Golf News for Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Travel

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces new Spirit Airlines non-stop flights for 2013

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -- the Grand Strand's golf marketing cooperative - announces Spirit Airlines has expanded several 2013 seasonal nonstop flights to / from Myrtle Beach International (MYR) beginning Feb. 14 from Chicago, Detroit, Latrobe, Niagara Falls and Charleston, W.Va.

With most flights just in time to visit the "Golf Capital of the U.S." for Valentine's and President's Day Weekend, new expanded Spirit service to the Grand Stand includes:

• Daily nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) as of Feb. 14

• Daily nonstop service from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) beginning Feb. 14

• Three weekly nonstop flights from Latrobe / Pittsburgh, Pa. (LTB) starting Feb. 14, with service increasing to daily on April 24

• Two weekly nonstop flights from Niagara Falls, N.Y. / Toronto, Canada (IAG) starting Feb.15, with service increasing to four weekly flights on April 25

• Two weekly nonstop flights from Charleston, W.Va. (CRW) beginning March 2, with service increasing to three weekly flights on April 25

With the industry's lowest base fares, golfers will enjoy unprecedented access to Myrtle Beach's 100-plus golf courses, world-renowned entertainment and nightlife, and miles of pristine beaches. For flight schedules and fares, visit

"We're thrilled Spirit Airlines has extended direct Myrtle Beach service from several U.S. cities and the Toronto area," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "The combination of low-cost flights and our incredible stay-and-play packages provide travelers with numerous options for a Myrtle Beach golf trip to long remember."

Myrtle Beach offers layouts created by the pinnacle of course designers including Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. It is widely regarded as the "birthplace of the golf package," marrying an unrivaled array of courses with accommodations ranging from beachfront holes to on-course villas.

For more information about golf packages and promotions in Myrtle Beach, visit

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region's thriving golf market. The originator of the "Stay and Play Package," Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the World Amateur Handicap Championship - the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing.

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications

David Wood
Buffalo Communications
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