Our Picks for the Best Burger Joints Around

After a day on the course, sometimes the best dinner is a simple one, and a good ol’ fashioned hamburger is a dietary staple for many golfers.

If you want something more than two all beef patties on a sesame seed bun (remember that one?), we’ve put together our list of the best places in Myrtle Beach to eat a burger. If your group likes Five Guys or Red Robin, we have both, but our list contains only local restaurants.

With that in mind, here is our list of the five best local burger joints in Myrtle Beach.

There are a string of River City Cafes along the Grand Strand and you won’t go wrong at any of them. River City has 30 burgers on the menu that feature toppings ranging from ketchup and mustard to peanut butter and macaroni and cheese. You can thank me later.

Hamburgers have been on the menu for decades, but Art Burger Sushi Bar, located in downtown Myrtle Beach, provides a decidedly modern twist on a classic dish. If you are looking for a recommendation, try the Gordo, which features a local beef patty, pico de gallo, guacamole, roasted garlic siracha ranch and cheddar cheese served inside two crispy tortillas. It’s even better than it sounds.

If you are playing at Myrtle Beach National, Wild Wing, the Hackler Course or Burning Ridge, make a stop at Tongy’s Shmack House. It’s located beside Coastal Carolina University and the clientele is decidedly young – but with a regular mix of older locals who can’t get enough of some of the best burgers around. A bite of the Buster Douglas – ground beef, bacon strips, grilled red onion, BBQ and cheese – will make you feel as if your best days are still ahead of you, too.

There are Hamburger Joe’s locations in Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach, and both are worth a stop. Burgers are made fresh and to-order, always winning combination.

Last, but certainly not least, is Burky’s Grill in Myrtle Beach, a 50s era throwback with cheap prices, good food and fast service. If someone in your group doesn’t want a burger, the fried bologna is a winner.

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Course Profile: Arcadian Shores

Throughout Myrtle Beach you will find great golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf course architecture, including Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Mike Strantz and more.

And with the recent upgrades to Rees Jones’ Arcadian Shores Golf Club, the first-ever solo design of “The Open Doctor” promises to be heavily included in the discussion – and in traveling golfers’ vacation plans – moving forward.

Arcadian Shores is located near Myrtle Beach’s famed Restaurant Row and after a revamp a couple of years ago, Arcadian Shores is a must-play on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip. When you play Arcadian Shores you can expect large bunkers, sloping fairways, dense forest and fantastic greens. Plus, the course is located only half a mile away from the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2017, Arcadian Shores Golf Club underwent a major renovation to help improve an already-great layout and atmosphere. The grounds crew took out the old Bermuda greens to install new Sunday ultra-dwarf Bermuda greens. This grass will hold up great to the heat and even better to the cold! They also improved their irrigation system to help keep the golf course looking green and pure year-round.

Another notable improvement Arcadian Shores made was re-paving every inch of every cart path on the golf course, making it one of the smoothest rides in Myrtle Beach. Last but certainly not least, Arcadian Shores now boasts a brand-new clubhouse with the newest apparel, and a great porch overlooking the course to enjoy some great food and beverages after your round!

A great hole at Arcadian Shores is the par four 13th. Ranked as the hardest hole on the course, the 13th forces players to hit something less than driver off the tee. Even if players find the fairway, they will be left with a tough second shot over a lake. This is one of the most scenic holes on the golf course.

When you come to Myrtle Beach you might not think of Arcadian Shores immediately, but we suggest you do. From the new greens and clubhouse to the challenging but playable layout, it is one you won’t regret including on your trip itinerary! To book your golf package today, click here or give us a call at 800-422-1587!

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Package Spotlight: Myrtle Beach’s Best

If the priority for your group is great golf, the Myrtle Beach’s Best package should be at the top of your list.

There are few deals – anywhere in America – that allow golfers access to so many renowned layouts at such a value price.

Hyperbole, you say?

Consider:

– The Myrtle Beach’s Best package allows you to choose among 12 layouts, including six that have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses. Caledonia, True Blue, Tidewater and the Fazio, Love and Dye courses at Barefoot Resort have all been top 100 layouts, according to Golf Digest.

– The Intracoastal Waterway is an engineering marvel and a beautiful backdrop for a golf course. Four Myrtle Beach’s Best layouts -  Glen Dornoch, the Norman Course at Barefoot, Tidewater and Arrowhead – play along the Waterway. Choosing the best waterway view is difficult, but the 17th and 18th holes at Glen Dornoch are tough to beat. Then again, so is No. 10 at the Norman Course. Regardless of your preferences, the point remains: this quartet is long on scenery.

