New Greens Mean Better Experience at Shaftesbury Glen

Play the recently renovated course as part of MyrtleBeachGolf.net’s Ultimate Glens package

A 6,935-yard Clyde Johnston design that opened in 2001, Shaftesbury Glen closed its doors in June 2019 and is scheduled to reopen in August with Sunday ultradwarf Bermuda greens, along with a series of other changes to improve the golf experience at the club. That means that you and your group can be some of the very first to experience the upgraded course this fall as part of MyrtleBeachGolf.net’s Ultimate Glens stay & play package.

The Ultimate Glens special includes eight rounds for the price of three along with free range balls and free lunch on each day of play.

Here’s how the package works:

Pay for three rounds and get your fourth round free when you play Shaftesbury Glen, Arrowhead Country Club, Possum Trot and Glen Dornoch. Plus, you’ll receive the option to book a free replay at each course through MyrtleBeachGolf.net beforehand so you don’t have to risk waiting until the day-of – all for the price of just three rounds. Free replay tee times start after 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Shaftesbury Glen welcomes players with an iconic stone-clad entrance and English-styled clubhouse. With tee boxes, fairways and greens that are large, this English-inspired course has received numerous accolades for its playability. Now, that high level of playability will be elevated by renovations made to the course and its facilities during summer.

Bentgrass was once considered the best putting surface in the Carolinas, but has been gradually phased out in the Southeast region in favor of warm-weather Bermudagrasses that provide similar putting surfaces but aren’t stressed by summer heat. Shaftesbury’s management considered different kinds of Bermudagrasses, but ultimately settled on Sunday Bermudagrass, which has been installed with rave customer reviews at several Myrtle Beach-area courses.

In addition to the new greens, the driving range will receive a remodeling including a new chipping and putting green with Sunday Bermuda. And a project to add waste bunkers to fairways throughout the course will also be completed this summer along with another 250,000 square feet of waste areas on nine holes that will improve drainage and allow increased cart traffic (the other nine was done in 2016).

Shaftesbury Glen, already one of the best courses on the Strand, just got a whole lot better. Experience the Ultimate Glens package and see it for yourself this fall with MyrtleBeachGolf.net and SeaSide Resorts.

Course to be Reckoned With

This fall, roll it even truer on Pearl-West’s new MiniVerde Bermuda greens

Located just north of Calabash over the North Carolina/South Carolina border, The Pearl Golf Links features two Dan Maples-designed courses, Pearl-East and Pearl-West, each of which can be booked individually or as part of a stay & play package with MyrtleBeachGolf.net.

Even more, Pearl-West closed on June 1 and is scheduled to reopen fully on August 15 with a grand reopening to celebrate a phase of highly anticipated renovations to the course, meaning you can be one of the first to experience its new MiniVerde Bermuda greens, as well as other meaningful improvements.

Surrounded by forests of Carolina pines and marsh preserve along the banks of the Calabash River, Pearl-West has been designed in a links style that stretches out across open terrain, and with tall, grassy areas punctuating (and in some cases punishing) players on many holes. As with most Myrtle Beach-area courses, an abundance of water and sandy bunkers present a challenge, especially at Pearl-West’s par-5 16th hole, where the green is just steps from the Calabash River.

Pearl-West’s careful maintenance work will now be punctuated by a series of improvements that were made to the course during summer – improvements that include the transition to MiniVerde Bermuda greens, which are already utilized on Pearl-East, as well as some irrigation and drainage repairs and reseeded tee boxes.

Pearl West, which measures more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, was opened in 1987 and is now ready to show off its new facelift. Enjoy the clubhouse with its views of both marshland courses before or after your round. And you can include each of The Pearl’s championship designs as part of our PGA 5 package that features a $150 gift card for each golfer, redeemable at participating courses for food & beverages, merchandise and same-day replays!

And remember to book your golf and staying accommodations with MyrtleBeachGolf.net and SeaSide Resorts.

North Stars

Five North Strand courses to play on your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway

MyrtleBeachGolf.net provides access to the best courses the Grand Strand has to offer, including five courses on the North Strand that are truly remarkable. Be sure to check out these stars of the North next time you golf in Myrtle Beach:

Tidewater is a star in North Myrtle Beach that emphasizes the land that surrounds the course as well as any in the area, with boats passing by on the Intracoastal Waterway and scenic views of natural Lowcountry marshlands for as far as the eye can see. The beauty of golf in the South Carolina Lowcountry is on full display at Tidewater. But don’t look too long! The course is challenging and requires skillful shot making to be successful.

