in the golf swing Watch Now

Player-First Mentality Elevates Tradition Golf Club

The Ron Garl layout, which originally opened in 1996, has impressed for more than two decades for a number of reasons. There’s the solid conditions, regardless of season, as well as excellent variety from hole to hole. Read More

Utilizing Nicklaus Brand a No-Brainer for Pawleys Plantation Golf Club

The billboard heading down U.S. 17 toward the southern end of the Myrtle Beach area wasn’t a haphazard addition. The signage steers golfers to Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. More importantly, it proudly boasts its ties to Jack Nicklaus. Read More

5 Combinations for a Perfect 36 Holes of Myrtle Beach Golf in One Day

Thanks to geography, players can knock out a round in the morning, take a break for lunch and then scoot over to a nearby course. To provide variety under the same day’s sun, we’ve put together a list that won’t repeat designers or even layout style. Read More

Tradition Club Head Professional Discusses Golf on Myrtle Beach’s South Strand

Christa Bodensteiner, Head Golf Professional at Tradition Golf Club, explains what visiting golfers can expect when playing the courses located on Myrtle Beach's southern end. Watch Now

Wild Wing Plantation’s Avocet Course Celebrates 25 Years

It’s a year of anniversaries on the Grand Strand. Wild Wing Plantation’s Avocet Course, designed by United States Open Winner Larry Nelson is celebrating 25 years. Read More

Diverse Work Portfolio Shooting Matt Daly Up The Myrtle Beach Golf Ranks

You could say that Matt Daly was tailor-made for his current job. The more factual statement would be that he saw the writing on the wall before most golf industry types of his generation and adjusted with the times. Read More

Skip the Lay-Up: Go For The Green On These 5 Reachable Myrtle Beach Par 4s

Among the 90 or so courses along South Carolina’s northern coastline, several offer the type of par 4s where going after the green with the big stick is encouraged. No, not everyone who tries makes it there in advance of regulation. So you might as well saddle up and enjoy the show. You may just pull off the unthinkable. Read More

Long Bay Club Full of Challenges, Just Like Nicklaus Intended

Long Bay, as Nicklaus very much wanted when the club opened in 1988, penalizes those who try to go big without perfect precision. Read More

‘Voice of Reason’ Piotrowski a Myrtle Beach Weather Mainstay

More than 24 years since he joined ABC’s Grand Strand affiliate WPDE News 15 as its lead weatherman, Piotrowski has developed into the go-to source for all things weather. But as the years have changed how news is presented, arguably the most visible person in the Myrtle Beach area has changed, too. Read More

Connections to Augusta National Add Special Touch to Myrtle Beach Golf

From Nicklaus to Palmer, Floyd to Watson, the faces that found glory at the Masters also helped turn South Carolina’s Grand Strand into the most travelled golf destination in the United States. Those players' legacies weren’t built here; but they certainly left their mark. Read More

Video: Dustin Johnson Discusses His Wedge Game at TPC Myrtle Beach

Dustin Johnson speaks with Golf Channel's Brian Bateman at TPC Myrtle Beach on how he has improved his wedge game. Watch Now

Right Off The Bat: Myrtle Beach’s Best Opening Golf Holes

Course designers have taken a similar approach when it comes to laying out their work. Backload most of their memorable holes, ensuring that the lasting memories aren’t watered down by the bulk of their architecture. But when it comes to the sheer number of courses in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., some astounding opening holes were almost inevitable. Read More

Myrtle Beach National’s Long-Standing Traditions a Product of Long-Serving Employees

Long term employees have kept the property as an anchor for the Myrtle Beach golf scene since the early 1970s, when the King’s North, West and SouthCreek courses were three of the original 15 to open in the area. Read More

World Tour Golf Links More Than a Niche as it Storms into its Second Decade

In the early 1990s, Charlotte developer and real estate executive Melvin Graham went to work researching his favorite holes from the U.S. to British Isles and then back in North America. It took him eight years to execute, and in 1999, World Tour opened to rave reviews. Read More

Video: Lanny Wadkins Reflects on Co-Designing TPC Myrtle Beach

Lanny Wadkins,World Golf Hall of Famer,explains some of thought process that went into co-designing the award-winning TPC Myrtle Beach. Watch Now

Myrtle Beach National SouthCreek - Short on Distance, Long on Thought

The late, great Arnold Palmer saw to that with his design here, and much like his layouts on the neighboring King’s North and West courses, SouthCreek didn’t waste any of its available space. Read More

Blend Your St. Patrick’s Day With Golf in Myrtle Beach

South Carolina’s Grand Strand has a number of perfect pairings to match your morning or afternoon 18 with a great Irish pub - or at least ones that fake it pretty well. Read More

Video: Dustin Johnson Visits TPC Myrtle Beach

Dustin Johnson was on hand at TPC Myrtle Beach for the ground-breaking ceremony of his state-of-the-art facility as well as visiting with participants of the 2018 Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship. Meredith spoke with the number one ranked player in world. Watch Now

Video: Indian Wells an Enjoyable Consistent Golf Experience

Just north of Murrells Inlet in Garden City, Indian Wells Golf Club offers one of the areas most enjoyable, and consistent golf experiences on the Grand Strand. Watch Now

Video: Founders Club Offers A Dramatic, But Accommodating Round Of Golf

The Pawleys Island area of South Carolina is known for its low country charm, salty marshland, Southern hospitality and year-round seasonal weather to enjoy the great outdoors. And the Founders Club at Pawleys Island continues to be a part of the area's charm. Watch Now

Video: Time Continues to Benefit Aberdeen Country Club

A hidden gem is often tough to find, but usually worth the journey, and beneath each mornings blanket of fog, you'll find Aberdeen Country Club Watch Now

Mel Sole on the Rules of Golf: Loose Impediments

Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf discusses the rules on a loose impediments on the putting green Watch Now

Prestigious Alligator Alley at Dunes Club Has Tradition and Teeth

The three-hole swing of Alligator Alley at Dunes Golf & Beach Club has been wowing players for years. While the course in its entirety is as decorated as any around South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing mecca, the collective impressions that Nos. 11, 12 and 13 make as a mini-conglomerate is undeniable. Read More

Quirky Golf Holes Around Myrtle Beach Bring a Flair All Their Own

There is no real norm when it comes to South Carolina golf along the Grand Strand. Some tracks have individual holes that stand out all their own. Read More

Willbrook Golf Club Celebrates 30 Years of Spectacular Lowcountry Golf

Meredith speaks with Willbrook Plantation Golf Club's Head Golf Professional Kevin McGuire about this stunning lowcountry design that is celebrating 30 years. Golf Course architect Dan Maples has called it "One of my best." Read More

Marsh-Heavy Courses in Myrtle Beach Tie Golf to the Environment

Some golf courses are not only crafted by marshes and wet lands; they’re defined by them. They pop visually to the eye and camera lens, offering a different feel to a round. Accompanying natural grasses and wildlife simply aren’t available to everyone. Read More

Mel Sole’s Golf Tips: Push Drill for Putting

Mel Sole of the award-winning Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club shares a putting drill that will help you keep the putter head on a straight path. Watch Now

TPC Myrtle Beach Prepares For Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship

Creating the experience takes a lot work, including lining up the tour favors for the players, filling out the roster of 100 volunteers, and attracting sponsors. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “3-Speed Putting”

Dale Ketola, PGA Director Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center, demonstrates a putting drill to help with speed and putter face alignment. Read More

Having Beaten Mother Nature, Burning Ridge Providing Player-Friendly Golf Round

More than a year removed from the hurricane, Burning Ridge has proved that it could rebound nicely from some of the worst Mother Nature could throw at it. Read More

First Things First at Willbrook Plantation, But That’s Not All

Thirty years ago, one of golf’s household names took aim at Willbrook Plantation, navigated the first hole and immediately knew the course had something special setting it apart. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “Timing and Arm Speed”

Dale Ketola, PGA Director Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center discusses the influence the arms have on timing in the golf swing. Read More

Three Years Later, Impact of Big Break-Myrtle Beach Still Felt

A little over three years ago, the Myrtle Beach golf market got itself some primetime love. Golf Channel’s then-recurring program - “The Big Break” - came to South Carolina’s Grand Strand with the intent of illuminating not only the contestants on the show’s 22nd season, but also the area in general. It was relatively big news, even though the end was near for the program. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Lone Female Head Golf Professional More Than A Simple Factoid

There was a time when Christa Bodensteiner was so wrapped up in her work, so convinced she could do the job, that she failed realize her place in local golf history. Now, she’s found too much of a work-life balance to really care. Read More

