America’s favorite golf destination: Myrtle Beach

By: June 24, 2015

Did you know that in Myrtle Beach, more than 3.5 million rounds of golf are played annually? I think it is a beautiful sign of popularity and engagement. 

Thus I am not surprised that Myrtle Beach has been recognized as the USA’s top golf destination in an influential public poll conducted by


The Golfers’ Choice Awards polled nearly 6,000 travelling golfers over a 6-week period and ranked Myrtle Beach as the ‘Favourite U.S. Destination’, ‘Favourite U.S. Destination for Value’ and ‘Favourite U.S. Spot for a Trip with Golf Friends’.

Yes, Myrtle Beach can be popular for 2 main reasons:

  1. Variety (of 79 championship standard golf courses, accommodations, restaurants, shopping, beaches and entertainment venues + hunting, fishing, water exploration) and
  2. Value (there are offers for every budget).
The Grand Strand currently has four courses (Dunes Club, Caledonia, TPC Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Resort’s Love Course) rated in the Top 100 Public Courses ranking published by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, and 51 courses with at least a four-star rating by Golf Digest.  Golf course architects include Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Rees Jones, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.
This is not the first award of Myrtle Beach. In 2014, it was voted ‘Best Golf Destination in the World’ in the 10 Best Travel Awards sponsored by USA TODAY, and in 2013, a National Golf Foundation survey spotlighted Myrtle Beach as the game’s most popular destination for American and Canadian golfers.
Little bit off-topic. Between August 31 and September 4 Myrtle Beach will be the home to  the world’s largest amateur golf event, the World Amateur Handicap Championship. They are expecting to attract over 3,000 competitors from the U.S. and from more than 30 countries.