– Some of the biggest names in golf designed the Myrtle Beach’s Best courses. Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Mike Strantz, Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Raymond Floyd and Gary Player all left their mark on the package. Two of the most underrated courses in the area are the P.B. Dye designed Prestwick Country Club and Blackmoor, a creation of Gary Player. If you are an architecture buff, this package is for you.

– The geographic distribution of the courses is ideal, allowing group leaders to craft an itinerary that minimizes driving, if they choose. Groups that prefer to play along the North Strand have an abundance of options, beginning with the four courses at Barefoot, Tidewater and Glen Dornoch. If you prefer the South Strand experience, Caledonia, True Blue and Blackmoor make that convenient as well.

– Value comes in many forms; sometimes gift cards, complimentary meals and free replays push a deal over the top. In the case of the Myrtle Beach’s Best package, value is delivered through the quality of golf and a price that can’t be matched, particularly in other destinations, for a comparable experience.

If you want to experience the Grand Strand’s best, the MBB package is for you.

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Top Five Steakhouses in the Myrtle Beach Area

What’s more appetizing than a perfectly cooked cut of beef? We can’t think of anything. Although there are dozens of delicious steakhouses here in Myrtle Beach, the following are a cut above the rest. Check out our countdown of the best steakhouses below and be sure to wipe that drool off your chin when you’re done reading!

5. Angelo’s Steak and Pasta

With a tagline like the “The Greatest Steaks in the Universe,” you can bet that Angelo’s Steak and Pasta is putting their money where our mouths are. All steaks at Angelo’s are cut, trimmed and seasoned to order, alongside various pasta options, a Baked Potato or Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp. Served on a hot, sizzling plate, you’ll hear the steak before it hits your table.

4. Chuck’s Steak House

From Teriyaki Sirloin to Boneless Prime Rib, Chuck’s Steak House serves some award-winning beef. Chuck’s was voted “The Best Steak House” in 2017 by both Women’s Magazine and the Myrtle Beach “Beachie” Awards. Among a number of accolades related to their delicious steak dishes, Chuck’s has also received notoriety as one of the best happy hour spots at the beach.

3. Greg Norman Australian Grille

Get a taste of some delicious “down under” dining at Greg Norman Australian Grille, the Shark’s only restaurant. Greg Norman’s serves 100% premium black angus beef aged a minimum of 28 days. Combine that with a serene waterfront view of the Intracoastal Waterway and you are guaranteed an exceptional meal.

2. Aspen Grille

Looking for authentic Southern hospitality? Head on over to Aspen Grille. Dishes here are typically traditional Southern fare with a personal twist from the chef. The sophisticated and fresh menu features Angus Beef Filet Mignon, Ribeye and New York Strip. A large selection of wine from all over the globe is sure to pair nicely with the entree of your choice.

1. New York Prime

Topping our list is the epitome of fine-dining, New York Prime. The focus at this elegant steakhouse is USDA prime-only beef, massive servings of seafood, and a wine selection challenged by no other. The city-like ambiance and truly professional service will make a stop at this establishment the highlight of your trip.

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Course Spotlight: Prestwick Country Club

Prestwick Country Club

Prestwick Country Club is one of Myrtle Beach’s best-kept secrets, but we’re here to give it a little extra attention.

Unlike most courses on the Grand Strand, Prestwick Country Club had not one, but two architectural geniuses behind the beauty of its design: Pete and P.B. Dye. With a name like Dye, it’s no wonder that the 18 holes at Prestwick are an homage to the Scottish links.

This par 72 course features generous fairways with gentle undulations that navigate your ball towards rolling greens guarded by pot bunkers and meandering streams. But the course wouldn’t be complete without the innovative use of railroad ties, a Dye signature that can be found all over Prestwick.

The masterpiece begins with an incredible run of four par 4s that make up the bulk of the defense on the front nine. Keeping in mind that the course does not give you much time to settle into the round, par is a great score on any of these introductory holes. Arguably the highlight of the front nine is the par-5 9th Hole. It’s a monster of a hole playing as long as 537 yards from the tips. A massive lake borders the left side of the fairway and strategic mounding along the right side eliminates any chance of a bailout tee shot. The elevated 9th green, like many on the course, is guarded by steep bunkers and a prevailing wind. Although a difficult finish to the front side, the 9th Hole at Prestwick is a challenge everyone loves.

