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Issue 1 2016

MYRTLE BEACH

Thistle

An Awe Inspiring Round

Insiders Top Picks

Best Burgers & Best Sports Bars

Early Standout Courses

Who is putting their best “green thumb” forward to kick off the 2016 Golf Season?

River Oaks

2015 Golf Course of The Year Thistle


TIME TO HIT THE

TRAIL

Home to some of the top ranked golf courses in America, the Waccamaw Golf Trail offers award-winning golf, great restaurants, beautiful beaches and accommodations set along the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand’s southern shores. Book online or call for tee times and golf vacation packages at these courses: CALEDONIA HERITAGE CLUB WILLBROOK PLANTATION RIVER CLUB TRUE BLUE LITCHFIELD COUNTRY CLUB PAWLEYS PLANTATION BLACKMOOR TRADITION CLUB TPC MYRTLE BEACH WACHESAW PLANTATION EAST FOUNDERS CLUB

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A Lifetime Of Memories

Family Golf Week places an emphasis on family bonds and particularly those created through memorable events and fun competition, specifically, golf. The Father & Son Team Classic, Father & Daughter Team Classic, and the Mother & Daughter Team Classic will be held July 21-23, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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The Strand’s Best Sports Bars

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2015 Golf Course of the Year

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Golf Insider’s Best Burgers

Discover what courses are trending with golfer’s like you. Get the Insider’s Scoop

River Oaks Golf Plantation Reader’s Choice

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The Lesson Tee

Perfecting Your Grip

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Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club


Welcome To A Little Piece of Paradise Great Golf and Good Times There can be little argument that when it comes to tradition, variety, quality and pure enjoyment of the game of golf, there is no place quite like South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Here golf is not a recreational sport. It’s a way of life The 80-mile coastal area that stretches from Pawleys Island to the southern shores of N.C., represent somewhat of a golf phenomenon. With a milder winter climate, attractive golf packages, and a high concentration of award winning golf courses, most agree that it just doesn’t get much better. The area offers year-round events and activities to delight both young and old. From water sports to amusements parks, live music to comedy shows, the greatest challenge will be finding enough time to do everything on your Your Golf Insider Staff: list. Alicia Todd Brad Greenstein Tawnya Sherer Robert Harper, PGA

Our goal is to help you narrow down that list to the best of the best by offering a comprehensive source of information on outstanding golf, dining, accommodations, real estate and so much more.

Visit on-line and rate your most recent round.

We hope you have a memorable and enjoyable vacation and we look forward to having you return year after year.

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Golf Course

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Aberdeen Country Club Arcadian Shores Arrowhead Country Club Azalea Sands Beachwood Golf Club Barefoot - Dye Course Barefoot Fazio Course Barefoot - Love Course Barefoot - Norman Course Black Bear Golf Club Blackmoor Burning Ridge Golf Club Cane Patch Par 3 Colonial Charters Golf Club Crown Park Farmstead Golf Links Founders Club Glen Dornoch Grande Dunes Heather Glen Heritage Club Indian Wells Golf Club Indigo Creek Golf Club International Club Legends Resort - Heathland Legends Resort - Moorland Legends Resort - Parkland Litchfield Country Club Long Bay Club Meadowlands Golf Club Midway Par 3 Myrtle Beach National - King’s North Myrtle Beach National - SouthCreek Myrtle Beach National - West Course Myrtlewood - Palmetto Myrtlewood - PineHills Ocean Ridge Golf Plantation Oyster Bay Golf Links Pawleys Plantation Pine Lakes Country Club Possum Trot Prestwick River Club River Hills Golf & Country Club Rivers Edge Golf Club River Oaks Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club Shaftsbury Glen Surf Golf & Beach Club Tidewater Golf Club

843-399-2660 866-694-2456 800-236-3243 843-272-6191 800-526-4889 877-585-9352 877-585-9352 877-585-9352 877-585-9352 843-756-0550 866-952-5555 843-347-0538 843-315-0301 843-399-4653 843-756-3200 866-404-0192 843-237-2299 800-717-8784 866-994-2456 800-868-4536 800-990-8992 843-651-1505 800-718-1830 866-900-5507 800-990-8992 800-990-8992 800-990-8992 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 866-404-0192 843-913-5335 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 800-233-1801 800-990-8992 866-694-2456 866-694-2456 800-626-8768 843-293-4100 866-694-2456 843-399-2100 877-748-3718 843-236-2222 800-356-5827 866-587-1457 843-249-1524 800-446-5363

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Angelo’s Steak & Pasta Art Burger BurgerFi Clark’s Seafood & Chop House Flying Fish Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery King Street Grille Liberty Steakhouse Liberty Tap Room Logan’s Roadhouse - MB RIOZ Sea Captin’s House Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern T-Bonz The Boundary House The Chemist The Original Benjamin’s

Instruction

Classic Swing Golf School - Legends Grande Dunes Golf Academy Greg Norman Golf Academy Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School Steve Dresser Golf Academy Potential Golf at Farmstead

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Avista Resort Barefoot Vacations Breakers Resort Caribbean Resort Century 21 Thomas Coastal Golfaway Compass Cove Elliott Realty Golf Gurus Legends Resort Village at the Glens Ocean Reef Paige Bird Realtor

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Tournaments

Family Golf Week Monday After the Masters Pro-Am World Amateur Handicap Championship

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PAWLEYS PLANTATION From the tree-lined fairways along the front to the marshladen back nine, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club has combined a unique Jack Nicklaus design with a perfect Lowcountry setting unlike anywhere else along the coast. With subtle greens enveloped by bunkers, challenging fairways dotted with water, and unique obstacles on every hole, the Golden Bear-designed Pawleys Plantation is a golfer’s haven that demands strategy, ingenuity, and concentration. That focus is required most when you approach the “Shortest Par 5 on the Grand Strand” — a par-three No. 13 that proves Jack wasn’t going to let you off too easy. Make your next round memorable — book your tee time at Pawleys Plantation.

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South Strand Map Prestwick

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707 Blackmoor

Surfside Beach

Indian Wells Indigo Creek

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International Club

Murrells Inlet

TPC Horry County

Georgetown County

Wachesaw East

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Willbrook Tradition

Litchfield CC

Pawleys Island

River Club Caledonia True Blue Heritage Club

Pawleys Plantation

Founders Club

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Pawleys Plantation

This Jack Nicklaus Signature course which according to Golf Digest is “an 18-hole championship layout that ranks among his finest.” Nicklaus designed Pawleys Plantation “to capture the natural terrain and complement and enhance the beauty of the salt marsh and Lowcountry.”

Pawleys Island, SC

70 Tanglewood Dr. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 129 70.0

The par 72 layout winds through hardwood Architect........... Jack Nicklaus and pine forests and along a saltwater marsh. While landing areas and greens are generous, the course does require golfers to think their way around all 18 holes, remaining true to Nicklaus’ belief that golf “is a game of precision as well as power.” The front nine features tree-lined fairways and beautiful lakes, while the back nine delivers spectacular views of the salt marsh from six different holes. The TifEagle hybrid Bermuda greens offer subtle contours and run-offs typical to a Jack Nicklaus design. Measuring 7,026 yards from the “Golden Bear” tees, the course does however offer five sets of tee boxes. This is a course suitable to challenge golfers of all levels, age or gender.“ America’s Top Courses” by Zaget Survey, Top 30 of the SC’s more than 300 golf courses according to Golf Digest - 2009, 2011, 2012. Amenities: Banquet Facilities, Golf Shop, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area 10

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Founders Club

Pawleys Island, SC

7829 Ocean Hwy. (843) 237-2299 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 Slope: 139 USGA Rating: 74.1 Architect......... Thomas Walker

This course has 18 unique holes, stunning visuals, as well as isolated teeing areas. It features wide, bowled-in fairways encircled with waste bunkering. Water comes into play on many of the holes, but aside from the epic carry on the 12th, can be avoided by most golfers. The greens are Emerald bermuda grass and the fairways are 419 Bermuda. Guests come away with not only remembering their best shot, but every shot. Golf Digest Top 60 Courses in Myrtle Beach (#22, 2010), 2011 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Meeting Facilities, Practice Area

Heritage Club

Pawleys Island, SC 478 Heritage Drive (800) 990-8992 (843) 237-3424 LegendsGolf.com  Par: 71 USGA Rating:

Slope: 131 71.2

Architect............... Dan Maples

The Heritage Club, a Dan Maples design, follows the natural contours of the land, stretching out beside long abandoned and historic rice fields. Heritage features spacious, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens, surrounded by lush stands of crepe myrtle, camellias and azaleas. Heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs will maintain the beauty of this historical setting for generations to come. “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” - Golf Digest - 2005, 2007, 2009. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Litchfield Country Club

The the giant oaks and shimmering lakes of a former Carolina rice plantation,is the setting for an extraordinarily challenging golf experience. Open for play since 1966, the course has maintained its original features, including player friendly green-side pathways for bump and run approach shots.

Pawleys Island, SC

619 Country Club Dr. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 128 71.2

The course is enjoyable for all levels of player. Architect............. Willard Byrd Add in the relative scarcity of intimidating and punishing forced carries over water. It is easy to see why Litchfield Country Club has been going strong for nearly a half-century. Tree lines fairways, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards protect its relatively small greens. The par five 13th hole, tempts players with a flanking water hazard with hopes of reaching the green in two shots. Litchfield Country Club’s clubhouse is a wonderful place to relax before or after one’s round, with its classical Southern charm. The intimate, well-stocked pro shop. The practice facility includes a driving range, putting green and a chipping green Awarded 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” 2008 and one of the “World’s 50 Best” by Conde Nast Traveler, 1996. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 12

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River Club

River Club, a semi-private course, has proven Pawleys Island, SC to be one of the most challenging courses in the 11 Pine Circle Myrtle Beach area and features new Champion (866) 694-2456 Ultradwarf greens. This Tom Jackson signature PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com course is one of the premier “plantation” courses and a favorite among returning golfers. True to its Par: 72 Slope: 129 name, River Club features water on 15 of 18 holes, USGA Rating: 70.2 and over 50 sand traps and bunkers. Long hitters have some room off the tee, but approach shots Architect..............Tom Jackson need to be true. The dramatic par-5, 18th is unquestionably one of the finest finishing holes on the Grand Strand, a reachable par-5 with a peninsula fairway that, if reached successfully from the tee, leaves as little as a middle iron second shot to the green and an excellent eagle chance. . Landing areas are generous off the tee and over 60 large bunkers encourage strategic shot placement. Amoeba-shaped greens cause many approach shots to play appealingly different from one day to the next. Two of the 18 holes at the semi-private River Club are featured among “The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand.” Awarded 4.5 Stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” in 2008.

Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Willbrook Plantation

Built upon the sites of two 18th Century plantations, Willbrook Plantation Golf Club is a scenic golf course with an amazing variety of wildlife and historic points of interest surrounded by centuries-old oaks where nature abounds. Willbrook was recently featured on the award-winning television show “Nature Scene” for its peaceful coexistence of golfers and nature.

