In the Myrtle Beach area, with its temperate maritime climate and more than 100 golf courses sprinkled along the Grand Strand’s 60-mile stretch of coastline, golf is in play year-round. But visitors and locals alike will tell you that the springtime hits the golfing sweet spot - the temperatures are just right, the grass, flowers and other plants are in full splendor, and the summertime crowds have yet to descend upon the Carolina coast, making it easier to land the tee times, reservations and accommodations of your choice.
Even better, when you book your golf retreat early at The Breakers Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, you can save money and time by purchasing our package deals, which bundle your golf rounds with your lodging to make shopping easy. While you’re here, you’ll have easy access to some of the best courses on the Grand Strand, including these three guest favorites - all located within 5 miles of The Breakers:
Pine Lakes Country Club - Known as “The Granddaddy,” this 18-hole course opened in 1927 and was the first layout established in the Myrtle Beach area. Course architect Robert White, the first president of the PGA, designed the course to feature a Scottish theme, complete with rolling fairways and freshwater lakes. Pine Lakes’ landmark Southern clubhouse offers an elegant spot for 19th hole festivities. And best of all for guests at The Breakers, the course is located less than 3 miles from the resort via an easy drive up North Kings Highway.
Whispering Pines Golf Course - Another Myrtle Beach original, Whispering Pines is the result of a collaborative effort between course architects Baxter Spann, Ken Dye and Joe Finger. Opened in 1963, the 18-hole course winds through 250 acres of tall pines and mature hardwoods, presenting golfers with a challenging round of golf in a beautiful setting. Whispering Pines’ rural feel belies the course’s convenient, in-town location - it is reachable from The Breakers via an easy, 4-mile drive down South Kings Highway. The course is also located adjacent to Myrtle Beach International Airport, allowing departing golfers to grab one more quick game before flying out of the Grand Strand.
Myrtlewood Golf Club - Myrtlewood features a pair of courses situated along the Intracoastal Waterway - the PineHills Course and the Palmetto Course. PineHills, which opened as The Pines in 1966 and underwent a complete overhaul by architect Arthur Hill in the early 1990s, employs mounding and strategically placed water hazards to offer golfers a layout that’s as fun as it is challenging. The Palmetto Course, with a traditional design featuring rolling fairways interspersed with a variety of hazards, is consistently ranked among the Grand Strand’s top repeat-play courses. Myrtlewood’s two layouts are accessible via an easy, 4-mile drive inland from The Breakers.
These courses and so many more - not to mention all the other popular attractions the Grand Strand has to offer - are within easy reach when you book your spring golf getaway at The Breakers. So don’t wait - book your golf retreat today and put a spring in your step for the rest of the winter!