Myrtle Beach’s Prime Times Signature Courses, powered by National Golf Management, constitute a selection of some of the best Myrtle Beach area courses at terrific rates. Not only are the courses top-notch, but players can get incredible value for their vacation dollars starting this fall with the debut of the Prime Times Rewards Package, which gives each player in any group booking four or more rounds a $100 Rewards card that can be applied toward the purchase of food, beverage, golf equipment or apparel.
National Golf Management groups its 22 courses regionally: The Gateway Collection, the Grande Collection and the Southern Beach Collection. Some visitors will build itineraries from all three; others will concentrate on one area. Either way, Prime Times Signature Courses deliver memorable golf experiences at great value, be it at one of the many acclaimed “Stunner” courses or the excellent-value “Sleeper” choices.
Stunners: Farmstead Golf Links, Long Bay Club
Sleepers: Meadowlands, Aberdeen, River Hills
Willard Byrd-designed Farmstead is a wild ride over rolling former farmland, highlighted by a 767-yard par six finisher. Long Bay is a Jack Nicklaus Signature course that turns 25 this year. To celebrate, $25 tee times can be booked there if Long Bay is one of five rounds on one’s itinerary.
Stunners: Grande Dunes Resort Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach National (King’s North)
Sleepers: Myrtlewood (PineHills, Palmetto), Myrtle Beach National (West, SouthCreek), Waterway Hills, Arcadian Shores, Wild Wing
Pine Lakes Country Club, nicknamed “The Granddaddy” and open since 1927, is the area’s oldest course. Designed by Scotsman Robert White, the first president of the PGA of America, Pine Lakes has stood the test of time and remains popular. Grande Dunes Resort Club will co-host the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship. King’s North is an Arnold Palmer gem featuring a par five with an island fairway, inviting you to take on “The Gambler” in the ultimate risk/reward challenge.
Southern Beach Collection
Stunners: Pawleys Plantation, Willbrook Plantation
Sleepers: Tradition, Blackmoor, Wachesaw Plantation East, River Club, Litchfield
Pawleys Plantation, a stout Jack Nicklaus Signature design, has long been ranked among the Top 20 Courses in golf-rich South Carolina. Like its sister to the north, Long Bay, it too can be played for $25 during its own 25th year of operations in 2013. All Southern Beach Collection courses have earned at least 4 stars from Golf Digest’s prestigious “Places to Play” guide.
Call (866) 816-0060 or visit PrimeTimeGolfTrips.com to view rates and reserve tee times in real time, along with recent reviews of all Myrtle Beach area courses, written by golfers for golfers.