Package Spotlight: The PGA 5

A variety of factors play into deciding which golf package your group will choose for its next trip, but the PGA 5 from East Coast Golf Management likely has everything you and your buddies are looking for.

Starting at the top, the five-round package, which can be purchased with or without accommodations, includes a $100 gift card that can be used for food, merchandise, beverages and same-day replays.

Eagles Nest Golf Course
Eagles Nest Golf Course

The golf-only package can be purchased for less than $250 so the gift card merely pushes the value proposition from very good to ridiculously good.

But value is conveyed in ways other than price, and ultimately, it’s a great experience your group is seeking.

Rest easy.

The PGA 5 package allows you to choose among 22 ECGM courses, including layouts like Rivers Edge and Crow Creek. Rivers Edge, an Arnold Palmer design, features several holes that play along the Shallotte River and some of the area’s most stunning views.

Crow Creek installed new bentgrass greens in 2017 and the results have been spectacular, bolstering what was already regarded as one of the area’s hidden gems.

Farmstead Golf Links is home to the Myrtle Beach area’s only par 6, the 767-yard 18th, a challenge Golf Digest ranked among America’s most fun holes to play.

Most of the PGA 5’s courses play along the north end – Thistle, Crow Creek, Pearl East and West, Rivers Edge, Beachwood, Sandpiper Bay, Brunswick Plantation, Eagle Nest, Crown Park, Meadowlands, Lockwood Folly, Azalea Sands, Diamondback and Brick Landing – but if your group prefers a more central or southern location, the package delivers there as well.

Wachesaw East, Blackmoor, International Club and River Oaks provide the PGA 5 with the geographic diversity many golfers seek.

This is a package that has steadily grown in popularity, and will continue to do so.

Property Spotlight: Grande Shores Ocean Resort

Situated in a breathtaking oceanfront setting, Grande Shores Ocean Resort offers the ideal lodging option for your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway.

Grande Shores boasts a multitude of amenities including:

  • The Shoreline Café, offering full onsite breakfast and dinner menu selections along with Happy Hour appetizers and drink specials;
  • Outdoor water amenities featuring a multilevel oceanfront pool and lazy river, and a 7th-floor oceanview pool deck with its own pool, lazy river and four hot tubs;
  • Indoor water amenities including a pool, kiddie pool and hot tub, all of which are heated year-round; and
  • A fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment.

 

Grande Shores is conveniently located in close proximity to both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach shopping, dining and entertainment options, all while separating itself from the larger crowds you’ll find along the beaches of downtown resorts to the north and south.

 

And golf? Arcadian Shores, Grande Dunes Resort Course, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Pine Lakes Country Club and Myrtlewood Golf Club are just a few of the many options located just minutes from your lodging location.

 

As always, MyrtleBeachGolf.net can effectively pair up your Grande Shores lodging with any of a wide range of tee time package specials that feature courses in the Grande Shores vicinity, including:

 

 

Visit our Grande Shores page to learn more on how you can include this oceanfront resort as part of your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway!

Package Spotlight: The Stadium Package

Planning the perfect golf trip involves lots of decisions – especially one to the Golf Capital of the World! With dozens of great golf packages to choose from, it can be a challenge to find the one that’s just right for you and your group. That being said, let us introduce you to the Stadium Package.

The Stadium Package allows you to play as little as three or as many as five rounds of golf among seven great course options. Courses offered in this tee-time only package include Tidewater Golf Club, Blackmoor Golf Club, Arcadian Shores Golf Club and Crown Park Golf Club, as well as all three courses located at the Sea Trail Golf Resort: The Maples Course, The Willard Byrd Course, and The Jones Course. With these award-winning golf courses to choose from, you are sure to have the golf trip of lifetime.

 

Sea Trail Jones Golf Course
18th hole at The Jones Course at Sea Trail

 

Aside from the golf portion of this deal, the Stadium Package also includes a complimentary “stadium” lunch, consisting of a hot dog, potato chips, and beer or other beverage on each day of play.

And for those of you who just can’t get enough golf, this package also offers free same-day, same-course replays (based on availability) at Crown Park, Arcadian Shores, The William Byrd Course, and The Maples Course! Current rates start as little as $155.00 per person for three rounds of golf and, of course, the free food.

The Stadium Package allows you to play some of the best courses at the beach for prices that simply cannot be beat. Be sure to check out our hotel directory to find the perfect place to stay and take advantage of this deal before it’s too late! Click here or call 877.705.2295 to learn more.

 

Course Spotlight: Arcadian Shores

Opened in 1974, Arcadian Shores Golf Club is one of the oldest courses here on the Grand Strand. It was the first solo design by Rees Jones, and resembles many of the elements found at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, a neighboring course designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Rees’ father.

Upon its initial opening, Arcadian Shores received immediate notoriety. Thanks to its strategic bunkering, natural lakes, and innovative layout it quickly became a favorite of local and visiting golfers alike.

