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planning of coming to play golf in Sept. wife doesn't play need room on ocean front for her. would be just the 2 of us
-- Donald Troutman (djtjet@pennyrile.net) - Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 23:04:22

I am coming down in december and would like to know what the rates of golfing along with staying down in a motel room with 4 people that i have. and also i am coming in november 11 or so along with 12 people. and would like to know the rates of golf courses also i would like to play the grand dunes,oyster bay,blackwood,glen dornoch,rivers edge,heritage, and maybe farmstead.this is what i like to play when coming in november of 2003 along with motel rates that are there. can you help me or at least to get infomation on a package deal. thank you drew fatzinger
-- drew fatzinger (hoofty2@yahoo.com) - Sunday, July 6, 2003 at 13:56:56

I will be in myrtle beach june 7-14th. I am an 9 handicap and will be on vacation with my family. I am looking for a group or threesome to play with for that week. I can play every day. Please emial me thanks Tom
-- THOMAS JACKSON (TGOLF344@AOL.COM) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 11:53:48

We are staying at the Barefoot Resort in late Sept. this year. I'm trying to get a golf package for one week for courses in that area for 2 players. Their 4 courses are too expensive. Everything I find includes hotel which I do not need. Any suggestions from some one who has been there before? Thank You
-- Colbert Wood (cjwood@attbi.com) - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 16:12:26

I'm 26 years old, and I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice. Me and three of my friends are planning to go to Myrtle Beach for a thursday thru sunday trip. We will probably go anywhere from March 15,2001 to April 15,2001. We are all looking to play 5 rounds of awesome golf, visit the hottest night clubs, and get a hotel room close to the beaches. We don't know when the spring break crowd fills up the beaches, but we would like to find out. We would apreciate any response, THANK YOU ALL.
-- Jon Hollifield (Hollifield2@cs.com) 1/28/2001

possom trot, man o war, long bay and belle terre were ALL beautiful
-- paul simko (paul@careerbuzz.com) submitted 5/6/1999

4/14/99. Spent 4 great days at the beach. The weather was excellent 75 plus each day. Played Legends Heathland which was in great shape and a good first course as it's wideopen. The Wizard was great, the greens are large and in great condition. The finishing holes are beautiful and very challenging. DO NOT play Belle Terre!!! It is not worth the money. The course was not in good shape and was not any fun to play. We finished up at Heather Glen and loved it. The course is beautiful and well maintained. If you want good Mexican food (try the poppers) go to the Burro Loco on bypass 17.
-- JED020 (jed020@webtv) submitted 4/16/1999

Ref.Bar Harbour Resort info.req.-We're planning our first family vacation to MB - May 6-13/99 /2 adults, 2 seniors, 2 children, 10, 6 and would appreciate referrals on a 4 or 5 star resort. We are considering the Bar Harbour Resort-N.Ocean Blvd - would appreaciate comments.our-N.Ocean Blvd. Thank you, Ecain, NB, Canada - cain@nbnet.nb.ca
-- ECain (cain@nbnet.nb.ca) submitted 4/15/1999

We will be heading for MyrtleBeach in one week for our 6th year. We are a family of 6 and we always take a friend along. We have always rented from Condo-World in North Myrtle Beach. They have the best rates of any of the rental places and their condos are fantastic. Greatpeople work there and they treat you super. We enjoy Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach and the uotlet stores on 501.So much to do and see in MB. I enjoy golfing with friends that also go each year, but we are finding that their rates are becoming outrageous. It costs as much for 6 rounds as it does for a membership for the year up here. Great places to eat are T-Bonz, Outback Steak House, and the Outrigger. My wife got gift certificates for T-Bonz and Outback for me as Christmas gifts! Cant wait to use them. We willeventually retire to the MB area. As soon as we arrive we will be making our reservations for 2000. Jack Armstrong
-- Anonymous submitted 4/7/1999

For a simple, neat and clean trip... . Start with staying at The Legends. Larry Young knows what he is doing! Moorland, Heathland, Oyster Bay and Marsh Harbor are all winners in the Legends group. I have not had the honor to play Parland (yet). The Heritage Club stands out as a must play each time. While you're in SC, might as well do yourself a favor and take on Tidewater. I can't say enough good things. Larry won't mind. He knows a good thing when he sees it. 1/99
-- Finneous Whalen (ebwmjw@aol) submitted 1/24/1999

My friends and I went last year 98 in February. theres eight of us.(our handicaps are 14 through 21 ) we played Lions Paw which we though was really nice. We played nine holes after on the same course and payed only the cart fee and though that was great.We played Bay Tree Silver course .It was OK but the greens needed a little work.We did like the pictures that were shot of us on the first hole.This year in feb. of 99 were playing Lions paw again,River Hills,and Burning Ridge E. course.As you can see we go on a low badget.and play on nunsurcharge courses.I'd like hear from someone that has played other nunsurcharge and let me know what they think of them. P.S. We stayed with Condotel and though It was great. --Joe Heredia( JHER213635@AOL.COM
-- (JHer213635@aol.com) submitted 1/11/1999

3D Stayed at the Breakers on 27th st. Good package deal. Played Caledonia, very nice, Beechwood was a track not impressed, Eagles Nest was not to bad played rather nice, Riverhills was a little better than Beechwood Wedgwood-would not recommend probalbley really nice at one time Gauntlet at St James. Very nice, take good care of it was=20 worth the extra drive
-- 3DDave A (3DDidn'twanna@leave.com) submitted 9/15/1998

Been to M.B. 7x in the last 4 years both with my non golfer wife and with 3 other friends. We have gone either in April or November. We are planing our 3rd annual golf trip for this Nov. What has been clearly the case that the fairways and greens have been in excellent shape in April but have been in less than top shape by Nov. We generally stay at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort and play their courses which are very nice. Played Caledonia 2 years ago Nov and it was in excellent shape but we hit it on a freezing windy day and really couldn't appreciate it. Played Tradition when it was first opened and the grass hadn't grown in. Will probably play it this trip. I have played Tidewater several times, nice course, good shape this past April but really don't know why its rated #1. I enjoyed playing it but $100.?? Played Blackmoor, liked it, a little easier than some. My higher handicap friends liked Seagull. Wasn't in the best of shape last Nov. We are thinking of pickin! g up Heritage or Pawleys Plantat ion this trip. Does any body have some very current experiences. What courses are in good shape now (Fall 1998). By the way if your at M.B. don't miss the Legends in Concert show. September 1998
-- Paul Shoobe (110655.3302@compuserve.com) submitted 9/10/1998

My wife and I have been going to for the past 7 years and have never had a bad experience. We have stayed at the Breakers or one of the Sands hotels. Best course by far is Caladonia. Other choices are Oyster Bay, Moreland, The Dunes,and Tidewater. My wife's fav is Blackmoor. For a great place to eat try Sam Sneads. Best ribs in town and a oak grilled grouper that is tops.
-- T McFeely (temcfe@ark.ship.edu) submitted 8/27/1998

