Myrtle Beach is called the Golf Capitol of the World!
A man-made island, Myrtle Beach has been separated from the continental United States since 1936 by the Intracoastal Waterway, forcing the city and area in general to develop within a small distance from the coast. In part due to this separation, the area directly west of Myrtle Beach across the waterway remained primarily rural, whereas its northern and southern ends were bordered by other developed tourist towns, North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Since then, the inland portion of the Myrtle Beach area has developed dramatically and the beach itself is developing westward.
Myrtle Beach has mostly mild winters of short duration: Average daytime highs range from 57 to 61 °F (14 – 16 °C) and nighttime lows are in the 36 to 38 °F (2 – 3 °C) from December through February. Winter temperatures vary more than summer temperatures in Myrtle Beach: Some winters can see several cold days with highs only in the upper 40s F (7 – 9 °C), while other winter days can see highs in the upper 60s and low 70s F (19 – 23 °C). Myrtle Beach averages 33 days annually with frost, though in some years less than 15 days will see frost. Snowfall is very rare in Myrtle Beach, however a few times every 15 or 20 years a trace of snow might fall. In February 2010, a rare 2.8 inches (71 mm) of snow fell in Myrtle Beach. The spring (March, April and May) and fall (September, October and November) months are normally mild and sunny in Myrtle Beach, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The beach season in Myrtle Beach normally runs from late April through late October. SST (Sea Surface Temperatures) are often in the lower 80’s (26 – 28 °C) off South Carolina in summer and early fall.
So, golf is good weather wise just about anytime of the year. Since the winters are mild that is a good time to get the best deals and golf packages.
You can choose from around 100 designer Golf Courses to play at Myrtle Beach. There are courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman. These are some of the Great Golfers of all time. So these courses will be challenging for all types of golfers.
The area is home to numerous golf courses and mini-golf courses along the Grand Strand and further inland. Myrtle Beach has been called the “Golf Capital of the World” because of the roughly 100 golf courses located there, the record 4.2 million rounds played, and many miniature golf courses. 3.7 million total rounds of golf were played. The majority of the area’s golf courses are public. The Grand Strand is home of “Hootie and the Blowfish Day After the Masters Tournament”. Extensive Chinese investment to the Myrtle Beach area golf market has resulted in a significant surge of Chinese tourists to the area and also resulted in 25+ golf courses being owned and/or operated by Chinese nationals.
World Tour Golf Links Is one of my favorite courses because it gives you the feeling that you are playing some of the most famous courses in the world. It features 27 holes inspired by golf meccas like Augusta National, Pine Valley and St. Andrews. World Tour offers golfers the chance to play replicas of the greatest holes and courses from around the globe – all on one beautiful layout. Every tee box takes players to a special place on the golf map: even “Amen Corner,” where the Masters is won and lost on Sundays;No. 18 at Inverness, which Jack Nicklaus called “the hardest hole I have ever played“; and a recreation of the stone bridge at St. Andrews, where Arnold Palmer bid farewell to the golf world in 1995.
The World Tour Golf Course is a living museum of great moments in golf history that allows Average Joes to follow in the footsteps of the pros. Save Up to 75% On Your Next Round of Golf by Booking with Golf18 Network
There is much more to come on the Golf Horizon.