Myrtle Beach Voted Best Golf Destination

myrtle beach golfSouth Carolina’s Myrtle Beach has been voted “Best Golf Destination” in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The award winner was decided by a four week online vote by 10Best and USA TODAY readers. The Grand Strand golf destination bested 19 other nominees to claim a title it has been unofficially called for years. Myrtle Beach easily outdistanced places like Kiawah, Hilton Head, Pinehurst and Naples which were among the top five finishers.

“Golf’s most important ratings panel is comprised of the people who spend their hard-earned money to take a golf trip, which is why this honor is so meaningful to us as a destination,” said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “As home to more than 50 4-star courses and 13 layouts that have been ranked among the USA’s top 100 public courses, Myrtle Beach has always striven to provide golf’s best and most inclusive experience, and this 10Best vote is the affirmation of those efforts.”

With more than 102 courses and nonstop air service from more than 25 cities, Myrtle Beach is golf’s most accessible and inviting destination. Due to the diversity of its golf and accommodation offerings the Grand Stand, which lies in the heart of the enduring and popular area, can welcome any size group or type of golf trip. In fact, in 2013 the National Golf Foundation surveyed core golfers and found that Myrtle Beach was by far the game’s favorite destination in America & Canada. May 2nd, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday will be promoted in USA TODAY print version as well as on USATODAY.com’s travel home front.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is comprised of a vast number of courses and almost 100 golf package providers in the greater Myrtle Bach area. Founded in 1967, the MBGH organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. They originated the “Stay and Play Package” we all know well, and provide unbiased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decision when planning their golf holiday to Myrtle Beach. In addition, MBGH also hosts 7 events and tournaments annually to help foster continued growth of the game. They host the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring. Golf Holiday also manages the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship- the world’s largest single site amateur golf tournament at the end of the summer, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing. For more information you can go to www.GolfHoliday.com or call 843-282-2648.

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Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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