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|In Myrtle Beach, you've got to spend at least one evening at Broadway at the Beach. (Courtesy of VisitMyrtleBeach.com)|
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- If you want only the best on your Myrtle Beach golf trip, we have several central Grand Strand tips.
From steakhouses to lighted driving ranges, here are five things that will help make your Myrtle Beach golf trip even more memorable:
1. Go to New York Prime. If money isn't an issue, and your Myrtle Beach golf group wants great steak, the original New York Prime is the place to go. There are New York Prime restaurants in Atlanta and Boca Raton, Fla., but the chain started here. And it takes just one meal to discover the reason. It's the best steak on the beach, and the atmosphere is as good as the food. If money is a concern, go to Angelo's Steak and Pasta. It's more economical, with outstanding food.
2. Spend an evening at Broadway at the Beach. One of the largest shopping, dining and entertainment complexes on the East Coast, Broadway has everything. Restaurant options range from seafood, Italian and classic American Cuisine to a Japanese steakhouse. There are 12 bars and nightclubs -- here's a vote for Crocodile Rocks, a piano bar -- and countless shops. Broadway will please everyone in your group.
3. Watch a game at Murphy's Law. It's not the nicest establishment in the area, but Murphy's is an old-school sports bar. It has good food, cold drinks and a great local feel. At its heart, Murphy's is a Pittsburgh bar. The walls are lined with sports photos and memorabilia. If you want to watch a game in a traditional sports bar and eat great hot wings, Murphy's is the choice.
4. Practice after dark. One of the area's most popular facilities, Legends Resort, home of the Heathland, Parkland and Moorland golf courses, also features one of the best practice areas in the nation. The massive, lighted driving range has grass and mats in addition to a covered hitting area. If you need to straighten your swing after hours, this is the place.
5. Gorge yourself on seafood. If you are on a boys' trip, treat yourself to a good seafood buffet. The all-you-can-eat smorgasbords aren't for everyone, but they are a staple of many Myrtle Beach golf trips. The recommendation here is Captain George's. Admit it, you want to eat as many crab legs as humanly possible.
January 20, 2011
Chris King is the content manager for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. He has covered golf travel and college athletics for more than 15 years. King has lost many night's sleep familiarizing himself with the entire Myrtle Beach golf scene, and he has a swing that has helped him see the Grand's Strand's 100-plus courses from every imaginable angle.
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