The back nine is accentuated by two scenic par 3s, No. 13 and No. 16, that both feature water and strategic bunkering/mounding. But the final two holes on this side are what golfers leave the course talking about. The 17th is a long par 5 that has the potential to test every facet of your game. With a meandering stream and relatively precise landing zones, this hole has surely seen more double bogeys than birdies. And if you were hoping for an easy finish, you might be disappointed to see that the 18th Hole is a mirror image of the 9th. Although it plays a tad shorter, it too demands accuracy and precision off the tee and into the green.

To play Prestwick Country Club and other incredible courses here in Myrtle Beach, check out the Elite Package at MBGolf.com. Enjoy discounted rates in addition to free 9-hole replays at a number of stellar courses, including Prestwick. Click here to learn more or call 888.250.1767 to book a tee time today!

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Shark Wake Park: Fun for the Entire Family!

Shark Wake Park

Water sports lovers have a new playground, and it’s right here in Myrtle Beach.

Shark Wake Park, located in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, was founded by Greg Norman Jr. and officially opened to the public only two years ago.

Shark Wake’s most unique feature is that a boat is not required to wakeboard. The park functions using cable systems and nine ramps to ride on as part of the main track.

But if you’re like many of us who have never stepped on a wakeboard, don’t be intimidated. Shark Wake offers beginner levels on the wake course itself as well as one-on-one lessons to make sure you feel confident when you step on the board for the first time. The park caters to professional wakeboarders as well with more experienced tracks including the highest jump at the park, appropriately named “The Big Kicker.”

With no experience and no equipment required, Shark Wake is one of the most versatile entertainment complexes on the Grand Strand.

If you’re not into wakeboarding, Shark Wake also features an Aqua Park. This inflatable, floating park is the largest on the East Coast, covering roughly an entire acre of water. Whether you’re 10 years old or a parent, you are sure to have a blast here.

In addition to the water activities, Shark Wake Park also features a waterfront viewing deck, beer garden, and the Shark Shack where you can take a load off after a day on the water with beer, wine, other beverages, and snacks.

Shark Wake Park is also conveniently located near dozens of award-winning golf courses, making it the perfect post-round activity for the entire family. Check out our wide range of nearby golf accommodations that will make it easy to include a visit to Shark Wake as part of your next golf trip!

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Package Spotlight: “A Legendary Deal”

Myrtle Beach has so much to offer that planning a trip to “The Golf Capital of the World” may seem a bit daunting. But don’t fret. You can rest assured your next Myrtle Beach golf trip will exceed your expectations by working with the specialists at MBGolf.com!

One way to get the most bang for your buck is with the all-inclusive Legends Golf Package. Prices for this deal start as low as $396 for four nights’ lodging and four rounds of award-winning golf. This “legendary” deal also includes breakfast, lunch and two beers with each round of golf you play, at any of the five Legends Group courses available on this package.

This quintet of phenomenal golf courses, all with their own distinct features, are must-plays in Myrtle Beach. The first of this group is Heathland, a links-style course with difficult prevailing wind, deep bunkers, and a thick rough. A similar setup can be found at Moorland, with dozens of natural undulations, bunkers, and water hazards.

Wide-open holes and the relative absence of vegetation are left behind after arriving to the tree-lined fairways at Parkland, featuring multi-level greens and brand-new bunkers. The fourth course in this grouping, Oyster Bay, showcases elevated and island greens and a variety of water hazards and hole setups – the culmination of everything you could imagine on a golf course. Not to be outdone, Heritage Club, built upon the historic site of a former indigo and rice plantation, features dozens of live oaks and scenic marshland.

In addition to these outstanding golf options, the Legends Package allows you to choose from a wide variety of lodging accommodations. Some of these options include, but are not limited to, premium oceanfront condos, resort villas, and luxurious beach homes. Conveniently located near golf courses, dining, and nightlife, you can’t go wrong with any of these lodging selections.

To get a quote and start planning your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway, click here or call 800.422.1587 today!

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Course Spotlight: Shaftesbury Glen

Shaftesbury Glen No. 13

People always ask, which course is the best in Myrtle Beach?

A better question might be, which course is the area’s most underrated?

It’s a subjective debate, but there is no doubting Shaftesbury Glen’s rising place in the market. The Clyde Johnston design opened in 2001 and has always been regarded as a good course, but a 2016 renovation project has taken Shaftesbury to a new level.

The makeover included the addition of 250,000 square feet of waste bunkers, which frame many fairways and add considerably to the layout’s visual appeal. Perhaps best of all, the additional sand doesn’t make the course significantly more difficult as the bunkers are generally shallow.

A trade-off for the fairway hazards was the removal or softening of several greenside bunkers, making the changes a net positive for your handicap.