Myrtlewood PineHills Linking It All Together

Two design strategies already collided at the PineHills course at Myrtlewood Golf Club. Now, a relatively subtle turf change is going to bring their effects to the forefront of players’ minds. Read More

Bring Out the Best: Biggest Challenges to Test Your Game at the End of Your Golfing Calendar Year

Some of the biggest names on the design circuit flexed their muscles, and their creativity can test even the seasoned players among us. Read More

Grande Dunes Resort Club Nothing Short of a Complete Package

When a high-profile fitting and instructional facility opened at the Grande Dunes Resort Club in April of 2017, it added to the location’s already impressive stature along the golf-dominant northern coastline of South Carolina. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “Club Face Control”

Dale Ketola, PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Resort Club, discusses how club face angle at impact influences ball flight and demonstrates a drill that can help. Read More

Founders Club Carving Out Own Niche

Nine years after its re-opening following a full-scale overhaul and name change, Founders Club isn’t falling off the map. Read More

Milestone Anniversaries Abound For Myrtle Beach Golf In 2018

On the heels of a major anniversary for the first Myrtle Beach golf course, others in the area are getting ready for key anniversaries of their own in 2018. Read More

Myrtle Beach City Limits The Anchor To Area’s Bolstered Golf Identity

While many courses use that locale in their address, only six courses fall within the actual city limits. These courses, four of which were built prior to 1972, alone offer a range both in style and feel that would provide a worthy week of golf. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “Short Pre-Round Warmup”

Dale Ketola, PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Performance Center shows the best way to warm-up when you have limited time prior to your round Read More

Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses for Handling Traffic

There’s a reason fall golf in Myrtle Beach is so popular. Weather, availability, diversity of playability and off-course entertainment all factor in here. But with all those ringing true, some courses have distinguished themselves among the flock as being more than capable of handling the heaviest times of the year while minimizing hitches. Read More

Registration Now Open For The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship

Competitive junior golfers can register now for the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach February 23-25, 2018. Experience what its like to play on the PGA Tour and compete with premier players from across the world. Read More

Great Fall Pricing Available on Jack’s Two Myrtle Beach Designs

It’s a great time to try your hand at these award-winning courses designed by the legendary Golden Bear. Take advantage of ideal fall temperatures and head to Long Bay Golf Club or Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Read More

The 5 Best Value Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

We want you to find not only great golf without having to play one of the top-tier tracks in order to make it happen. Mix any or all of these into you rotation and know you protected your budget. Read More

Jackson’s River Club Still Bursting Out Of The South-End Shadows

Opened in 1985, the course never sought to be a big-hitter’s paradise, outside of a handful of holes. The give-and-take style includes a conglomerate of par 4s that measure no longer than 394 yards from the whites but allow less room for error than most are accustomed to. Read More

Flat-Earth Golf Rare In Myrtle Beach, But It Does Exist

The number of golf courses who declare their elevation changes in their bios along South Carolina’s Grand Strand is vast. A handful of options exist where the start, finish and everything in-between rolls as straight as possible without mounding or hills getting in the way. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “Overcoming First Tee Nerves”

Dale Ketola PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at The Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center gives some advice on what to focus on to avoid first tee jitters and nerves on the golf course. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Golf Courses Built During The 2000s

In the final portion of the five-part series, we look at the best Myrtle Beach-area courses to be built during the 2000s. Each of the three selections provided their own special touch to a place that was already a golf spectacle. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses Built During The 1990s

The 1990s were a time of economic prosperity, and that didn’t just mean in places like Silicon Valley. . From 1990-1999, a total of 19 new courses opened in the Myrtle Beach area, not including several more just across the border in North Carolina. Read More

Video: Myrtle Beach’s First Golf Course Celebrates 90 Years

Meredith and Pine Lakes Country Club Head Golf Professional Jonathan Brock discuss the Club's 90th Anniversary. Jonathan highlights how Myrtle Beach's First Golf Course is embracing its history. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses Built During The 1980s

South Carolina’s Grand Strand took maybe its biggest leap toward the future in the 1980s. This next installment of a five-part series looks at the best clubs that opened during the 1980s, and how they affected the landscape during yet another big rush. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses Built During The 1970s

In the second of a five-part series, Golf Writer Ian Guerin explores the best courses that opened during the 1970s. Each of the selections are still open to this day, and for good reason. Read More

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip~Weight Shift

Dale Ketola, PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at The Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center, shares a quick tip to help with proper weight shift. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses Built During the 1960s

In the first of a five-part series, we look at the best Myrtle Beach courses to open during the 1960's and what they provided, and still contribute, to the local golf scene. They helped inspire the change with some serious staying power through quality of play and an inviting approach Read More

TPC Myrtle Beach~ A Proven Premier Property

TPC Myrtle Beach continues to carry on the TPC legacy of a premier property Golf Professionals call home. Read More

Grande Dunes Resort Club Raises the Bar for Myrtle Beach Golf

Very rarely do so many perfect elements all come together to create such a memorable experience like this. Read More

Palmer’s Designs at Myrtle Beach National Continue to be a Staple in Myrtle Beach Golf

Meredith speaks with Brad Crumling Head Golf Professional at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club. Brad talks about the distinct differences at the 3 Arnold Palmer designs and how they continue to be 3 of the most requested courses in Myrtle Beach Golf. Read More

Grip It & Fix It On the Lesson Tee at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is well known for great courses and stay-and-play deals. But did you know there are a lot of superior “learn-and-play” opportunities available, too? No one enjoys playing poorly on a golf vacation, so why not pick up a tip or two that will improve your scores? Read More

Golf’s Future Stars to Play in 49th George Holliday Memorial Junior Tournament

Celebrating its 49th year, the tournament offers juniors an opportunity to challenge their abilities at one of the nation’s premier junior golf competitions. Read More

Video Spotlight: Wild Wing Plantation

Quietly tucked away on a secluded preserve all by itself, the Avocet Course at Wild Wing Plantation offers one of the finest golf experiences in all of Myrtle Beach. Read More

Eclipse and Golf Meet for Special Event

For several months, the talk of the 2017 solar eclipse has been all the rage. Two golf courses will be taking full advantage of their locations inside the optimal range. Read More

Myrtle Beach Boasts New State-Of-The-Art Hard Rock Café

Meredith stops in at the Hard Rock Café Myrtle Beach at its new location at Broadway at the Beach. Janice Vest, director of sales & marketing explains that the new restaurant offers more than just great food and timeless music. Read More

Translating Video Analysis From the Beginner to the Advanced Golfer

Meredith Visits with Dale Ketola, Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center. Dale discusses how he translates video analysis for the beginner to the advance player. Read More

What the Heck? Some Myrtle Beach Golf Holes Are Simply Puzzling

We don’t need to know exactly what was going through a designer’s mind when he laid out a course. But every now and again, we are left wondering about their mental state. Read More

Prestigious Mel Sole Golf School Reopens At Pawleys Plantation

The Mel Sole Golf School, which is annually named one of GOLF Magazine's Top 25 Golf Schools in the U.S., is returning to the Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Read More

Like Nowhere Else: Advantages Of A Fall Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

There are so-called golf meccas in the United States that bill themselves as having a course for everyone. And even though reputations are earned and tastes differ, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Myrtle Beach has lost more courses in the last 15 years than some of those other areas are still boasting. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf’s Perfect Round Project Has Led To Something Special

Arguably the most fine-tuned project in Myrtle Beach golf history has led us to something special. The Perfect Round. The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips teamed up to find the best 18 holes out of the 1700 or so South Carolina’s Grand Strand has to offer. Ninety four of the panel’s 125 members participated, leaving little doubt in terms of sample size or credibility. Read More

TPC Myrtle Beach Rated 5 Stars For Many Reasons

TPC Myrtle Beach is one of only three golf courses in South Carolina that has been rated 5 stars by Golf Digest Magazine. Meredith talks with TPC Myrtle Beach's Head Golf Professional Matt Daly about this stunning Tom Fazio design and all it has to offer. Read More

Perfect Summer Golf Trip 18-36 Holes Per day, Max Fun By Night

To say that Myrtle Beach has mastered the golf trip would be a safe statement. And for as much as South Carolina’s Grand Strand also caters to families throughout the year, a group of buddies looking to blow off steam would be well-suited to do so here. From the lively golf during the day to the active nightlife, burning the candle at both ends is easy to do. Read More

Grande Dunes Resort Club To Host South Carolina Junior Golf Association Kickoff Party

