A significant part of Myrtle Beach’s appeal lies in the number of courses it offers (67 you’ll find on PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com) and the options that creates, but sometimes it’s nice to stay-and-play onsite. While the Grand Strand offers a number of resort options, here are four properties that will appeal to groups large and small that want to minimize drive time.
Brunswick Plantation features 27 holes, designed by Willard Byrd and Clyde Johnston, but just as importantly it offers one and two-bedroom villas that allow golfers to enjoy all the perks of being at home – living space and luxury kitchens, chief among them – and resort-style amenities. Included among Brunswick’s perks are a pool, a jacuzzi and two onsite restaurants, in addition to easy access to 12 other Brunswick County courses, including Crow Creek, Thistle and The Pearl.
Kingston Resorts is one of Myrtle Beach’s largest properties, featuring five accommodations options, including hotels from Hilton and Embassy Suites, in addition to the luxury Kingston Residences. There are six onsite restaurants, ranging from Wet Whistle, an open-air oceanfront bar specializing in craft cocktails, to Black Drum Brewing, featuring 40 craft beers and house smoked meats. Best of all, for golfers, is the presence of Arcadian Shores Golf Club. Following a 2019 renovation, which included a brand-new clubhouse, Rees Jones’ first solo design is better than ever.
The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, which has one- to four-bedroom condos, is the Myrtle Beach area’s only 4-diamond property, and it doesn’t take golfers long to realize why. Home to Waterscapes, an inhouse fine dining restaurant and Anchor Cafe, which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn delivers a luxury experience. Throw in onsite spa services, a private section of beach, and the Grande Dunes Resort Course, located just across the waterway, and Marina Inn is an ideal base for a golf trip.
Legends Resort, home to the Heathland, Moorland and Parkland layouts, has long been one of the area’s most popular multicourse facilities. Featuring two and three-bedroom condos and the Ailsa Pub, Legends is an outstanding stay-and-play resort. Did we mention you have access to a lighted, 30-acre driving range, in addition to Oyster Bay and Heritage Club offsite? Anchored by great golf, Legends has it all.
Myrtle Beach isn’t known for providing a full service, resort experience, but Brunswick Plantation, Kingston Resorts, Marina Inn and Legends provide groups all they need both on and off the course.