Combine those alterations with Shaftesbury’s bentgrass greens, which are among the area’s best, and it’s not hard to see why the course continues to gain in popularity as it nears its 20th birthday. The bentgrass thrives throughout the winter and spring months, and Shaftesbury’s open design helps ensure the greens remain healthy throughout the summer, leading to prime conditions each fall.

Locals and informed group leaders are dialed into the enhanced experience at Shaftesbury Glen but many are still catching up, leading to its place at or near the top of our list of Myrtle Beach’s most underrated courses. Being on that list means outstanding golf and tremendous value, and Shaftesbury delivers on both accounts.

No hole better captures the “new” Shaftesbury Glen than the 13th, a 497-yard (white tees) par 5. A waste bunker now runs up the right side, providing visual contrast on a hole that is reachable in two for long hitters, but a well bunkered green that is long and narrow demands a quality approach.

If you are booking the Myrtle Beach’s Best package or the Ultimate Glens Group deal, Shaftesbury Glen will make your next trip a little better.

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Dave & Buster’s or Bust!

By Megan Dresser

Myrtle Beach area golfers now have a new, must-see 19th Hole destination at one of the nation’s most popular sports bars, Dave & Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach. Featuring a massive arcade, expansive menu and dozens of televisions, Dave & Buster’s is sure to offer hours of post-round fun.

The Dave & Buster’s menu offers a variety of burgers, wings, steaks, seafood, pasta, and innovative appetizers as well as options that are more health-conscious. Needless to say, there is something for everyone.

In addition to the enticing food, the drink menu is sure to catch your eye. Unique options like the Green Ghost Glow Kones and the Raging Berry Bull are just as tasty as they sound.

One of the hallmarks of Dave & Buster’s is the “eat and play” special. This promotion includes dinner or an appetizer and $10 worth of points to use in the arcade, all for a grand total of just $17.99.

From Guitar Hero to Skee-Ball, Dave & Buster’s is sure to make any adult feel like a kid again. And if you couldn’t beat your playing partners on the course, the Dave & Buster’s arcade is undoubtedly the most appropriate place to get revenge!

Located in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, Dave & Buster’s ideal location puts it mere yards away from a waterfront boardwalk lined with other restaurants, a variety of shops, a sea aquarium, and multiple other attractions including a mirror maze and miniature golf course.

In addition, its central location puts the sports bar smack-dab in the middle of dozens of exceptional surrounding golf courses.

It goes without saying that Dave & Buster’s has made for an excellent addition to Broadway at the Beach and the Grand Strand area as a whole. It’s delectable food and fun-packed arcade make Dave & Buster’s the perfect post-round stop to include on your next golf trip!

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Our Top 5 Myrtle Beach Seafood Restaurants

Aside from golf, at top of the priority list for most our groups is where to find the best seafood in Myrtle Beach.

With fresh locally caught fish going straight from the boat to your plate, finding a place that serves outstanding seafood is relatively easy, ranking the best the area has to offer is far more difficult.

But, we are here for you. Here is a look at the places we recommend golfers enjoy an outstanding seafood dinner with two caveats: this list only takes into account restaurants in Myrtle and North Myrtle AND it has to be a seafood-centric restaurant (so places like Aspen Grille, which is outstanding, won’t be included).

Without further ado, here are our top 5 seafood restaurants:

5. Located across from Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, Rockefellers Raw Bar is an area institution. A nondescript building can’t obscure the food, particularly the shellfish. Oysters, clams, shrimp, scallops and mussels are the specialties at a restaurant us locals (and TripAdvisor readers) swear by.

4. Mr. Fish doubles as a restaurant and fish market, serving fresh seafood anyway you want it. The in-house dining is very good, but Mr. Fish gets bonus points for the market, allowing golf groups to prepare their own dinner (every group has at least one guy that cooks well) if they want.

3. Admittedly, it’s not fresh, but no list of Myrtle Beach’s best seafood restaurants is complete without a buffet, and Original Benjamins, which claims to have introduced calabash style seafood to the area, is the best. The buffet features more than 170 items, including crab legs, so if it’s quantity you desire, this is your spot.

2. Sea Captain’s House is Myrtle Beach’s oldest and most popular seafood restaurant. The food is outstanding and the view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is at least as good. The combination of food (the jambalaya comes highly recommended) and ambiance is hard to beat.

1. Forget being the best North Myrtle Beach has to offer, SeaBlue has set its sights much higher, saying, “We aspire to be among the best restaurants in the country, using locally sourced ingredients and displaying five-star service to all our guests.” According to 644 TripAdvisor reviews, Sea Blue has already conquered the local market and one look at the menu and you will see why the rest of America is next.

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