Myrtle Beach is considered the sea- side golf capital of the world. The
city lies in the heart of the Grand Strand,
a 60-mile stretch of beach along South
Carolina’s northern coast. It is home to
championship golf courses, incredible
shopping, live-entertainment theaters
and superb cuisine. The area sees upward
of 10 million visitors each season.
Golf Digest named Myrtle Beach
“America’s Number One Golf-Home
Community.” Golfers can choose from a
variety of scenic courses, including oceanfront holes or fairways lined with giant
live oaks. The majority of the Myrtle
Beach area’s golf courses are open to the
public, and many play host to professional tournaments. These courses hold
the record of 4. 2 million rounds played,
and to top it off the area has as many as
50 miniature golf courses.
Next to golf, shopping is one of
Myrtle Beach’s main attractions. Malls
anchored by large, well-known depart-
ment stores are sprinkled throughout the
city and up and down the strand. Myrtle
Beach Factory Stores and other outlet
malls offer designer products at discount
prices. Other outdoor complexes are
full of specialty shops, restaurants and
No matter what food you’re craving,
you can probably find it in Myrtle Beach.
The city boasts over 1,500 restaurants.
Seafood is plentiful and the warm climate
makes outdoor dining a delight.
There’s environmental education at
Huntington Beach State Park, river-boat
cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway
and minor league baseball action with the
Myrtle Beach Pelicans. You can also take
a scenic stroll along the marsh, or a short
drive to Little River or Murrells Inlet.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Myrtle Beach’s higher education
left: Barefoot landing golf & resort; right: Myrtle Beach area convention & visitors Bureau