Grande Dunes Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, NC
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.
Read my entire article which appeared in West Jet’s in-flight magazine: Golf Guide-MyrtleBeachDPS
Pinehurst Resort has earned the distinction of Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
“We are honored that IAGTO has recognized Pinehurst Resort as North America’s 2014 Golf Resort of the Year,” said Jack Bickart, senior vice president of sales. “Known as the ‘Cradle of American Golf,’ Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any site in America, and made history once again with the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks in June. From Hagan to Hogan to Snead to Nicklaus to Woods and now, to Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie, Pinehurst offers a legacy and history in golf no other resort in America can match.”
Pinehurst Resort features nine championship golf courses for guests to enjoy, including the famed Pinehurst No. 2. Opened in 1907, No. 2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world. In 2010, the design firm of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw began to restore the natural and strategic characteristics that were the essence of Ross’s original design.
About Pinehurst: Located in the North Carolina heartland, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, established in 1895, is a 2,000-acre property featuring an award-winning spa, nine golf courses, tennis, and activities for the family. Widely known as the Cradle of American Golf, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, TOUR Championship and many others. In June, Pinehurst served as the site of both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014 in back-to-back weeks.
To reserve any of the wide variety of Pinehurst Resort packages, or for more information, visit Pinehurst.com or call (855) 235-8507.
Excerpted from North Carolina Newslink (Dec. 3, 2014)
Myrtle Beach has always been a great destination for golf, but many people don’t know that the Grand Strand has many family-friendly golf courses.
Check out my story that appeared in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker—Myrtle Beach Golf_16MAY11
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