Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA BOASTS MORE THAN 100 OF THE MOST UNIQUE, CHALLENGING AND PICTURESQUE GOLF COURSES IN THE WORLD, MAKING IT A PREMIER DESTINATION FOR GOLF ENTHUSIASTS AND AFICIONADOS WITH MORE THAN FOUR MILLION ROUNDS OF GOLF PLAYED ANNUALLY.
Welcome to the Golf Capitol of the World
GOLFERS CAN EXPERIENCE the beauty of oceanfront holes or stand in the midst of giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss on the site of a colonial rice plantation. Course designers have taken great pains to protect the natural habitat and wildlife indigenous to the Grand Strand while creating courses that are technically challenging and beautiful. Among the worldrenowned architects: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Gary Player, and Pete and P.B. Dye. The majority of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf courses are open to the public. Many host professional and amateur tournaments including the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship each fall, which is played out on more than 70 different courses throughout the destination. Nearly one-third of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf courses are rated with four-stars or higher in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and seven courses are ranked among the “Top 100 Public Courses in America.”
In 2002, the Myrtle Beach area was designated “Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, winning out over such hotspots as Palm Springs, Hilton Head, Northeast Florida, Scotland, Ireland, and previous winners including the Algarve in Portugal.