Group of eight men travel to MB every year in March for seven years. Our favorite residence is Leitchfield because they can accomodate all eight in one 4 bedroom condo with a large kitchen (like we use it) and a hugh TV room. Beacause we stay south we normaly play Caledonia & Blackmoor on Day 1; A pair of courses in the center of MB and one course in the north. We try new courses every year and are seldom disappointed. Two years ago we went to Man O' War and found they double-booked the tee times. We could not make our second tee time. Any new suggestions are appreciated. We understand that MB National is a must play. What else?
-- Bob Elbert (elbert@iglou.com) submitted 8/26/1998

3DJust got back from M.B. Eight glorious days of sun, beach, food= , and golf. Stayed at the Landmark Resorts. Nice room, plenty of water attractions (numerous indoor and outdoor pools and lazy rivers), but the place is HUGE. Always had to wait at least five minutes for the elevators (we were on the 14th floor). A car is a must. No matter where you want to go... it's a drive from whereever you are. If you're renting a car by the mile you'll get killed. Plenty of food places. Our favorites were NASCAR and HOOTERS. The food was large portions and great quality. Also the atmosphere was fantastic. Judge carefully the seafood buffets. Thereare tons. We tried STEERS and was greatly disapionted. =20 Golf courses played were Racoon Run (run down, fairways and greens were beat up, muni courses in NJ are in better shape but it's the best priced deal in town) Gator HJole ( beautiful course GREEN GRASS everywhere, very scenic but the staff was not friendly) ?Possom Trot ( nice course, varying holes, great shape, friendly staff)=20
-- 3DHuff Kotwica (3DHuff12@aol.com) submitted 8/18/1998

We just got back from our seventh annual vacation to Myrtle Beach. This year there was a group of eighteen of us ( husbands, wives and kids) and we all stayed at the OCEAN CREEK RESORT. What a place ! The rooms were great (we stayed in the south tower) and the view was fantastic. One of the rooms( 6th fl) even had a outdoor deck the size of both the dinning room and kitchen put together. The pool area's were clean and the lunches at the outdoor beach club were tasty and reasonably priced. One real nice feature is that Barefoot Landing is right across the road so we had easy access to restaurants and shopping. The grounds were very clean and well kept . Another nice feature is the towers are so far back from the road that your not bothered by road traffic noise. While we were there we played Belle Tere, River Hills, LongBay and The Pearl. I would recommend all of the courses with the exception of Belle Tere. It was WAY over priced for a course that is nothing spectacular. LongBay was tough (greens like glass) . The Pearl was my fav. We're all looking forward to heading back next May.
-- Dave T. Elliott" (davetelliott@unn.unisys.com) submitted 6/2/1998

Just got back from golf trip. We played premium courses and were treated to some outstanding golf. Following is our debrief of each course that might be helpful to those golfers trying to decide what courses to play: Golfers in my group shoot between 85 and 100 from the white tees.

Course rankings(ranked by my group, however, Glen Dornach at number 10 is probably better than 80 courses at MB): These are all top notch courses in my opinion.

1. Caledonia--- Most beautiful course ever played?take your camera!!!!! Challenging but inspiring. Makes you use all clubs in your bag. Fish stew was not as good as advertised. Expensive, but worth it!
2. Oyster Bay--- Great service, great condition, enjoyable course layout.
3. River Club--- Great condition, challenging layout, a golfer?s course- rewards good shots
4. Heritage--- Very pretty, 350 year old oak trees, very challenging, but the greens have too many tiers that are so demanding that you have too many 3-4 putt greens. Also, the greens are very hard.
5. Pawley?s Plantation ---Very nice design. Some holes by the marshlands are spectacular. However, the greens are so hard and protected, that if you cannot put spin on the ball, you cannot hold them. This proved to be the most difficult course our group played.
6. Marsh Harbour--- This was a beautiful course also. Lots of doglegs. Definite replay!
7. Wachesaw East--- Best greens in Myrtle Beach. Big greens but they roll true. Not much sand around the greens, but need to chip or pitch with 60 degree wedge because of green speed. LPGA was there one week prior so course was in excellent shape. Best digital caddy system in MB!!!
8. Sea Trail-Rees Jones--- Second toughest course played. Outstanding condition. Great test of golf. While Pawley?s was difficult for all, this course could be handled with your ?A? game.
9. Wild Wing ? Falcon--- A links-style course in excellent condition. Many of us scored well there. Also, the management does a good job of customer service.
10. Glen Dornach--- This is target golf at its best. Some of the holes were very scenic. Course can be very difficult if you don?t play well, however, most of our group did well.
-- (jmessina@uswest.net) submitted 5/04/1998

Was in MB the month of March 1998. Weather was so so but had a great time except for a bad experience at True Blue golf course. For 104.00 I expected a golf course that was completed. Not temp Tee as on no 6 or rent a johns or a hole (no 2) where the cup liner came out of the hole or no4 that had a green as bad as i have ever seen . I could go on about the course condition but it was the people that run it that really turned me off!!! We were told that the reason we were a hour and a half late getting started was because of the frost and they had 80 yes 80 bad golfers in the morning. We did not get to complete our round as I guess all the rangers went home after everyone started in the PM. And we play a round in 4 hr. or less! True Blue you will never see our group again or will I ever tell anyone to go there. Bye Bye Brunobee@ aol.comr
-- Bruno Scavo (Brunobeer@aol.com) submitted 4/11/1998

I was told that their is a company or two that sell Tee times that are not taken at various courses at a discount. Much like Broadway plays. If anyone knows the name or number please post it.
-- BCarragher (BCarragher@aol.com) submitted 3/6/1998

Three guys from Scotland are visiting MB for the fifth itme in late April early May for 11 rounds of golf. We have never played the same course twice, and we have never been dissappointed yet. Maybe somebody going solo would like to make up a fourball.
-- IGleghorn (IGleghorn@aol.com) submitted 3/5/1998

I've read through all the posted comments and failed to see anything about vacation condos. My husband and I own property on Shore Drive, at Pelican's Watch and Pelican's Landing. Shore Drive is on the north end of Myrtle Beach, almost in North Myrtle Beach. For those familiar with the Area, these two units are between Ocean Annie's beachfront club, and the Radisson Kingston Plantation. For those of you unhappy with your accomodations, a three-bedroom condo is very reasonable, especially in off-season (Sept to May). We happen to rent through Chicora Beach Holiday, but there are other companies that represent these properties. My family loves the beach! Our favorite restaurants are Rossi's, Bovine's in Murrell's Inlet, and believe it or not, the Nascar Cafe. Myrtle Waves on Bypass 17 is great. Broadway at the Beach is everything they advertise. We visited the aquarium and thought it was great. Outlet Mall on 501 is also great. We also like to rent a pontoon and cruise up the waterway to Bird Island. We have golfed MB National, Wild Wing, the Grandaddy, Waterway Hills, Arcadian Shores to name a few... the more expensive the course, the better shape they are in. You will find golf specials, and if you decide on a less-expensive course, it is typically not as nice.
-- Beverly Leutloff (leutb@keynet.net) submitted 2/28/1998

We are a group of first timers to MB. Hoping to have the golf week of a lifetime. We have a wide range of handicaps 7-24. Any suggestions on courses that we must play?
-- Frank Drowota (Drowotfr@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu) submitted 2/26/1998

