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Destination of the Week
Golfing Magazine Staff
By Golfing Magazine Staff
Published on 09/9/2014

Destination of the Week


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Featured Destiination, Week of January 3, 2011

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Where America Comes to Play

Back in the day, golfers didn’t hesitate to pile into the car and travel twelve hours or more to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend of late nights, fresh seafood, loads of laughs and a few rounds of golf. It was by far the most popular “buddy golf trip” destination in America. Some things never change!

With over 100 championship courses, affordable oceanfront and fairway accommodations, and a wealth of great restaurants that really know how to cater to hungry golfers, the drive from places like New York, Boston, and DC to Myrtle remains quite tolerable, and the reward well justifies the effort. And if you’re not afraid of flying, you can turn driving time into playing time by taking advantage of the affordable non-stop flights now available from over 25 cities to Myrtle Beach on Spirit Airways, Delta, DirectAir, Allegiant, USAir, American Eagle.

In addition to affordability and ease of access, Myrtle Beach offers vacationing golfers an incredible variety of courses with designs by some of the greatest names in golf, including Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Norman, Dye, Fazio, Love, and Jones. The Myrtle Beach area currently has seven courses ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” more than any other single destination. And over fifty others have been awarded 4 or more stars in the guide to the “Best Places to Play in America.”


As obsessed as most of us are about our golf, most will agree that it takes more than great golf to make a great golf vacation. Accommodations are an important consideration, and the Myrtle Beach area offers a tremendous selection, ranging from oceanfront resorts to spacious fairway villas – all very affordably priced during golf season.

Somewhere between where you play and where you stay is another important consideration, and that would be where you dine. The dining options along the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand run the gammon, from seafood buffets to fine dining and everything in between. Among the most popular locales for vacationing golfers is Greg Norman’s Grille, Rossi’s Italian, New York Prime Steak House, Divine Fish House, Angelo’s Italian Steak House, and The Sea Captain’s House.

Planning and booking a Myrtle Beach golf vacation is as easy as a tap-in par. There is no shortage of information on the internet which is where most visits begin. Do yourself a favor and begin your search on the official site for Myrtle Beach golf. You’ll find comprehensive information on courses, accommodations and airlines serving Myrtle Beach. Once you have an idea of where you want to stay and play, you can request an online Quick Quote and receive proposals from some of the region’s premier golf package providers.

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Perfect Drive Golf Villas at PGA Village
Featured Destination, Perfect Drive Golf Villas at PGA Village

Perfect Drive Golf Villas at PGA Village
Your Ultimate Golf Destination

Port St. Lucie’s Perfect Drive Golf Villas at PGA Village is your ultimate golf destination

PGA Village offers 54 holes of championship golf, the 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance featuring PGA of America Golf Schools and the PGA Historical Center. The well-equipped, fully-furnished Perfect Drive Golf Villas are an ideal home away from home for a day, a week or even a month.

The three golf courses located on the grounds of PGA Village at The PGA Golf Club, four if you count the six-hole short course, are some of the best kept secrets in the golf-rich state of Florida and all are open to the public.

The Dye Course is a links-style layout that doesn’t stray from Dye’s distinctive design approach while the Wanamaker Course is a classic Florida layout set against a backdrop of wetlands, palm trees and palmettos and the Ryder Course is filled with rolling hills, majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards, elements that give the layout a distinctive Carolina feel

At the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance golf practice and instruction park you can discover a better game through top PGA Professionals at a one-of-a-kind facility that enables you to focus on each aspect of your game.

Perfect Drive Golf Villas include all of the comforts of home like washer, dryer, whirlpool tub, fully-equipped kitchens, internet access, and other luxury amenities. Compared to other luxury resorts throughout the state of Florida, Perfect Drive Golf Villas at PGA Village is a great value and delivers a secluded, relaxed feel.

PGA Village is located in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and offers easy access to a wide variety of local attractions including shopping, dining and nightlife. Port St. Lucie is 45 minutes from West Palm Beach and is also home to 21 miles of stunning white sand beaches.

More information: 1-772-873-0515 or visit

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Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Featured Destiination, Week of September 9, 2014

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, Bahamas
When you talk first class, top shelf, all-inclusive, sheer luxury and fun, you’re talking Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort and Spa, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

The 500-acre luxury resort features seven restaurants, an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, a full-service marina, and 245 beachfront villas and suites. A sprawling island retreat, Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, Bahamas, occupies a sublime, mile-long stretch of beach on Great Exuma, the largest of the 360 islands comprising the Exuma chain of The Bahamas.

Located along the pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters of Great Exuma’s Emerald Bay, the Sandals Emerald Resort Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole Greg Norman-design. The 7,001-yard, par-72 layout features not one but six “signature” holes that challenge novice and professional golfers alike. Native vegetation dots the course, including sea grapes, silver buttonwood, sand fly bush and cabbage palms. With fairways lining the ocean and prevailing southeastern tradewinds, the Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club provides a stunning and memorable experience. Five different tee boxes accommodate guests of every skill level.

The course’s first nine holes wind through a mix of seaside dunes and mangrove preserves, while holes 11 through 16 play along the rocky peninsula that offer unparalleled views of the turquoise Emerald Bay. The Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club also features a practice area and a casual lounge, coined the “Shark Shack” in honor of Norman.

Guests of the resort can opt for beachfront rooms and suites, all of which have furnished terraces or balconies facing Emerald Bay. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in rich, dark woods and rattan offset by pastel walls and sunny artwork. Personal service by the Professional Guild of English Butlers is available to guests in the highest-level suites to accommodate every whim, including arranging sunset dinners on the sand, private cabanas and unpacking luggage.

With Sandals Resorts’ Discovery Dining program, internationally trained chefs create diverse dishes, and Sandals Emerald Bay features seven gourmet dining venues serving a variety of cuisine in elegant settings.

The resort’s spa is famed for its use of organic botanical and indigenous ingredients. Facilities include 16 indoor treatment rooms, six outdoor sanctuaries, hot and cold plunge pools, eucalyptus steam baths and saunas, locker rooms with showers, and fully stocked vanity areas, and a full-service beauty salon.

To complement its white-sand beach, the resort features a host of recreational amenities, including an expansive new water complex, with a freshwater swimming pool as its focal point. Encompassing over half an acre this spectacular pool entices guests with a Jacuzzi, swim-up pool bar and unique fire-pit in the center. Flanking the pool are luxurious cabanas, and Sandals butlers to provide poolside service to all guests.

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