Pawleys Island, SC

426 Tidewater Circle (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 128 70.5

Architect............... Dan Maples

Course designer Dan Maples has frequently referred to Willbrook Plantation as “One of my best,” and most golfers agree. The first hole is a challenging par-4 with a slight dog-leg right that requires a well placed tee shot over a former rice field to have a clear shot at the green for your second shot. The par 5 15th hole gives up very few birdies and demonstrates the many challenges of the wetlands, waterways and stately oaks used in this great design. Tee shots are down hill just short of a creek, and then your second and third shots are back up hill to a well-protected green. For the sixth year in a row, Golf for Women has listed Willbrook on their list of “America’s 50 Best Courses,” (#25) and Golf Digest awarded it 4.5 Stars since 2006 in their “Places to Play.” Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 14

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Tradition Golf Club

So few courses provide freedom off the tee. Even Pawleys Island, SC fewer do so while combining the luxury and over- 1027 Willbrook Blvd. all feel of Tradition Golf Club in Pawleys Island. (866) 694-2456

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Set among the rolling terrain of an 18th century plantation, The Tradition Club is a Ron Garl Par: 72 Slope: 135 design in the tradition of the great courses from USGA Rating: 73.1 around the world. Test your power on large landing areas that allow for big swings off the tee and Architect.................... Ron Garl your accuracy against well-guarded greens that require precise shot making. Combined with exceptional beauty, it is a course that is as enjoyable to play as it is challenging. Previously named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year and routinely honored by regional and national publications, Tradition complements a par-72 round with its Mega Practice Complex, one that has since been copied at other courses around the United States. With upward of 6,875 yards awaiting players, that practice facility is the perfect warm up before attacking the course. Rated 4.5 Stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Tiger’s Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge

Golf Insider’s Trending Courses for Spring 2016

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rough winter throughout much of the country has now come and gone, and golfers eager to cure their cabin fever are itching to hit the links in Myrtle Beach this spring. And for those with the fever looking for a bit of guidance, the ones who’ve already experienced Grand Strand golf in 2016 are weighing

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in at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider with their thoughts on the area’s hottest-trending courses heading into the peak season. Of those courses played and reviewed by visiting golfers in early 2016, the following courses had the highest overall ratings as of March 1 (based on their 10 most recently submitted reviews):

Tiger’s Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation (9.3) Grande Dunes Resort Club (9.2) The Dunes Golf & Beach Club (9.1) SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National (9.0) Myrtlewood Golf Club – Palmetto Course (8.9) Prestwick Country Club (8.8) Panther’s Run Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation (8.7) River Club (8.7) Long Bay Club (8.7) True Blue Plantation (8.7) Myrtlewood Golf Club – Pinehills Course (8.7) Golf Insider - Myrtle Beach


Of his Feb. 22, 2016 experience at Tiger’s Eye, reviewer Brian offered that “overall course conditions were excellent. Greens were fast and true, holding well. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Starter took the time to engage in conversation with our group and helped set the tone for an enjoyable day.”

Prestwick Country Club

Timothy, an 8.6 handicapper who played Prestwick back in January, opined that “Prestwick is one of the best in Myrtle. The greens are painted up a bit but very playable. It’s one of my favorites. We played after a few days of rain but only 5 holes were cart restricted because it drains very well. The staff was very friendly which helps makes the day pleasant. Some easy holes and some you really need to pay attention. We will return soon for another round.” In addition to their high Golf Insider rankings, Grande Dunes, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club & True Blue Plantation also garnered

recent attention from Golfweek Magazine as each course was named to the publication’s “Best You Can Play in South Carolina” list for 2016 – joining seven additional Grand Strand designs (Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Tidewater Golf Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, TPC Myrtle Beach, Legends Resort & Golf ’s Moorland Course, The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Heritage Club) on this prestigious list. For more information on Grand Strand designs, including the most recent reviews submitted by visiting golfers, visit the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider at www.MBGolfInsider.com

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Wachesaw Plantation East

Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club represents the best of a traditional Scottish Design golf course. Architect Clyde Johnston carved this course out of a former rice plantation in Murrells Inlet. With rolling mounds and tree-lined fairways, Wachesaw East can be visually challenging. Good golf shots are typically rewarded, especially ones landing on the receptive, quick and true rolling greens.

Murrells Inlet, SC

911 Riverwood Drive (888) 922-0027 WachesawEast.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 139 73.9

Architect......... Clyde Johnston

Its freshwater lakes and scenic wetlands challenge golfers’ skills while at the same time providing the perfect environment for a relaxed day on the golf course. Fast and true TifEagle greens guide players to the thrill of accomplishment as they finish each hole. The course offers five sets of tees for golfers of all skill levels. Named 2007 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association, Wachesaw East remains a frequent favorite place to play by Myrtle Beach locals. Known for hosting four LPGA Tour events, Wachesaw East provides a fantastic value for golfers wanting to play a well-maintained course for a few bucks less.Best of the Beach Finalist for “Best Golf Hole” #18 Amenities: Golf Retail Shop, Full Service Restaurant & Bar, Outdoor Patio Dining, and Practice Range 18

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International Club Murrells Inlet, SC

1560 International Club Blvd. (843) 651-9995 (866) 900-5507 InternationalClubGolf.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope:129 73.4

Architect.............. Willard Byrd

The International Club has been praised and recognized by some of the top golfing sources, and individual players alike. In fact, the International Club has received the prestigious 4 Star rating from Golf Digest for being one of the Best Places to Play. As soon as any golfer - whether novice or expert - enters onto the grounds of the golf course, the beauty and unique layout of the course becomes evident. Home of Chuck Wike Golf School, and US Golf Schools. Amenities: Practice Facilities, Golf Shop, Restaurant/Banquet Facilities, International Club Fitting & Learning Center

Blackmoor

Murrells Inlet, SC

6100 Longwood Drive (866) 952-5555 Blackmoor.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 126 70.1

Architect............. Gary Player

Blackmoor, Gary Player’s only Grand Strand signature course, is built on the historic site of Longwood Plantation, which parallels the Waccamaw River. This spectacular,, undulating design takes advantage of the natural terrain and beautiful vistas making it a most enjoyable plave to play. Yet the clever layout provides the high handicapper a cert fun round. is a fun course because it offers golfers of all ages and abilities a friendly but true test When you couple the charm of this course with its truly hospitable staff and inviting facilities, Blackmoor becomes a “must-play” year after year. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 20

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Tournament Players Club

Murrells Inlet, SC 1199 TPC Blvd. (843)-357-3399

TPCMyrtleBeach.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 126 70.4

Architect................... Tom Fazio

The only course on the Grand Strand to be awarded the maximum five stars on Golf Digest’s “Places To Play” ranking. TPC carries a professional golf pedigree as well, having hosted the Senior Tour Championship in the past as well. Smooth, expansive Champion Bermuda greens that run fast are accented with interesting contours. The course bobs and weaves through mostly pine forest and features a pleasing amount of elevation changes, especially for a track located only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Grill, Practice Facility

Indigo Creek Golf Club

Murrells Inlet, SC

9480 Indigo Club Dr. (800) 718-1830 (843) 650-1809 IndigoCreekGolfClub.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 140 73.0

Architect............ Willard Byrd

Indigo Creek Golf Club is in the very heart of the Grand Strand’s Lowcountry plantation area in Murrells Inlet, just 10 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. The back nine is set among giant oaks and flowing creeks. This Willard Byrd design has lots of water and wildlife. It has been said that Indigo Creek Golf Club is as enjoyable to look at as it is to play. This Lowcountry jewel was selected as one of Golf Digest’s 1998 “Places to Play”, giving Indigo Creek 3 Stars. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 22

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Indian Wells Golf Club Surfside Beach, SC

100 Woodlake Drive (843) 651-1505 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 131 70.6

Architect............... Gene Hamm

Built in the tradition of a U.S. Open-style course, Indian Wells boasts an impressive appearance and layout for the perfect look and feel of champions. The daring are rewarded for their skill and creative shot-making attempts. The day does not end when the round of golf is over, with an outdoor patio over looking the 10th tee and a relaxing clubhouse, you’ll understand why they were awarded the “Hospitality and Operational Excellence Award.” Voted 2004-2005 Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

Prestwick Country Club

Myrtle Beach, SC

1001 Links Rd. (843) 293-4100 PrestwickCountryClub.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope :138 73.0

Architect......... Pete & P.B. Dye

A masterpiece, Prestwick Country Club has already been recognized as one of the area’s finest golf courses. Features include dogwood lined fairways, 35-foot berms, dazzling wildflowers, timber-rimmed bunkers and lakes and streams. This magnificent layout offers six sets of tees for any caliber of golfer, and plays to a length of 7,058 yards from the medal markers. Prestwick is conveniently located ten minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Amenities: Club Repair, video lessons, practice area, golf shop www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Get the Insiders’ Scoop on the Strand’s Best Sports Bars

Liberty Tap Room & Grill Liberty Tap Room & Grill provides patrons with creative twists on traditional American fare, served alongside signature Liberty Ales, unique draft beer and craft brews. Well known for its tasty and satisfying food, Liberty Tap Room & Grill is an easy place to relax with friends and let the friendly, attentive service take over. Enjoy a game at the bar or have a meal with friends; there’s something for everyone to love at Liberty.

A BEER LOVER’S DREAM

Proudly serving certified angus beef steaks & burgers. Outdoor dining and open air beer garden. 36 Beers on tap

76th Ave. N. Hwy. 17 Bus., Myrtle Beach (843) 839-4677 LibertyTapRoom.com

Atlas Tap House

More than 150 craft beers with 35 craft beers on tap. More than 50 bourbons. Incredible BBQ pork, chicken and brisket (smoked on-site) as well as our famous smoked wings. M-Th 4pm-2am, F-Sun 11am-2am Happy Hour M-F 4-7pm ($1 off All Drafts, Appetizer Specials) 1004 Chester St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 945-9122 (2 Blks From Skywheel off Joe White Ave.) AtlasTapHouse.com

Myrtle Beach’s best destination for craft beer and bourbon! Huge outdoor patio with giant theater screen, cornhole, putting green, and life size Jenga! Golf Insider - Myrtle Beach 24


Nick’s Cigar Lounge & Wine Bar patrons. It’s a great place to sit with friends and enjoy one of our cigars. You can even test your golf skills on our state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator so you can hit the links, rain or shine day or night! Nick’s Cigar & Wine Bar is located right next door to our cigar superstore which features over 1500 varieties of cigars. Please stop by and see us at one of our three cigar store locations and make sure you check out our new Wine & Cigar Bar. MON-SAT 3:00 pm-10:00 pm SUN 3:00pm-10:00 pm When you walk into our Cigar and Wine Bar, right away you will notice the atmosphere. It is a very casual relaxed setting featuring a selection of more than 30 beers, many fine wines and the friendliest staff and

2707 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 427-7360 NicksCigarLounge.com

King Street Grille King Street Grille is your premier destination for tasty food and a wide selection of beers and spirits, all in an upscale sports bar atmosphere. If you’re a die-hard sports fan, one TV just isn’t good enough. You’re not content watching one game; you want to watch them all. Which is where King Street Grille comes into play. We are packed with HD Flat Screen TVs.

FREE APPETIZER Up to $9.99 Value With purchase of any entree or sandwich.

Please present coupon before ordering. Limit one oer talble. Not valid with other offers.