2-18-98 Just returned from the MB area. Spent 4 great days in the area and the weather held up. Had planned on 5 rounds of golf, but could only get in 4 due too a storm late in the day. I would like to comment on the courses we played. The Mooreland at the Legends resort. what a lay out! Very interesting, very undulating with a use of every club in your bag. Just loved the live bagpipe playing near the club house. Treated very courtiously and would recommend play here anyday of the week. I did find, however , the only thing about the course was that the greens were abit beaten w/ sand in places, made putts slow. Overall in good shape dispite the weather the South has had this winter. We then played Heather Glen and Glen Dornoch. Both beautiful places to play and the course were in good shape w/ Heather Glen more wet that Glen Dornoch. What we liked was the close proximity the two course have w/ each other especially if you plan on playing 2 courses in a day. Not to mention 2 of South! CArolina's very best to offer in this area. We finally played Caladonia. WOW!!!! Short but you really don't notice this much because of the challanging layout. In great shape and we were treated well by the staff too. I can't wait to try other's in the Grand Strand area in year's to come.I would also we ate a restaurant named Flo's Place in Murrell's inslet. Great seafood and raw bar w/ that off the beaten path atmosphere!
-- tim crawford (tcrawf@endor.com) submitted 2/18/1998

Wife and I just returned from our 5th trip in 2+ years. These are a few of our faves.....
Heathland @ The Legends - in the most immaculate shape ever
Marsh Harbour - Older serene and beautiful
Caledonia - Newer Serene and an incredible design
The Pearl - Either course is a treat (East/West)
Moorland @ The Legends - PGA West of the East
Heritage - Challenging and Long
One to avoid is : Bay Tree Plantation - We had a horrible experience at this place.
Midway Deli (near 75th in a strip mall behind a bank) is a dynamite New York style Deli for a sandwich. If you go here please tell Jack the couple from Atlanta said hello! Carolina Roadhouse has a great salad and prime rib. We enjoyed this last trip at the Caravelle Resort.
-- J Dodd (twododds@juno.com) submitted 2/5/1998

I am planning to visit Myrtle Beach for a few days in late April as part of a weeklong Carolinas trip with my 16 year old son. We would like to golf one or two days, but we're both beginners - I've golfed maybe three or four times in the last 30 years, my son has never golfed 18 holes, but has used a driving range and putting green. Any suggestions on where we might try that would be tolerant to players such as ourselves. We would appreciate any tips especially from similar 'non-golfers' who have golfed at Myrtle Beach. Thanks.
-- Jim (jpstew@banet.net) submitted 2/5/1998

Be sure not to miss the newest and coolest miniature golf facility in North Myrtle Beach! It's called Mayday Golf and is on Highway 17 North. You can't miss it if you look for the big yellow airplane that is crashed right in the middle of one course. The other course features a waterfall that cascades every couple of minutes. The theme is tropical and the music is hip-wiggling Carribean! It sure beats the other ones we've played!
-- M. Leonards (rakosky@aol.com) submitted 1/15/1998

We have a group going to myrtle in March we are playing the following courses. If you have played recently let me know how you liked them. thanks . ANGEL TRACE, TIDEWATER, LONG BAY, HEATHER GLEN, BUCK CREEK, SURF CLUB
-- frank (frnk@aol.com) submitted 1/11/1998

TAKE IT FROM A GUY WHO LIVES HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the weather is very unpredictable. it could be 30 or it could be 60. it could rain but you never know. if you want CLEAN, INEXPENSIVE LODGINGS that are CENTRALLY LOCATED look no further. stay at THE CALYPSO MOTOR INN. rooms are very clean. they are remodeling one of the three bldgs. right now. rooms are the cheapest in town. they are located right in the center of myrtle beach and anywhere you go from there is easy to get to. the staff if friendly and helpful. maid service is great. laundry facilities. well lit parking right outside the front door. it is 1 block back from the beach which means you can see the beach but it takes you 2 min. to walk across ocean blvd. and be on the beach. hardly a sacrifice this time of year. CALL (843) 448-5266 ext. 100
hot golfing at THE WIZARD, MAN O WAR, and LEGENDS
hot night life: monday: YESTERDAY'S (9:00-finish) tuesday: LIBERTY STEAK HOUSE AND BREWERY (4:00-7:00) wednesday: MALIBU'S BEACH CLUB (11:00-finish) thursday: BAHAMA BEACH CLUB (11:00-finish) friday: STOOL PIGEON'S (9:00-12:00) and MALIBU'S BEACH CLUB (12:00-finish) saturday: XANADU (12:00-finish) sunday: MURPHY'S LAW SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (all day)
restaurants: THE LIBRARY (expensive), THE MELTING POT, YAMATO JAPANESE STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE, LIBERTY STEAK HOUSE AND BREWERY, HARD ROCK CAFE, T-BONZ, HOUSE OF BLUES, MURPHY'S LAW. it is the off season so you can't expect perfect weather, stay anywhere, go anywhere, or do anything you want to do and have fun. you need to know the locals places to stay and go during the off season. follow my guide and you will have a blast during the off season in myrtle beach.
-- Barry Yane (byane@cfec.sccoast.net) submitted 12/22/1997

My wife and I just got back yesterday and had a great time. The Heritage was the best course I've ever played--incredible greens. Oyster Bay had a great layout-real challenging with beautiful holes. Blackmoor was my wife's favorite--good condition and not too intimidating for women, yet fun to play for men. We were paired with some of the nicest people too. Carolina Roadhouse had great salad and prime rib.Las Vegas Golf and Martins had the best deals, Golf dimensions was most expensive. Stayed at the Caravelle--excellent place, we're going back there next year.Can hardly wait!
-- gary (schultz@mnsi) submitted 10/26/1997

Best course on the strand is gator hole. Tough Tough course nice people and friendly servants. Best rest. is noonies east. Best goos goos on the easr coast.
-- dan dooby (d dooby@erols.com) submitted 9/10/1997

We played all 3 Baytree courses in March '97. All of the greens were ruined from someone applying roundup in the fertilizer. Has anyone on the Net played these courses since then and what are the conditions of the greens now?
-- Greg Hayes (Greg_Hayes@CCKRDC.CA.ALCAN.CA) submitted 9/05/1997

Just returned from a week in M.B. Stayed at Coral Beach Resort - very satisfied, especially enjoyed oceanfront bar, grill and d.j. Loved Broadway at the Beach. Fireworks on Tuesday nights - spectacular. Husband and son golfed M.B. National, (King's North), Arrowhead, Wacashaw (sp?) and Oyster Bay - they enjoyed all of them. Restaurants - Carolina Roadhouse - great, Dick's Last Resort - very entertaining. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return next year! Email me for any tips. Pins 718@aol.com
-- (Pins718@aol.com) submitted 8/30/1997

We are leaving for Myrtle Beach in 6 days and will be staying at the Sand Dunes for 7 nights. This will be my 12th ? time going down and I am as excited about going this time as I was the first time I went. We plan on visiting Broadway at the Beach , the water slides, the go-kart park and eating out every night. Sand Dunes offers free summer golf and my dad, husband and oldest son will be going out every day. I plan on sitting on the beach all day or by the pool. Maybe we'll take a day trip to Charleston also. We plan on going to Texans for dinner one night and possibly Dixie Stampede. The Sand Dunes has a kids program that I plan to encourage them to participate in at least 1 or 2 days and we''ll be sharing a 2br oceanfront suite with the grandparents. Can't wait, We'll be there soon. The Webbers golfwebb@aol.com submitted 8-13-97
-- (GOLFWEBB@aol.com) submitted 8/13/1997

