Category - Outdoor - Golf - Sports

With the weather warming up, the days are longer, and the grass is greener, and the fairways in Myrtle Beach – the golf capital of the world – are calling your name! Myrtle Beach is known for our golf courses developed by some of the top designers in the country and all varying in difficulty level. We are sharing a few of the best golf courses at The Beach, but there are over 100 premier golf courses in the area to choose from. First, King's North, located at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, is an Arnold Palmer-designed gem, offering several of…

We were thrilled when we learned that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was included multiple times in “Golfweek’s Best of 2021: Top 200 Resort Golf Courses in the U.S.” annual roundup. As a world-class golf destination home to 90 golf courses, we know we have a lot to offer golfers visiting our shores... but it’s nice to feel recognized for those fantastic offerings! In fact, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has more golf courses ranked on this list than any other destination in America. Of the nine resort courses recognized on the list, three were…

The inaugural Myrtle Beach College Beach Open is set to hit the beach on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 900 N. Ocean Blvd. at the boardwalk beach volleyball courts in Myrtle Beach. Play begins at 8 am. This beach volleyball college-level women's open is a special tournament for NCAA Girls and junior and senior high school college commits. It will feature high-level players from 25 teams from many southeastern colleges such as Coastal Carolina University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of South Carolina, College of…

2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl Date Announced

Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

ESPN Events is set for the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl, scheduled to make its debut on Monday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN. “After many months of challenges, we are delighted to be bringing this game to the Myrtle Beach area,” said Rachel Quigley, Executive Director. “While this year may not be traditional, our team has worked tirelessly to establish this game and ensure its success for years to come.” The first installment of the bowl game will be played at Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. “We are…

This past weekend, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top my list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

I grew up in the North Myrtle Beach area, and yet it took me 31 years before I learned about Ingram Dunes—that is a well-kept secret! The kids and I went for a drive yesterday (a favorite pandemic pastime) despite the afternoon showers, and we ended up coming across Ingram Dunes. I have been meaning to figure out where they were exactly located since last fall, and yesterday ended up being a good day to do that. These magnificent dunes were formed over 80,000 years ago and comprise one of the most natural green spaces on the beach side of…

Nine of South Carolina's Top 15 Courses are located along the Grand Strand Golfweek magazine has unveiled its annual ranking of the “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” and a trio of Myrtle Beach layouts earned a spot on the prestigious list. Golfweek ranked the famed Dunes Golf & Beach Club the 50th best public course in America and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. classic was followed by Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (No. 62) and True Blue Golf Club (No. 95), a pair of Mike Strantz gems. Even more impressive than three top 100 courses was…

This 10,000-acre sanctuary is just minutes from Myrtle Beach Just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach is an outstanding nature preserve with a very unique habitat. I went there with my mountain bike after learning that it is home to the rare Venus Fly Trap plant. Indeed, Venus Fly Traps are only found in the Carolinas with a high concentration of them at the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve in Horry County. I found an entrance on International Drive, between the dense residential community of Carolina Forest and the town of Conway, South…

Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for it’s 23rd year

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

Are you ready to run? Saturday, March 7th, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for its 23rd year! The race is listed as one of USA Today’s “10 Great Winter Marathons.” If a full marathon isn’t quite your speed you also have the option for the half marathon, 5k, or Family Fun Run. The course is fast and flat with 9 miles of oceanfront views and the race day temperature this year is expected to be 50-60 degrees. These ideal running conditions make the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dave and Buster’s at Broadway…

Visit Hobcaw Barony

Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Hobcaw Barony, owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a sixteen-thousand-acre wildlife refuge research reserve and historic plantation that makes a great day trip for those looking to relax on the south end of the Grand Strand of the Myrtle Beach area. Discover a rich diversity of every common ecosystem found on the South Carolina coast - an unparalleled site for research in the environmental sciences. In addition, over 70 cultural sites on the plantation including cemeteries, slave cabins, and Baruch’s homes. See Hobcaw House, where…