While the area’s moderate coastal climate makes golfing a year-round pastime on the Grand Strand, local wisdom suggests that the spring is the best time to hit the links – because that’s when the temperatures are at their most comfortable, the Myrtle Beach area’s 100-plus golf courses are in full bloom and at their most beautiful, and the heavier summer crowds have yet to make their way to the Grand Strand.
And at The Caribbean Resort, located right on the Atlantic oceanfront just north of downtown Myrtle Beach, we’ve got a wealth of comfortable accommodations and amazing amenities to keep you and your golfing crew happy. We’ve even got friendly and knowledgeable staff members who are specially trained to help you plan the perfect Grand Strand golf getaway. (And, on top of all of that, great rates!)
So, the next time you’re looking to vacation at a resort where you and your party can hit the golf courses (and relax) in style, look no further than The Caribbean Resort and these nearby layouts:
Barefoot Resort & Golf – Located about 20 minutes north of The Caribbean Resort, Barefoot boasts four courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf and course design – and awarded some of the industry’s most prestigious honors. Created by Pete Dye, the technically challenging and visually stunning Dye Course is filled with the obstacles and pitfalls that have become synonymous with the legendary course architect’s name. In the Fazio Course, world-class architect Tom Fazio incorporates extensive tree cover from live oaks and pines with natural hazards like sand and lakes to create a Lowcountry classic. Carolina native Davis Love III leaned on golfing knowledge garnered from decades of PGA Tour success to create the Love Course, a traditional layout with Lowcountry character. And at the Norman Course, PGA royalty Greg Norman has created an Intracoastal Waterway-bordering layout that gives the feel of a course from the desert Southwest – without the desert.
Pine Lakes Country Club – Known as “The Granddaddy,” this 18-hole, par-70 course located just 2 miles north of The Caribbean Resort was established in 1927 as Myrtle Beach’s first layout. Celebrated golf course architect Robert White, the PGA’s first president, designed the course, which features rolling fairways, freshwater lakes, and an elegant clubhouse whose Southern architecture conveys the hospitality and history associated with golf on the Grand Strand. A complete renovation in the late 2000s took the course from its original 27 holes to its current 18, with the back nine maintaining much of the original design and the front nine seeing a heavier redesign. The course is also home to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, which celebrates the men and women credited with turning Myrtle Beach into the Golf Capital of the World.
Grande Dunes Resort Club – Located less than 15 minutes north of The Caribbean Resort, Grande Dunes is a Robert Rulewich Group-designed layout that is known for its spectacular high-bluff views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the challenges it offers golfers of all experience levels. The 18-hole, par-72 course, named National Golf Course of the Year in 2009 by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America, features a links-style design with expansive, subtly undulated Bermuda grass fairways and modestly contoured greens. After their rounds, golfers can head to the Mediterranean-style clubhouse for 19th-hole festivities on a veranda overlooking the 18th green.
These are just a few of the outstanding and award-winning golf layouts found along the Grand Strand and in the Golf Capital of the World. So book your getaway at The Caribbean Resort today, pack your golf bag, and head for Myrtle Beach – there’s no better place to swing into spring!