Been golfing Myrtle Beach in late March early April last 6 yrs(weather's been perfect always)Last trip we played Man-o- War,Witch, Willbrook,Wizard,Sea Trail(Jones)& Oyster Bay. All these courses were awsome.If anybody out there knows of courses that challanges the beauty of the above courses,let me know.Because we come from the land of ice & snow, we like the golf in the before-mention timeframe (expensive) & combined with a weak Canadian$, our group of 8 are always on the hunt for a more reasonable package though last trip we thougt we did ok by the Grand Strand Motel. Also, last trip we were there during the Good Friday holiday .Wow! We had a good time!
-- John Gooddie (goods@efni.com) submitted 8/12/97

I have been to Myrtle Beach and played golf every year from 1982 to 1992, I am going back this year after having moved to the southwest. I will always play THE HERITAGE when I go to MB. It has proven to be a treasure. The thing I like the best about that course: It lets you take as much risk at you want to attempt. High hcp'ers have a bail out spot and low hcp'ers can go for the tough shot. It is my ONLY must play course. BKSMITH
-- BKSMITH (bksmith1@hotmail.com) submitted 6/21/97

We just came back from Myrtle Beach (June 1-6). First time for us - husband and teenage son golfed 36 holes each day. They played everything from Gator Hole to Traditions. They enjoyed them all. Moorland was their #1 spot. Make sure you golf that course. We stayed at the Sands Beach Club - a great all-suite resort - nice rooms and amenities. We ate at several places - River City Cafe, Longhorn Steak House, Gabby's Steak House (wonderful margaritas), Dick's Last Resort - no complaints on any of them. The weather could have cooperated more. My daughter and I were planning on walking and enjoying the beach. Not so. Maybe next year. We do plan on going back. Till then.
-- Linda Goltz (Lagoltz@aol.com) submitted 6/11/1997

I am traveling to MB with my family during the month of June. I have been told that there are "Family Golf Tournaments" daily through out the summer. These events use the callaway handicap system so golfers of all skill levels can compete. Does anyone know how I could find more information about these tournaments? Thanks for the help! Please e-mail me at: Rickwescott@worldnet.att.net.
-- Rick Wescott (rickwescott@worldnet.att.net) submitted 6/7/1997

I just returned from Myrtle Beach last week (May3-10/97) We stayed at Myrtle Beach Resort in south Myrtle Beach - almost Surfside Beach. We rented 2bedroom condo privately - it was nice - the outdoor pools were not heated and with the wind from the ocean it was too cold - not very many people were swimming outdoors. The indoor pool was like a bath! We were looking forward to going to the Ripleys Aquarium with our little guy but it wasn't open yet. I believe they said May 23. The shopping was OK - we always go to TJ Maxx and the malls. The outlet mall was dead - there are alot of empty stores - didn't find as many deals as usual. We stayed two years ago at the Plantation Resort on the 2 Deer Track golf courses - it was more expensive but worth it - washer and dryer in unit, backed onto 18th hole, sun on balcony all day, bigger unit, and indoor pool and fitness centre. They are building a new outdoor pool - we drove in, its not finished yet - but should be soon. It's great for golfers - $25 a round includes cart (its an ok course), and they don't need the car - so we can shop! We did most of our shopping at the Wal-Mart plaza - had two good clothing stores and a shoe store, Wal-mart has a huge grocery store in it, and whole store is open 24 hours. Looking forward to going back next year. We used to go to Florida for years, now MB is our choice - closer and cheaper!
-- Linda Culumovic (lculumovic@equist.com) submitted 5/14/1997

Well, we just got back from MB, and although the weather was not as nice as we had hoped, we still managed to get our 6 rounds in...just wanted to give my thoughts on the courses.
1. Indigo Creek - nice, fast greens; LOTS of water; course in good shape; some narrow fairways (some houses which are a little too close to the fairway for my liking); some very nice holes that require shot making.
2. Possum Trot - fairways in nice shape; greens showed some patches where players had not fixed ball marks in the past; lots of people, although pace of play was not particularly slow.
3. Brunswick Plantation - enjoyed this course; #15 is a nice hole; strange...like playing two different courses...open on front nine and more enclosed on back nine; greens were in nice shape and not overly fast or slow...couple of greens on the back nine were a little patchy.
4. Panther's Run - not particularly impressed by this course; well maintained, wide open; I don't know where the books get the "dramatic changes in elevation" because we thought it was a pretty flat course; PROBABLY NOT WORTH IT IF YOU HAVE TO PAY A SURCHARGE!!!
5. Long Bay - MAN...THIS WAS A TOUGH COURSE!!! Well maintained; fast, undulating greens; people were friendly; THE BAD??? Well, if you are a high handicapper like me, you will have A LONG DAY!!! No, I did not play from the back tees. The greens are set up for wedges in, using balatas and you MUST be able to spin the ball, otherwise the ball will NOT HOLD!! My friend who is a 6 handicap made this comment!! The greens just don't set up well for your second shot in otherwise. They are long and skinny. We commented that Jack wanted to save money on greens!!!
6. Heathland - Man this is a NICE COURSE!!! To get a true appreciation for this course, I would recommend that you play from the back tees!!! People are friendly, the course is well maintained and there are some REALLY nice holes...#6 and #16 stand out!!! I think I will make this a must play every year!!
We stayed at the Sea-Mist and, as always, the package is inexpensive and the people are always helpful. Places to go eat...try Damon's and Umberto's at Barefoot Landing (We AlWAYS GO HERE FOR THE OSSO BUCCO!!).
-- Jeff Chan (jchan@baynet.net) submitted 4/20/1997

weather was in the mid 70's for all 4 days. We played arrowhead which was in great shape, Blackmoor which we loved, the Witch was disappointing because the tee boxes on the back 9 were in really poor condition as were some of the greens. The back nine was great and almost made up for the front nine. On the last day we played the Heritage which is a must play for all golfers. The Watersedge Hotel was great as usual. We found an awesome Mexican resturant on 17 bypass call Fiesta De Burro Loco. The food was hot and spicey and the servings were large.
-- PUMA submitted 4/9/97

Will be heading down to M.B. in the late summer with four buddies. Planning on playing these courses:
1. PAWLEYS PLANTATION
2. THE WITCH
3. MARSH HARBOUR
4. HERITAGE
5. LEGENDS-PARKLAND
6. WILD WING-FALCON
WIll we be disappointed with any of these choices? Any suggestions on other courses.
-- Frank Ligas (Frank.Ligas@worldnet.att.net) submitted 4/1/1997

Top 5 courses in Myrtle Beach:
1-Tidewater- pay the $, it's worth it
2-Caledonia- great views
3-Heritage- most scenic of all courses
4-Pine Lakes- Makes you feel like the olden days
5-Colonial Charters- Cheap and good
Visit Martins for great golf equipment.
Eat at Shenanigans
Broadway at the Beach is awesome
-- Derek H. submitted 4/1/1997

