The Grand Strand is a golfer’s paradise
Looking for a classic test to tee off on? You got it. Want a modern beast that vexes the best players in the world? You can have that, too. There’s a little bit of everything in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – a mix of old and new, beautiful landscapes, great dining and outstanding accommodations. So instead of laying up with your next vacation, go for the money shot with a value-laden trip to the Grand Strand. Drop off your bags at Paradise Resort and you can be in the tee box in no time, thanks to the resort’s close proximity to the area’s premier courses. The rooms at Paradise have incredible views and lots of space for everyone to stretch out. After you’ve played to your heart’s content, you can come back and enjoy countless amenities. Work on your sock tan by the oceanfront pool or grab a tube and hit the lazy river. If you get thirsty, the Tiki Hut serves an amazing chilled daiquiri, and their lunch menu hits the spot. Before you head out for a round in the morning, you should grab a hearty breakfast at the resort’s on-site Sandal’s Restaurant. Now, back to the courses … Legendary course designer Pete Dye carved out a magnificent challenge for golfers at Barefoot Resort. Bordering the beautiful white sands of the Carolina coast, the Dye Course is appreciated both for its stunning visuals and for its unique challenges. While the par-72 course features all the infamous pitfalls for wayward shots that have become synonymous with the Pete Dye name, it can also be incredibly rewarding for golfers who string together a few good shots. Stay at Paradise Resort on your next trip to the Grand Strand, and you can roll out of bed and be on the Dye Course in about 30 minutes. It’s located about 15 miles north of the resort. If you enjoy variety, there are plenty of other great courses in the area to choose from, and many are relatively close Paradise Resort. Just inland from Paradise Resort is Whispering Pines Golf Course, and within 20 minutes of the resort are World Tour Golf Links and River Oaks Golf Plantation. About 10 minutes to the south, you can play a round at Prestwick Country Club. In addition to the great golf, the Myrtle Beach area boasts an incredible lineup of fun things to do. About a 12-minute drive from the resort is Broadway at the Beach, a unique shopping, dining and entertainment complex with plenty of fun ways to spend a day. Here you can see tributes to some of history’s greatest entertainers at Legends in Concert, or satisfy your thirst for excitement with a flight at Helicopter Adventures or a zip line ride at Soar & Explore. Popular restaurants include Dave & Buster’s, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and the American Tap House. Whether you’re with your friends or the wife and kids, Paradise Resort guarantees value, quality and close proximity to everything you want to pack into a trip to Myrtle Beach. Be sure and check out Paradise’s specials page to find the best deal on a trip any time of the year. It’s always a great time to come golf on the Grand Strand.