This South Carolina favorite also features tons of everyday drink and happy hour specials and a big menu that’s not your typical bar food. Charleston City Paper named King Street Grille the “Best Sports Bar” 10 years running. Come see why. 3040 Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach (843) 238-3900 4891 Hwy. 17 Bus., Murrells Inlet (843) 299-1444 TheKingStreetGrille.com

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WILLBROOK PLANTATION Winding through a pair of plantations, one even dating back to the late 1700s, Willbrook Plantation gives players of all skill levels the type of round they’re looking for. Long seen as an environmentalist’s dream, the course’s pristine 18 holes are woven through natural grasses, Lowcountry marshes, and coastal wetlands. Beyond the beauty of the Dan Maples design set in Pawleys Island, the ultimate reward here is the golf. Any number of holes could be considered signature worthy, based on the variety from one to the next. Consistently receiving top ratings, Willbrook Plantation remains in the realm of the area’s best. Make your next round memorable — book your tee time at Willbrook Plantation.

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Central Strand Map Barefoot Resort

22 Arcadian Shores

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Grande Dunes

Shaftesbury Glen

Cane Patch

90

17 Pine Lakes

Wild Wing

Myrtlewood

River Oaks

501 Burning Ridge

Myrtle Beach

World Tour

Myrtle Beach National

Legends Resort

Arrowhead

Midway Par 3

31 MB Int’l Airport

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Heathland at Legends Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC 1500 Legends Road (800) 990-8992 LegendsGolf.com  ar: 71 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 129 69.5

Architect................. Tom Doak

Windswept hills and deep-faced bunkers are just a few of the challenges that await players. Most of the holes are without high vegetation, providing a visual presentation like no other course in the area. The challenge and difficulty of this course comes primarily from the unobstructed breeze that wafts constantly over the course , and the strategically placed bunkers and lush, deep rough that border all fairways. “America’s Top Golf Courses” - Zagat Survey, 2003, 2009. Amenities: Golf Shop, On-Site Lodging, Restaurant, Golf School, Lighted Practice Complex

Moorland at Legends Resort Myrtle Beach, SC 1500 Legends Road (800) 990-8992 LegendsGolf.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 126 69.6

Architect.................... P.B. Dye

As one of the area’s most requested courses, Moorland challenges golfers with deep bunkers, multi-level greens, fairways, and bulkheads. The 16th hole is a 245 yard par-4 with a large bunker guarding the green, appropriately named “Hell’s Half Acre.” The course’s sculpted terrain and bunker depths along with its scenery, make it one of the most beautiful and challenging courses on the East Coast. Rated 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest (2007, 2009), “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat (2003, 2009) Amenities: Golf Shop, On-Site Lodging, Restaurant, Golf School, Lighted Practice Complex 28

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Parkland at Legends Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC 1500 Legends Road (800) 990-8992 LegendsGolf.com  Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 130 71.2

Architect.............. Larry Young

Diversity and beauty reign supreme on this contoured and tree-lined course. The dramatic layout makes it almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape from which it is sculpted. With deep-faced bunkers, massive multi-level greens, and vast natural areas, Parkland is truly unique in beauty and challenge. A continuous string of sensational holes are intertwined, leading the golfer through a phenomenal course that will leave you wanting more. Amenities: Golf Shop, On-Site Lodging, Restaurant, Golf School, Lighted Practice Complex

Arrowhead Country Club Myrtle Beach, SC 1201 Burcale Road (800) 236-3243 (843) 236-3243 ArrowHeadCC.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

*Waterway & Cypress

Slope: 125 69

Architects....... Raymond Floyd & Tom Jackson

A 27-hole masterpiece along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Arrowhead features three unique 9-hole tracks: The Waterway, The Cypress and The Lakes. The course was commended for its uniqueness in 1998, being voted by the National Golf Course Owners Association as the “South Carolinas Golf Course of the Year.� Arrowhead is widely-acclaimed for its great conditions, reasonable greens fees, free range balls and yardage books, and staggered, all-day tee times. The friendly staff is willing to do what it takes to make your golfing experience memorable. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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River Oaks

The 27 beautiful holes of River Oaks Golf Plantation are located on the site of a former nature preserve. Located conveniently just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the quiet and seclusion makes it hard to believe that you can be just minutes from Myrtle Beach Airport and some of the best attractions in town such as Broadway at the Beach. The three nine-hole courses feature undulating Champion Ultradwarf greens and tree-lined fairways, where mornings are spent chasing birdies and afternoons are spent in search of eagles.

Myrtle Beach, SC

831 River Oaks Drive (800) 762-8813 (843) 236-2222 RiverOaksGolfPlantation.com  Par: 72 Slope: 133 USGA Rating: 73.0 *Bear & Fox

Architects..............Gene Hamm & Tom Jackson

Carved from 800 pristine acres stretching along the Intracoastal Waterway, River Oaks provides an ideal experience for golfers of all abilities. The plantation features 27 exciting holes of golf designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson, as well as a public driving range. Three nines challenge the visiting golfers, each named for animals found in their natural habitat when the course was developed - Fox, Otter and Bear. Take your pick, and enjoy! Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 30

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2015 Golf Course of the Year River Oaks Golf Plantation

Left to right: Kim Taylor, Larry Taylor, Steve Taylor, Scott Taylor, Dan Gray

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he resurgence of River Oaks Golf Plantation continues, an ascent now highlighted by being named the 2015 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year. River Oaks Golf Plantation is the Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the yearThe MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award, River Oaks became a candidate for state and potentially national honors. Less than a decade ago it was hard to imagine River Oaks, a 27-hole facility, earning the award. The course was languishing under an old management company, but in 2009, led by managing partner Dan Gray, ownership reclaimed control of the course and implemented a plan to restore River Oaks. Over the last six years, River Oaks has installed new cart paths, renovated bunkers throughout the property, installed a new putting green, removed 4,000 pine trees to improve conditioning and playability, rebuilt the irrigation system,

and became the first Grand Strand layout to install Champion Bermuda grass greens, among other enhancements. “It’s the culmination of all this work,” Scott Taylor, the general manager at River Oaks, said of the award. “It’s validation for the work we’ve done, and it’s huge for us moving forward. We have a grand vision for River Oaks’ (future).” The work at River Oaks is hardly complete. The Fox and Otter nines have been completely rebuilt and the Bear course is undergoing a gradual transformation. Management is also enclosing the clubhouse patio, a development that will certainly enhance the after-golf experience for players. River Oaks is also very active in the community, hosting 18 charity golf tournaments and donating rounds to many others over the past year. The course has also hosted PGA Junior Golf League events, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, the National Junior Golf Tour, and the Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Foundation, helping develop the game’s next generation of players. Chris King / Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday article contribution

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West Course at MB National Myrtle Beach, SC

4900 National Dr. (866) 694 - 2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope:119 73.0

Architect.......... Arnold Palmer

From the regular tees, golfers of all abilities will enjoy this classic Arnold Palmer design. However, be prepared for a professional challenge from the back tees as the numerous doglegs, fairway bunkers and natural hazards come into play. Winding through a forest of stately pines in an undeveloped setting, the West Course features new MiniVerde Ultradwarf greens and offers golfers the feel of a private club. Rated 4.5 STARS in 2010 by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Amenities: Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

SouthCreek at MB National

Myrtle Beach, SC

4900 National Dr. (866) 694 - 2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 123 70.5

Architect.......... Arnold Palmer

This Arnold Palmer Signature design challenges golfers to focus on accuracy not distance with each shot. With its guarded MiniVerde Ultradwarf greens and protected waste areas, finesse is required as it winds through wetlands and hardwood forests. A distinctly different design than Myrtle Beach National’s other two courses, SouthCreek provides its own unique round of golf. In 2004, this spectacular blend of natural and man-made challenges was voted among the “Top 100 in America” by Golf for Women. Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar, Practice Area 34

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King’s North at MB National

Myrtle Beach, SC

4900 National Dr. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 123 68.2

Architect........... Arnold Palmer

Famous for its island green and South Carolina shaped sand traps of hole 12; the famed par 5 sixth hole, nicknamed “The Gambler”, tempts golfers with a shortcut to the green via an island fairway. Two great shots allow a chance to eagle. With over 40 sand traps guarding hole 18, it is easy to see why this has been the most recognized and requested course on the beach for over 25 years. “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses- 2004” and Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” has awarded it 4.5 stars. Amenities: Golf Shop, Bar, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

Pine Lakes Country Club

Myrtle Beach, SC

5603 Granddaddy Dr. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope 128 70.5

Architect...............Robert White

Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach was constructed in 1927 as a complement to the famed Ocean Forest Hotel and was to be a playground for the rich and famous. The course has been remodeled over the years and has evolved from the original 27-hole layout to an 18-hole course which is currently on the National Register of Historical Places. Craig Schreiner was contracted to redesign the course. His passion for the game and its architecture is a natural fit in maintaining the historical integrity associated with Robert White’s original design, affectionately known as “The Granddaddy”. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Banquet Facilities, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Imagine testing your skills on the holes the masters have played for decades. Augusta National’s ‘Amen Corner’ , the 18th hole at St. Andrews with its stone bridge that captured Palmer’s 1995 farewell, or Inverness #18 which Nicklaus dubbed “the hardest hole I ever played!” Now you can play 18 of the world’s most legendary golf holes on America’s most visionary course – World Tour Golf Links. Recreating 18 of the world’s most renowned and challenging golf layouts from 15 courses in three countries and nine states. Here you have a passport to some of the most famous golf holes in the world, all in a single day or weekend.

Myrtle Beach, SC

2000 World Tour Blvd. (877) 377-7773 TheWorldTourGolf.com  Par: 72 Slope: 135 USGA Rating: 72.9 Designer.......Melvin F. Graham

From the magnolia-lined entrance to the stately clubhouse, you’ll be transported across a scenic Carolina landscape to a world most golfers only dream about. Every hole has been crafted to preserve the features and hazards of each original design, as well as the rich history of victory and defeat. Firstclass facilities and services enhance your experience, while both nine-hole courses consistently boast tournament-quality conditions. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 36

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Palmetto at Myrtlewood

Myrtle Beach, SC

1500 48th Ave. Ext. North (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  Par: 72 Slope: 132 USGA Rating: 71.4 Architect............. Edmund Ault

This classic Lowcountry design beckons to the more casual relaxed manner so symbolic of the South Carolina coast. The golf course, with its superbly-maintained TifDwarf bermuda grass greens and bermuda fairways, will challenge any skill level. This course is consistently well-kept and the views of the Intracoastal Waterway make the experience even more dramatic. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, On-Site Lodging, Driving Range, Practice Area

PineHills at Myrtlewood

Myrtle Beach, SC

1500 48th Ave. Extension North (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 124 69.7

Architect............... Arthur Hills

Arthur Hills’ redesign of the PineHills course was so dramatic it immediately transformed into on of the most popular spots for local residents. The course was nominated for Golf Digest’s 1994 “Best New Resort Course” and has developed a reputation as one of the best kept courses on the Grand Strand. PineHills measures 6640 yards from the back tees and features TifDwarf bermuda grass greens and bermuda fairways. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, On-Site Lodging, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Burning Ridge Golf Club