3/25 I've been going to the beach for 6 years and love it.. My top 5 courses:
1) Tidewater - pricey but well worth it excellent par 3's
2) Heritage - A great layout very tough greens
3) Kings North - Loved the new layout.
4) Calidonia - A pleasure to play a unique course> The tee boxes were getting a little beat up.
5) Blackmoor - a Plush course. I especially loved the back nine.
My favorite place to stay is the Watersedge in Garden City
-- Big Dog submitted 3/25/1997

We loved MB so much we're planning our trip back this May. Last May we played Pawley's (twice), Heritage, Wild Wing, and Moorland. Each had it's own special touch -- traps at Moorland are like fish -- they have lips. We avoided Crooked Stick; it didn't look the least inviting. As for food, the mainstream restaurants are so-so; try Yum-Yum's (spelling ?) just south of Pawley's Plantation on the east side if you aren't afraid of sitting on picnic benches and licking your fingers.
-- Rocki (rld10@psu.edu) submitted 3/17/1997

I have a group of eight guys going to Myrtle Beach for the first time. Average handicap in group is a 9 with lowest being a 6 and highest being an 11. Any recommendations for challenging and scenic courses as well as accomodations. Plan on playing 4 days of golf at as many different courses as possible. Respond to Brian L. at Familyattny@aol.com or BSLJustice@aol.com
-- (FAMILYATNY@aol.com) submitted 3/16/1997

Just returned from a golf vacation in MB (3/3 - 3/6/97). Weather was great (mid 70's to low 80's) with all sunshine and no rain. Stayed at a condo associated with the Carribbean Resort. We played Heron Point, Waterway Hills (27 hole course) and Eagle Nest. Waterway Hills was the best of the three (Nice fairways and excellent greens plus many bunkers for those who like the beach), however Eagle Nest was challenging. Recommend checking into replays for the courses you play and schedule them with your tee times. You only have to pay the cart fee and you could save some bucks and still o.d. on golf. Good places to eat are Capt. Benjamin's Calabash, Damon's Ribs, New York Prime (on 28th Ave.), Cagney's, Rossi's (Italian), and you can't forget Hooter's. We decided to fly and used Myrtle Beach Express (1 1/2 hour filght from Newark - Landed at 11:00 a.m. and our tee time was 1:00 p.m.). Air fair was cheap ($165.00 round trip - 4th person flies free - they divide the other three rates amongst the foursome).
-- Frank Lauri (flauri@epix.net) submitted 3/13/1997

Coming to MB in April, would appreciate comments on the Breakers resort. Also playing the following courses any comments welcome: Glen Dornoch, Tideater, The Dunes, Parkland, Caledonia, Wicked Stick.
Thanks
-- Randy McNeil (Randym@kent.net) submitted 3/12/97

I am a student at NC State Univ. I have live in NC all my life and have played alot of the Grand Strands courses. The best course I have ever played there is The Gauntlet at St. James Plantation. They are opening a new 18 hole layout too. But Lockwood is usually good except for last year, when their greens burnt up, but the res of the course was good.
-- Ryan Cunningham (rgcunni2@unity.ncsu.edu) submitted 3/6/1997

28/02/97 Yey, fellow golfers! I just want to say that I have been to MB once last March Break and it was amazing. I felt like a little kid at a candy store with the vast selection of golf courses. A few buddies and myself stayed at the Carolina Winds Condos; it was paradise. However, the best part of our stay was the golf. The course we played most often was River Oaks.It was a great but challenging course. It's perfect for the imaginative shotmaker. I just wanted to reccomend the River Oaks to all the golfers heading to MB. Have fun and be sure to try it out.
-- Paul Man (pman@wcbe.edu.on.ca) submitted 2/28/1997

I have only been to MB once and it was the greatest golf experience I ever had. A couple of friends and myself stayed and the Carolina Winds. It was an ocean front condo right in the middle of MB. The course that we played most often was River Oaks. This is a great course for imaginative shot makers. I would suggest this course to anyone who loves a challange. Also one of the reasons we chose River Oaks is because we got such a great deal; if you tee off before 8:00am you get the round and a power cart for only $20.
-- Paul Stumpf (pstumpf@nine.net) submitted 2/27/97

I have lived here for a while and enjoy the golf. My favorite course is Heather Glen. It is up on the north end and always in good shape. They opened a new course near there called Glen Dornoch. I haven't heard a lot about the new course. Does any one have any info or comments on Glen Dornoch or Heather Glen?
-- Buck (ggore@sccoast.net) submitted 2/25/97

My family is heading back to MB once again this summer! We have previously stayed at OCEAN PARK. It has steadilly gone done hill and I would not reccommend it. This year we are thinking about CARAVELLE RESORT. Does anybody have any experience with this resort? Excellent courses to golf are The Witch, Wild Wing Avocet, and my favorite, Pawley's Plantation (I'll bet you that you will be cursing Jack by the time you are through) This year I am looking at Dunes, Long Bay, Tidewater, and Man o War. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks!
-- Thomas Boileau (tboileau@juno.com) submitted 2/22/97

2/21/97- It's that time of year again. My friends and I are returning to Myrtle Beach this May for the fourth year. We are planning to play King's North, Moorland at Legends, Belle Terre, and Caledonia. We have a couple of slots open and would welcome any suggestions . How are the courses previously mentioned? I have not heard anything about King's North or Belle Terre. Last year we played Oyster Bay and I felt it was over rated. How can your signature hole have a tee area that is a sand filled mat? Thanks for any input you can give me.
-- Bob Keiper (keip@postoffice.ptd.net) submitted 2/22/97

BEEN TO EVERY COURSE IN MYRTLE. THERE ARE SOME GREAT ONES TO PLAY AND THE BEST ARE:
1:TIDEWATER(CONDITIONS ARE ULTIMATE,BENT GREENS)
2:PARKLAND(FROM BACK TEES EXTREME TOUGH)
3:DUNES(TEST EVERY CLUB IN BAG, GREAT CONDITION)
4:HERITAGE(WONDERFUL LAYOUT
5:OYSTER BAY(NICE LAYOUT WITH GREAT VIEWS, JEFF HAZLE GREAT PRO)
ALL THESE COURSES MUST BE PLAYED FROM THE BACK TEES TO GET THE FULL APPRECIATIONS. FUN AND GOLF, MUST BE LIKE THIS IN HEAVEN.
-- JOSEPH LAPPIN (PILARZ111@AOL.COM) submitted 2/18/97

We have visited MB for the last three years during early June. We have stayed at the Sands Beach Club and find it reasonable and we love the location. We will be visiting again in June and would like some input on three golf courses we are thinking of playing. Angels Trace, Island Green and Bay Tree. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
-- Jim Cannon (abby99@erols.com) submitted 2/15/97

02-11-97 So what's the real story re: Wicked Stick? Our group is set up for April. I'm hearing mixed messages....is it too severe?....in bad shape? does it make a big difference what tees we play?...how's the service? ...should we play the Witch instead? Our low handicap is 11...our high is 24! Appreciate any comments?
-- Pete Smithmier (smithmierp@detroitedison.com) submitted 2/11/97