The Dye Course and The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach are two remarkable stars. The Dye Course features the expansive fairway bunkering, strategic mounding and classic railroad ties that make Pete Dye a legend. The course is a real bear but also a tremendously fun time. The Fazio Course is an elegant Lowcountry gem meandering through marsh, pines and live oaks, and embracing Myrtle Beach’s natural features, as water comes into play on 15 of 18 holes.

Thistle Golf Club’s three 9s – Stewart, Mackay and Cameron – are all designed by Tim Cate and offer impeccable course conditions and customer service that is second-to-none for public golf. Each 9 presents a playable links style in a unique Lowcountry setting, so that no matter which two 9s you play, your round is always highly creative and, most of all, fun. With a background that will blow you away, course features that will challenge all players and perfect conditions year-round, Thistle Golf Club is a star for a reason.

Last, the surroundings found at Rivers Edge in Shallotte, North Carolina make it a star for all who visit. Beautifully utilizing the tidal areas of the Shallotte River, the course was designed by “The King” himself, Arnold Palmer, and is as beautiful as it is fun to play. Give it a shot and see how well you do.

With so many great courses to check out on the North Strand, what are you waiting for? Book yourself a spot at SeaSide Resorts, bring your clubs, and get golfing with MyrtleBeachGolf.net.

 

Top 5 Central Strand Courses for a Myrtle Beach Getaway

The “Grand Strand” of Myrtle Beach golf features three distinct areas over a 60-mile stretch, each of which offers its own unique flair when you include their courses as part of a golf getaway. The Strand’s northern end is highlighted by premier golf courses such as Tidewater Golf Club and all four designs at Barefoot Resort & Golf, while the South Strand includes courses such decorated designs as TPC Myrtle Beach and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Right in the heart of the action, though, are the many prized offerings of the Central Strand. If you’re staying in or close to the City of Myrtle Beach, make sure you check out these five designs.

  1. Pine Lakes Country Club. “The Granddaddy” of them all, Pine Lakes is the oldest club in all of Myrtle Beach. This 1927 design has held up nicely against the test of time, and thanks to a $15 million renovation in 2009, the course is as good as ever. Come enjoy this historic piece of property next time you’re in Myrtle Beach.
  2. Prestwick Country Club. There’s nothing like a classic Dye design in Myrtle Beach to get your golf trip started. The Pete and P.B. Dye design at Prestwick Country Club is famous for dramatic elevation changes, deep pot bunkers and large, undulating greens. When you get to the 9th and 18th holes, don’t look at that water!
  3. Arrowhead Country Club. Arrowhead is a 27-hole facility that borders the Intracoastal Waterway and plays host to some of the fastest greens around Myrtle Beach. Arrowhead gives you the views and premium course conditions at a great price.
  4. Legends-Moorland. At Legends Golf & Resort there are three championship golf courses that will test your golf game, and the Moorland course is another P.B. Dye design that reveals its signature Dye elements the moment you step on the first tee box. Set up like a true links golf course, the Moorland course can be a great time for every skill level.
  5. King’s North at Myrtle Beach National. King’s North remains one of the most requested golf courses in the Central Strand, featuring risk-reward holes like “The Gambler” at No. 6 and “Bull’s Eye” at No. 18, which has some 40 bunkers on it. With greens that are pure year-round, Arnold Palmer’s premium design at King’s North has been a “must-add” to many vacationing golfers’ itineraries over the years.

If you’re staying in the central part of Myrtle Beach make sure stop by one of these five golf courses and soak in every minute. Start planning your golf trip around these courses today; for more information on them click here.

Play Legends for Less

Play 3-Get 1, Play 4-Get 1 Legends deals give you freebies galore

MyrtleBeachGolf.net and Legends are now offering two outstanding stay-and-play packages, a 4th round free and a 5th round free deal, each including rounds at one of Legends’ five award-winning properties – Moorland, Heathland, Parkland, Heritage Club or Oyster Bay. Here’s how the deal works:

Choose any three Legends courses and get the 4th round FREE; or choose any four Legends courses and get the 5th round FREE. Each day of play you’ll receive breakfast, lunch and two beers or soft drinks at the courses for FREE. Your free round must be played after 1 p.m., but that restriction may be lifted for the winter golf season. Your free round discount will be applied once your deposit has been paid.

