Golf News for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Travel

US Airways offer direct flights from Washington D.C. to Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -- the Grand Strand's golf marketing cooperative - and U.S. Airways announce the airline will offer daily non-stop flights from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Myrtle Beach International (MYR) beginning Feb. 1, 2013.

With a flight time of just 1 ½ hours, Washington D.C. metro area golfers will enjoy unprecedented access to the 100-plus golf courses in Myrtle Beach, world-renowned entertainment and nightlife, and miles of pristine beaches. For flight schedules and fares, visit www.usairways.com.

"With hosting the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, long history of PGA TOUR events and thriving public courses, the Washington D.C. area is a hotbed of golf and one of our core markets, " said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "Layouts for any and all abilities, thousands of hotel rooms including villas and condos with ocean views and after golf options galore are all just a quick 90-minute flight away from Reagan National."

Logging onto www.GolfHoliday.com provides "one-stop shopping" for a multitude of affordable stay-and-play golf packages to the Grand Strand. The getaways span the antebellum ambiance of the "South Strand," lively "Central Strand," and charming fishing communities of the "North Strand." Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Tom Doak, Greg Norman and David Love III headline the long list of elite course designers providing "all the golf you'll ever want."

For more information visit: www.GolfHoliday.com.

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 GOLF.com 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.

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