Founders Group International and the newly-opened Golf Performance Center are excited to host The South Carolina Junior Golf Association’s Kickoff Party at Grande Dunes Resort Golf Club June 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Defined by Water

Be it locations near the Intracoastal Waterway, area rivers or overflow zones, or simply a creative touch when it came to the architecture, certain tracks can’t help but to be defined by the water-heavy hazards throughout their acreage. Read More

Myrtle Beach Courses That Share A Personality With Famous Golf Movies

Golf movies may not have the prevalence of those based in football or baseball. But the ones that stand out do so for a reason. They’ve developed their own characteristics that have made them stand out, building a noticeable charisma around their famous foundations. Read More

Recent Ratings A Great Blueprint For A Myrtle Beach Golf Week

Able to Boast - The last six Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Owner's Association courses of the year each add something different to the mix. A week-long trip to Myrtle would be well-rounded by including simply those. Read More

Video: Myrtlewood Golf Club Two Great Designs In The Heart Of Myrtle Beach

Myrtlewood Golf Club is home to 36 Holes of Championship Golf located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The Palmetto and PineHills courses each provide a different golf experience and are two of Myrtle Beach's favorites. Head Golf Professional Ryan Ruddy discusses this 36 hole facility. Read More

Five Camera-Ready Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

What makes a great golf course can be debated, and beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder. Here are five scene stealers that can’t be ignored, even when the scores aren’t shaping up how you hoped. Read More

Video: River Club Continues To Impress Visiting Golfers

Meredith takes some time to speak with River Club Head Golf Professional Christa Bodensteiner about the beauty and fantastic course conditions of this stellar design. Read More

Four Founders Group International Courses Named 2017 Top SC Courses For Public Play

Four of the state's top courses are part of Founders Group International, according to the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel. It named Pine Lakes Country Club, Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach, and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club to its 2017 Top Courses Available For Public Play. Read More

Willbrook Plantation Golf Club~Southern Charm and Lowcountry Beauty

Meredith speaks with Willbrook Plantation's Head Golf Professional Kevin McGuire. Kevin discusses that Willbrook has something to offer every golfer, no matter the skill level. This Lowcountry gem should be included on your next trip to Myrtle Beach! Read More

Myrtle Beach Loaded With Great Finishing Holes

Any golf course wishing to make a great impression has to put a quality bow on its product. For most, that comes in the form of the 18th hole, a place where the scorecard wraps up, but also where a designer’s work must be on its best display. South Carolina’s Grand Strand does that well, with more than its fair share of great finishers. Read More

GolfBoard Experience Isn’t Going Away

Want to know how professional golfers feel rolling around a practice round, all the eyes on them? Rent a GolfBoard for your next 18 holes. Read More

John Daly at Monday After the Masters

Meredith spoke with John Daly in between holes at the 2017 Monday After The Masters Event held in Myrtle Beach. John talks about this great charity event and reveals a new phrase he has coined. Read More

Meredith Speaks With Davis Love III

Meredith caught up with 21 time PGA tour winner and two time Ryder Cup Captain, Davis Love III. Read More

Grand Strand Courses Dominate Ratings Panel Honors

The slightly more selective of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s two bi-annual rankings is loaded with Grand Strand options. In total, 13 of the 31 Best You Can Play Public Access Courses in the state fall inside the Myrtle Beach area, and they are a regular who’s who of the regularly awarded tracks. Read More

Golf Performance Center Opens at Grande Dunes Resort Club

The Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center at Grande Dunes Resort Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. opened on April 1. The elite facility is designed to fit you with the best equipment and improve your game with instruction using the latest technology found in few other places. Read More

Best Myrtle Beach Area Golf Courses to Play with Kids

While not every track is built for children, more than a fair share of those located on South Carolina’s Grand Strand hold all the necessary components for a day with your budding youngster golfer. Influenced by architecture, environment and personality, some are just better than others. Read More

Aberdeen Country Club Reopens March 29th With A Renovated Clubhouse, Sports Bar-Style Restaurant

When the golf course at Aberdeen reopens March 29, you'll be able to enjoy a renovated 4,000 square foot clubhouse that has been redesigned as a sports-bar style restaurant with four large television screens. The new restaurant will offer a full-service menu, along with daily drink specials. Read More

South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel Picks “Myrtle Beach’s Perfect Round”

Have you ever wondered what taking the 18 best of those holes and combining them to create one championship golf course would be like? The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips recently teamed up to find out. Read More

A Quick Drive West From The Heart Of Myrtle Beach Is More Than Worth It

Ten courses at six locations are all at least well into their second decade of operation. They’ve proved the quick drive west from the heart of Myrtle Beach more than worth it. Read More

Big Names Dot The Myrtle Beach Landscape

When some of the biggest names in professional golf began venturing into course design, owners had high hopes of where those side projects would lead. Roughly one in nine courses along South Carolina’s Grand Strand were designed by someone who won multiple PGA Tour majors and who has already been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Read More

Meredith Catches Up with the Number 1 Player in the World Dustin Johnson

Myrtle Beach Golf Ambassador Meredith Kirk spoke with the 2016 United States Open Champion and recently ranked number one player in world, Dustin Johnson. DJ offers up some advice on how the recreational golfer can improve their game. Read More

Play Where The Professionals Played

As nice as any given golf course can be, playing host to a professional event is a distinction so few can boast. In and around Myrtle Beach, only three can say just that. Read More

Stay and Play in the Heart of Myrtle Beach

Sometimes, the name brand speaks for itself. While South Carolina’s Grand Strand is a vibrant collection of communities with individual identities and their own golf attractions, the centerpiece of it all has been and will always be Myrtle Beach. Read More

Local’s Knowledge Can Bridge Gap between a Good and Outstanding Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

Your driver’s license is from Pennsylvania or West Virginia or Alabama or Nebraska. But for a few days, you’re lapped in Myrtle Beach golf luxury. What better way to play the part of a local than to act like one. It’s not as difficult as it may sound. Making use of a few tips can be all the difference between a herky-jerky links vacation or one that runs smooth from beginning to end. Read More

Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship To Spotlight Some Of The Top Junior Golfers In The World

TPC Myrtle Beach, Former Site Of The Senior TOUR Championship, Will Provide TOUR-Like Experience For Participants At The Event Slated For February 24 – 26, 2017 Read More

Traveling Golfer Course Spotlight: The Nicklaus Designed Pawleys Plantation Golf Club

In his recent visit to the Grand Strand, The Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora took in the splendor of a Lowcountry Classic: The Jack Nicklaus Designed Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Read More

Traveling Golfer Televison Show Features Founders Club at Pawleys Island

The Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora spends time with Corey Bowers, Head Golf Professional at Founders Club at Pawleys, discussing the beauty and unique layout of this South Strand design. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best of the Best Provides One Great Week of Golf

Let’s assume that time, travel or greens fees are no concern. Be it a well-conceived trip to South Carolina’s Grand Strand or a mental trek to fantasy land, this is how I would lay out seven days’ worth of my favorite layouts. These are the best of the best. Read More

Skill Drills with Meredith Kirk: Rhythm and Tempo

In this installment of her “Skill Drills” instructional video series, Meredith Kirk discusses Rhythm and Tempo. Learn more about “Skill Drills” at http://myrtlebeachgolftrips.com/videoskilldrills Read More

5 Steps to a Great Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

The Happy Hour conversation from Columbus or Toronto or Glens Falls or wherever else sounded like a great idea. Later on, you green light a trip to Myrtle Beach, and you and your buddies are going to have an iconic visit to South Carolina that includes daily golf. Read More

Myrtle Beach National Golf Club to Host 14th Annual Junior Golf Shootout

The 14th Annual Junior Golf Shootout to be hosted on two Arnold Palmer-designed Myrtle Beach National courses. The tournament is Easter weekend, April 14th and15th on the West and SouthCreek courses. Rising stars in golf, ages 10 to 18, from around the nation will compete in this stellar event. Read More

Skill Drills with Meredith Kirk: Pre-Round Stretching

Jan 4, 2017 - In the inaugural installment of her “Skill Drills” instructional video series, Dustin Johnson Golf School lead instructor Meredith Kirk walks you through the paces of an effective pre-round stretching routine. Read More

Meredith Kirk’s Latest “Quick Tip”

In her recent visit to Grande Dunes Resort Club, Dustin Johnson Golf School lead instructor Meredith Kirk offers some advice on the benefits of squaring the club face. Read More

Happy Holidays from Myrtle Beach Golf!

