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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

5 Myrtle Beach Summer Golf Tips

 River Oaks is among the Myrtle Beach golf courses that allow kids to play for free

Beach chairs and sunscreen take center stage in Myrtle Beach during the summer months, but don’t make the mistake of leaving your clubs at home if you are taking a family trip to Grand Strand.

The summer season is an ideal time to play golf in Myrtle Beach. Courses are in great shape and premium tee times are available, so here are five things you need to know about teeing it up along the Grand Strand during the summer months.

1. Great golf at a great price has always been at the heart of the area’s success, but it’s doubly true in the summer months. As the mercury rises, tee time prices drop, providing another reason for you to play your favorite Myrtle Beach golf course one more time!

2. The Grand Strand attracts millions of people for a family vacation, a rite of passage golf contributes to not detracts from. With golf’s most aggressive Kids Play Free program – nearly 50 Myrtle Beach golf courses allow kids 16 and under to play for free - you can introduce your kids to the game at no cost, planting the seeds for family trips for years to come.

3. Summer in the South conjures up images of oppressive heat, but don’t believe the hype. Sure it’s hot in July and August, just like it is everywhere else in the country. Get an early tee and a comfortable round of Myrtle Beach golf awaits. Take full advantage.

4. The heat shouldn’t prevent anyone from playing, but that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t packing plenty of strength. Make sure you lather up with ample sunscreen and wear a hat, it will make the rest of your trip more comfortable.

5.  Summer time ushers in two of the Myrtle Beach golf scene’s best events – the World Amateur Handicap Championship and the Summer Family Tournaments. The World Am attracts more than 3,000 players from across the globe to the area to compete for the right to be crowned world champion, while the Summer Family Tournament series can introduce families to competitive golf in a low-stress environment.

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