Myrtle Beach FAQ
Locals assume that everyone knows all about Myrtle Beach but that’s not always true. This is a list of Myrtle Beach frequently asked questions or Myrtle Beach FAQ that we have done our best to answer. This page will be a great help in planning your trip to Myrtle Beach. Still have a question about Myrtle Beach? Ask us!
Where is Myrtle Beach?
Directly on the South Carolina Atlantic coast, some thirty miles south of the North/South Carolina border, right at the heart of the 60-mile stretch of white sands known as the “Grand Strand”. Myrtle Beach is the city with the most recognizable name, but the resort area stretches from Georgetown in the south, through Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Little River, then crosses into North Carolina and includes Calabash and the coastal areas of Brunswick County. Find it on this Google Map of Myrtle Beach.
What’s the Myrtle Beach weather like?
We do have seasons – long, balmy spring and equally-pleasant fall (average temperature 75 degrees F – understandably, the favorite golfing seasons), short, cool winters (temperatures average 56 degrees F), and short, hot summers (temperatures 89 degrees F). See the Myrtle Beach average monthly temperatures at the Weather Channel.
What is the beach at Myrtle Beach like?
Clean, firm, level and made of fine white sand It is one of the world’s broadest, and longest uninterrupted beaches. In the summer the seawater temperature reaches the high eighties (F).
How many golf courses are there in the Myrtle Beach area?
Over 100 courses by top designers, geared to every playing level.
What accommodations are available in the Myrtle Beach area?
Better than 60,000 accommodations units, ranging from modest motel rooms to magnificent luxury oceanfront penthouses. Be assured – there’s something here to suit every wish, and every wallet.
What is a Myrtle Beach “Golf Package?”
Developed right here in Myrtle Beach, a “Golf Package” is a trouble-free way to schedule a golf vacation for your group. All you need do is let your accommodations’ Golf Director know your arrival and departure dates, and the courses you’d like to play (and if you aren’t familiar with the courses, he or she will offer sound suggestions). Your schedule, with specific tee times, will then be confirmed, and sent to you. The pre-set per person charge generally covers accommodations, breakfast, and golf.
Does each hotel have its own golf course?
No – which is the key to the marvelous diversity of Myrtle Beach golf. Unlike other areas of the country, where play is limited to on-site courses, most of our area’s accommodations facilities can schedule play for you on virtually all of the area’s 100+ courses!
How can I get information from so many Myrtle Beach golf courses and accommodations?
Use our convenient “Quick Quote” request form. Fill out one form, tell us what you’re interested in, and your form goes out to ALL the Myrtle Beach accommodations and golf courses on this site. They will get back to you with rates, specials, and info.
Are there any major golf tournaments in Myrtle Beach?
Indeed, there are. Among them are the world’s largest on-site amateur golf tournament, with more than 4,000 players, the World Amateur Handicap Championship (played on more than 60 of the area’s courses in late August)! Three of the best known are:
- World Amateur Handicap Championship
August 25th – August 29th, 2014
4,000 amateur golfers, 72 holes of intense stroke play competition, an 18-hole championship playoff, nightly parties and entertainment. Visit the World Am web site.
- Monday After the Masters
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hosted by Hootie & the Blowfish, this golf tournament has evolved into one of the best Celebrity Pro-Ams in the country, generating millions of dollars for children’s education and developing the South Carolina Junior Golf Association into the nation’s top program. Visit the Monday After the Masters web site.
- Father and Son Team Classic
July 24-26, 2014
Open to any father/son type relationship including Grandfather/Grandson, Stepfather/stepson, Father/Son (In-Law) and Uncle/Nephew. Visit the Father and Son Team Classic web site.
Are there any good Myrtle Beach restaurants?
What sort of food do you prefer? Among our 1,405 restaurants, you’ll find everything from familiar fast-food chains and major theme venues to elegant, one-of-a-kind dining establishments; from Calabash-style seafood to Continental creations – whatever your taste buds crave – hot dogs to haute cuisine – you’ll find it all here. Our “Restaurants & Nightlife” section has a listing of the most popular Myrtle Beach restaurants.
Can I catch the subway near my hotel?
Sorry – public transportation is somewhat limited here. There are buses to major shopping centers, and a number of our accommodations facilities do have shuttle service to and from the airport or beach. And all major car rental agencies are represented here, offering very competitive rates.
Can I fly to Myrtle Beach?
You certainly can! These carriers serve Myrtle Beach at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
- Allegiant Air
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
- US Airways
If you’re staying and playing mainly on the north end of the area, you may want to fly into Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington International Airport is served by Allegiant Air, Delta, and US Airways. Just check with your travel agent or the airline’s web site.
Are there any good places to shop?
Many people visit the area – specifically for the shopping opportunities! Enclosed malls; nature-friendly centers like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach featuring dozens of delightful stores (together with restaurants and dining venues); groups of major factory outlets; one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops – everything from souvenir Ts to designer home furnishings – you’ll find it all here. Good news for golfers – there is a discount golf merchandise store on just about every corner.
Are there things to do in Myrtle Beach after golf and the beach?
Do you enjoy theater? Clubs? Outdoor fun? All here. Broadway hits; the country’s top musical artists, comedians, dance groups (including the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes), Elvis (and Dolly, Marilyn – even Blues Brothers impersonators), dinner theaters; an IMAX screen, Nascar Speed Park, aquarium, kiddie parks, water slides, and scintillating nightclubs and gentlemen’s clubs all add delight to your Myrtle Beach visit. Our “Things to Do” section has a listing of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, theaters, and live entertainment.
Is there a good source of information about Myrtle Beach Golf (other than this web site) that I could get once a year and that wouldn’t cost more than $4.00?
Yes. You can get a copy On The Green Magazine, the paper version, which covers the Myrtle Beach area golf scene. By an amazing coincidence, it’s published once each year (in the fall). Pick one up FREE at Myrtle Beach golf courses while you’re in the area. To have one mailed send $4.00 – Canadians please send $7.00 – in US dollars to our office. Send cash, check, or money order (US Dollars only) to:On the Green Magazine
P.O. Box 1463
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29598
Include your mailing address, with ZIP or postal code. Foreign rates quoted on request.