Santa's 2017 holiday sleigh ride tour included a return trip to the Grand Strand. Check out what he saw when he flew by some of our renowned golf courses. From all of us here at Myrtle Beach Golf, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a holiday season filled with joy and peace! Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip from the Dustin Johnson Golf School: 3 Steps to Better Bunker Play

Allen Terrell, director of coaching for the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C., has a three-step tutorial for how you can improve your bunker play. Read More

Meredith Has a “Quick Fix” for Visiting Myrtle Beach Golfers

LPGA and Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk visited Grande Dunes Resort Club recently – and, while strolling the range, had some impromptu advice for visiting golfers. Read More

Four Reasons for a Golf Getaway on Myrtle Beach’s North Strand

While those across the United States recognize the focal point of the Grand Strand, it is important for golfers looking for the full experience to search out the areas immediately north, south and west of the primary city limits. We begin our multi-part series with four reasons to point the compass up from Myrtle Beach proper. Read More

Five Reasons Spring Golf in Myrtle Beach is Great

It’s the lure of warmer temperatures, green grass and real golf, not the three-layered, temporary-greens, frozen ground variety that sneak out to play when the temperature at home gets above freezing. That’s what Myrtle Beach offers in the late winter and early spring – the warmth of the sun on your face and a gentle breeze at your back as you try to reach a par 5 in two. Read More

5 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses with Notable Elevation Changes

Right here on South Carolina’s Grand Strand, several courses have made their mark with elevation changes of a variety of breeds. These are five of our favorites where paying a little extra attention to those changes - with your shots and driving the cart - will go a long way. Read More

Two “Hidden Gem” Holes at Myrtlewood Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

With popularity comes familiarity with Myrtlewood Golf Club’s iconic holes, including the finishing holes on Palmetto that dramatically play into and along the Intracoastal. But two holes of lesser renown at Myrtlewood are just as worthy of your attention, and qualify for “hidden gem” status. Read More

If My Favorite Myrtle Beach Golf Course Was an NFL Team …

Each fall, professional football and the links intertwine more than some realize. There are early Sunday morning shootouts that lead back to clubhouses for watch parties and tournaments where players are asked to don the colors and logos of their favorite teams. We’re going to take it one step further. The flavor of many of the Grand Strand’s courses mirror those of at least one professional team. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Back on Track After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, and most Grand Strand golf courses are now back up and running. See how some courses have bounced back, along with a full listing of current course openings. Read More

Multimedia and Social Media: A Great Pairing for Promoting Golf

Whenever Nate DeWitt sees a great picture or video clip that showcases one of his company’s golf courses in a flattering light, he’s quick to act. It has become easy to see why: he knows he’ll get a fairly immediate array of reactions when he posts these items to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Remembers the Legacy of “The King”

Arnold Palmer’s enduring impact on the game has been well chronicled, and will continue to be felt for generations. And as it joins the rest of the world in mourning Sunday’s passing of “The King,” the Myrtle Beach golf industry also remembers Mr. Palmer with heartfelt gratitude for the significant role he played in the growth of “The Golf Capital of the World.” Read More

5 Myrtle Beach Golf Designs by Fazio and Dye

South Carolina’s Grand Strand has two of the most famous surnames attached to five of its golf options. Pete and P.B. Dye each have a layout in Myrtle Beach, and they joined forces, so to speak, on a third. Meanwhile, famed designer Tom Fazio left his footprint with two of the relative newcomers to the Myrtle Beach golf scene. Read More

Future Golf Stars to Compete in 48th Annual George Holliday Memorial Junior This November

If you're a junior looking to test your game on one of junior golf's biggest stages, there's still time to sign up to play in the event which will be held at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-26, 2016. Read More

Play a Myrtle Beach Classic, Litchfield Country Club, 2016 Golf Course of the Year

As Litchfield Country Club celebrates 50 years of golfers teeing off on this great Willard Byrd layout, the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) has crowned it Myrtle Beach's 2016 Golf Course of the Year. Read More

Get the Insiders’ Scoop on the Grand Strand’s Best Sports Bars

Golf Insider Magazine offers up its choices for the area's best venues to catch a game while enjoying great food, beverages and festive atmosphere. Did your favorite place make the cut? Read More

The 5 Best Post-Round Burger Joints in Myrtle Beach Golf

Need your 19th hole burger fix? We present five of your best options for taking care of beef business. You won't go wrong with any of these, and more than likely you'll find time to stop in again. Read More

Going for the Gold in Myrtle Beach Golf

With the Summer Olympiad soon to unfold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world of golf has gone a bit nutty for torches, medals, five-ring logos and all that good Olympic stuff. To put a cherry on top of it all, we’ve decided to present this whiz-bang Myrtle Beach travel article with, you guessed it, an Olympic theme. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s “Hidden Gem” Golf Holes: Tradition Club No. 6

Assistant Head Golf Professional Kurtis Kuhn gives us the lowdown on one of Myrtle Beach golf’s true “Hidden Gem” holes: the par-4 6th hole at Tradition Golf Club – situated just a stone’s throw off Hwy. 17 in beautiful Pawleys Island. Read More

Litchfield Country Club Celebrates 50 Years in Myrtle Beach Golf

It opened in 1966 as one of the Grand Strand’s “Original Five” – and the first golf course built on the beautiful Pawleys Island mainland between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River. A half century later, Litchfield Country Club endures as a timeless classic. Read More

5 Par 5s Where the Eagles Fly in Myrtle Beach Golf

Only an ace can top the single-hole joy of pulling off an eagle. Do it on a par 5, and all of a sudden you’re happy enough to bypass protocol and buy the next round in the clubhouse anyway. Executing three consecutive great shots isn’t easy. But after hundreds of rounds along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, we’ve pinpointed some of our favorite opportunities for shaving two strokes off and finding a type of bliss that will put an exclamation point on a trip to any of these courses. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Video Spotlight: River Hills Golf & Country Club

Course architect Tom Jackson describes his Myrtle Beach golf course creation as “Modern in concept, yet traditional in nature … River Hills is a pleasing blend of old and new design ideas unlike any other course at the beach.” Read More

Five Myrtle Beach Golf Courses with a British Influence

To get a taste of the game in the British Isles, you can go to Myrtle Beach. You may not get the cold wind off the Atlantic, and the Guinness might not be as authentic after the round, but it doesn’t take much to imagine you’re traversing the linksland where the game came of age at places like these Grand Strand designs. Read More

5 Bucket List Items in the Myrtle Beach Golf Scene

Cross these five things off your Myrtle Beach golf "Bucket List," and you’ll have stories for years - and an even smaller chance of finding yourself on the wrong side of the grass. Read More

Perfect Pairings: 5 Best Course Combinations in Myrtle Beach Golf for a 36-Hole Day

Back-to-back rounds aren’t for everyone. For those electing a jam-packed day of golf, South Carolina’s course-loaded Grand Strand has options galore for a morning-afternoon combination. Sure, several locations host multiple golf courses. But we’ve got something else in mind. Read More

Bear Season on the Carolina Coast

Both Jack Nicklaus signature courses in the Myrtle Beach area may be tough nuts to crack, but both are exhilarating experiences in areas of great natural beauty: Long Bay Golf Club in Longs, and Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island. Read More

Ginella’s Journey to the Myrtle Beach Golf Scene: Swing Advice from the Dustin Johnson Golf School

Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella recently visited Myrtle Beach as part of his recurring “Ginella’s Journey” series. In the first segment of this trip, “Matty G” learns about the step drill from Allen Terrell, director of coaching at the Dustin Johnson Golf School based at TPC Myrtle Beach. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: King’s North & World Tour

Canadian-based SCOREGolf offers a video profile of two of The Grand Strand’s most iconic courses: King’s North at Myrtle Beach National and International World Tour Golf Links! Read More

5 Things to Know About Myrtlewood’s New Waterway Pub & Grill in Myrtle Beach

Waterfront social gatherings along the Grand Strand include far more than the oceanfront restaurants and resorts along Ocean Boulevard. The Intracoastal Waterway serves as a majestic backdrop to several more, including the new Waterway Pub & Grill at Myrtlewood Golf Club. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Presents: The Golfer’s Dilemma

At an appearance at a charity golf tournament in Myrtle Beach in 2011, longtime comedian and frequent “Late Show with David Letterman” guest Gary Mule Deer offered up a difficult scenario for the competitive golfer. Read More

GolfBoards Introduced at TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand’s lone recipient of a 5-star rating in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide, is now the first of the 22 courses in the Founders Collection to offer its guests access to the GolfBoard - a course amenity that’s quickly gaining popularity in the golf world. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: The Feel of Impact