I've been going down to Myrtle beach for years and I know good golf when I see it, and the Legends Golf Courses are great. The villas are good they have two totally different and challenging courses nice staff and good prices. the legends are in the middle of all the entertainment, so if you stay anywhere for a Myrtle Beach vacation, I'd recomend the Legends
-- Phil Paterno (ppaterno@mw.k12.ny.us) submitted 2/02/1997

my family is planning a trip to mrytle beach the first week of April. We did not buy a hotel/golf package and wanted to know the best courses and green fees for a first time vistor. We are actually staying in Ocean Isle North Carolina. The big question is price how much do the courses cost. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. vllm@aol.com 1/97
-- vicky meyer (vllm@aol.com) submitted 1/29/97

My top picks:
1. Legends
2. Oyster Bay
3. The Witch
If your reading this and looking for somewhere to play this spring or summer please play these hot spots! Also, don't miss out on some great Pizza and Pasta at the Filling Station, it's all you can eat and the people are great!! Jon Kramer - Pennsylvania golf nut!
-- Jonathan Kramer (chris5@enter.net) submitted 1/26/97

My brother and I, a couple of real hacks just returned from MB (1/97). We would highly recommend playing The Witch with its great scenery is challenging but not overly intimidating. Also recommend Buck Creek for 27 holes that will challenge al
-- john "big stick" cogtoasten submitted 1/24/97

heading to MBSC in March, and although I've been and loved it, am bringing 3 newcomers for 5 rounds. I've selected 2 favs, Heritage and Oyster Bay. Three others are new to me, and would appreciate any feedback on their challenge and design. We are each 10-16 handicappers, and like longer courses. Gauntlet, River Hills, and Ocean Harbor are the others...good choices? If you haven't been to Heritage, it's the most beautiful setup I've ever seen. Oyster Bay is shorter, but picturesque. Thanx in advance for any insight.
-- steve b. (bradgrad@aol.com) submitted 1/16/97

Our group has been going to Myrtle Beach for six years. The concensus is Oyster Bay is the best course, followed closely by any of the Legends three courses. I would say that of the three Parkland is the best overall, but Moorland is the most fun. Playing the surcharge courses is definitely worth it but of the non-surcharge courses Cypress Bay is about the best we have played. Other good course are the Dunes, Long Bay, Caledonia, Heritage, and any of the Wildwing courses. Pawleys Plantation is the toughest course we've played. As Jack says he doesn't design courses for amateurs. We plan going to Myrtle at the end of Febuary, and one of our stops is at Wicked Stick, but with all the negative comments I'm starting to get worried about playing there. As far as accommodations you can't beat the Carribean. We couldn't get in their this year so we decided to go to the Beach Colony. If any body has any comments on Beach Colony it would be much appreciated. As far as restaurants the two best we found are Shenanigans and a place called T-Bones (not the chain) located in the Pawleys Island area. We've always had a great time Myrtle Beach, its definately the best golf bang for the buck.
-- ART G (sandra@mb.sympatico.ca) submitted 1/16/97

We're getting ready to go back to MB again...has anyone had any experience lately at the Atlantic Paradise Inn? Apparently, they've just remodelled some rooms there.
Q: Would you rather play Long Bay or Willbrook Plantation? We're playing Panther's Run, Possum Trot, Heathland, Brunswick, Long Bay and Indigo Creek. I've played Possum Trot before. Does anyone have any comments on the the other courses that I've listed? I would be interested in any comments for choices to play as far as non surcharge courses. Thanks.
-- Jeff Chan (jchan@baynet.net) submitted 1/13/97

We are visiting MB for our second time in early February. Several of the courses we will be playing are Longbay, The Witch, River Hills, Burning Ridge and Heritage. We are contemplating substituting Oyster Bay instead of Heritage. Does anyone have any opinions on a comparison of these two courses? or any other comments on our course selection? (we cannot afford to play ALL premium courses)
-- Martin (mwhite@odyssey.on.ca) submitted 1/13/1997

Wicked Stick was the worst golf course I have played down in Myrtle Beach in the 11 years that I have been going there. Best restaurant.....thoroughbreds..... best golf course.....Caladonia
-- tom dillon (dillmatt1@aol) submitted 1/12/97

Having planned and participated in group golf excursions to Myrtle Beach for many years, I have the benefit of input from all of the participants in our trips. I have no idea what some of these guys who praise Wicked Stick have been smoking, but the course is an all-time LOSER in the minds of the twelve guys in last years group who played there! Our advice is to avoid it! The concensus BEST is as follows: Caledonia, Oyster Bay, Heritage, Pawleys Plantation, and Tidewater. This year we will play several of these adding Angel's Trace North. There are many great courses in MB so it's hard to go wrong, UNLESS YOU PLAY WICKED STICK! PS - I seriously doubt that John Daly had anything to do with the course OTHER, of course, than picking up his check!
-- Gene (C2Gene@aol.com) submitted 1/12/97

I have been going to Myrtle Beach since I was in college (about 30 years) almost every year. Since I have had kids in school (last 18 years or so), we go right after school is out (early June). I started out in motel/hotels, but with kids, a condo is best. For the past 10 years or so we have been using Grand Strand Vacations and Thomas Realty for rentals in North Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle is the best for number of golf course close by. Yet my family has lots of things to do if they tire of laying in the sand. Some condos I have stayed in recently and recommend: Beachmaster, Ocean Garden Villa, Sea Cabin. Sea Cabin may not be as nice as the others, but is usually least expensive and has its own pier and fishing facilities. Of course, with condos every unit is maintained and furnished by it's owners, so each is different. I have played most of the older courses there and many new ones. I even have my own database set up with info on every course there. I especially like Possum Trot. It advertises itself as the "friendly course" and is. Also I'm not as long off the tee as I used to be, and the course is more playable. Other courses I play a lot and enjoy: Eagles Nest, Gator Hole, Bay Tree (3 courses), and Myrtlewood (2 courses). I like playing in the summer. Fall and Spring are more crowded/expensive on the courses. Afternoon in the summer most courses have very inexpensive specials. Our favorite restaurants are Capt. John's at Calabash (lots of excellent seafood places there) and the Outrigger just outside Possum Trot. The Outrigger has OUTSTANDING steamed, spiced shrimp.
-- Bernie Sims (bersims@csra.net) submitted 1/11/97

I've been To MB just one time but I loved it. The Witch was awsome. I'm going back in Feb. Does anyone have any good tips of where to stay or what courses to play.
-- LOAFY (jgeer@uoguelph.ca) submitted 1/8/97

WE GOT A LATE START ON OUR PLANS THIS YEAR FOR MYRTLE, SO WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET SOME OF THE BETTER COURSES. HAS ANYONE PLAYED PRESWICK, GLEN DORNUCH OR PARKLAND ? LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT.
-- MICHAEL J. (FF1050@aol.com) submitted 1/2/97

Have been going to Myrtle Beach now for the last four years for golf holiday and each year gets better and better. LONG BAY AND THE WITCH ARE A MUST ON ANY GOLFERS TRIP. Can't wait to go back for this years trip.
-- Ray Capello (Ramsquad@aol) submitted 1/2/97

A group of us spent 10 days in the MB area last March '96 playing many different courses. Our opinion of Wicked Stick is that it was lously at the time. Has anyone played it recently? We are planning another trip in March of '97 and don't know whether to take a chance again or not. Thanks
-- Dick Ethier (rethier@fortmyer.gannett.com) submitted 12/28/96