Conway, SC

500 Burning Ridge Rd. (843) 347-0538 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 129 70.5

Architect.............. Gene Hamm

With gently rolling fairways, towering pines, undulating greens and plenty of lakes, Burning Ridge is a true shot-makers test of ability. The first two holes at Burning Ridge are the tightest, featuring medium-size greens, a fair number of bunkers, and water on nearly every hole. Winner of the “2006 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year” and winner of the ‘Myrtle Beach Golfing News’ “Hospitality and Operational Excellence - 2002”. Amenities:  Golf Shop, Restaurant, Practice Complex

Grande Dunes Resort Club

Myrtle Beach, SC

8700 Golf Village Lane (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 131 72.3

Architect..........Roger Rulewich

Recently named the “National Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America. This spectacular layout, is positioned on a high bluff creating beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The golf course is known for its superior links-style design, which offers expansive Bermuda grass fairways with subtle undulations onto large, modestly contoured greens. “Top Ten You Can Play” - Golf Magazine “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses” Golfweek Magazine Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Golf School, Driving Range, Practice Area 38

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Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club Conway, SC

951 Shaftesbury Lane (866) 587-1457 GlensGolfGroup.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 135 71.5

Architect......... Clyde Johnston

A traditional English style golf course with all the beauty and drama of major national championship golf venues. Inspired by Winged Foot and Augusta National, Johnston has delicately crafted a masterpiece of large, old-style rectangular tee boxes, wildly enjoyable wide open fairways – for love of the long ball – along with elevated, super-sized, immaculate Bent grass greens where balls run swift and sure and the short game is on. Described as innovative, enticing, challenging and fun, Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club is a true championship layout in every sense. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area, Golf School

Wild Wing Plantation

Conway, SC

1000 Wild Wing Blvd. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 124 72

Architects............ Larry Nelson & Jeff Brauer

Wild Wing Plantation stands out as one of the most unique golf courses in Myrtle Beach. Multiple tees on each hole offer endless and ever-changing challenges. The “single tee method” encourages players’ consistent pace of play during every round. The opening hole, a 402-yard par 4, sports grass depressions in lieu of sand bunkers around the green. The par 4 - 6th hole features a three-tiered double green, shared with the par 3 17th hole. The 362 yard 9th hole, considered by many to be the signature hole, has a double fairway bisected by a line of grass and sand pot bunkers. Amenities: Golf Shop, Bar, Grill, Driving Range www.mbgolfinsider.com

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The Lesson Tee More consistent golf is at your fingertips!

the back of their top hand pointing towards the ground. For others a strong position, which would have the back of the top hand pointing more towards the sky; or you could be in a neutral position, where the back of the top hand is pointing towards the target.

Certified Instructor, Joe De Maio Greg Norman Golf Academy PGA Apprentice In golf, there is one connection to the golf club. That connection is the grip. The hands are the only part of the body that touches the golf club and having a proper grip is one of the easiest ways to become more consistent in golf.

Finally, grab your golf club and take your grip. If you are having trouble recreating that same look, simply open your hands and re-grip the golf club so your palm of your bottom hand is parallel to the back of your top hand. So remember, if you want to play more consistent golf, it all starts with the grip!

Whether you interlock, overlap, or have all ten fingers on the golf club; there is still one key to look for in your grip to have more consistent rounds. The key is having a natural grip to your body. To find your grip is simple. First, take your golf posture without a golf club and allow your arms to hang down naturally. Next, bring your palms together so they are parallel to one another. Take note to this position. For some golfers, their hands maybe be in a weaker position, which would have 40

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Wild Wing Plantation

Conway, SC

1000 Wild Wing Blvd. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 124 72

Architects............ Larry Nelson & Jeff Brauer

Wild Wing Plantation stands out as one of the most unique golf courses in Myrtle Beach. Multiple tees on each hole offer endless and ever-changing challenges. The “single tee method” encourages players’ consistent pace of play during every round. The opening hole, a 402-yard par 4, sports grass depressions in lieu of sand bunkers around the green. The par 4 - 6th hole features a three-tiered double green, shared with the par 3 17th hole. The 362 yard 9th hole, considered by many to be the signature hole, has a double fairway bisected by a line of grass and sand pot bunkers. Amenities: Golf Shop, Bar, Grill, Driving Range

Love Course at Barefoot Resort North Myrtle Beach, SC

4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd. (877) 585-9352 BarefootGolf.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 133 72.5

Architect........... Davis Love III

Embracing the tradition of Lowcountry charm, the Love course incorporates recreated ruins of an old plantation home along holes 3-7. Davis Love III offers a risk/ reward design with plenty of options off the tee and elevation changes throughout. Wide open fairways and generous landing areas set the stage for an unforgettable round of golf that will challenge the good player, yet provide playability and enjoyment for all skill levels. The Love course is ranked #1 in the “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” and “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Golf School, 30-Acre Lighted Practice Complex 42

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Norman Course at Barefoot Resort North Myrtle Beach, SC

4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd. (877) 585-9352 BarefootGolf.com

 ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 130 71.5

Architect............. Greg Norman

The Norman course resembles one found in the deserts of the South West, with only 60 acres of mowable grass existing on all 18 holes. Norman’s use of tactical landscaping and the site’s natural vegetation has been used to frame each hole, with several holes along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Norman’s design philosophy exemplifies the “bump and run” shots around the green, giving the player the option to play a number of different shots. The Norman course is ranked #28 in the “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Golf School, 30-Acre Lighted Practice Complex

Dye Course at Barefoot Resort

North Myrtle Beach, SC

2600 Pete Dye Dr. (877) 585-9352 BarefootGolf.com  Par: Slope: 135 USGA Rating: 72.7 Architect.................... Pete Dye

Bordering the natural white sands of the Carolina Bays, this stunning design is filled with Dye’s infamous pitfalls for wayward shots. Dye has a reputation of building memorable, challenging courses and this course is no exception. From the appropriate set of tees, players of all abilities will be able to navigate the only semi-private facility at Barefoot Resort. Host site of the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Pro-Am, ranked #10 in the “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” and “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. Amenities: Restaurant, Outdoor Snack Bar, Golf Shop, Driving Range, Practice Area 44

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Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort

Fazio has seamlessly integrated this design into North Myrtle Beach, SC the natural surroundings, framing the holes by 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd. using the natural contours of the land. The Fazio (877) 585-9352 course is a classic Lowcountry course, filled with BarefootGolf.com live oaks, pines, sand, natural areas and native Slope: 133 grasses. Natural elevation changes add a sense Par: 71 USGA Rating: 70.6 of drama and excitement , with water coming into play on 15 holes. All the natural elements Architect................... Tom Fazio involved results in a course that has excellence written all over it. The course’s signature 13th hole is a 379-yard par four with two separate greens, located on opposite sides of a massive waste bunker. If the long and narrow right green is in play, the hole plays largely straight. To the left, the shallower and wider green requires an approach shot played through the air to carry the aforementioned sandy waste and making the hole a slight dogleg left. The course recently earned a ranking of 8.9 from Golf Insider and earned special recognition for the quality of its conditioning, particularly its Champion Bermuda greens. Ranked in 2012 as one of the “Top 15 Best You Can Play in SC” by Golfweek and among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Golf School, 30-Acre Lighted Practice Complex www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Arcadian Shores Golf Club

Arcadian Shores combines the best of Mother Nature with the best elements of a modern golf layout. Arcadian offers enticing lakes, deviously placed bunkers, and tree-lined bermuda fairways. The distinctive contouring presents the ultimate golf challenges of man and nature. Lush Tifton bermuda greens with 64 creatively-placed sand bunkers and natural lakes woven in and out of the fairways, make this a challenge to remember.

Myrtle Beach, SC

701 Hilton Road (843) 449-5217 ArcadianShores.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 137 73.2

Architect................. Rees Jones

Designed by world renowned golf architect Rees Jones and opened in 1974 as Jones’ first course as a solo designer, Arcadian Shores Golf Club accommodates any level of golfer with its selection of five tee boxes. Arcadian Shores measure 6,857 yards from the Championship tees, with a course rating of 73.2 and a slope of 137. In a ranking by The Sun News, golf experts voted two holes, #2 and #13, as part of the “Dream 18,” a compilation of the best 18 holes on the beach. Experience championship golf on a truly exceptional course at Arcadian Shores Golf Club. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 48

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Golfer’s Elbow A common injury that the golfer may encounter is elbow pain. Pain on the inside is usually referred to as Golfer’s elbow”. Golfer’s elbow is a very common injury and there are usually more than 200,000 cases every year. Golfer’s elbow is a tendinitis or inflammation of the forearm muscles that attach onto the inside of the elbow. Factors that contribute to this injury include: overuse or over practice, poor swing mechanics, over swinging, not warming muscles up properly, and incorrect grip or setup. Risk for this increases with age (usually after 40), and is highest in people who perform the repetitive activity more than two hours daily. Treatment mainly focuses on a “relative” rest period. You need to stop the inciting event that is causing the strain, inflammation, and pain. To allow this to calm down, oral or topical anti-inflammatories are commonly used. Corticosteroid injections or platelet rich plasma injections are also used commonly when needed. A counterforce brace or strap is also a good option to use. During this time I like to have golfer’s focus on physical therapy that will reduce inflammation, promote flexibility, increase range of motion, and increase strength. This process will typically be about 6-12 weeks depending on the severity of this injury. When that has been addressed, swing mechanics need evaluated and modified as indicated. This will then allow a better and gradual return to golf. With this successful formula your pain and dysfunction will be resolved, and your golf game will be more improved as well. Christopher Feathers, MD Strand Orthopaedic Consultants Primary Care Sports Medicine Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 210 Village Center Blvd. Suite 200 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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GRANDE DUNES Resting on a high bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Grande Dunes Resort Club provides a superior links-style design featuring expansive Bermuda grass fairways and subtle undulations onto large, modestly contoured greens. The spectacular Roger Rulewich Group-designed 18-hole course is no stranger to acclaim, having collected prestigious accolades steadily over the past decade, including being named National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America. After a challenging round of golf, players can relax at the majestic Mediterranean-styled clubhouse with fullservice amenities and a beautiful veranda overlooking the 18th green. When it comes to golf in Myrtle Beach, Grande Dunes is an unforgettable golfer’s paradise. Make your next round memorable — book your tee time at Grande Dunes..

