Golf News for Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Travel

South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday offers summer golf vacations

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -- the Grand Strand's official golf package portal - announces a full slate of vacation options for all budgets and ideal for families, golf groups and couples to have a value-packed summer getaway.

After a long winter with record low temperatures and historic winter storms, a chilly, wet spring, and cool summer forecast for the Northeast and Midwest, vacationers will find the sunshine and warmth of the coastal Carolinas in June through Sept. a relief. With more than 60 miles of sweeping Atlantic Coast oceanfront and 100-plus area courses, there is more than enough beach and golf for all.

The area additionally features top-flight attractions like The Alabama Theatre, The House of Blues, Brookgreen Gardens, The Bowery, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and the seafood hotspot of Murrells Inlet, For baseball fans, the Pelicans - a Class A advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers - play at one of the best outdoor stadiums in the game (TicketReturn.Com Field).

Home to tens of thousands of rooms -- both beachfront and inland -- summer can result in significant savings on stay-and-play offers, even for last minute bookings. Here is a sampling of the numerous Grand Strand offers now available:

• "Families & Fairways" from North Myrtle Beach Golf: From $70 per person June 1 - Aug. 23 (seven-nights, quad occupancy), this family- or golf group-friendly offer features a stay in a three-bedroom oceanfront condo at Malibu Pointe in North Myrtle Beach. Daily afternoon rounds are included on a choice of Aberdeen, Arcadian Shores, Myrtle Beach National's South Creek and West Course, Meadowlands, Myrtlewood's Palmetto and Pine Hills courses, River Hills, and Waterway Hills. http://tinyurl.com/cm5f3u8

• Classic Golf Getaways' "Carolina Border Package": With three-night accommodations included at heralded Barefoot Resort in the North Strand near a multitude of fun, family attractions, play three rounds on a choice of Black Bear (with a free pig roast on Fridays), Meadowlands, River Hills and Farmstead. This deluxe stay-and-play starts at $265 per person from June 3 - Sept. 4 based on quad occupancy (cart fees, taxes included). http://tinyurl.com/d7prcsf

• Traditional Golf Packages' "North End Four Nights / Four Rounds": Starting at $251 per person (quad occupancy, taxes and fees included) through Sept. 4, this superb stay-and-play is highlighted by four rounds on a choice of Carolina National, Rivers Edge, Crow Creek, Sandpiper Bay, Pearl East or West along with lunch and two beers at the course each day. Choose spacious, comfortable accommodations in either Brunswick Plantation, Crow Creek or Sandpiper Bay. http://tinyurl.com/cduncs9

"Savvy travelers are more flexible and knowledgeable about when and where the 'best deals' are," says Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "With our combination of packages for all budgets and roster of countless summer activities, the Grand Strand is tough to beat for a 'fun in the sun' fix."

Numerous airlines offer direct flights to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) from more than 20 cities from Canada to Florida. The Grand Strand is 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.

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 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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