12-27-96 Have been to MB for past 13 years, usually in late October. Weather mostly very good. Best courses for me all have Bentgrass greens, or some newer hybrids similar to Bent...the Bermuda greens are very frustrating unless you're used to them. Best courses: Wild Wing-all) , Angel Trace(both), Sea Trail-all, Heritage, The Witch, Oyster Bay & Marsh Harbour, The Pearl-both, Panther Run and Lion's Paw. Tidewater a good course, but too expensive. All of above have surcharges, but worth it. Best restaurants: Flo's Place in Murrell's Inlet; Damon's; Gullyfield's; most other Murrell's Inlet places ok too. Nice place to stay in North MB is Ocean Court...nothing fancy, but Scott & Linda great to work with. Plan to bring a larger group out next year.
-- Ken Doby (Ken.Doby@state.co.us) submitted 12/27/96

A group of 12 of us will be staying in Myrtle Beach for the seventh year in a row. We are playing a few courses we have not played before. I'm asking any golfers who have played Wicked Stick, Indian Wells, Mooreland, or Wild Wing (Wood Stork) for any helpful information and opinions on these courses.
-- Scott Larkin (BrendaLarkin@msn.com) submitted 12/26/1996

I rate the top three golf course as follows
1.The Dunes
2. Caledonia
3. Tidewater
-- A GOLFER submitted 12/16/96

We have been visiting MB for the past 3 years, usually in late april. This seems to be an ideal time for us, since my wife enjoys the weather at this time of year, and I'm hooked on golf(pardon the pun)! The weather has been most accomadating! Rain has been virtually non-existent. Temp.'s low 80's day & 60's eve. Would recommend golfers play premium courses only. Last two winters have had little precipitation, so non-premium links rock-hard or greens torched! Need your assistance for upscale facility w/ ocean & courses together, preferably in North Mrylte! Please respond to mzabel@bellatlantic.com.
-- Mark Zabel (mzabel@bellatlantic.com) submitted 12/5/96

Been to M.B. 3 times...Tidewater is awesome, Arrowhead is tough, Legends is great. Ocean Forest is OK but you have to drive to other Sands resorts for breakfast (no restaurant at O.F.). Breakers is very nice. The women are nice--those southern accents get me. Northern boy looking for Southern belle that golfs...
-- Charlie (Anonymous) submitted 12/4/96

I've been to the Myrtle Beach area 10 times. Tidewater and the Heritage Club are the best courses down there. Pine Lakes was a disappointment and Colonial Charters was in rough shape. As for places to eat go to Shenanigans. If you're a golf lover, be sure to stop in Martins
-- Myrtle lover (N/A) submitted 11/14/96

Nov 13, 1996...Have been visiting the area for six years in a row and can't find one real strong complaint about any of it. Don't stay at The Helms Motel. Do stay at the Ocean Forest or Caribbean, especially the Caribbean. Do golf any Legends course, Oyster Bay, Marsh Harbour or any of the Wild Wing courses. Going to try Gator Hole, Tidewater, Arrowhead, Wicked Stick, Angels Trace(North) and Man O War in late February/early March of 1997. Any body got anything to offer on any of these courses. Best bang for your buck we think. Birdies aweigh. jonesd@rpm2.mb.ec.gc.ca
-- David Jones (jonesd@rpm2.mb.ec.gc.ca) submitted 11/13/96

11/7/96 Visited Myrtle last March.Our foursome really enjoyed Legends as we were able to play 18 at Moorland, front 9 at Heathland and back at Parkland all in one day!! We stayed at Ocean Sands which was average at best but we were there to golf anyway. Planning another trip March of 97'. Any super deal packages out there? Hit 'em long!!
-- paul gaudette (palkardot@aol) submitted 11/7/96

Four of us golfers are going to MBSC on 11-22-96 to 11-27-96 I'm intersested in golf packages or discounts only! We have A place to stay already but can't seem to find "golf only" packages or discounts,everyone so far wants to include lodging.PLEASE HELP!!Also,we want to play just the premium coarses...Tidewater...Wild Wing...Dunes...etc...
-- RANDY W BUZZO (rbuzzo@interserv.com) submitted 11/3/96

Just got back from Myrtle Beach trip with 27 other golfers. We played ANGEL'S TRACE. Excellent condition. Played LONG BAY also. That was challenging but fun and in great shape. Bad news at CAROLINA SHORES. Fairways were nice but the greens had mushrooms growing on them! Good Golfing!
-- Richard Vest (RV55@gnn.com) submitted 10/15/96

I was in Myrtle Beach for the DuPont Invitational selling SOLO GOLF equipment. I just wanted to comment on how nice I was treated by everyone. Hope I can come back soon, and anyone who is interested in new aerospace technology in golf clubs, (wind tunnel tested), please contact me for further info and brochures about SOLO GOLF. Jimmie Adams was low qualifier for the Ralph,s Senior Tournament on 9/30/96 shooting a 62 with SOLO equipment. Bill Viele wfvone@pe.net 10/10/96
-- Bill Viele (wfvone@pe.net) submitted 10/11/96

I just moved to the Myrtle Beach area and have played a few courses here, I recommend 'Wicked Stick Golf Links' to anyone planning a trip to the area. Conditions were great, and people (service) were friendly. John Daly definitely has a winner!!
-- Avery Schiefelbein (thymeout@sccoast.net) submitted 10/5/96

Just recently returned from the Grand strand and had a very enjoyable time with the family. I also had the plesure to play a few of the many courses in the Myrtle Beach area, of the ones we played by far Legends Parkland was the most well manacured course I have played in a long time. Possum Trot was also a nice course that is good for all types of players. We are planning a trip in early November with some golfing buddies and would appreciate any suggestions on good packages for this time of season.
-- G. Morris (morris@trial.webtv.net) submitted 9/3/96

I was wondering what the best non-surcharge courses are in the grand strand. We are middle handicappers. thanks!
-- Matthew Greif (jagst97@pitt.edu) submitted 7/30/96

WE JUST CAME BACK FROM MYRTLE. TEN GUYS. WE STAYED AT THE CARAVELLE IN THE HARBORESIDE CONDOS. GOOD ACCOMODATIONS FOR LARGE GROUPS. WE PLAYED OYSTER BAY, MARSH HARBOUR AND WILD WING (FALCON AND ADVOCET). WE LOVED WILD WING FALCON THE BEST, ADVOCET SECOND, MARSH HARBOUR, AND THEN OYSTER BAY. IT IS WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY TO PLAY THE BETTER COURSES.
-- SCOTT BELLIN (MBBSJB@AOL.COM) submitted 6/7/96

Just got back from Mrytle Beach, nice place, and is a golfers dream come true. We went 3/6/96, weather was a little cold and blustery, but still enjoyed most of the courses. One recommendation is to stay away from the Links Group golf courses, these are the no surcharge of lesser surcharge courses, but as we all know, you get what you pay for! Donnot play Burning Ridge, Quail Creek, Indigo, Tradition, you will be disappointed, play Marsh Harbour, Wild Wing courses, Tidewater, Waterway, Blackmoor or Oyster Bay, Have fun!!
-- Mike from Minnesota

