Myrtle Beach golf resorts - The best way to avoid the car during a Grand Strand vacation

Released on = July 27, 2007, 11:12 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

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Press Release Summary = Forget the car keys: Check out Myrtle Beach resort golf.
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Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald,
National Golf Editor,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Staying at one of Myrtle Beach\'s multi-course golf resorts is the best way to avoid
spending half your Myrtle Beach golf vacation in the car. Remember, the Grand Strand
is 50 miles long, with more than 100 golf courses, and traffic, especially during
the peak season, is a problem.

If you come to Myrtle Beach prepared to play golf but unprepared with any sort of
rational itinerary, be prepared to reset the odometer on your car.

The Grand Strand is more than 50 miles long and is dotted with more than 100
courses. Driving to and from the golf, especially in the area\'s increasingly
frustrating traffic, can wreak havoc on your patience, which can in turn affect your

One way to ease back on the throttle is to stay at one of the area\'s multi-course
golf resorts. True, you can find cheaper digs, but if you\'ve got money to spend, you
can set yourself up to stroll to the first tee and avoid the road rage.

Myrtle Beach\'s resort scene is suffering along with the rest of the golf industry
there - Bay Tree Plantation and its three courses closed last year, as did two of
Wild Wing\'s four courses.

But the Strand still boasts some ace resorts. Here\'s a list of the best of them.

Great Myrtle Beach golf resorts
1) Barefoot Resort and Golf, North Myrtle Beach: Barefoot Resort wins top honors by
virtue of the sheer quality of its golf courses. There are four, three of them
exceptional: the Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye courses. Fourth wheel Greg
Norman is no slouch either, but this is tough competition.

The sprawling resort takes up 2,300 acres close to the beach (though not on it), and
resort officials say there are plans to build a hotel. For now Barefoot offers one-,
two- and three-bedroom golf villas for rent, from moderately priced to deluxe. Some
are privately owned.

There are two clubhouse eateries and a new restaurant/sports bar, and Norman\'s
Australian Grille is a short walk away.

2) Legends Resort, Myrtle Beach: Legends has three courses, Heathland, Moorland and
Parkland. The resort also has affiliations with 10 other courses, the latest
addition being TPC Myrtle Beach, and it is a co-owner of Barefoot, so those tracks
are available as well.

Legends has two-bedroom, two-bath golf villas that aim for a \"Scottish village\" feel
running along the Parkland course. Abetting the theme is the Ailsa Pub, inspired by
the pub of same name at Turnberry. There\'s a lighted practice facility and plans in
the works for a new conference center and health club.

3) Sea Trail Plantation, Sunset Beach, N.C.: Another three-course complex, Sea
Trail\'s Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd designs are all classic resort
tracks: all are, to use the industry euphemism, \"player friendly.\"

You won\'t be cursing Pete Dye here, you\'ll just be cruising along on some easy,
scenic courses in a pretty part of the Grand Strand where it inches into North

Sea Trail has two clubhouses, lounges and restaurants, and a lighted driving range.
One- to four-bedroom villas, all privately owned, are available along the Maples and
Byrd courses. It\'s a family-style resort offering numerous non-golf activities
(tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, sauna, an exercise room) and plenty
of outdoor recreational activities.

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July 27, 2007
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