NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Known for its subtropical climate and affordable staying and playing conditions, Myrtle Beach is considered the “Golf capital of the world”. The Grand Strand, which stretches about 70 miles up the South and North Carolina coasts, is home to approximately 90 golf courses and many golf related businesses.
So, when is the best time to golf in Myrtle Beach? As always, it depends on who you ask. Locals will say it’s Fall and tourists will say it’s Spring or Summer. Some locals and tourists may even say Winter because of the low prices and wide-open playing conditions. Below we will define each golf season and examine its pros and cons.
Myrtle Beach Golf Seasons
Spring (Late February – May)
Known forever as the main ‘Golf season’, Spring offers a welcome escape to golfers who have been trapped at home by inclement weather during the winter months. Offering the best weather, Spring is the busiest golf season at the beach and includes higher prices for rounds and more crowded playing conditions. Be sure to book your hotels, flights and rounds in advance if planning a visit during this time. You’ll be happy to know that Beachwood allows tee times to be booked as far as 1 month in advance for groups of 8 or more and 5-7 days in advance for smaller groups and individuals.
Summer (June – Mid-September)
Like Winter, Summer is an in-between season that offers golfers lower prices and open playing conditions. With higher temperatures, many golfers opt to play in the morning and afternoon tee times are offered at a steep discount. One advantage of playing in the Summer is that the days are longer, allowing many golfers to squeeze in multiple discounted rounds per day. Be sure to bring your rain gear in case of a surprise shower during this time!
Fall (Mid-September – November)
Known as ‘Golf Season 2’, Fall is a local favorite and is the second most popular golf season in Myrtle Beach. Prices are not as high as in the spring and the course isn’t as crowded. Some things to consider when booking a trip during this time are hurricanes and holiday travel. On the plus side, Fall offers beautiful scenery, firmer playing conditions and no humidity! Beachwood offers a Snowbird Membership that begins during this season, for more info click here.
Winter (December – January)
Winter is the least popular season to golf and is indeed hit-or-miss. However, if you ‘hit’, you are in for a treat! Beachwood offers a Snowbird Membership to help you manage the hit-or-miss and take advantage of the nice days! Booking a tee time in the afternoon is the most popular and effective strategy for golfers looking to enjoy the best weather conditions during these months.
For booking information and seasonal rates, feel free to call the Pro Shop at (843) 272-6168. Additional weather information about the Grand Strand may be found here.