Golf News for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Travel

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday offers getaways for Canadian travelers

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is highlighting a diverse cross-section of customized, member packages perfect for Canadians seeking value-packed vacation options.

According to a 2013 National Golf Foundation (NGF) survey, Myrtle Beach is the No. 1 U.S. destination of core Canadian golf travelers. Plus vacationers can take full advantage of WestJet's new nonstop service from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) starting May 2.

In addition to the Grand Strand's 100-plus layouts, the area features famous attractions like The Alabama Theatre, The House of Blues, Broadway at the Beach, the seafood hotspot of Murrells Inlet, and 60-plus miles of sweeping Atlantic Coast oceanfront. For baseball fans, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans - a Class A advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers - play at one of the great stadiums in the minor leagues (TicketReturn.Com Field).

Sample packages include:

• Mar Vista's "Play Four, Get One Free" - Play four rounds on a choice of 14 outstanding area courses including one round on either Grande Dunes Golf Course, Members Club at Grande Dunes or King's North with an additional 18 free. Starts at $380 per golfer. http://www.golfholiday.com/packages/mar-vista/

• The "FREE for All" - This MBGolf.com package is highlighted by three nights' accommodations in its Oceanfront or Barefoot Resort condos, three rounds, daily lunch and two beers at the course and pizza delivered right to your rental. Available courses include Azalea Sands, Beachwood, Brunswick Plantation, Carolina National, Crow Creek, Diamond Back, Heron Point, Indigo Creek, Pearl East & West, River's Edge, River Oaks and Sandpiper Bay. Starts at $197 per golfer. http://www.golfholiday.com/packages/mbgolfcom/

• Myrtlewood Village's "Exclusive Stay and Play": Through June 2, groups of all sizes can book a three-night stay with tee-times at three pristine courses: Myrtlewood Palmetto, Myrtlewood Pinehills and Pine Lakes from only $281 per golfer. Extras include a dinner certificate to Carrabba's Italian Grill, breakfast each morning at the Myrtlewood Golf Clubhouse and a Pine Lakes golf jacket. http://www.golfholiday.com/packages/myrtlewood-golf-resort--villas/

• Barefoot Golf Vacations' "Buy Three and Get Fourth Round Free": Play Barefoot Resort's exclusive Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye courses in the North Stand. This package features three nights' lodging, four rounds, cart fees, taxes and daily breakfast at the clubhouse. Mention the promotion code "4thRoundFree" to receive the fourth round at no charge. Starts at $457 per person. http://www.golfholiday.com/packages/barefoot-golf-vacations/

"WestJet's new non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach provides Canadians with quick travel times and easy access to our vast array of affordable vacation options," says Bill Golden, president of Golf Holiday. "With all the golf, nightlife, dining options and fun offered here on the Grand Stand, we're tough to beat for a getaway to long remember."

For more information about golf packages in Myrtle Beach, 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. 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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