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Azalea Sands

North Myrtle Beach, SC 2100 Hwy. 17 S. (843) 272-6191 AzaleaSandsGC.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 126 69.9

Architect................ Gene Hamm

Architect Gene Hamm designed a fun course that can be easily played in a three to four hour time period, a fact sure to bring a smile to even the most impatient golfer’s face. At Azalea Sands each hole has a newness of it’s own. Th position of the course’s fairways and green-side bunkers make it especially “player friendly”. This is because Azalea Sands is one of the few courses that has NO homes, condos or backyards to impede the progress of your game. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Practice Area

Beachwood

North Myrtle Beach, SC 1520 Highway 17 S (800) 526-4889 BeachwoodGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 120 71.4

Architect............. Gene Hamm

Since 1968, Beachwood Golf Club has offered players of all skill levels some of the most challenging — and fun — golf in North Myrtle Beach. Beautifully designed, the 18-hole championship course inspired by renowned architect Gene Hamm, is unchanged entering its 45th year in operation. No houses, no condos. Just 180 perfectly manicured  acres of sparkling lakes, towering Carolina pines and brilliant floral displays. Conveniently located right on Highway 17, in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. $54 per round / tax not included Good For Entire Group. Amenities: Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Offer Expires 5/15/2016 Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Practice Area, Driving Range 54

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ene Hamm designed Beachwood Golf Club in 1968 with the traveling golfer in mind, delivering a layout that was long on playability and devoid of trickery. Forty-eight years later, one of the Grand Strand’s pioneering courses continues to deliver on its original promise. Fun, affordable, friendly and convenient are the words used most often to describe Beachwood and it’s a time honored recipe for success. Beachwood’s popularity starts with a course that is designed to challenge but certainly not overwhelm. The layout is 6,844 yards from the tips and has subsequent tees at 6,347, 5,695 and 4,947 yards, long enough for all while offering everyone a chance to score. Beachwood is a good course to have in a golf package and it’s a great layout to have first in the rotation. Because of the course’s playability, it gives players time to adjust to the heavier air (typically balls don’t travel as far at sea level as they do at higher elevations) and start their trip on a positive note. The 14th hole, a double dogleg par 5 is the course’s sternest test. At 581 yards from the tips and 560 from the white tees, it’s a true three-shot hole. There will be no cutting of corners or eagle putts on the 14th. Three good shots will result in a birdie putt, anything less could lead to trouble. Conversely players will have a chance to score on the par 4 seventh and twelveth holes, both short, relatively straight holes that leave the vast majority of players with a wedge into the green.

Beachwood only requires one carry across water – on the par 3, fourth hole – but water is visible on 11 holes. The course has always been known for it’s outstanding green conditions. “We heard all spring that our greens were the best golfers played,” Director of Golf, Kevin Lawson said. “Part of our renovation projects over the past 2 years has been - we were able to get rid of over 250 dead trees along the course. This has definitely helped in not only getting more sunlight for the greens to stay healthy but added more beautification to the overall course itself. We have added fresh new sand to all our bunkers and developed new landscapes and flower beds in certain areas. Our guests are going to see a whole new Beachwood – if they haven’t played us in awhile”. Beachwood’s greens don’t have the proverbial elephants buried in them, making speed the most important component of a good putting round. With the latitude players have off the tee, the putter is the most important club in the bag. One of Beachwood’s under-the-radar strengths is course drainage. The layout drains as well as any course on the beach and, as a result, carts are almost always allowed on the fairway. Beachwood features good conditions, outstanding value and friendly customer service. Mix in the fact that there are no houses or condos, and Beachwood delivers a round of golf that folks are happy to see on their itinerary. A good layout and the opportunity to score well is a tough combination to pass up.

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Possum Trot Golf Club North Myrtle Beach, SC 1170 Possum Trot Road (800) 626-8768 (843) 272-5341 PossumTrot.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 118 70.4

Architect.......... Russell Breedon

A long-respected course, where old English traditional design, spacious fairways, and awesome par 5’s make for a golfing experience as good as it gets. Possum Trot was built to give the average gentleman or lady golfer a pleasantly- challenging day on well-kept fairways and manicured greens. A traditional, straightforward design with tree-lined fairways, rolling terrain, ponds, fairways, and green-side bunkers flanking large undulating greens pose a wide range of skills challenges and shot opportunities. Consistently rated as the “Friendliest Course on the Beach. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Practice Complex

Aberdeen Country Club

Longs, SC

701 Buck Trail (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

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Slope: 119 68.7

Architect.............. Tom Jackson

In the true Scottish tradition, all three nines, the Meadows, Highlands and Woodlands are reminiscent of those early days of golf. Tucked among towering hardwoods and the Waccamaw River, this golf course features extensive mounding, wide landing areas, and lush bermuda greens. With 27 holes there is always a chance for an “extra” 9 that will extend the enjoyment. The only Carolinas recipient of Golf Digest’s prestigious medallions for both Value and Service in 1998, and awarded 4 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play 2006”. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area 56

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Long Bay Club Longs, SC

350 Fox Tail Dr. (866) 694-2456 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 133 70.5

Architect............. Jack Nicklaus

Considered one of the most difficult golf courses on the Grand Strand, this Jack Nicklaus Signature masterpiece was built to challenge even the most adroit golfer. Formidable in every feature, Long Bay displays countless large man-made mounds, a demanding 141 slope from the championship tees (111 from the ladies), handsome but deceiving par 3 holes and deep bunkers. This is not a typical Nicklaus design as pot bunkers and vast waste areas add a unique identity and challenge. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

Black Bear Golf Club

North Myrtle Beach, SC

2650 Hwy. 9 West (843)-756-0550 GolfBlackBearGC.com Par: 72 Slope :127 USGA Rating: 69.9 Architect............... Tom Jackson

Black Bear is tucked away from all of the hustle-bustle. Wide fairways give a play足 er the confidence it takes to go with the ultimate risk reward shots. No homes or condos line a fairway or encircle a green. Since opening in 1989, this course has had a massive facelift. The par-72, 6,800 yard layout got this much needed upgrade in order to redefine the entire experience. The greens were reconstructed in 2006. With brand new Champion bermudagrass, and surrounded by 23 glistening finger lakes, every club in your bag will be pulled out on our long and wide fairways. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Golf School, Practice Complex www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation

Little River, SC

4901 Little River Neck Rd. (800) 446-5363 (843) 913-2424 TidewaterGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 144 74.3

Architect........... Ken Tomlinson

A layout that harmonizes with the landscape, Tomlinson steadfastly refused to incorporate artificial elements. Flowing with the natural contours of the land, the course challenges you with a range of elevation changes not often found in seaside South Carolina. And as your round progresses, views of the Waterway, marsh and ocean bring fresh inspiration at every turn. With its classic yet contemporary design, the course offers thrilling rewards to shot makers who take chances, use proper course management, and welcome challenges. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Meeting Facilities, Practice Area

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links Little River, SC

4840 Glen Dornoch Way (800) 717-8784 (843) 249-2541 GlenDornoch.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 137 71.5

Architect........... Clyde Johnston

Set among centuries old live oaks with marsh and Intracoastal Waterway views, here each hole seems to have been crafted by nature rather than by man. From the first tee to the last, this is a course that will earn your respect and admiration. A fairly tame introduction on holes one through four makes for a gracious warm-up to what has been referred to as some of the toughest finishing holes in Myrtle Beach golf. Whether it’s a 3-wood, 5-wood or a hybrid club you reach for, just remember - at Glen Dornoch, positioning off the tee is key. Shoot for accuracy, not distance and you will put yoursself in a position to score well. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

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Crown Park Golf Club

Longs, SC

2225 Hwy. 9 West (843) 756-3200 GolfCrownPark.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 125 71.8

Architect........... Robbie Byers

Carved through towering Carolina pine forests and Lowcountry terrain, this course is a rarity on the Grand Strand in that there are no houses on the course to distract you from the truly scenic layout. Extensive mounding and large undulating Tifeagle greens, known for being smooth and fast, add to this unforgettable golfing experience. The graceful clubhouse welcomes you with an upscale pro shop and dining facility. Before your round, warm up at our practice facility which includes a full driving range, chipping area with sand bunkers and putting green. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Practice Facility

Colonial Charters Golf Club

Longs, SC

301 Charter Drive (843) 399-4653 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 130 69.8

Architect.............. Rick Robbins

After an extensive renovation to the 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, this facility has been restored to the quality conditions for which it acclaimed during the ‘90s upon the initial opening. Colonial Charters features a number of memorable holes defined by mature hardwoods and strategically placed water hazards. The 6,427 yard layout features two iconic green-side waterfalls and the tree-lined fairways reward golfers that are accurate off the tee. Water hazards are abundant and require golfers to work the ball as they navigate the holes from fairway to green. The new TifDwarf bermuda greens at Colonial Charters are maintained with the utmost care to ensure that your putts role firm and true. 62

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River Hills Golf & Country Club

A visually intimidating course designed by architect Tom Jackson, River Hills is easier to play than it looks. Course architect Tom Jackson describes his Myrtle Beach golf course creation: “Modern in concept, yet traditional in nature, River Hills is a pleasing blend of old and new design ideas unlike any other course at the beach.�

Little River, SC

3670 Cedar Creek Run (843) 399-2100 PrimeTimeGolfDeals.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 128 70.6

Architect.............. Tom Jackson

What makes the River Hills course like no other is that it is peppered with non-parallel fairways, rolling hills, and frequent 40-foot elevation changes. It is also unique in the sense that it has only one set of parallel holes: # 1 and # 10. You play out nine and play back in, ending at the clubhouse at the end of each nine. The 17th hole is considered the signature hole, with its double dog-leg par 5 and two water carries.

Extensive renovation in 2003 has made the course friendlier, although it retains its intimidating look and feel. Crushed limestone, instead of the usual pine straw, helps outline the greens, adding a pleasing visual aspect. Tall pine trees surround the course, and lush, dense live oaks around the greens add to the southern feel. Amenities: Golf Shop, Snack Bar, Practice Area, Driving Range www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Heather Glen Golf Links

Little River, SC

650 Heather Glen Way
 (800) 868-4536 (843) 249-9000 HeatherGlen.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope :126 70.5

Architect............... Willard Byrd

& Clyde Johnston

Against a native background of graceful oaks, towering pines, freshwater ponds and meandering streams, Heather Glen was assuredly crafted by design to pay tribute to Scotland and Ireland‚ a fact you’ll find apparent in its links-like embrace. If you’ve never visited this championship Myrtle Beach golf course before, you’ll find its 27 totally distinctive golf holes far more beautiful in their maturity and its setting truly spectacular, especially as you approach the impressive period-style traditional Scottish clubhouse. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant & Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

Rivers Edge Golf Club

Shallotte, NC

2000 Arnold Palmer Dr. (877) 748-3718 (910) 755-3434 River18.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 139 72.1

Architect........... Arnold Palmer

This 18-hole signature course provides sweeping marsh and river views, along with delightful elevation changes and five sets of tees for ultimate playability. Winding along the riverbanks, it sports greens that appear to rise directly out of the tidal marshes. The interior holes at Rivers Edge are equally stunning with gentle elevation changes, freshwater lakes and paspalum greens. The course has beautiful bent grass greens, a well-stocked golf shop with trained staff, waterfront clubhouse with breathtaking views and casual dining restaurant. Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant, Driving Range, Practice Area 64

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Farmstead Golf Links

Calabash, NC

541 McLamb Road (866) 404-0192 (910) 575-7999 FarmsteadGolfLinks.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 128 71.8

Architect...............Willard Byrd

Farmstead Golf Links is a remarkable Calabash, NC golf course located in two different states. On the renowned par 6 18th hole, teeing off in SC and finish in NC, only adds to this NC golf course’s unique charm. Playable for golfers of all skill levers, Farmstead offers stunning visual beauty and majestic water hazards. With five sets of tees to choose from, anyone can play this course and make for a memorable round of golf. Amenities: Golf Shop, Bar, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area

Meadowlands Golf Club

Calabash, NC

1000 Meadowlands Trail (866) 404-0192 (910) 287-7529 MeadowlandsGolf.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating:

Slope: 127 72.6

Architect............... Willard Byrd

Beautifully wooded and preserving the North Carolina heritage, this course maintains a picturesque rich countryside scenery. Spacious, gently sloping fairways offer a surprising A short drive from either Myrtle Beach or Wilmington, this course allows golfers of all skill levels to relax and enjoy the natural setting while they play. Named one of the “Top Ten Best New Courses”, and one of the “Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses” by top golf publications, Meadowlands Golf Course is a Calabash, NC golf course for all to enjoy. Amenities: Golf Shop, Bar, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area www.mbgolfinsider.com

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yrtle Beach’s collection of world-class golf, amenities and attractions has made it one of the country’s most popular buddy trip destinations. For years, the sacred golf pilgrimage with friends has been a regular event – but perhaps one that could use a boost into the 21st century. There are a lot of mobile apps out there – games, GPS trackers, swing analyzers and the like – but few have the functionality and industry reputation of VPAR. The brainchild of a group of friends who were fed up with not knowing the current standings as they faced a difficult Par 5 – VPAR invented the concept of “live golf scoring” and represents the next wave of golf ’s tech revolution.