Although the course has attracted many for its sheer historical value, golfers today flock to it for a different reason. After more than 40 years of wear and tear, Arcadian Shores closed for 4 ½ months last summer to implement a number of significant upgrades to the course and clubhouse.

When the course reopened in the fall of 2017, it was clear that the renovation had breathed new life into the fairways at Arcadian Shores. The course now features Sunday Ultradwarf Bermuda greens as well as new irrigation systems around each green to ensure that they remain the best at the beach. Hundreds of trees were removed and dozens of areas around the course have been beautified. Brand-new cart paths and on-course bathrooms add to the extravagance of the “new” Arcadian. And after your round, the brand-new clubhouse overlooking the 18th green is the ideal spot for a post-round drink.

Since its return to its former glory, Arcadian Shores has met and surpassed its previous status in the Myrtle Beach golf scene.

Include Arcadian Shores in the itinerary of your next golf trip by checking out the Captain’s Choice Golf Package. With more than 80 courses to choose from, you are sure to have the golf trip of a lifetime. Click here to check out available courses and rates.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Besides playing Major League Baseball, what do current MLB stars Freddie Freeman, Ian Happ, Kyle Hendricks, Odubel Herrera, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Julio Teheran and Adam Wainwright all have in common?

They’ve all logged time at TicketReturn.com Field as members of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans!

Currently the Advanced A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Pelicans have seen their share of alumni go on to play in “The Show” in the past two decades. And along the way, they and their teammates have offered visiting families and golfers a great entertainment option to enjoy while they’re in town.

 

Aside from presenting a unique opportunity to see many of baseball’s rising stars in action, the Pelicans play their games in a family-friendly ballpark environment that’s fun for baseball fans of all ages. The team’s mascot, Splash, is always busy making the rounds and keeping the crowd entertained with his between-innings hijinks, and the Pelicans offer a wide range of nightly promotions that are sure to please – including “Thirsty Thursday” promotions offering $1 Bud & Bud Light drafts from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday BOGO Hot Dog nights, 20th Anniversary giveaways on Saturdays, and many more.

 

What’s more, the price is right, with individual tickets starting at just $8, with a variety of individual and group purchasing options available. They’ve even got “Beat the Heat” Seats available and back by popular demand, where you can enjoy the game from the comfort of an oversized couch while sipping ice-cold beverages and a personal misting fan!

 

The ballpark is conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, across the street from Broadway at the Beach. Click here to learn more, and see how you can enjoy your next night out at the ballpark!

Package Spotlight: The Grand Slam

Summer is upon us and golfers are flocking to the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re still one of the stragglers who hasn’t found the perfect golf package yet, the Grand Slam is sure to fit your needs.

 

The Grand Slam golf package includes a round of golf at True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, two award-winning golf courses on the south end of the Grand Strand. In addition, choose an additional two rounds of golf from any of the award-winning layouts at Barefoot Resort & Golf, including the signature designs of Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio!

18th Hole at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

While all of these courses provide play-ability and excitement, they also challenge both beginning golfers and professionals alike. Each round is sure to be a memorable one.

With prices starting as low as $641 for 4 nights and 4 rounds of golf, the Grand Slam package truly hits it out of the park.

 

Be sure to check out our lodging accommodations as well. Whether you’re with the family or a group of friends, you can’t go wrong with Seaside Resort. This luxury condominium resort sits oceanfront and offers 4-star services. On site you will find spacious rooms, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, a lazy river, a state-of-the-art fitness center, private balconies and more. Packed with amenities and centrally located, Seaside Resort is one of many ideal lodging options.

 

To learn more about the premium Grand Slam package, click here or call 877.705.2295 for a quick quote!

Course Spotlight: Carolina National

As the first signature design in the Carolinas by popular PGA Tour player Fred Couples, Carolina National Golf Club offers 27 holes of player-friendly golf in a spectacular setting nestled along the banks of the scenic Lockwood Folly River.

Carolina National’s three nines each provide a distinctly different feel and style of play:

  • Ibis, featuring forced carries and water on seven of its nine holes;
  • Egret, the more traditional designs of this trio that plays inland amid native pines; and
  • Heron, a more open layout that most brilliantly accentuates the beauty of Carolina National’s Lockwood Folly River surroundings.

Making its debut on the Grand Strand golf scene in 1998, Carolina National celebrates its 20-year anniversary in 2018 and has earned accolades along the way that include a coveted 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” and a citation by the National Audubon Society as a natural environmental and wildlife preserve.

 

With immaculate Bermuda grass playing surfaces provided on a year-round basis, Couples drew upon his Masters pedigree (he won the event in 1992) to bring an “Augusta feel” to Carolina National with expertly framed tee shots, strategic bunkering and striking hole visuals that keep its devoted players coming back year after year.

As you plan your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway, why not include Carolina National in your trip itinerary? Our Captain’s Choice Package allows you to customize your trip the way it works best for you, with a choice of dozens of area designs offering tee times at the best available rates.