In the third installment of her “impact” series, Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk demonstrates the “Blunt Drill” - designed to help you discover what impact is supposed to feel like in your golf swing. Read More

5 High-Handicap-Friendly Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Golf writer Ian Guerin invites you to come to grips with your own abilities and set your sights on courses built just for you, Joe Golfer. These may not be PGA Tour worthy, but that doesn’t mean a sacrifice of a quality golf experience. Read More

The 5 Most Scenic Courses in Myrtle Beach Golf

Golf writer Ian Guerin weighs in on his five choices of Grand Strand courses that offer exceptional aesthetic beauty. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: The Hand Press Drill

In Part Two of her three-part series on impact drills, Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk demonstrates a technique called the Hand Press Drill that will help you get your hands in the proper position at impact. Read More

Apres Golf in Myrtle Beach: 3 Course Options for Post-Round Dining

What makes a winning 19th hole? A good 19th hole gives you a warm and welcoming feel – especially when you’re on a golf trip in less-than-familiar territory. Read More

Three Upscale Hangouts in Myrtle Beach for Post-Round Enjoyment

Out on the course, a few light beers from the drink cart or out of the cooler you hope isn't dripping on your clubs hits the spot. For some, the hours after the round are about finding something more: Better drinks, better food, better environment. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: “Push It Forward” to Gauge Arm Position

In the first of her three-part series of impact drills, LPGA and Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk demonstrates a drill that will help reinforce where your arms need to be at impact. Video was shot on location at World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Read More

10 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses among Golfweek’s “Best You Can Play in South Carolina”

In its recently released list for 2016, Golfweek Magazine has named 10 Grand Strand designs to its course list of the 15 “Best You Can Play in South Carolina.” Read More

5 Best South Strand Restaurants for Your Next Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk offers her thoughts on some of the best Litchfield, Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island restaurants for vacationing golfers. Read More

Four Great Reasons to Tee It Forward on Your Myrtle Beach Golf Getaway

The premise is simple: play your round from the set of tees that will maximize its playability for you. No matter your skill level, the best way to “play more like the pros” is to play the set of tees that leaves you more opportunities to hit short irons into the green. Read More

Taylor, Shah Earn Victories at Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf in Myrtle Beach

Blake Taylor of Atkinson, North Carolina is making a habit of earning championships at major Grand Strand junior events. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: What Are Your Goals with Your Pitch Shots?

In the latest installment of her wedge series, Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk walks you through a short checklist of items to keep top of mind during your pitch shots. Read More

4 Random Thoughts: Founders Club at Pawleys Island

In early January 2016, we spent some time compiling flyover footage of each hole at Founders Club at Pawleys Island. We’re happy to present this compilation to you here, and offer several observations from our January experience in filming and playing this design. Read More

Mild Myrtle Beach Winter Translates to Great Golf Conditions

With a much milder start to the Myrtle Beach winter compared with previous years, it couldn’t be a better time to visit golf’s Grand Strand. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: Wedges and the Clock Drill

In the first of her series of instructional videos involving wedges, LPGA Instructor and Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk shows how to implement the “Clock Drill” to ensure consistency between your back swing and forward swing. Read More

An Aerial Tour of TPC Myrtle Beach: 5 Postcard-Worthy Holes

Our recent aerial tour of the Grand Strand’s only Golf Digest 5-star design, TPC Myrtle Beach, offers a perspective unlike any you’ve ever seen with this award-winning golf course. Enjoy the ride! Read More

Myrtle Beach National to Host 13th Annual Junior Golf Shootout in March

One of Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf tournaments returns Easter weekend when Myrtle Beach National Golf Club – an award-winning 54-hole Arnold Palmer-designed complex – hosts the 13th Annual Junior Golf Shootout from March 25-26. Read More

Dustin Johnson Golf School Names Meredith Kirk to Its Staff

Meredith Kirk, LPGA Professional and longtime Myrtle Beach golf ambassador, has added a new credential to her growing portfolio. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Meredith will serve as a lead instructor for the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip from Meredith Kirk: 3-Step Drill for More Power Off the Tee

In her latest tip for Golf Channel’s “Golf Channel Academy,” LPGA Teaching Professional and Myrtle Beach Golf ambassador Meredith Kirk demonstrates a step drill that will help activate your core muscles and, in turn, help you generate more power and distance off the tee. Read More

Happy Holidays from Myrtle Beach Golf!

Santa's 2015 holiday sleigh ride tour included the Grand Strand. Check out what he saw when he flew by some of our renowned golf courses! Read More

Dustin Johnson to Host World Junior Event in Myrtle Beach

In conjunction with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and Founders Group International (FGI), the Dustin Johnson Golf School recently announced plans for the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, to be held Feb. 13-15, 2016 at one of FGI’s and the Grand Strand’s premier courses, TPC Myrtle Beach. Read More

Buddy Trips: Destination, Myrtle Beach

Writer Tom Ferraro offers his insights on what makes the Grand Strand a buddy trip destination that far exceeded his initial expectations. He also has three tips on how you can make your next buddy trip your best ever. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip: Six Warmup Exercises Before Your Cool-Weather Round

As we go through fall and head toward the winter months, chances are your golf rounds will be in cooler conditions. That’s where LPGA Instructor Meredith Kirk is here to help – offering several warmup exercises you can try to get you properly loosened up! Read More

Aberdeen Country Club Reopens After Historic Rainfall

Closed for the previous three weeks because of the torrential rain and flooding that hit Myrtle Beach in early October, Aberdeen Country Club reopened to the public on Friday, October 30. Eighteen of the course’s 27 holes will be open, including the Highlands Nine and Meadows Nine. The Woodlands Nine is currently still being prepared by workers, and is expected to open in the coming days. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip from Meredith Kirk: 2 Easy Steps to Your Best Round

In the latest of her ongoing instructional series, LPGA Instructor & Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk demonstrates two easy steps to take to improve your address position - and lead you to your best-ever round. Video was filmed on location at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip from Meredith Kirk: Lead Shoulder Technique

In her latest video instruction tip, LPGA Instructor and Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk demonstrates how one simple method involving your lead shoulder can profoundly change your golf game for the better. This video was filmed on location at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip from Meredith Kirk: 3 Steps to Better Balance and Posture

In this instructional video, LPGA Instructor and Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk walks us through three easy steps to improve your balance and posture in your golf swing. Video was filmed on location at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Back on Track After Historic Rainfall

By Wednesday morning, scores of visiting golfers were strolling the grounds at Grande Dunes Resort Club just as they would on your typical, ideal day for a round of fall golf on the Grand Strand. With temperatures in the low 70s paired with brilliant, clear-blue skies and a light breeze, this course – along with the vast majority of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area – was back to business as usual. Read More

Meredith Kirk “On the Loose” at Water Rollerz at Broadway at the Beach

She’s at it again! Myrtle Beach golf ambassador and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America Meredith Kirk is “On the Loose” once more at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. With her GoPro in tow, she recently took in the Water Rollerz experience to see what all the kids have been enjoying. Read More

Meredith Kirk “On the Loose” with Her GoPro at Beach Rider Jet Boats

This time out, Myrtle Beach golf ambassador and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America Meredith Kirk is “On the Loose” in pursuit of some GoPro camera fun at one of Broadway at the Beach’s most popular amusement attractions: Beach Rider Jet Boats. Read More

Meredith Kirk on Golf Channel Sept. 2

Myrtle Beach golf ambassador and LPGA Teaching Professional Meredith Kirk showcased her latest instructional tip on Golf Channel’s “School of Golf” on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Read More

Five of August’s “Hottest” Trending Courses in Myrtle Beach Golf

Courses from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island are among the “hottest”-trending courses in Myrtle Beach golf, according to the most recent reviews submitted by visiting golfers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider. Read More

Six Myrtle Beach Courses You Can Play on the Intracoastal Waterway

For as many courses as the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, there are actually only a select few that can claim direct contact with the Intracoastal Waterway. Some dip and dive around the jutting marshland connected to it. Others used the elevated land next to the Waterway as the perfect setting for a picturesque hole. Either way, these six courses have something special to offer. Read More

Golf Insider’s Five “Hot” Courses for Summer 2015

Based on the reviews and feedback received at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider throughout a busy spring season, here are five courses that are riding a “hot” streak – and that are worthy of your consideration for teeing it up this summer! Read More

Four Big-Time Event Hosts in Myrtle Beach You Can Play

If they’re good enough for prominent professional golfers, celebrities or charities, it’s also a pretty good sign that you might want to check them out for yourself on your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway. Here are four Grand Strand golf courses that have emerged over the years as such “go-to” venues. Read More