The VPAR app, available for free on Apple and Android devices, creates an up-to-the-second leaderboard in the palm of your hand. Users create a game (best ball, Ryder Cup style and any other format you can think of), add in friends and punch in their gross scores at each hole. Shots are worked out automatically, saving that poor person who would’ve been left counting scorecards or deciphering if that was a 6 made to look like a 5.

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Just as TOUR players have the competitive advantage of referencing the standings each time they approach a new tee, so too can any golfer using VPAR. No more second-guessing your strategy of playing it safe or going for broke down the stretch of a match. With VPAR, you’ll know exactly when it’s time for a clutch shot.

Archived scorecards let you reference all those matches from your trips without having to find those crumpled paper scorecards in a shoebox at home. There’s also stat analysis that allows users to sift through important metrics like greens in regulation, driving accuracy and putts per round. It’s all at your fingertips, and readily accessible in the time it takes to grab a pencil and jot down a score. VPAR creates a more immersive, competitive and more connected golf experience for those who utilize the technology. If you’re going to take a trip to a region whose courses are frequented by the pros, you’ll need to compete like one.

Live Leaderboards As a pure scorecard app, VPAR is easily the most polished option available. It’s only after you dig into its other features that you’ll realize why the app is an essential addition to your game. The GPS tool showcases crisp overhead maps of over 30,000 courses and lets you pinpoint the exact distances to hazards or layup zones. Digital Scorecard www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Sunset Beach, NC

800 Sandpiper Bay Dr. (800) 356-5827 (910) 579-9120 SandpiperBayGolf.com  ar: 72 P USGA Rating: * Sand & Piper

Slope 123 69.5

Architect................ Dan Maples

Set in the beautiful coastal landscape of North Carolina, this course features 27 holes, carved out of a natural pine forest. The courses feature gentle doglegs with elevated tees and greens. All three Sandpiper Bay nines have their own unique character and include four sets of tees to challenge players of all abilities. Sandpiper Bay is committed to providing a high-quality experience on superbly maintained fairways and greens. A great course design, superb course conditions and a staff committed to offering exceptional customer service. Amenities:  Golf Shop, Bar, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area

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Tiger’s Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW (800) 233-1801 BigCatsGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 141 73.3

Architect.................... Tim Cate

Carved from a virgin pine and hardwood forest, this stunning layout boasts a combination of natural waste areas, native grasses and preserved wetlands along with dramatic elevation changes. There is even a coquina–bouldered waterfall awaiting you at the 18th tee. This is a true shotmaker’s paradise, requiring a strong command of your iron play and a delicate short game. Consistently ranked among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public Courses in America and GOLF Magazine’s Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play in North Carolina.

Amenities:  Golf Shop, Restaurant, Practice Complex

Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW (800) 233-1801 BigCatsGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 140 74.3

Architect.................... Tim Cate

One of the many distinguishing characteristics of this Tim Cate creation is the brilliant use of the natural and man-made water features that appear throughout the entire layout. Featuring magnificently manicured L-93 bentgrass greens, this masterpiece is truly a vision to behold. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the biggest architectural splash of all awaits on the 18th hole, where the steeply undulating green is fronted by a spectacular cascading waterfall. Named by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Best New Public Courses in America.

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Panther’s Run at Ocean Ridge

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW (800) 233-1801 BigCatsGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 128 70.8

Architect.................... Tim Cate

In creating Panther’s Run, Tim Cate designed a spectacular layout that winds its way throughout a massive and pristine nature preserve. Featuring generous landing areas and immaculately manicured MiniVerde greens installed in 2010, Panther’s Run blends modern course architecture and a breathtaking natural setting into a seamless fusion of design and nature, creating a truly new breed of golf course.

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Lion’s Paw at Ocean Ridge

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW (800) 233-1801 BigCatsGolf.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 130 71.6

Architect............. Willard Byrd

Lion’s Paw Golf Links is heralded as architect Willard Byrd’s finest work. Approaching the first tee you’ll find it hard to describe the excitement you feel as you set out to explore this masterful layout. Part wild and untamed, part rustic and quiet, this magnificent course presents a lion’s share of adventure and breathtaking scenery. An open, hilly course with views of a beautiful creek valley and adjoining wetlands, Lion’s Paw features deep, sugar-sand bunkers and spectacular MiniVerde greens.

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Thistle Golf Club

Sunset Beach, NC

1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd (800) 571-6710 (910) 444-2500 ThistleGolf.com Stewart/ MacKay Par: 71 Slope :137 USGA Rating: 74.3 MacKay/Cameron Par: 72 Slope: 136 USGA Rating: 74.9 Cameron/Stewart Par: 71 Slope: 137 USGA Rating: 73.4

Architect.................... Tim Cate

This dramatic 27-hole layout reflects its 1815 Scottish heritage with rolling fairways, stacked-sod bunkers and flawless TifEagle Bermuda greens. Old World architecture, abundant landscape and wildlife surround the lakes, bridges and private homes.The new clubhouse features an authentic Scottish pub with an extensive list of single malts and houses one of the finest private collections of golf memorabilia in the world. Ranked #11 in the US by golfadvisor.com, awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, rated #1 Course in Myrtle Beach by mbgolfinsider.com Amenities: Golf Shop, Restaurant & Bar, Driving Range, Practice Area

Oyster Bay Golf Links

Sunset Beach, NC 614 Lake Shore Dr. (800) 990-8992 (910) 579-3528 LegendsGolf.com Par: 70 USGA Rating:

Slope: 130 69.8

Architect............... Dan Maples

A rare, harmonious blend of the penal, heroic and strategic philosophies of golf course architecture. Architect Dan Maples and developer Larry Young created a course where variety and innovation are the names of the game and no two holes are the same. Consider several marsh-oriented holes, two island green par threes, strategic (and stunningly beautiful) fresh water lakes, long holes, short holes...the consummate combination of shot making requirements. Bold tee shots and well measured approaches are required to conquer this champion of North Carolina. Amenities: Golf Shop, Grill, Driving Range, Practice Area 74

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xcellence. Pride. Tradition. These are the hallmarks of an award winning golf community. Named after the prestigious Thistle Club in Leith, Scotland, Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., is just a short drive up the coast from Myrtle Beach. Offering one the most beautiful yet challenging 27- hole layouts on the Grand Stand. At Thistle Golf Club, the attention to detail is evident throughout – from the design and condition of the course, the grand clubhouse, to the attentive service you receive from the moment you arrive. The clubhouse interior boasts many antiquities salvaged from Old World European buildings and classically paired with the best in modern conveniences. With an interior of high exposed-beam ceilings, the imported Scottish bar to the amazing displays of historic documents and golf collectibles, including antiques from Europe and golf artifacts from the British Isle, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the early 1800’s. The Thistle Clubhouse is a crown jewel and is unsurpassed in the region. Recent work and renovations include revamped traps and reconstruction of numerous bulkheads. New greens are currently being installed, one nine at a time. The original Bentgrass greens proved difficult to maintain during the high heat and humidity of the summer months. The renovation of the greens, to TifEagle Bermuda, started with the MacKay nine (completed September 2014), and will be followed by the Cameron nine (May 2015), and will finish up with the Stewart nine (July 2015).

The conversion to TifEagle Bermuda will provide a more consistent surface year-round. This track opened in 1999 and quickly became a real favorite. Awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, Thistle has quietly become one of the region’s finest courses. The dramatic 27-hole layout reflects its 1815 Scottish heritage with rolling and mounded fairawys, stacked-sod bunkers, natural water hazards and waste areas that must be traversed to reach the well-manicured, TifEagle Bermuda greens. The creation of Thistle Golf Club began with a beautiful piece of land and a talented course designer, Tim Cate. The skillful blending of natural elevation changes and wetlands with carefully carved bunkers and large greens is visually stunning. Thistle is a luxury gated community, where custom designed homes offer unobstructed views of rolling fairways, shimmering lakes and acres of wildflowers. This course is one you will not want to miss. Voted #1 Golf Course in Myrtle Beach by mbgolfinsider.com, 2014 Voted #11 in US by golfadvisor.com, 2014 Voted #1 Clubhouse by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, 2015

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Surf Golf & Beach Club

N. Myrtle Beach, SC 1701 Springland Ln. (843) 249-1524 SurfGolfClub.com Par: 72 USGA Rating:

Slope: 127 71.1

Architect...............George Cobb

For over 50 years, The Surf Golf and Beach Club has offered Members and guests the very best golf and dining experiences to be found along the Grand Strand. Our parkland style course, designed by George Cobb in 1960 and renovated by John LaFoy, offers all levels of golfers a fair but demanding test of golfing skills. We also offer a beautiful clubhouse with dining facilities, tennis courts, swimming complex and exercise room. So whether it’s the challenge of a great golf course or the promise of a memorable business or social function, let the Surf Golf and Beach Club be your host. Amenities: Driving Range, Practice Area

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Myrtle Beach’s First Course

PINE LAKES Pine Lakes Country Club is one of golf ’s American treasures. Designed by the legendary Robert White, and the first golf course on the Grand Strand, it’s known as “The Granddaddy.” Extensive renovations in 2009 restored the course to one of the best in the area, bringing you back to the glory days of golf course design. As one of the only par-70 layouts in the area, Pine Lakes features a back 9 that tests from any length when you factor incoming winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The history and traditions of Pine Lakes offer an experience golfers shouldn’t pass up. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at Pine Lakes.

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Midway Par 3

Myrtle Beach, SC

3101 South Kings Hwy. (843) 913-5335 MidwayPar3.com

Nestled on the south end of Myrtle Beach, Midway Par 3 is home to the only “situationgolf � course along the Grand Strand. The principle design feature is its true championship golf playability. On each tee box, players will experience a realistic lie from which they will tee off. On 18 of the holes, your tee box options include a downhill, uphill or side-hill lie, a fairway, waste or grass bunker, or even a hard bump and run. Additionally, Midway Par 3 boasts excellent playing conditions and beautiful scenery that is comparable to any of the larger championship golf course counterparts in Myrtle Beach. Not only do the eye-pleasing water hazards and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean create their career round.

Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range

Myrtle Beach, SC

72nd Ave., N. Kings Hwy. (843) 315-0301 CanePatchPar3.com

At Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range, the playing options are quite diverse. This Myrtle Beach par 3 golf course is a great playing option for beginning golfers who would like to get a feel for an on-course experience or for more experienced players who need to challenge their short game. Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range is also a viable alternative for junior golfers. A par 3 golf course is a great way for younger players to more effectively practice as they play the shorter holes within a true golf setting. At this time, these young golfers will also get an overview of golf including the basic rules and golf course etiquette. This type of play could be the next step for a junior golfer who may be interested in recreational or competitive golf for their future. www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Best Burgers

BurgerFi was started in a gourmet kitchen. By gourmet chefs. They didn’t know fast food, so it’s less burger joint, more five-star restaurant. Meaning, there are no shorcuts. Or microwaves, freezers, or heat lamps for that matter. The beef is purveyed from the best, most natural ranches on earth. Where cattle roam free, Eat grass, Breathe mountain air. And, are treated humanely. We’re confident our signature burgers are perfect. Placing the VegeFi among our signature is hard work. Fresh ingredients are chopped and mixed

Original Roadhouse Steak Burgers – half pound freshly ground USDA Choice steak seasoned with natural spices and served with fries or home-style potato chips.

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were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Gus Belt, Steak ‘n Shake’s founder, pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milk shakes. For over 80 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for STEAKBURGER. The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped MILK SHAKES. Gus was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers

A Double Steakburger with melted American cheese, applewood smoke bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, and mayo. All topped by a delicious fried egg. Served with fries. mones, no antibiotics, and are grass fed with no animal by products. They also offer Gluten free hamburger buns and also have several vegetarian items.

A gourmet quality restaurant that is Remington fun and unique with a price tag that Ground Beef, BBQ Sauce, Fried is affordable enough for everyone to Onions, and Smoked Cheddar. visit often. Combining sushi, gourmet burgers, and a liquid nitrogen bar at their oceanfront location for your enjoyment. Have fun, eat great food, check out some really cool art, and make new friends. All of the Beef that is served at ART is sourced from Strauss Foods and is responsibly raised with no horwww.mbgolfinsider.com

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706 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-4774

ArtSushiBar.com

300 9th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach • (843) 445-7077 ChemistBar.com

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Boundary House Restaurant at Callahan’s

Clark’s Seafood & Chop House

(910) 579-8888 BoundaryHouseRestaurant.com

(843) 399-8888 ClarksSeafoodandChopHouse.com

Superlative food in a fascinating setting of rich wood, granite and suspended lifeboats! Feast on large portions of ribs, steaks, fresh local seafood, homemade potato soup, crab dip appetizer, fresh salads, pasta and many more taste tempters. Full bar and extensive wine list available. A non-smoking restaurant.

Offering USDA Choice steaks, chargrilled and bursting with flavor, or fresh seafood choices with a twist, like oysters, shrimp, salmon or the fresh catch of the day. Sip specialty martinis, cocktails and great wines all while overlooking beautiful Coquina Harbour. Open daily at 11am for lunch and dinner.

1045 River Rd., Calabash, NC

Art Burger Sushi Bar

706 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

(843) 839-4774 ArtSushiBar.com

ART Burger Sushi Bar is located oceanfront beside the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. It specializes in gourmet burgers with grass-fed and hormoneand antibiotic-free beef, creatively tasty sushi and liquid nitrogen cocktails, in an extremely artistic and friendly atmosphere.

720 Hwy. 17 N, Coquina Harbour, Little River

The Chemist

300 9th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach

(843) 445-7077 ChemistBar.com

The Chemist – Craft Cocktails and Modern Cuisine is one block from the ocean. Designed as a scientists’ laboratory, Executive Chef Sean C. Thomas specializes in gourmet fare with exciting scientific flair. The full bar features house-made craft cocktails with delicious flavors and thrilling twists.

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Steak ‘n Shake

10835 Kingd Rd.

116 Loyola Dr.

(843) 497-5700 (843) 492-4519 SteaknShake.com

The word “steak” stands for STEAKBURGER. The word “shake” stands for hand-dipped MILKSHAKES. Steak ‘n Shake strives to serve the country’s best, freshest and tastiest food because “Par” is not our tradition! Steak ‘n Shake was founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois. For over 80 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage for serving premium burgers and milkshakes.

King Street Grille

Market Common

(843) 238-3900

Murrells Inlet

(843) 299-1444

TheKingStreetGrille.com

The restaurant and upscale sports bar experience is packed with state-of-the-art HD Flat Screen TVs. This South Carolina favorite also features tons of everyday drink & happy hour specials and a scratch made menu that’s not your typical bar food — in fact, our menu features many award-winning dishes. Charleston City Paper named King Street Grille the “Best Sports Bar” for over a decade and KSG was selected “Best of the Beach” by Surge in Myrtle Beach.

Burger Fi

801 Main Street, N. Myrtle Beach

(843) 491-6492 BurgerFi.com

You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, easy, cheap, or fake. At Burgerfi, we make great food for you, all natural, hormone, antibiotic free angus burgers, hand cut fries, colossal onion rings, kobe beef hot dogs and delicious custard. Join us at the 19th hole, happy hour from 4-7 pm.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

3735 Oleander Dr.

(843) 839-0209

1416 Hwy 17 N.

(843) 663-0011

Dickeys.com

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s slow smokes all meats on-site just the same way they did in 1941. The menu features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complimentary ice cream. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.

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The Sea Captain’s House

The Original Benjamin’s

3002 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

9593 N. Kings Hwy., N. Myrtle Beach

The Sea Captain’s House has been offering the finest dining experience along the Grand Strand for over 50 years. Guests enjoy delicious seafood, exquisite oceanfront views and true southern hospitality and charm. Come in today and see why The Sea Captain’s House is voted best seafood restaurant year after year.

A landmark of the Grand Strand, serving fresh local seafood. World famous for introducing the Myrtle Beach area to cooking seafood Calabash style. If great food and a good time are what you’re craving, then you’ve found the place. So sail on in for the adventures of a true nautical dining experience.

(843) 448-8082 SeaCaptains.com

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

(843) 449-0821 OriginalBenjamins.com

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta

2920 Hollywood Dr., Myrtle Beach

2311 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

From the moment guests are seated they are welcomed to our extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites, which features seafood and sushi. A continuous table side service of savory choices of more than 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry will be prepared and presented by our Gauchos.

Angelo’s is a full-service Italian Restaurant serving the Grand Strand’s Finest All-You-Can-Eat Italian Buffet and specializing in “The Greatest Steaks in the Universe.” Our traditional Italian menu using family recipes has made Angelo’s a favorite. Come and dine with us tonight and see why Angelo’s is at the top of everyone’s list.

(843) 839-0777 Rioz.com

(843) 626-2800 AngeloSteakAndPasta.com

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Liberty Brewery & Grill

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill Barefoot Landing

Broadway at the Beach

(843) 663-3474

(843) 626-4677

LibertyBreweryAndGrill.com

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Liberty proudly serves its own line of award-winning draft beers that are brewed on site. Liberty is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, for its Happy Hour, Hand-Crafted Brews and comfort food offerings with a patriotic twist. So bring us your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving. We’ll send you home refreshed and fulfilled.

Myrtle Beach’s most unique waterfront dining experience, featuring local seafood, Lowcountry favorites and a raw bar with a variety of shellfish and sushi. Inspired by the Pearlz Oyster Bar concept and Seattle’s Pike’s Place Public Market, Flying Fish is part-restaurant, part-seafood market. Enjoy the ocean’s best offerings available whether choosing to dine in and enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway or take home.

TBonz Gill & Grill

Barefoot Landing

Seaboard Commons

(843) 272-7111 (843) 946-7111 TBonzGillAndGrill.com

As the original Homegrown Hospitality Group concept, TBonz Gill & Grill continues to set the standard for serving fresh, quality fare that leaves customers fulfilled. For more than two decades, TBonz Gill & Grill has provided the community with a relaxed dining atmosphere, seasonally fresh cuisine and excellence in service. TBonz Gill & Grill also boasts an award winning selection of Homegrown Ales and plenty of family-friendly options to please any palate.

Liberty Tap Room & Grill

76th Ave. N. Hwy. 17 Bus., Myrtle Beach

(843) 839-4677 LibertyTapRoom.com

Liberty Tap Room & Grill provides patrons with creative twists on traditional American fare, served alongside signature Liberty Ales, unique draft beer and craft brews. Well known for its tasty and satisfying food, Liberty Tap Room & Grill is an easy place to relax with friends and let the friendly, attentive service take over. Enjoy a game at the bar or have a meal with friends; there’s something for everyone to love at Liberty. www.mbgolfinsider.com 95


Steak ‘n Shake® was founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois. For over 80 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage for serving premium burgers and milkshakes. The word “steak” stands for STEAKBURGER™. The word “shake” stands for hand-dipped MILKSHAKES. Steak ‘n Shake® strives to serve the country’s best, freshest and tastiest food.

BECAUSE “PAR” IS NOT OUR TRADITION! VISIT ONE OF OUR TWO MYRTLE BEACH LOCATIONS! 10835 Kings Road (at Tanger Outlet) • Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 • 843.497.5700 116 Loyola Drive • Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 • 843.492.4519

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World Famous All-You-Can-Eat

170 item buffet

843-449-0821

www.originalbenjamins.com 9593 NORTH KINGS HWY, MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29572 LOCATED ON RESTAURANT ROW, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF THE CAROLINA OPRY, 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF BAREFOOT LANDING. www.mbgolfinsider.com

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Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern 1004 Glensforest Rd., Myrtle Beach

(843) 903-3150 SamSneadsMyrtleBeach.com

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern specializes in great food and quality service. The menu provides selections of certified angus beef, chicken, and seafood, prepared on our oak fired grill. We also offer a wide variety of soups, salads, and fresh homemade deserts. Our PAR3 menu is featured daily from 4pm-6pm with Happy Hour specials from 4pm-7pm. Golfers bring in your scorecards, and earn 10% off your meal (not applicable to alcohol, cannot be combined with any other offer).

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery

Logan’s Roadhouse

Myrtle Beach

(843) 839-4666

North Myrtle Beach

(843) 272-3435

LogansRoadhouse.com

Known for great mesquite-grilled steaks, ice-cold longnecks, mouthwatering, made-from-scratch yeast rolls and bottomless buckets of in-shell peanuts. Come as you are, grab an ice-cold longneck, enjoy a fresh, mesquite-grilled steak, tap your toes to the rockin’ roadhouse sounds.

Atlas Tap House

3301 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

1004 Chester St., Myrtle Beach

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery is a creation of the best of the old and the best of the new. Committed to quality, value and complete satisfaction. Johnny D’s is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. Fabulous desserts & breads baked in our ovens daily along with waffle and french toast recipes made from scratch. Lunch features Nibils famous seafood recipes, including the Shrimp Salad & She Crab Soup.

Mon.-Thr. 4pm-2am, Fri.-Sun. 11am-2am Happy Hour M-F 4-7pm ($1 off All Drafts, Appetizer Specials)

(843) 448-6789 JohnnyDsWaffles.com

(843) 945-9122 AtlasTapHouse.com

Over 150 Craft Beers, 35 Craft Beers On Tap, Over 50 -Bourbons. Incredible BBQ Pork, Chicken, and Brisket Smoked On Site as Well as Our Famous Smoked Wings! Myrtle Beach’s Best Destination For Craft Beer and Bourbon! Huge Outdoor Patio With Giant Theater Screen, Cornhole, Putting Green, and Life Size Jenga!

