Golf News for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Travel

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces "Southern Beach Deal" package

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and Ambassador Golf & Beach Vacations announce the "Southern Beach Deal" package ideal for spring "golf buddy" getaways featuring play on a choice of seven outstanding South Strand courses and spacious resort accommodations.

Starting at $268 per person (www.golfholiday.com/packages/ambassador-golf--beach/), this golf extravaganza features four rounds -- with a complimentary fifth 18 -- on a choice of River Club, Litchfield Country Club, Wachesaw Plantation East, Blackmoor, Tradition Club, Willbrook Plantation and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club.

Lodging includes an array of comfortable resort villas perfect for revitalization after a day of fun in the "Golf Capital of the U.S." In addition to its 60-plus miles of sweeping Atlantic coastline, the area has nightlife galore and numerous attractions like The Alabama Theatre, House of Blues, Broadway at the Beach and Murrells Inlet.

For spring, Spirit Airlines (www.spirit.com) has announced nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) from Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); Washington D.C. Reagan National (DCA); Chicago O'Hare (ORD); Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW); Latrobe / Pittsburgh, Pa. (LTB); Niagara Falls, N.Y. / Toronto, Canada (IAG); Charleston, W.Va. (CRW); Philadelphia International Airport (PHL); Plattsburgh, N.Y. / Montreal, Canada (PBG) and Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW).

Multiple additional airlines offer direct flights to Myrtle Beach across the map from Canada to Florida. The Grand Strand is also within a half day drive of Southeastern population centers like Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, and a day's drive from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and other East Coast and Midwest cities.

"With the large number of flight options and easy drive times to the Myrtle Beach area, our incredible stay-and-play packages have never been so accessible," says Bill Golden, president of Golf Holiday. "The 'Southern Beach Deal' typifies what we're all about: great golf, great accommodations and great fun all within easy reach."

Visit GolfHoliday.com for information on this and other Myrtle Beach golf packages.

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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