You hear a lot about the award-winning course options in the Pawleys Island area, and the northern end of the Grand Strand showcases popular, stellar golf options at Barefoot Resort & Golf and Tidewater Golf Club, just to name a few.


But let’s not take for granted that the heart of the Myrtle Beach scene is chock full of tremendous choices for your next golf getaway, and they’re all right at your fingertips. Allow us to offer up three great reasons why planning a centrally focused Myrtle Beach golf vacation is a great way to go:


  1. Convenience. The minute you step foot out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, you’re within a 15-minute drive of dozens of golf and lodging options. From oceanfront to resort-style, traditional golf design to links-style, the volume of choices you have in Myrtle Beach that are within such close proximity is simply unparalleled.


  1. Entertainment & Dining. Broadway at the Beach may be the largest and most prominent leisure attraction along the Grand Strand, but it hardly stands alone. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is your scenic, oceanfront connector to such popular landmarks as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, LandShark Bar & Grill, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and dozens of additional attractions. The area’s year-round festival attractions hit their peak in early June with the Carolina Country Music Festival, which brings thousands of fans each night to the Boarwalk area to enjoy performances from several of country music’s biggest stars. And for dining? Restaurant Row offers the highest concentration of fine dining options you’ll find anywhere in the Myrtle Beach area.


3. Premium Golf. Several of the area’s most popular and prominent designs will be found in this region. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Course share a neighborhood connection of top-shelf golfing experience unlike any other you’ll find in this area. A few minutes up Highway 501 is Legends Resort & Golf, featuring three of the area’s most requested designs with their Heathland, Moorland and Parkland courses; as well as the three Arnold Palmer designs at Myrtle Beach National including SouthCreek, West Course and King’s North,