Well, my wife and I just got back from the Grand Strand. The weather was lousy, but at least there was no snow. Here's a low down on the courses and some places where we ate. First the course:
1. Azalea Sands-nice, but nothing special;alright for golfers of all handicaps. The greens were VERY slow, however, and looked like they needed cutting.
2. Quail Creek-a pretty course, well laid out;again, alright for golfers of all handicaps. Surprisingly, even after a full day of no rain, there was still casual water on the course. Greens were slow.
3. Myrtlewood Palmetto-played this course last year and played it again this year. I haven't changed my mind...still like the course. The greens looked a little chewed up, but the ball still ran smooth AND FAST. The fairways were in decent shape.
4. Wedgefield-I guess every course you pick can't be nice, however, this WAS THE SURPRISE DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! The fair ways (where there were fairways) were really beaten up!!! On a couple of holes, you were literally hitting off packed mud. The tee boxes were not in very good condition. This course sure didn't look like a top 50 state course to me this day.
5. The Tradition-Ahhh...the best for last. How appropriate... Very nicely manicured...very fast greens and HUGE!!!! The fairways gave one hell of a roll, but yet, they didn't feel hard. This could mess up your game because of the roll. I wouldn't hesitate to play this course again.
For eats-Last year I liked Thornleys...after this year I would not go back. Umberto's is ALWAYS WORTH THE VISIT. Dick's Last Resort was an interesting atmosphere with standard fare (but still worth the trip). GO TO MURRELL'S INLET!!!! The highway is lined with their own version of restaurant row and we were told of a place called Flo's and Nance's. We didn't get to check out Flo's, but we did go to Nance's. Good food (a little sparse for the non-fish eater) at great prices. Miscellaneous-check out Broadway at the Beach and of course, the Hard Rock Cafe. Can't wait to go back!! As always the people are very friendly!!!!!
-- Jeff Chan (jchan@bn1.baynet.net)

My family has visited Myrtle Beach for over 20 years. Excellent golf (John Daly's Wicked Stick is good) and great restaurants.
-- (djs6648@sccoast.net)

-- What course would be good for a once a week golfer while visiting Myrtle. High handicapper that wants to enjoy some fun golf while visiting Myrtle. Also, since I am coming with my non-golfer wife, will I be able to find some golfers to hook up with at the course?
-- jack (boulfil@sover.net)

Hey, all you golfers. For the best place to eat I recommend the Old Pro's Table. It can be a little pricey but worth it. Also, I know most of you go to get away from the wife or girlfriend so don't forget THEE DOLL HOUSE!!! By the way Pine Lakes is the oldest golf course in the area and is probably the best. 2/2/96 HAVE FUN.
-- Dale Barbour (dbarbour@ns.mci.com) submitted 2/4/96

I've been to MBSC seven times. I've golfed with my buddies three times and vacationed with my wife and children the other four times. Every vacation was outstanding as MBSC is the friendliest place that I've ever visited. We've stayed at KINGSTON PLANTATION and a number of the DUNES places. They are both excellent. Golfing at MARSH HARBOR (17th is my favorite golf hole ever) and OYSTER BAY are a must for every golfer. Every place that we have eaten has been great. No one short changes you in MBSC because they WANT you to keep coming back and we are going again in April for our 4th consecutive year. I hope to see you there. If you have any questions please email me at tbissell@biddeford.com
-- Ken Bissell (tbissell@biddeford.com) submitted 2/4/96

Hello!
Just got back from a week in Myrtle Beach! It was fantastic! Weather in the mid 60s! Rain only one day! Played several courses but the ones I highly recommend are The Legends and John Daly's Wicked Stick. I realize there are several outstanding courses in the area, Myrtle Beach National is also a great course, but if you are to play a couple The Legens and Wicked Stick must be played. Would love to visit the area when the grass is greener and the flowers are in bloom! Must be a beautiful sight to behold! Any way, enjoyed the week of outstanding course layout and plan to make the trip an annual affair. This was out third trip to Myrtle Beach and will be back!
John Dixon
Penn State University
-- john w. dixon (jwd1@psu.edu)

1/19/96 - My friends & I have been trekking to Myrtle Beach for 3 years. Our 4th trip is coming up in less than a month. Each year, we O.D. on golf (for example, last year, we stayed 5 nights and played 10 rounds). We love the Caribbean Resort & Villas and the Sea Captain's House. Favorite course has to be the Dunes Club. Also love to play Myrtlewood - Pinehills and Long Bay. Best non-surcharge courses are Indigo Creek and Buck Creek. I've played about 30 courses at the beach - if you need any information about the ones I've played, feel free to contact me.
-- Franc Lemire (francl@brownvm.brown.edu)

I have been to MB three times in the last year and a half. I really like it there for golf and other activities. I go in November with couples (stay in a condo by CONDoTELS, very nice). I organize a boys trip in March (stay at Days Inn Surfside, Scottys Golf, I recommend). I have played at 10 different courses. All were good, Blackmoor and Oyster Bay were my favorites. Marsh Harbor was excellent also. The Links Group courses I played (Burning Ridge Cypress Bay and Quail Creek) were not as well conditioned but still good courses. All in all I like MB and plan to return many times.
-- James Okvist (okvist@tiac.net)

Our Foursome has been coming to MB the last weekend in February since 1988. Have enjoyed stays at HILTON, and SEA TRAIL best. This year (1996) trying THE WINDS in Ocean Isle Beach. SEA TRAIL 3 courses a must play along with LIONS PAW, THE PEARL and OYSTER BAY. Worst experience was MYRTLE WEST. For great fun play GATOR HOLE and one of THE LEGENDS courses. Really, you can't go wrong anywhere. Enjoy yourselves!!!!
-- Ernie Steele (ems@leba.net)

My buddies and I start our golf season off with a four day weekend each spring, and end the season with another four marathon each fall. Myrtle Beach is golf heaven. We never get tired of it. It will take us 20 more years to play every course as they build them faster than we can play them. We love Myrtle!!!
-- Boyd Adelman (BoydG@ix.netcom.com)

Not surprised to see the name Wild Wing come up so many times. A great collection of courses. We were really impressed with the TV screens on the carts. It's like having a caddie in your cart.
-- Dave Ciminelli (Unclively@aol.com)

Hi! We have been stopping at Mrytle Beach on our way to Charleston for the past 3 years. Wild Wing is our favorite golf complex so far with their 4 great golf courses. We also like the hospitality cart that comes by while we are playing which allows us to pick up food and drinks. It makes us feel like we are members of an exclusive, private club the way their staff treats us. Ohh don't forget to check out Myrtle Waves Water Park. Our entire family had a blast there. I hope to get back there this fall just to play some different golf courses.
-- Cheryl Hampton (CherylHampton@ix.netcom.com)

If you're looking for golf at the beach - this is IT! I'd heard much about Myrtle Beach from coworkers but only recently had the pleasure of a visit. We played at Myrtlewood and Wild Wing Plantation. Wild Wing Plantation is huge - 4 courses - all in great shape. I highly recommend playing at least one round there. If you go during the offseason (around December) you can get an incredible bargain on oceanfront rooms and rounds of golf. See you there!
-- Betsy Dunphy (bld@aesir.com)

 

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