Five “Monster” Myrtle Beach Golf Holes

We’ve all had those days where the par 5s just seem longer. Maybe it’s the heat, a bit too much fun the night before or you’re just not feeling it. A few of the longer holes on the Grand Strand may leave you feeling that way regardless of your mental or physical state. We call them “The Monsters.” Read More

Five of Myrtle Beach Golf’s Best Par 3 Holes

Golf writer Ian Guerin gives us his take on five of the Myrtle Beach area's best par-3 holes - featuring courses from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island. Read More

Waterway Hills Ends Its 40-Year Run

Waterway Hills Golf Club, one of only two Robert Trent Jones designs on the Grand Strand along with The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, officially ceased operations on June 24, 2015. It had been purchased earlier in the year by LStar Management, owner of the neighboring Grande Dunes residential development. Read More

Five of Myrtle Beach Golf’s Great Finishing Holes

No matter how great the first 17 holes of a round might be, the memory of a course is often tied to the finisher. A jaw-dropping No. 18 can put you in an emotional state that leaves you craving more. Up and down South Carolina’s Grand Strand, five of the area’s courses are home to some fantastic finishers. Read More

Five “Best Bang for the Buck” Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Call them underrated, undervalued or even under-appreciated. We call them five of the Grand Strand’s “Best Bang for the Buck.” Ian Guerin spotlights five courses you'll know were worth every dollar you spent. Read More

Paula Creamer Plays Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach

Join us for a recap of our recent sweepstakes fulfillment – where Myrtle Beach Golf, TaylorMade Golf and Grande Dunes Resort Club teamed up for a special day for prize winner Randy Rice of Olathe, Kansas. Randy and three of his buddies got to play 18 holes at Grande Dunes recently with none other than LPGA Tour star Paula Creamer. Check out the video to see how it went! Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Video Spotlight: Myrtlewood Golf Club

Looking for an ideal location for your next stay & play getaway? Myrtlewood Golf Club offers a central location with exceptional golf and lodging – plus easy access to all the off-course attractions Myrtle Beach has to offer! Read More

Eight Myrtle Beach-Area Courses Earn Statewide Course of the Year Honors

Since 1996, eight Myrtle Beach-area golf courses have been honored by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association (SCGCOA) as its Golf Course of the Year – while two courses have ascended to elite status as the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Golf Course of the Year. Read More

Golf & the Dude Perfect Generation

As former golf stars at the University of South Carolina, George and Wesley Bryan have parlayed their immense talent into an appearance on Golf Channel’s “Big Break The Palm Beaches,” and building a Bryan Bros Golf empire that has secured more than 8 million views of their golf trick shot videos. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Spotlight with Natalie Gulbis: Pawleys Plantation Nos. 13 and 17

During her recent visit to the Myrtle Beach area, LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis took time out to visit Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – and, in particular, to get a tour of their spectacular marshland holes provided by Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School! Read More

Monday After the Masters with Meredith

In this video, LPGA teaching pro and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America Meredith Kirk takes us behind the scenes of the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Pro-Am, held April 13, 2015 at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. Read More

How Three Prime Times Designs Earned Their Place Among South Carolina’s Best Golf Courses

King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, Grande Dunes Resort Club and Pine Lakes Country Club have forced their way among some of the big boys of golf with strong conditions, stellar reputations for growth and a bit of attitude. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Tip with Meredith Kirk: Upper Body Control

This week, LPGA Instructor Meredith Kirk offers special advice on upper body control and your golf swing. This tip was filmed on location at Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Read More

Ratings Panel Includes Grande Dunes, Pawleys Plantation Among SC’s Top 30 Public Golf Courses

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel (SCGCRP) has released its 2015 list of “Best You Can Play” Public Access Courses in South Carolina, and two gems in the Prime Times Signature Collection – Grande Dunes Resort Club and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – are among the Grand Strand designs chosen for this prestigious honor. Read More

Natalie Gulbis Off the Course: Paddleboarding in Pawleys Island

During her recent visit to the Myrtle Beach area, LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis took time out for plenty of non-golfing recreation. One of her newfound loves is paddleboarding – and the Grand Strand is as perfect a setting for Natalie to indulge in paddleboarding as it is for golf. This video highlights her experience, and what she loves most about this trending activity! Read More

National Retired Military Golf Classic Returns to Myrtle Beach for 32nd Year

Four Prime Times Signature Courses – including “The Granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach golf – serve as the dramatic backdrop for the nation’s premier golf event for retired servicemen and women. The 32nd Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic is set for May 27-30, 2015 at four of the Grand Strand’s top golf courses. Read More

A Tip from Natalie Gulbis: How to Practice In-Between Wedge Shots

On her recent trip to the Myrtle Beach area, LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis took time out from her practice session at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. to offer some helpful advice. Here, Natalie shows us how she practices her short-iron game – in particular, those in-between wedge shots that often stymie typical amateur players. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: West Course at Myrtle Beach National

Golf writer Ian Guerin offers his take on his recent experience at one of Myrtle Beach National Golf Club's stalwart designs, the West Course. Read More

Natalie Gulbis Takes On River Club No. 18

Jan 28, 2015 - LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis recently visited River Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and played its signature finishing hole – the par-5 18th, featuring plenty of risk/reward opportunity. Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach was on hand to offer a guided tour. Read More

Golf.com: Meredith Kirk is One of Golf’s Most Beautiful Women

Meredith Kirk, LPGA Teaching Professional and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America, recently received a new national honor when Golf.com named her as one of the “Most Beautiful Women in Golf 2015.” In this video, Meredith recaps the personal journey that has led her to this point. Read More

LPGA “Teaching Her” Tip from Meredith Kirk: All About the Base

LPGA Member & "Teaching Her" Course Instructor Meredith Kirk offers a tip for women on how to maximize your lower body technique to gain consistency, length and accuracy in the golf swing. This LPGA "Teaching Her" tip was filmed on location at Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Read More

Natalie Gulbis’ Myrtle Beach Golf Spotlight: The 14th Hole at River Club

LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis recently joined renowned golf instructor Mel Sole on a visit to River Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina – home to numerous memorable holes, including the island green, par-3 14th. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 11: Jimmy’s Triumph

Jimmy Brandt wasn’t the best player from start to finish in “Big Break Myrtle Beach.” He wasn’t even in the lead at the beginning of the finals. But being better than a single opponent when it was all said and done will more than do. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 10: And Then There Were Two

Ten episodes have brought us to this. Jimmy Brandt vs. Toph Peterson. The winner of the season finale of “Big Break Myrtle Beach” will have the tournament exemption, as well as the cash and prizes totaling six figures. And once again, these two will know they earned it when it mattered most. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 9 Recap: Down to the Final Four

Despite being up for elimination for the sixth time overall, Jimmy Brandt elected to face off against Charlie Harrison in the Elimination Challenge. Entering Tuesday’s episode with Super Immunity still in his bag, Harrison ultimately rolled the dice, putting the money back and keeping himself in the mix. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 8 Recap: Sorry, Charlie?

Charlie Harrison decided to hold onto his Super Immunity (& a chance at keeping his $10,000 bonus) for one more week, and immediately found it at risk in this week's elimination challenge against Tessa Teachman. Wise move or colossal blunder? Ian Guerin has the details in his Episode 8 recap! Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 7 Recap: Road Trip

The seven remaining competitors left their familiar surroundings at Barefoot Resort & Golf for a road trip down the South Strand - to Pawleys Plantation, where Jack Nicklaus' compelling design offered plenty of drama in Episode 7. Ian Guerin has the details. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 7 Preview: The Big Gamble at Pawleys Plantation

After six compelling episodes, Golf Channel’s hit reality series “Big Break Myrtle Beach” takes a road trip down the South Strand on Tuesday, Nov. 18, to Jack Nicklaus’ masterpiece, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. The seven remaining competitors are ready to gamble - including Christian Heavens, who attempts an unthinkable shot in his effort to stay alive for the grand prize. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 6: Cat Fight

Two former LSU Tigers - Tessa Teachman and Katy Harris - squared off in this week's elimination challenge that would bring the women's count in this competition down to two. Who would prevail? Ian Guerin has the answer. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 5: Early Favorite Takes Her Exit

Just two episodes back Carolin Pinegger looked like one of the favorites. Instead, she was eliminated from Tuesday’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach” after what amounted to two poor shots in the final challenge. Read More

Myrtle Beach: North, Central or South?

