Myrtle Beach Wins Triple Crown of Golf Travel in’s Reader’s Choice Awards

June 16, 2015

It’s the triple crown of golf travel, and one the Grand Strand takes great pride in, especially considering who voted on the awards.

“Being voted America’s best golf destination in terms of quality, value and experience by the people who matter most – golfers who spend their hard-earned money to the play the game – is incredibly gratifying,” Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday president, said. “The quality of golf, price point, the entire experience – everything we do here is designed to ensure players have a great trip and it’s rewarding to see that effort validated by the people who visit the area.”

As part of the editorial accompanying the Reader’s Choice awards, Joe Passov, Sports Illustrated Golf Group’s travel editor and one of the world’s leading authorities on all things golf travel, wrote: “Two V’s drive Myrtle Beach’s immense popularity: Variety (of golf courses, accommodations, restaurants, shopping, beaches and entertainment venues) and value (there are exceptional options for every budget) … not only an abundance of golf (more than 100 courses) but also an abundance of terrific golf (Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Barefoot Resort, TPC Myrtle Beach). It’s the rarest of golf destinations, one that is all things to all golfers.” announced the Reader’s Choice Awards as part of the launch of Golf Gold, a new lifestyle focused section of the popular site.

Myrtle Beach is home to 13 courses that have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses and more than 50 4-star courses, providing tremendous quality to accompany the area’s legendary value. The honors from come just a year after Myrtle Beach was voted best Golf Destination by readers of 10Best and USA Today, easily outdistancing the competition in the month-long vote.

Favorite U.S. Destinations
1. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
2. Southern Oregon
3. Gaylord, Mich.
4.Central Oregon
5. Montgomery/Auburn-Opelika, Ala.

Favorite U.S. Destinations for Value
1. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
2. Montgomery/Auburn-Opelika, Ala.
3. Gaylord, Mich.
4. Florida Panhandle/Alabama Gulf Shores
5. San Antonio, Texas

Favorite U.S. Destinations for Buddy Trips
1. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
2. Southern, Ore.
3. Gaylord, Mich.
4. Las Vegas, Nev.
5. Pinehurst, N.C.