A nationally ranked multi-course facility, Legends’ Moorland, Heathland and Parkland courses are located on the same piece of land in central Myrtle Beach. Scottish-inspired, Moorland is a gem, with stern changes in elevation that challenge players to contemplate every yardage. Heathland remains most true to links-inspired golf. Its wide-open fairways and ginormous greens make for a thrilling time. And Parkland is the most contemporary of the three, playing more like a North American golf course than a European links-style.

Carved through centuries-old pines and oaks and with natural marsh views that are sure to inspire, Heritage Club in Pawleys Island is a must-play for so many reasons. The par-71 layout requires creativity and shot-making to successfully navigate the course. Finally, Oyster Bay is located in Sunset Beach – just across the North Carolina border – and features a design element not commonly found in Myrtle Beach. Undulating greens, expansive bunkering, some of the longest water views you will find in the area and, notably, crushed oyster shell-lined tee boxes mark Oyster Bay as truly unique.

Check out everything Legends has to offer, all for a price you will love! See more at MyrtleBeachGolf.net!

Package Spotlight: The Mystical 3-Round

Play three rounds including lunch and two beers at Mystical Golf’s Trifecta

Myrtlebeachgolf.net is the place to go for booking once-in-a-lifetime Myrtle Beach golf vacations, and right now, they are offering an outstanding one featuring three of Myrtle Beach’s best: Mystical Golf’s Witch, Wizard and Man O’War.

The Mystical 3 Play Including Lunch and 2 Beers gets you a round of golf at each of these brilliant courses, designed by local legend Dan Maples, as well as FREE lunch and two FREE beers each day you play. The earlier you book the more you save, and additional discounts apply for rounds played before 8 a.m. and/or on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Witch was built in 1989 on a beautiful piece of land, surrounded by native grasslands and with wildlife in abundance. Alligators and egrets are spotted frequently. As the back nine takes you away from the marsh, you experience swift elevation changes rarely seen in a Myrtle Beach golf experience.

Man O’War was built next, in 1996, with a layout Maples utilizes to showcase another daunting challenge in golf – lakes. The course plays more than 7,000 yards from the back tees as it wraps its way around one of the larger lakes in the area. The lake is completely visible throughout the round but still far enough way that it doesn’t punish players too much. Seeing the lake is great. Playing Man O’War is even better.

The Wizard is an Irish links-style design with the mounds, hills and dunes to match. Simply put, the clubhouse is as creative as you will ever see (go find out why for yourself), and the par-4 18th hole with the green adjacent to it makes for a thrilling finish.

Don’t forget that with Myrtlebeachgolf.net, the best accommodations for your stay are at your service with just the click of a button! Beautiful, award-winning lodging options like SeaSide Resorts, located directly on the shores of the Atlantic, offer a luxury boutique experience in North Myrtle Beach with spacious accommodations and 4-star services.

With Myrtlebeachgolf.net and SeaSide Resorts, you are sure to book yourself a trip you will never forget!

Topgolf Brings New Post-Round Attraction to Myrtle Beach

The highly anticipated Topgolf location in Myrtle Beach has officially opened for business. Fans of the game and families or friends just looking for a fun time are sure to enjoy this new attraction.

Topgolf is a multi-level, 55,000-square-foot driving range that combines the area’s popular game of golf with entertainment and nightlife when the sun goes down. Hit a few balls, drink some delicious beverages, and chow down on classic American cuisine – all at Topgolf Myrtle Beach.

This three-tiered driving range is equipped with 70 outdoor hitting bays, all covered and climate-controlled. Comfortable furniture that can even be heated when the colder seasons roll around ensures that Topgolf will be a year-round attraction.

Players can hit to a number of targets around the range, and microchipped golf balls allow them to track how they’re doing on a television within the hitting bay. Topgolf also has several games built into the television, allowing you to challenge your friends or just work on improving your accuracy.

Stadium lights and targets that glow allow for golfing at night, and Topgolf’s full-service bar only adds to the fun. The Myrtle Beach location, the first to officially open in South Carolina, also features a rooftop terrace with a fireplace and more than 200 HD televisions. Topgolf also provides meeting rooms and private event spaces for special occasions or corporate outings.

Topgolf Myrtle Beach is competitive, fun, and sure to be the best stop on your next trip to the area. Click here to learn more about it, and click here or call 877.705.2295 to start planning your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway!