The Grand Strand has almost 100 courses stretching from Georgetown, S.C. (near Charleston County) to the southeastern edge of North Carolina. Though they are sometimes lumped together under one moniker, there are some clear distinctions between the North, Central and Southern Grand Strand. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 4: Anthony Survives Second Elimination, Plays the Heel

We’re not sure why type of golf ball Anthony Quezada is using, but his approach to “Big Break - Myrtle Beach” is tailor-made for the Golf Channel’s reality competition. Quezada was the focal point of yet another episode, as he was went from narrowly avoiding being included in the final elimination challenge of the fourth episode to being in the thick of it. All the while, he was openly rooted against by the other contestants after continually poking them with a rusty nine-iron. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the area’s few courses to have hosted a PGA event and the lone Myrtle Beach golf course to earn a five-star ranking from Golf Digest, gives the average player a taste of the good life. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Episode 3: Toph Outlasts Katie in Grueling Elimination

Want to know why Golf Channel’s “Big Break” has spawned 22 seasons? While the players aren’t the top of the PGA or LPGA food chain, their quest to get to that point pumps enough adrenaline into the competition to display the highs and lows in a very short period of time. Take the final 20 minutes of the third episode of “Big Break Myrtle Beach,” which aired Tuesday evening. Read More

Big Break Myrtle Beach Episode 2 Recap - Anthony Backs Up Bravado; Krista Eliminated

Anthony Quezada quickly became the player the other Big Break Myrtle Beach competitors love to hate. The 19-year-old Phoenix native backed up his bravado by taking down Krista Puisite in a two-hole stroke match, not only staving off elimination but putting the rest of the field on notice. Read More

Big Break Myrtle Beach: Episode 1 Recap

Charlie Harrison made sure his return to the Grand Strand golf scene started with a bang. The former Wake Forest player opened Golf Channel’s Big Break Myrtle Beach by earning what could be an all-important asset moving forward. Harrison won the Super Immunity Challenge, which now gives him the ability to forgo one of the show’s later tests and automatically advance to the ensuing round. Read More

Natalie Gulbis: Why I Love Myrtle Beach

I have been on the LPGA Tour for 13 years, and I'm excited to be back here in South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is somewhere I used to vacation with my family when I was younger. Read More

Big Break Myrtle Beach Spotlight: Meet Christian Heavens & Carolin Pinegger

In this Golf Channel video feature, contestants Christian Heavens and Carolin Pinegger sit down with Kelly Tilghman to discuss the upcoming series Big Break Myrtle Beach – premiering Tuesday, Oct. 7 on Golf Channel, and showcasing Barefoot Resort & Golf and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Read More

TPC Myrtle Beach Joins Prime Times Signature Course Stable

TPC Myrtle Beach, located near the Grand Strand’s southern shores in Murrells Inlet, SC, has now joined the stable of Prime Times Signature Courses – thanks to the recent agreement between TPC and the Prime Times courses’ parent company, National Golf Management (NGM), for NGM to assume daily operations at the course. The TPC Myrtle Beach is a part of the TPC network that includes more than 30 golf courses. Read More

Celebrating 40 Years of a Rees Jones Original

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a true Myrtle Beach golf original. Opened in 1974, the 6,800-yard, par-72 Arcadian Shores Golf Club has been a favorite of local and vacationing golfers alike, located almost directly at the midpoint of the 70-mile Grand Strand that spans parts of the North and South Carolina coasts and contains nearly 100 golf courses. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: Tradition Club

Nestled on the south end of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, Tradition has succeeded in both competing with and joining its neighbors to complete the famed Waccamaw Golf Trail. But unlike even some of those, this is a course that is only a decade and a half removed from being named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year. Read More

Golf Media Network’s Take on the Top 5 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

We know there are many worthy candidates to consider. You can agree, disagree or plead no contest, because there is no right or wrong answer. So here’s Golf Media Network's take on the five best courses in Myrtle Beach. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: River Club

The Tom Jackson Signature Course offers a little bit of everything you expect in a Lowcountry golf course: Holes for big hitters and strategists; plenty of water and, somehow, seemingly more sand; immaculate fairways and pristine greens; wildlife that includes alligators, fox squirrels and varied bird species. Read More

Falling for Myrtle: The Grand Strand in Autumn

The moveable feast that is Myrtle Beach golf appeals to all sorts of players for all sorts of reasons throughout the calendar year. Some like it hot, some like it upscale, some seek out less expensive months, some like it for at least 36 holes a day, some prefer to set aside ample pool and beach time. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf’s New “Eye in the Sky”

Myrtle Beach golf is never short on drama or splendor. With our versatile new “Eye in the Sky,” we’re working hard to reveal the essence and spectacular beauty of our Prime Times Signature Courses from a variety of new dimensions and perspectives. Read More

“Big Break Myrtle Beach” Debuts Oct. 7 on Golf Channel

Golf Channel's hit show "Big Break" is coming to Myrtle Beach! The network announced in July that the show's 22nd season, "Big Break Myrtle Beach," will feature four popular Grand Strand golf courses - including Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club and the Dye, Fazio and Love courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: Litchfield Country Club

Members and first-time visitors to this old rice plantation land love it, because both parties love the course. And much like the owners relied on patience instead of knee-jerk reactions, navigating Litchfield Country Club requires the same self-control. Read More

Pine Lakes Country Club – A Myrtle Beach Original That Stands the Test of Time

This video was featured in 2012 by the Golf Road Warriors, and profiles “The Granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach Golf: Pine Lakes Country Club. Writer Bob Fagan reflects on the Warriors' highly enjoyable experience. Read More

Course Spotlight: SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National

Often looked upon as the little brother course to National’s King’s North and even its West Course, SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National has developed a following of its own. The Arnold Palmer design has a clean look surpassed only by a playability created by pristine surfaces. Trouble spots in the turf are non-existent, leaving players the ability to concentrate on something else. Read More

Block Wins PGA Professional National Championship in Myrtle Beach

Hitting sand wedge from 120 yards out on the 10th hole at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Michael Block knocked his approach within 4 feet of the pin – setting up the winning birdie putt on the second playoff hole, and making Block only the ninth player ever to win the PNC in his first attempt. Read More

Press Conference for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship

Admission and parking are free for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship, being held June 22-25, 2014 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. To get yourself prepared for this prestigious golf event, here are excerpts from the recent press conference. Read More

PGA Magazine Spotlights PGA Event at Grande Dunes & Dunes Club

Spectators are invited to attend the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship (PNC), to be held June 22-25, 2014 at Grande Dunes Resort Club and The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Admission to each day’s competition is free at each course, with free parking and complimentary shuttle service at Grande Dunes Resort Club to and from each venue. The low 20 scorers in this event will advance to the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More

Meredith Kirk & “The Summer of Endless Golf”

Meredith Kirk, LPGA teaching professional and the reigning 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America, offers this video message to show you what makes “The Summer of Endless Golf” in Myrtle Beach so special. Read More

Myrtle Beach’s Best Golf Holes: No. 14 at Pine Lakes Country Club

In this video tour, LPGA instructor and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America Meredith Kirk teams up with 1st Assistant Pro Ryan Tyndall to showcase the par-4 14th hole at Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course, Pine Lakes Country Club. Read More

First Timer: Golfing The Grand Strand

"The Grain" golf writer Jeff Wallach offers an in-depth take on what he calls "one of the densest concentrations of beachfront golf on the planet." Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Spotlight: The Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club

There are plenty of tracks on South Carolina’s Grand Strand golfing hub that would trade locations with Myrtlewood Golf Club’s Palmetto Course in a heartbeat. Easily accessible via one of the area’s biggest thoroughfares, Palmetto continues to draw player after player after player to the heart of Myrtle Beach’s golfing center. But to think the attraction to the 18 holes here is simply a product of latitude and longitude would be naïve. Read More

Katrek & Maginnes On Tap Discuss “Myrtle Beach Never Forgets”

Recently, SiriusXM Radio’s Brian Katrek and John Maginnes, hosts of “Katrek & Maginnes On Tap” airing weekdays from 5-7 p.m., took time out to speak with Nick Giordano, tournament director for the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing being held May 18-21, 2014. Read More

Maginnes Minute: What’s On Tap Right Now in Myrtle Beach Golf?