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Feast on your passion for the game, as well as great food. Roam from room to room, savoring the rich wood decor and all the memorabilia collected by Sam himself. Choose from a wide selection of foods grilled only with locally-cured oak. We serve Certified Angus Beef, the freshest local seafood, ribs or chicken. Complement all this with a fine wine, or your favorite cocktail. For the lighter appetite, there’s a wide selection of salads and sandwiches.

Golfers bring in your scorecards, and earn 10% off your meal. (not applicable to alcohol, cannot be combined with any other offer)

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern

1004 Glenforest Rd., Myrtle Beach (In Carolina Forest, near Tanger Outlets on Hwy. 501)

(843) 903-3150 • SamSneadsMyrtleBeach.com

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Legends Golf & Resort

Barefoot Vacations

1500 Legends Dr., Myrtle Beach

(855) 425-8673 or (843) 390-3238 BarefootGolfVacations.com

(800) 299-6187 LegendsGolf.com/accom.cfm

Luxury accommodations and premier location, overlooking four courses designed by the best; Love, Fazio, Dye & Norman. Minutes from the wide beaches of North Myrtle Beach, world-class dining, and shopping at Barefoot Landing. Let us help make your vacation one to remember.

We have created the feel of a Scottish Village in which everything that you need is available and accessible. Our exclusive Ailsa Pub named after the Ailsa Craig, a famous Scottish landmark off the Turnberry Links, where you can gather with friends and relax after an exhilarating day on the links, or simply enjoy the adjacent pool and hot tub. Everywhere you turn, you’re surrounded by exceptional amenities and a professional staff dedicated to providing you with the finest golf vacation you have ever experienced.

Village at the Glens

Elliott Realty

Hwy. 17 N., Little River (888) 999-9520 GlensGolfGroup.com

706 48th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach (888) 669-7853 ElliottRealty.com

The golf condos at Village at the Glens in North Myrtle Beach are like none other on the Grand Strand. With 2 different size condos to choose from as well as town homes, Village at the Glens provides everything a golfer is looking for in the way of Myrtle Beach golf course accommodations.

Family beach vacations never go out of style and families who have experienced a beach vacation through Elliott Realty return year after year and sometimes, generation after generation. North Myrtle Beach is a pristine beach vacation destination with white sandy beaches and miles of coastline. Amusements, golf, shopping and dining are readily available. You’re sure to find something for everyone.

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WORLD TOUR You don’t need to travel across continents to experience golf’s most renowned layouts. In Myrtle Beach, you can play 18 of the world’s most legendary holes re-created on America’s most visionary course — World Tour Golf Links. Imagine testing your skills on the holes the masters have played for decades. Augusta’s “Amen Corner,” Inverness No. 18, and the 18th at St. Andrews — they’re all here to relive at World Tour. From the magnolia-lined entrance, golfers are transported across a scenic Carolina landscape to a world most golfers only dream about. It’s a trip around the globe played on a course you’ll never forget. Make your next round memorable — book your tee time at World Tour Golf Links.

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Avista Resort

Coastal Golfaway

300 N Ocean Blvd, N. Myrtle Beach (855) 710-4941 AvistaResort.com

1229 38th Ave N. #172, Myrtle Beach (800) 368-0045 CoastalGolfAway.com

A 13-minute walk from the shops and cafes of Main Street, oceanfront resort is 2.2 miles from fishing on Cherry Grove Pier. Featuring ocean views, the laid-back 1- to 3-bedroom condos have balconies, kitchens, and sitting rooms with pull-out sofas, and free WiFi. A casual restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a poolside cafe offers snacks. There’s also a cozy bar with a pool table. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools,

Specializing in golf packages that will allow you to play top courses, but won’t cost everyone in your group a small fortune. Let us do the work for you, finding who has the best deals. We understand your dilemma, which is why the knowledgeable and experienced staff at Coastal Golfaway is committed to making you look like a genius when you book your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Golf Guru’s

Century 21 Thomas

3721 Wesley St., Myrtle Beach (877) 283-9905 MyrtleBeachGolfDepartment.com

404-A Main St., N. Myrtle Beach (888) 249-2100 Century21Thomas.com

Your Myrtle Beach premier golf vacation experts! We combine the area’s finest resorts with the best tee times for the full golf vacation experience ... one price includes all! NO Hidden Fees. Visit us online or call for The Best Tee Times on The Best Courses at The Best Prices! Since 1995, we have planned unforgettable trips and great memories for thousands of golfers from around the world.

North Myrtle Beach is home to many spectacular golf communities and scores of resorts with championship golf courses designed by some of the most legendary names in the golf world. Let our associates help you find the perfect Myrtle Beach golf villa, condominium, or home overlooking a rolling fairway or green. North Myrtle Beach offers some of the best possible choices in golf course living.

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The Glens Ultimate Package

Myrtle Beach’s Most Inclusive Package Includes: • Free Round • Free Pre-Booked Replays • Free Lunch • Free Range Balls

888-999-9520

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Caribbean

Compass Cove

3000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (877) 331-4523 CaribbeanResort.com

2311 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (888) 812-1730 CompassCove.com

The Caribbean Resort offers suites in the Dominican Tower and the brand new Cayman condo towers with 2,3, and 4 bedroom luxury units. We have taken the Myrtle Beach experience to a new level. The Caribbean Resort is conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, a quiet stretch of residential land.

Conveniently located near the heart of Myrtle Beach, Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort has been entertaining Grand Strand and Myrtle beach area visitors for generations. Offering over 530 well appointed units including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condominiums and 720 feet of oceanfront beach, it is a visitor favorite.

Breakers Resort

Ocean Reef

2006 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (877) 819-2616 Breakers.com

7100 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (888) 852-5998 OceanReefMyrtleBeachcom

Located right on the oceanfront in the heart of the Grand Strand, the Breakers is centrally located near the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and is a great choice for business meetings, golf vacations or family vacations. The resort offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos, as well as suites and plenty of oceanfront and ocean view options.

Our beautiful oceanfront resort offers top-of-the-line accommodations, amenities, activities and much more. Experience our tropical paradise that offers guests guaranteed fun-filled days in or out of the sun. The Ocean Reef offers great on-site dining, a fitness facility, and much more. We have spacious 1, 2 and 4 bedroom condominiums.

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The Advantages to Living in a Golf Course Community

One of the most appealing types of planned communities is a golf course commu-

nity – even for those who do not play golf. These communities have much to offer, from young families just starting out to empty-nesters to retirees. The obvious attraction is the golf course itself, which can run around and/or through the subdivision. The course can offer serene views of trees, green space, and water. The openness of the course and its landscaping give residents beautiful sights and in most cases, fresher air. For those who enjoy the game of golf, community residents often receive discounts or incentives to use and or belong to their neighborhood course. Quite often, driving to the golf courses can add a great deal of time to the golfer’s day. However having one that is just around the corner is very convenient and a time saver. Along with the golf course, these communities tend to have much to offer, including clubhouses, fitness/wellness centers, pools, tennis court, basketball courts, playgrounds, walking paths, ponds, planned activities for residents, and more. While the common grounds of golf course communities are usually as immaculately kept as the course itself. Being a community built around a sport, those living within tend to have a more active and healthier lifestyle. There is also the sense of prestige attached to living in a golf course community. Golf course communities are not for everyone. Many times, they call for higher monthly and/or annual dues. Homes, especially those that back up directly to the golf course, may have strict deed restrictions and home owner’s association rules that must be obeyed. Those that back up to the course could have spectacular views, but could also have to deal with poorly shot golf balls, course noise, and a lack of privacy during the warm weather months, depending on which portion of the course the home borders. Each prospective buyer should sit down with their REALTOR – an area expert who can help the buyers with the weighing of the pros and cons. For a great many buyers, the pros will far outweigh any cons, making the move into a golf course community one of the more enjoyable life choices they undertake. Kind Regards,

Paige Bird,

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PGA, MBA 843-450-4773

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Golf Course Living Local Listings

$425,000 • Forest Lake Estates 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, inground pool 8246 Forest Lake Dr., Conway

$314,900 • Berkshire Forest 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dream kitchen 1105 Brentford Place, Myrtle Beach

$399,900 • The Dunes Club 0.55 acre residential lot, walk to beach 101 Woodwinds Crt., Myrtle Beach

$375,000 • Brighton Lakes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great master 101 Ocean Sands Crt., Myrtle Beach

$439,900 • Waterbridge 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwoods 2217 Yellow Morel Way, Myrtle Beach

$545,000 • Plantation Lakes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, lakefront 9193 Abingdon Dr., Myrtle Beach

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Keep It In The Fairway

General Manager – Superintendent A True Partnership

Tim Tilma, PGA

GM at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, Sunset Beach, NC

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olf Courses --- we all love them – and what a fantastic environment in which to work. But WOW --- what a responsibility we have to manage people, places and things that are open 364 days a year from dawn to dusk +, and hosting Members, Locals, Vacationers and golfers ages 5 to 95 and from raw beginners to highly skilled professionals. It really does take a TEAM of committed professionals to make a golf course operate….. and to do it well… it takes some real motivation. As the General Manager at Sandpiper Bay, I am very lucky to have a Great Team… and my MVP, my Right Hand Man…. is Jon Stewart, our Superintendent. Jon has been with us now for almost two years, after previous jobs at Myrtlewood Golf Club and the Grande Dunes Clubs, both in Myrtle Beach. Jon came to us after our long time Superintendent Jay Varallo passed away suddenly due to cancer. Taking over a golf course is difficult for any new Manager, and Jon had to step in quickly and overcome several agronomic issues after a difficult summer, and to organize his team that had just lost a close friend. I am so proud of Jon….. he was totally committed to Sandpiper from Day 1… and has now become our new Favorite --- a leader, a tremendously hard worker, and a great promoter of the game and of Sandpiper Bay. Jon is a highly skilled Golf Course Superintendent. He has a Forestry Degree from Southeastern Community College in his hometown of Whiteville, NC, and

BS Degree in Turf Grass Management from North Carolina State University. He is a Member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America, and is a Member and former officer of the local Palmetto Superintendents Association. But more than these degrees and memberships, Jon is a hardworking man. At Sandpiper Bay, Jon is the Superintendent, the Spray Technician and the Irrigation Specialist. He manages his employees, the Maintenance Department budget, and the chemical and fertilizer schedules that keep our course in great shape. He is quick to find and solve problems, and has recently been the point man in our $500,000 on course renovation projects. Jon’s oversight was key as we contracted an outside agent to install new drainage and sand in 60 bunkers…. and eliminated an unnecessary 30 bunkers. Jon also went above and beyond as he led our own crew in taking out 80 pine trees after a contracted service took out an initial 280. Jon was true to the Superintendents dream of taking down as many pine trees as possible ---- turf grass hates shade! We love Jon at Sandpiper Bay, and love him more because he puts his family first. He and his wife Jessica have four year old Gabby and twin two year old boys Tristan and Battle. Trips to the beach, and to the mountains with his family are Jon’s priorities. In February, Jon was teaching Gabby to snowboard -- I told Jon to be very careful --we all need him and Gabby to come home healthy.

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Golf Insider Myrtle Beach - 2016 Issue 1  

Insider's Top Picks and the Best Golf on the Grand Strand