Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

January 18, 2023

Provider Profile: The Caravelle Resort

Conveniently located along the north end of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, The Caravelle Resort offers a compelling lodging option for your next Grand Strand golf getaway. Join us for a quick video tour of this popular oceanfront hotel.

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January 17, 2023

Honoring Excellence: The Winners of the MBAGCOA Golf Course of the Year Award from 1996 to Today

The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) Golf Course of the Year award is a prestigious honor given to distinguished layouts in the Myrtle Beach area. This award recognizes courses that have demonstrated greatness in course design, maintenance, customer service, and overall experience. Since its inception in 1996, the award has become a symbol of distinction for golf courses in the area. Let’s take a brief look at our award winners from 1996 to the present day.

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January 17, 2023

Tip Tuesday: How to Handle the Uphill Lie

Do you struggle with the undulating fairways of Myrtle Beach golf courses? Scott Tanguay from the Coastal Golf Academy in Myrtle Beach, S.C. shows you the easiest way to handle these pesky lies.

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January 16, 2023

Rounds, Renovations, Restaurants: Myrtle Beach Golf Market Heads Into 2023 On A Roll

Myrtle Beach, boasting an unmatched combination of great golf and value, enters 2023 riding the wave of golf’s ongoing boom. With more than 3 million rounds of golf played in the Myrtle Beach market in 2023, all signs entering the New Year indicate the next 12 months may be even better.

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January 16, 2023

Video Spotlight: The Love Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf

As one of four stellar designs at Barefoot Resort & Golf, the Love Course provides ample challenge for the more skilled player, yet playability and enjoyment for the average player. Join us on a dynamic video and hole-by-hole tour of this magnificent layout.

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January 13, 2023

Google Reviewers Share Thoughts & Photos of Their Recent Experiences at Brunswick Plantation Resort & Golf

With an excellent overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars earned among more than 870 Google reviewers, Brunswick Plantation Resort & Golf offers a compelling North Strand lodging option for your next stay-and-play golf getaway in Myrtle Beach! Check out some of the recent feedback they’ve received from their satisfied customers.

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January 13, 2023

The Week in Instagram: Jan. 6-12, 2023

Skies were clear and temperatures were moderate this past week, making for some absolutely gorgeous course conditions along the Grand Strand.  Greens were rolling true and golfers looked plenty pleased as they gear up for a promising Spring season in the weeks to come!

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January 12, 2023

Byrd is the Word in Myrtle Beach: Six Area Golf Courses Showcasing the Best of a Prolific Designer

One of the most prolific architects of his generation, Willard Byrd was known for crafting courses that emphasized playability, a reputation that was enhanced by his work in the Myrtle Beach golf market. Included among the native North Carolinian’s 100-course portfolio are six Grand Stand layouts that continue to delight players, including a couple of trailblazing designs.

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January 11, 2023

Charlie’s Travels: Less is More at International Club’s Par-5 9th

PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com’s Charlie Rymer is making the rounds in 2023 – playing courses up and down the Grand Strand, showcasing their memorable holes and even offering some playing advice for the next time you encounter them in your travels. In his latest stop, Charlie’s at the par-5 9th at International Club of Myrtle Beach where he demonstrates how, sometimes, less is more!

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January 11, 2023

Stay & Play Spotlight: Grande Shores Ocean Resort

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach with a breathtaking oceanfront backdrop, the Grande Shores Ocean Resort beckons you to discover a popular oceanfront lodging option for your next Grand Strand golf getaway.

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January 10, 2023

Tip Tuesday: Extension Series Part 1

In the first of a four-part series on how to achieve proper extension in the golf swing, Ted Frick of the Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. shows us a simple exercise that helps to reinforce proper upper body rotation and where each arm should be on the backswing, and the follow through.

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January 9, 2023

2023 Palmetto High School Golf Championships Expanding Field, Growing in Stature

For the eighth consecutive year, players will be competing in the Palmetto High School Golf Championships this spring on the Grand Strand’s beautiful Mike Strantz designs at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club. With a field expansion from 32 to 48 teams, Tradition Golf Club has also been added to the mix – giving players and teams a three-course challenge they now must conquer over the course of Easter Weekend to bring home the coveted title.

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January 9, 2023

Course Spotlight: River Oaks

The winter months are when “overseeded” golf courses hit their seasonal peak in Myrtle Beach, offering optimal playing conditions for courses throughout the Grand Strand as they prepare for the busy spring season. In this video River Oaks Golf Club’s Scott Taylor walks us through the process, and the benefits it offers players who visit this popular Gene Hamm design.

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January 6, 2023

What They’re Saying About Sea Watch Resort

If you’re considering Sea Watch Resort as the home lodging base for your upcoming Myrtle Beach golf getaway, you’re in good company! Sea Watch has been a popular choice among both Google and Tripadvisor users, with more than 2,200 Google reviewers giving it a 4.3 out of a possible five-star overall rating. It’s also been awarded a four out of a possible five-star rating, and ranked seventh of 38 resorts in Myrtle Beach, by more than 2,400 Tripadvisor reviewers.

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January 6, 2023

The Week in Instagram: Dec. 30, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023

Happy New Year from Play Golf Myrtle Beach!  With a seasonally balmy start to 2023, many have been taking a break from packing away the holiday decor to hit the Grand Strand golf links in this first week of January.  Check out the great scenes they’ve captured in this week’s compilation of the Myrtle Beach golf community’s Instagram roundup!

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