 

And if you’re making a summer trip to the area, why not make golf a part of your family vacation? Carolina National is one of several area courses we book where kids play free on a one-to-one basis with a paid adult.

 

Click here to learn more about Carolina National, and don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-705-2295 if you need help arranging a tee time or planning your next getaway!

Property Spotlight: Prince Resort

When planning your Myrtle Beach golf trip, we understand focusing on the course you play, but don’t overlook the importance of where you stay! A great day on the links can easily be ruined if you come back to less-than-stellar accommodations.

To avoid the chances of that happening, let us introduce you to one of the most popular resorts along the Grand Strand: The Prince Resort.

 

Prince Resort, located just north of Cherry Grove Beach, is an oceanfront resort perfect for your group of golf buddies, multiple couples or families. Prince Resort is centrally located to the best nightlife and golf courses in the area, so you will never have to go far from the resort to enjoy the off-course activities that make your golf vacation complete.  If you have been coming to the North Myrtle Beach area for some time, you probably know about the famous 985-foot Cherry Grove Pier. Prince Resort is located right behind it, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Prince Resort offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom luxury oceanfront suites. Rooms feature luxury furniture, kitchens with designer appliances and countertops, washer and dryer, high speed Internet and cable TV. The comforts of these condos will make you yearn for a return stay.

 

 

Prince Resort’s amenities are another hallmark of your stay. Your family will have no problem keeping themselves entertained while you are at the golf course, as the resort features numerous water amenities including swimming pools, hot tubs, kiddie pools, lazy river and a rooftop pool. Tired and don’t feel like going out for dinner? Don’t worry, because you can dine at 3500 Ocean Grill – the resort’s in-house restaurant. Check out the menu here.

 

 

As for the golf portion of your trip, Prince Resort is conveniently located in close proximity to some of the North Strand’s best courses. Just 10 minutes away is Tidewater Golf Club, and other nearby courses include Surf Golf and Beach Club and Glen Dornoch

So, if you want top-notch accommodations and easy access to great golf, Prince Resort is one you must look into. Our team of golf experts would love to help you plan your Myrtle Beach golf trip. To learn more about Prince Resort or which golf courses are right for your next trip, give us a call today at (877) 705-2295.

Package Spotlight: Ultimate Glens

The spring golf season is pretty much upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still experience spring in Myrtle Beach.

If you are still searching for a golf package, we have a number of great options to choose from, including the Ultimate Glens Buy 3 & Get 5 Free package.

Looking at the name, you might wonder what does 5 free mean? Well, it means exactly what it says! On this package, you can get five free rounds when you purchase three rounds.

So how does it work?

You can choose to play rounds at Shaftsbury Glen, Possum Trot and Glen Dornoch and then you can get up to five replay rounds in the afternoon for free!

You and your group will spend the morning playing the course, and then you can head into the clubhouse to rest up and get some lunch, and then head back out for an afternoon round.

It gets even better! We’ll even pay for your lunch at the clubhouse each day, and you’ll get free range balls during your visit.

If this package sparked your interest and you want to take the Ultimate Glen’s Challenge, then give us a call and we’d love to help you out! Call (877)-705-2295 or request a quick quote today.

Off the Course Entertainment in the North Myrtle Beach Area

Staying in North Myrtle Beach holds a lot of advantages during a golf trip. Not only do you have access to some of the best resorts in Myrtle Beach, but you’re also right around the corner from the top entertainment venues at the beach.

Did you know that a stay in North Myrtle Beach means you don’t have to go far for some of the best dining and entertainment? To help you plan your golf trip and activities away from the golf course, we’ve listed some of our favorite entertainment and dining attractions in the area.

House Of Blues

The premier concert location in Myrtle Beach, House of Blues consistently features great acts. In addition to its concert series, House of Blues features live music every weekend in March during the evenings from local acts. If you want to enjoy some food and drink with live music, this is worth checking out.

Barefoot Landing

We could go on forever about Barefoot Landing and everything it has to offer. Instead, we’ll share some of the highlights. Barefoot Landing has everything you could ever want from a food standpoint. From fine dining like Greg Normans to a sports bar like Wild Wing Café, you can find whatever you want here. There are nearly two dozen different restaurants, so you should easily be able to find something you like.

Duplin Winery

Like wine? This is your spot. After a long round, take your buddies or the wives out for a night at Duplin Winery. You can sit out on the back porch and sip on a glass while listening to live music, or try all the Duplin wine options during a taste testing.

Alabama Theatre

Voted Best Live Entertainment Theatre in Myrtle Beach, Alabama Theatre is a must visit if you are looking for a place to take your family. You might not be the theatre type of person, but someone in your group might be. Every year, Alabama Theatre consistently produces world-class entertainment. Go check it out!

 

Need more help planning activities to do off the course? Give us a call at (877) 705-2295 and we’d love to help you.