Myrtle Beach Outdoor Adventures: From Golf to Watersports
Miles of sandy beaches may be a picture-perfect backdrop for your favorite Myrtle Beach shore activities, but there’s a whole lot more to see and do just beyond the coast! This vacation mecca is famous as a golfer’s paradise, with courses for every skill level from beginning linker to seasoned pro. After a day spent out on the greens, fishing and boating activities will take you back to the coast for a choice of aquatic sports to thrill every water lover in your family.
No matter which kind of outdoor adventure you seek, our Myrtle Beach resort offer is here to help you get the most from your golf or beach getaway.
Golfing in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is always placed high on the bucket list of any serious golfer. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones and other top pros have designed courses that left their mark on the area, but what’s truly staggering about the golf game here isn’t the overall number of courses, but the amazing quality of the greens. A perfect Myrtle Beach golfing vacation can see a golfer walking fairways from Pawleys Island to Ocean Isle Beach, making it one of the premier places in the entire country to hit the links.
- Burning Ridge’s West Course – This course offers up an excellent layout and boasts a staff that’s said to epitomize southern hospitality. Its companion—the popular East Course—has earned South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year award time and time again. Head west if you’re up to the challenge of water hazards and think East if you excel at wedge shots and sand is your idea of a manageable obstacle.
- Crown Park Golf Club – The state’s beautiful Lowcountry is all you’ll see when playing Crown Park Golf Club. Not a house is in sight at the rolling terrain of this nature-centric course a short drive from North Myrtle Beach. Your golfing vacation can really bloom at the spectacular Crown Park greens. The TifEagle Bermudagrass is bred to deliver speed, consistency and playability.
- Myrtle Beach National – One of the most challenging courses in the game is also one of the most affordable. The Arnold Palmer-designed Myrtle Beach National West Course doglegs through forests and past numerous water hazards. The North Course at Myrtle Beach National has racked up so many accolades that it’s become a must-play course.
- True Blue Golf Plantation – Golf Digest has named True Blue Golf Plantation one of “America’s Greatest Public Courses”, and the course’s incredible elevations are part of the allure. A former rice and indigo plantation, True Blue’s rolling terrain is blessed with spectacular vegetation and is considered one of the prime courses in the area.
- Blackmoor – A short drive in the opposite direction lands golfers in scenic Murrells Inlet and Blackmoor. Built along the beautiful Waccamaw River, this course spans the site of a 19th century plantation. Blackmoor is a signature course designed by Gary Player and a Myrtle Beach must-play for golfing enthusiasts.
- Founders Club – Another Waccamaw Golf Trail find is the upscale Founders Club at Pawleys Island, south of Myrtle Beach. The challenging 18-hole course was designed by Thomas Walker, former lead architect for Gary Player Design. Renovations of over $7 million have transformed the former Sea Gull Golf Club into a stunning destination course, dotted by native orange and gold sand, and the legendary moss-draped oaks of Low Country.
Fishing in the Inlets and Ocean
Myrtle Beach is a terrific fishing destination, whether casting your line from one of the many inlets or heading all the way out into the Atlantic.
- Murrells Inlet – When the fishing boats come into Murrells Inlet, they’re not bringing you a catch harvested days earlier. In this seafood capital, it’s more like just a matter of hours. And the daily catch has made this historic fishing village a popular spot to enjoy the freshest fish from the best restaurants. Of course, you can reel in the prize catch yourself, too. Cast your line from the beach, pier, inlet or deep sea. There’s no license required to fish in these waters.
- Little River Fishing Fleet – Little River (just beyond North Myrtle Beach) has always been considered the heart of the fishing community. In addition to its fish house and the many commercial boats that tie up there, it’s also home to the Little River Fishing Fleet. Owner Cameron Sebastian and his crew host anglers on 40-foot and 90-foot boats for bottom fishing, trolling, offshore, Gulf Stream and night fishing. Each trip varies in the distance covered, from one to 70 miles.
- Cherry Grove Pier – The Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach is another great spot for trying your angler’s luck. Built in the 1950s and owned by the Prince family for over 40 years, this beloved pier was remodeled and lengthened in 1999. The world-record holding tiger shark – 1780 pounds – was landed on this very spot.
Boating along the Coast
Recreational boating, whether done to fish or just to enjoy the wind and tides, is a favorite pastime for visitors along the Myrtle Beach coastline. Charter or rental boats businesses are plentiful, and if you prefer smaller vehicles, you can also rent personal watercraft. Feeling a bit more daring? Why not try a parasail?
- Myrtle Beach Watersports – Myrtle Beach offers a variety of ways to enjoy water-based entertainment. Whether you’d like a day to waterski, sightsee or swim during your Bluegreen vacation to Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Watersports is a resource for your rental needs. There are five locations in the area, so you can usually find a convenient time to drop in.
- Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Plantation Tours – Hop aboard a pontoon boat and explore the plantation mansions and long-abandoned rice fields of Winyah Bay. Lowcountry native Cap’n Rod entertains and enlightens with the history and local lore of the area.
By land or by sea, there are lots of options for making the most of your vacation time, and with a Myrtle Beach vacation stay from Bluegreen, you’re sure to make the most of those vacation dollars, too!