We’ve gone into considerable detail on the attractive “quality of life” elements involved in relocating to one of the Grand Strand’s top golf course communities. But for golf lovers in particular, what are the advantages of golf course living in Myrtle Beach compared to other such communities around the country?
We’ve got three pretty compelling reasons to whet your golfing appetite:
1. Variety of community choice. There are more than 80 public access golf courses throughout the Grand Strand’s 60-mile stretch of South Carolina coast, with the vast majority of its golf course communities built around these venues. We’ve spotlighted five of them (Barefoot Resort, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach, Arrowhead and Tidewater), each of which showcases courses among America’s and The Palmetto State’s top-rated public layouts. These, and others, offer preferred rates and membership options to its community residents.
But Myrtle Beach also offers an attractive landscape of communities built around private courses, led by Myrtle Beach’s most renowned at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones and a past host of multiple PGA, Senior PGA and USGA championship events. Along with its counterpart at The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, The Dunes Club is actually semi-private – offering all the trappings you’d come to expect in a private club, but with limited public access available through a handful of golf travel providers. Three additional private clubs along the South Strand offer gated community living and distinct Low-country designs that incorporate wetlands (The Reserve), maritime forest and marshlands (DeBordieu) and a spectacular stretch of the Waccamaw River (Wachesaw Plantation) into one-of-a-kind layouts.
2. Variety of membership options. With varying levels of exclusivity comes a similar range of course membership pricing options, many of which you’ll find quite affordable if your budget’s already accounting for living the golf course community life. Some, at growing residential communities like at TPC Myrtle Beach, Grande Dunes and Pine Lakes, are also part of the Honors Club, a unique membership/loyalty program through which their parent golf course company offers private club-type perks at each of these courses – plus 18 more located throughout the Grand Strand.
3. Play all year round. Reasons abound for why Myrtle Beach is popularly known as “The Golf Capital of the World.” One of them actually invokes the spirit of cities like Las Vegas and New York, because you could also call the Grand Strand “The Golf Market That Never Sleeps.” Our courses don’t close for any season, or for extended periods of time. Such is the greatest benefit of golf course community living in the South. It offers the perfect year-round combination of high-quality turf conditions, with lush Bermuda grass in the warm seasons and ryegrass over-seed in the cooler months; and climate, as daily highs in the winter season frequently reach 60 degrees or more as courses at northern latitudes are blanketed in snow.
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