Where to Golf in Myrtle Beach


Golfing in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Golf

Best Courses for Pros, Families, Women (From WestJet’s in-flight magazine Up!) by Sandra Chambers

Years ago, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was a popular golf destination for all-male buddy trips, corporate executive outings and bachelor parties. Men would make their annual golf trek, leaving the wife and kids behind. Today, visitors are discovering a family-friendly golf mecca that also offers upscale entertainment, a bustling nightlife, outstanding restaurants, shopping and sandy beaches where flip-flops are always in style.

Low Country French Cuisine Along the Grand Strand

Croissants Bakery & Bistro

Croissants Bakery & Bistro

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Most people associate Myrtle Beach cuisine with Calabash Style Seafood or down-home Southern cooking. But upscale dining can be found along the Grand Strand. Check out my recommendations in my article for Luxebeatmag.com.


N.C. Beer Month Returns in April

Beer Anyone?

North Carolina, one of the nation’s top craft beer states, celebrates the craftsmanship of 100 breweries and destinations that embrace it with the return of NC Beer Month in April. N.C. Beer Month, co-sponsored by the Division and the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild, directs travelers to a rising range of beerscapes, from brewery-rich cities and welcoming towns to unexpected finds in lesser-known places. Major festivals, singular events, special-edition beers, lodging packages, beer dinners, and brew schools showcase the breadth and depth of the state’s appeal.

More than 70 breweries and industry partners across the state are participating. However, any tourism-related business that is interested in hosting a special event to spotlight North Carolina beers is welcome to have its event listed on the N.C. Beer Month website. In addition, special offers such as accommodation packages may also be included. There are numerous ways to highlight and promote North Carolina beer tourism via accommodations and restaurants and through events and special offers. For inspiration, visit NC Beer Month to see what’s already there. To discuss ideas or special offers by accommodations and/or restaurants, contact Public Relations RepresentativeSuzanne Brown at (919) 715-6703. Contact your local VisitNC/Extranet contact to get N.C. Beer Month-related events listed.

(Posted from NC Newslink)

Under the Dome Begins Production on Season 2

Wilmington area Setting for popular TV Series

The dome is officially descending upon the Wilmington region again as CBS’ smash hit series from last summer, Under the Dome, began shooting season two this week. The show, based on the Stephen King book of the same name, follows the picturesque small town of Chester’s Mill and its residents who scramble to survive after a mysterious, impenetrable dome suddenly appears, separating them from the outside world. Premiering to more than 13 million viewers last June, Under the Dome‘s pilot was the most watched summer series debut since 2002 and paved the way for the show to become the runaway hit of the summer. During its 13 episodes, the show garnered an average of more than 10 million viewers.  Continue reading

20 Beach Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were There Right Now


Check out these great beach photos!

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

If you’re not on the beach right now, it’s time to start saving for a vacation. Here are 20 beach photos to get you in relaxation mode. Do you recognize any of the destinations? How many have you visited?

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A Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC

Grab your honey and head for Myrtle Beach for some great off-season fun!

Some people  think of Myrtle Beach primarily as a summer beach or golf destination, but there’s plenty to do off-season along the Grand Strand.

Accommodations:  Get some great winter rates at  Marriott’s Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes. Enjoy an oceanfront/view room or a 2-bedroom villa. Walk on an uncrowded beach, have a drink in the bar with an ocean view, or indulge at their Hibiscus Spa with a winter special of two mini spa services (facial, manicure, pedicure or massage)  for just $85.

Upscale dining: 

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

(1)The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro (Little River, SC)  Featuring “Low  Country French Cuisine,” this unique restaurant is located  in a quaint Victorian home built in 1910. With several fireplaces and private dining rooms this is the place for a great romantic dinner!  The staff will gladly share stories about how the house is haunted!

Select from the Chef’s 7-course Tasting Menu, a 4-course “Prix Fixe,” or the La Carte dinner menu. I selected the Cote De Beuf (Cadillac of Steaks) while my husband had a daily special of Beef Wellington.  The Brentwood also boasts a huge wine selection. In fact, several rooms are totally wallpapered with wine corks!  Chef Eric Masson, who holds three culinary degrees, won first place in the 201 1 Coastal Uncorked Iron Chef competition.

(2) Croissants Bistro & Bakery 

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

One of Myrtle Beach’s favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner Croissants Restaurant & Bistro on Grissom Parkway won’t disappoint. My husband and I had dinner there recently, experiencing  Chef Bradley Daniels’ special creations.

My husband had the Scallops and Ahi  Tuna with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, while I enjoyed their signature dish of Shrimp & Grits, topped with a black BBQ  sauce (secret ingredients include Guinness, coke and dark molasses sauce). And with a bakery right on the premise, desserts are an experience in their own right.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Entertainment: (1) Walk arm in arm on the 1.2 mile boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Then soar high above the Atlantic Ocean in the 20-story high SkyWheel. Act like a teen at the arcade, enjoying a game of skeeball or air hockey.

(2) Head to Broadway at the Beach,  an all-in-one entertainment complex surrounding Lake Broadway. Divided into four areas–a  New England Fishing Village, a Caribbean Village, Heroes Harbor, and a Charleston Boardwalk, the complex offers unique shops, eateries and entertainment.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach

(3) Take in a live show at one of several theaters located in Myrtle Beach including Carolina Opry,  the Palace Theater,  or Legends in Concert.

Whatever you select to do on your romantic getaway, you’ll definitely enjoy the lack of crowds and a more peaceful Myrtle Beach!

BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass

BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown


Want to experience a different side of Charleston, SC? Then don’t miss the BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown on Saturday, November 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. The 2nd annual Lowcountry Hoedown is a celebration of Southern fare & libations set to a fiddle!

Sip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, and whiskey cocktails from over a dozen distilleries including Charleston’s own Striped Pig Distillery, scheduled to open later this year. Enjoy craft brews from three great Southern states, including local favorite Holy City Brewing. Nibble and nosh on BBQ, brisket &  tasty Southern treats from Lowcountry restaurants and artisan food vendors. Continue reading