The fall golf season is winding to a close and depending on where you live, many players will soon be putting their clubs in storage for the winter, but don’t quit on golf yet, even if you live in the Northeast or Midwest.
Spring and fall are understandably peak seasons for a Myrtle Beach golf trip, and that isn’t going to change, but a quick weekend getaway is the perfect way to beat the winter blues. A junket during the winter months shouldn’t be viewed as a replacement for a spring buddies trip, but it can serve a bridge.
Here is everything you need to know about a winter golf trip to Myrtle Beach:
● Sure, the weather is colder with average high temperatures of 56 degrees in January and 60 in February, but it’s more than warm enough to play golf comfortably. Many courses single tee throughout the day, so book an 10:30 a.m. tee time and the weather should generally be good.
● The area’s legendary value is at its apex during the opening weeks of the New Year, making it the perfect time to play your dream Myrtle Beach golf course. Winter is the slowest time of year for golf courses and hotels, making a quick Myrtle Beach golf trip a no-brainer.
● Weather is good, the value is great but what about course conditions? Good question with an easy answer. Myrtle Beach golf courses are in outstanding condition during the winter months. Every course overseeds fairways and tees and the overwhelming majority do the same with their greens. Layouts like TPC Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes, Arrowhead and Pawleys Plantation overseed wall-to-wall, meaning lush green grass awaits everywhere. Most courses allow the rough to go dormant but that doesn’t impact play. If you take a winter trip, expect quality conditions.
● For golfers who live in the Southeast, a quick weekend trip is a no-brainer, especially if the forecast is calling for a 70-degree weekend, which absolutely happens. A last minute-package is easy to book and the drive is convenient. If you live in cold weather locales, don’t fret. Myrtle Beach International Airport enjoys more than 50 nonstop flights, many of them on low-cost carriers, minimizing the price of booking a late flight.
● Last but not least, taking a trip is good for you. Spending the winter months confined to the house is a mental grind (and skiing is too great a risk for my increasingly brittle bones!). What better way to break the monotony than a quick golf trip to Myrtle Beach, whetting your appetite for the coming spring.
A winter golf trip is one of life’s simple pleasures, so start rounding up a few buddies and checking out Myrtle Beach’s best packages.