Category - Outdoor - Golf - Sports

Batter up! Baseball at The Beach

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Did you know that Myrtle Beach has a Minor League Baseball team? The Pelicans, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, play at TicketReturn.com Field not far from downtown Myrtle Beach, across from Broadway at the Beach! They will host family-friendly baseball games May 4 to September 19 in 2021. Their home opener is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 11 against the Augusta GreenJackets. TicketReturn.com Field is kept in pristine condition and the stadium offers the classic ballpark foods, favorite dishes with creative twists, craft beer, a picnic area,…

The first mini golf course was built in Myrtle Beach in 1930, and the rest was history! With over 30 courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach is considered the Mini Golf Capitol of the World. The Grand Strand actually offers more mini golf courses per square mile than any other city in the US. Our mini golf courses are designed with elaborate themes intended to capture the imagination and excitement of each kid who comes to play – and the kid in every adult! For National Miniature Golf Day, we are rounding up some of the best mini golf courses in…

Happy Earth Day, friends! We are taking this day to appreciate the great outdoors and to realize the steps we can take to preserve it for generations to come. The Grand Strand encompasses 60 miles of coastline along with 14 communities, which means locals and visitors have the responsibility to steward our wide variety of natural resources. From marshlands to sandy beaches, there is a spot outside waiting for you to enjoy this Earth Day. Here are some insightful examples of how The Beach is working to protect and preserve the natural beauty!…

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…