This week, SiriusXM Radio host and former PGA TOUR player John Maginnes checks in as the azaleas start to bloom. Spring is here - and John tells us what's on his mind as the great weather is now upon us. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review: Blackmoor Golf Club

Midway through its third decade, Gary Player's Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet has established itself as one of the top-rated courses on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Update: Renovations Create New Scoring Possibilities at Pawleys Plantation

Recently-completed renovations to the par-5 No. 11 at Pawleys Plantation have removed a prominent obstacle to low-scoring opportunities, as Ian Guerin writes. Read More

LPGA Tour’s Gulbis Planting Roots in Myrtle Beach Area

Read Alan Blondin's report as published in the Myrtle Beach Sun News on Jan. 20, 2014. Read More

Junior Golf Exchange: Growing the Game with Greater Youth Access

Enrollment in junior golf programs has dwindled as start-up costs have become too much of a burden for families in this perplexing economy. That's where the new Junior Golf Exchange comes in to lend a hand to today's young golfers. Read More

Myrtle Beach Restaurants: Capriz Updates Italian Feast

Since Capriz Italian Feast opened in the summer of 2011 at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach it has been a favorite for people who enjoy trying a variety of dishes for one fixed price, and now the menu has been updated. Read More

A Special Holiday Message from Myrtle Beach Golf

When it comes to your Myrtle Beach golf getaway, we know you have many choices to make it happen – and we’re grateful that you’ve chosen us as a reliable resource to help you plan. Read More

Maginnes Minute: PGA TOUR’s Holiday Shopping Might Finally Be Complete

This week, SiriusXM Radio host and former PGA TOUR player John Maginnes checks in exclusively for the Myrtle Beach Golf Web network to offer his best holiday wishes – and opine on how the PGA TOUR might have finally received a gift that’s been two decades in the making. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review: Willbrook Plantation Golf Club

Willbrook Plantation Golf Club may not be considered among the top five Grand Strand golf courses. But it isn’t far off. With a Dan Maples design that keeps players on their toes, a playing surface that can be described as immaculate and more than enough scenery to warrant a photography expedition, Willbrook is everything golf in this part of South Carolina is supposed to be. Read More

Arcadian Shores Golf Club Review

Located just a few miles north of Myrtle Beach, Arcadian Shores’ development is apparent – not just in the last four years, but the last 18 months. A handful of small renovations are making big differences. Read More

Myrtle Beach Restaurants: Pine Lakes Pub Provides Posh History

The Robert White Pub at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach was named to honor the architect of its original golf course, and it offers a tempting menu in pleasant surroundings. Read More

Celebs Pull No Punches in Their Excitement About Myrtle Beach Golf

This week, the celebrity lineup weighing in on what they love most about the Myrtle Beach golf scene includes two longtime veterans of the National Basketball Association, a veteran golf radio personality and a former heavyweight boxing champion. Read More

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Among the Celebrities who Love Myrtle Beach Golf

In our latest installment of testimonials on the Myrtle Beach golf scene, we hear from a legendary basketball coach, former National Basketball Association star, 19-year National Football League veteran and prominent performer on the national comedy circuit. Read More

“Too Tall” & Friends Share Their Thoughts on Myrtle Beach Golf

The accolades just keep on coming. In this installment, celebrities and media personalities chime in about the Myrtle Beach golf scene and the Resort Club at Grande Dunes - venue for the 2013 Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit the fight to end prostate cancer, and host of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship. Read More

Experience the Grand Strand’s Southern Beach Collection

The Grand Strand’s southern beaches reside in South Carolina’s spectacular Lowcountry, an area rich in history and revered for its unspoiled beauty. And if you’re lucky enough to spend time here, you’ll soon discover it is also home to some of America’s premier resorts and golf courses. Read More

NBA Great Sam Jones Among the Stars Raving About Myrtle Beach Golf

One singer/songwriter made his inaugural Myrtle Beach golf trip, and several prominent professional sports figures returned to the Grand Strand for the annual Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes, as part of ZERO Prostate Cancer Golf and their fight to end prostate cancer. They took time out to share their thoughts on what, to them, makes the Myrtle Beach golf scene so special. Read More

Maginnes Minute: Critical Times for the President’s Cup

This week, SiriusXM Radio host and former PGA TOUR player John Maginnes checks in exclusively for the Myrtle Beach Golf Web network, to offer his thoughts on the critical juncture that this week's President's Cup competition has reached ... Read More

NFL Great Sterling Sharpe Among the Stars Glowing About Myrtle Beach Golf

Dozens of sports and entertainment celebrities descended upon the Grand Strand recently to take part in the Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes, as part of ZERO Prostate Cancer Golf and their fight to end prostate cancer. They took time out to share their thoughts on what has brought them back to Myrtle Beach year after year. Read More

Course Spotlight: Resort Club at Grande Dunes

This week, golf writer Ian Guerin takes a closer look at the host site of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship - and home to some of the area's finest putting greens, thanks to the installation of Champion Ultradwarf putting surfaces in 2012. Read More

Course Spotlight: Waterway Hills

Golf writer Ian Guerin shares his impression of one of only two Robert Trent Jones designs in the Grand Strand area: Waterway Hills Golf Club, located near Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row. Read More

Myrtle Beach Restaurants: All Out Fun at Oscar’s

A good sports bar has decent food, games to play and watch and a fun atmosphere, but Oscar’s Food & Spirits in North Myrtle Beach goes beyond good to great with tasty casual food, professionally friendly service and lots of special events. Read More

Course Spotlight: Farmstead Golf Links

There’s a good reason Farmstead Golf Links doesn’t receive more statewide awards. As beautifully laid out as Farmstead is, its indecisive location actually splits the golf course between North Carolina and South Carolina. The front nine is located in the Tar Heel State, while the majority of the back nine rests in the Palmetto State. Read More

Along the South Strand: Giving Georgetown’s Zest the Test

Golfers enjoying gorgeous waterfront courses in Georgetown County can extend the pleasure with a trip to the historic Georgetown city waterfront and its newest restaurant, Zest. Read More

Myrtle Beach Area Dining: Downhome with a Twist at bisQit

Brought to us by the owners of Quigley’s Pint & Plate in Pawleys Island, bisQit offers exciting menus that embrace traditional southern flavors, celebrate beer and cocktails and offer new food flavor combinations creating culinary excitement. Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf at MBN.COM Unveils Exciting New Look

The No. 1 website for booking Myrtle Beach golf packages and tee times, MBN.com, has unveiled a fresh, new look, complete with several features that make planning and booking a Myrtle Beach golf vacation easier and more convenient than ever before. Read More

Course Spotlight: Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, which draws in some of the biggest names to Myrtle Beach each year for Darius Rucker's Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf event, touched up its greens in 2012 in an effort to continue to stand above the rest. By all accounts, though, the green work was simply another reason Pete Dye's only Grand Strand design continues to be so highly regarded. Read More

Myrtle Beach Area Restaurants: Mulligan’s in Little River Shoots for Comfortable Dining

A large bar with all the sports packages on television; economically priced drinks, entrees and sandwiches; frequent live entertainment; and plenty of room to spread out inside and outside has made Mulligan’s in Little River a popular 19th hole. Read More

Know Your Score Rallies Celebrities to Fight Prostate Cancer

Jul 18, 2013 - The Know Your Score Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina moves this year from Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club to the Resort Club at Grande Dunes and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – and brings with it a celebrity list that includes some of the biggest names in sports. Read More

Myrtle Beach Area Golf Vacations? Try Family Stay & Play at Pawleys Plantation This Summer!

If you’re looking for a family vacation that offers impeccable Myrtle Beach area golf with a genuine southern feel, then look no further than Pawleys Island! Located within the Grand Strand’s southern end, you will encounter deep Lowcountry panorama that exhibits nature’s most exquisite beauty. Read More

Golf Courses Bent on Change to Ultradwarf

No more than a decade ago, replacing healthy bent grass greens with Bermuda putting surfaces would have been unpopular and bad for business for elite golf courses along the Grand Strand. But thanks to the widespread success of three varieties of ultradwarf Bermudas on top courses throughout the Southeast, that opinion has now reversed. Read More

Michael Jackson the Golfer: Who Knew?

Every now and then, visitors to the Myrtle Beach golf scene include some prominent names. Check out what happens when “The King of Pop: Michael Jackson” tees it up at the Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club! Read More

Genteel Surroundings at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille in North Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach restaurant writer Becky Billingsley profiles one of the Grand Strand's renowned eateries - Greg Norman's Australian Grille at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, a popular destination for fine dining enthusiasts and golfers looking for a great post-round landing spot. Read More

Prime Times Signature Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach Earn Praise from National & State Groups

Jun 27, 2013 - Several of Myrtle Beach golf’s Prime Times Signature Courses have been included in recent lists of South Carolina’s top courses, most notably by renowned national publication Golfweek and also by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel. Read More

The 25 Best Family Golf Resorts in America

Golf for Women magazine has chosen the 25 best family golf resorts in America. Read More