 

The Course that Dye Built

The Dye Course remains one of Myrtle Beach’s most elegant golf experiences

Consistently ranked in the top 100 public golf courses in the country, The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach sets an exceptionally high bar for Myrtle Beach golf – which should come as no surprise with a layout designed by the legend Pete Dye. And with the unmatched customer service that has become standard at Barefoot, the Dye Course really makes you feel like you are a member for the day from the time you arrive at the bag drop to the time your last putt drops.

The course opened in 2000 to rave reviews and is still a must-play for industry professionals, locals and returning visitors. Known for its visually stunning design synonymous with the Dye name, the course utilizes the natural beauty of the land with a layout built with the land and not into the land, and with the natural grasses and waste areas for which Dye is so well known. Expansive fairway bunkers, strategic mounding and Dye’s famous (or infamous) railroad ties remind you that are walking alongside golf course design’s greatest genius and artist.

All the par 3s are exceptionally scenic, and the signature par-4 18th provides incredible views of the clubhouse and the 9th hole as it wraps its way around a lake to the left from tee to green, making for a finish that you won’t soon forget.

As impressive as it is challenging, Barefoot-Dye is top-notch in every way. And with MyrtleBeachGolf.net, you can experience The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf for yourself – a place where world-class conditions and breathtaking views are just par for the course. What are you waiting for? Access to one of America’s best golf courses is just a few clicks away!

Course Spotlight: Arrowhead Country Club

Conveniently located just minutes from Myrtle Beach International Airport and major highways leading into the city, Arrowhead Country Club is the area’s most prestigious 27-hole complex.

Designed by the team of Tom Jackson and Raymond Floyd, Arrowhead features three well-maintained nine hole layouts: the Cypress, Lakes, and Waterway courses.

Scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and impeccable Bermuda grass fairways are just a sampling of things to be expected from a round at Arrowhead.

The Cypress nine naturally winds through forests and wetlands that often come into play. The sequence of Holes No. 2, 3, and 4, featuring bulkhead protected greens and rolling fairways, has been described as one of the most beautiful trios of holes in the nation. And its beauty is only equaled by the quality of the course itself.

Appropriately named, the Lakes course challenges golfers with water coming into play on almost every single hole. But generous fairways and multiple birdie opportunities are just as abundant. Like the Cypress nine, the Lakes features pristine fairways and impeccably maintained undulating greens.

The Waterway layout at Arrowhead is one of the most memorable nine-hole stretches in the area. This classic design also incorporates wide fairways, large greens and, of course, water. Considered to be Arrowhead’s signature hole is the 5th Hole on Waterway, a par 4 that runs parallel to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Regardless of what nine you play, Arrowhead is sure to deliver. The course has been named “South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year” in addition to being named “The Best of the Grand Strand” in 2012.

To play Arrowhead Country Club and other outstanding courses in the area, check out some of our unbeatable golf packages by clicking here or calling 877.705.2295 today!

North Strand Course Spotlight: Farmstead Golf Links

Over the years, Farmstead Golf Links has become one of the unsung stars of the North Strand golf scene. This popular Willard Byrd design has built its reputation on the popularity of its smooth, fast greens and a welcoming atmosphere.

Its collection of memorable golf holes includes three noteworthy holes.

Farmstead’s opening hole, a 420-yard par 4, kicks your adrenaline into high gear right from the jump. The pond on the right side helps provide the aesthetics, but the fairway offers ample room to hit driver off the tee. Despite its length from the tips, No. 1 is very manageable from the blue (387 yards) and white tees (367 yards). Avoid the fairway bunker, and a solid start is attainable.

Par fives typically tempt big hitters to get aggressive, but the 547-yard, par-5 ninth is every bit a three-shot hole.  The landing area of the tee is plentiful, and a nice drive and second shot with a long iron or fairway wood are essential to leaving you a short wedge approach for a chance at par or better. But the green at No. 9 is Farmstead’s smallest and falls off on the left side, so getting it close requires a precise approach.

You didn’t think we’d forget Farmstead’s finisher, did you? Everyone’s favorite hole here is the mammoth 767-yard, par-6 18th hole.  One of America’s longest golf holes, No. 18 tees off in South Carolina and concludes in the Tar Heel state. It is, without question, the hole people leave Farmstead talking about. There is plenty of fairway to land your drive, so players shouldn’t find much trouble off the tee. There is water that runs up the left side the last 200 yards, but the challenge at 18 is as much mental as physical. Take a par 5 approach to it, with just one more shot.

The PGA 5 is among our packages offering Farmstead as a course choice – and a $100 gift card for each golfer, valid at this and all courses affiliated with this package for food, merchandise, beverages and same-day replays.