Top 5 Seafood Restaurants

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Aside from golf, at the 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. 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 equally as enjoyable. 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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Hole Spotlight: No. 9 at Legends Parkland

Legends Golf Resort is home to three of Myrtle Beach’s most popular tracks with its Moorland, Heathland and Parkland designs. For years, these courses have been favorites among visiting golfers.

DJI_0921-editThe Parkland Course is not only one of the Grand Strand’s most requested and frequently played, but also received 4 stars from Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2009. This layout can be challenging for even the most skilled golfers, with more than 100 bunkers strategically placed by designer Larry Young.

A par 72 layout, the Parkland Course features a number of memorable holes, including the par 4 9th.

Do you enjoy a short par 4? Most of us do because it gives us a shot to card a birdie, and the 9th on Parkland gives you just that! But, there’s a catch: you have to play the risk/reward game

No. 9 features a dogleg right and plays 317 yards from the blue tees and 308 from the whites, so it’s definitely reachable for long hitters. You can play the hole straight and go for the green, but water lurks on the right – so watch out!

There are six bunkers, including four in the fairway, but the sandy canyon that fronts the green MUST be avoided. The monster of the bunkers is one that is 20-30 feet deep in front of the green.

There are many ways to challenge the hole, but none are as simple (or easy) as the yardage suggests. You can play conservatively – iron off the tee and wedge in – and it’s fairly simple. But most golfers have a gambling streak in them.

As the famously cynical Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated and Golf.com once wrote, “I’d love to stand on that ninth tee with a bucket of balls and figure out how to play that monster. It’s a fun hole.”

We couldn’t agree more, and hope you have the opportunity to play the Parkland Course during your next golf trip. Want to explore more Myrtle Beach golf courses? Click here or let one of our golf specialists help you by calling 800.422.1587.

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Featured Dining Attraction: RipTydz

It’s a hot summer’s day in Myrtle Beach. Your golf group decided it would be a good idea to play 36 holes. Well that 36 turned into 45 because Tom and Steve tied for the lowest total score of the day and wanted to settle it. You’re not going to sit back and watch so you decide to drag yourself through the pain. On the 43rd hole of the day Jim says “Where are we going to eat?” A couple suggestions get thrown out that aren’t good then you have a genius idea. “Let’s go to RipTydz!” you yell, and all of sudden you are looked at as a hero.

If you haven’t heard of RipTydz, it’s ok – it just got finished being built last summer. RiptydzRipTydz is a modern oceanfront dining and bar experience unlike any other place in Myrtle Beach. Located on 13th Ave North on Ocean Boulevard, RipTydz features multi-level dining and a rooftop bar.

Riptydz has a multitude of menus to choose from – whether you want to go and get a snack and a beer or go and get a full meal with your family and friends. If you decide to go and get a light meal and a drink, take a look at the Beach Side Starters menu. The starters menu includes crispy fried calamari, mahogany chicken tenders and wingtydz.

For your main course, you have a lot of different options to choose from. If you are in the mode for tacos check out the dockside tacos menu. That includes Baja steak tacos, rip’n shrimp tacos, and fish tacos. If you want a sandwich, take a look at the sunburn sammies menu. This menu includes old bay po boy, lobster rollz, and cheesesteak sandwich.

If you’re looking for a more traditional seafood experience check out Riptydz’s ocean favorites menu. This menu includes traditional seafood such as shrimp and grits, and a coastal fried platter which includes a variety of seafood and sauces. RipTydz has more than just seafood on the menu. Check out their mainland favorites menu which includes a hand cut ribeye, jerk style grilled chicken, and big island style ribs.

RipTydz also has an extensive drink menu with a large selection of beers on tap and specialty drinks. Along with its diverse drink and food menu, RipTydz also features live music on the weekends. If you haven’t visited this soon-to-be favorite evening attraction, do so during your next visit to Myrtle Beach!

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Course Spotlight: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

The southern part of the Grand Strand is home to some of the best golf courses in the area. One of the premiere golf courses is tucked away from Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island.

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is one of the best golf courses you can play on your Myrtle Beach golf trip. Built on a working rice plantation, Caledonia designer Mike Strantz made sure to add multiple bunkers and a water hazard to every single hole.

Caledonia offers a stern challenge to the best golfers, but it also gives the beginner golfer a chance to learn. If you want the full test that Caledonia has to offer you can play it at 6,526 yards, or you can make it easier and play it at 6,121 yards. With a slope rating of 132 the, par 70 test is one of South Carolina’s must play courses on your trip.

After your round, grab a couple drinks and a bite to eat from Caledonia’s 18th century style clubhouse. This clubhouse overlooks the marsh that sits just off the 18th hole. What a way to finish your round!

099A1721Over the years Caledonia Golf and Fish Club always ranks inside the “Top 100 You Can Play” by Golf Magazine. Shortly after it opened, Golf Digest ranked Caledonia as the “5th Best New Public Course in America.” Since that, Golf Digest has ranked Caledonia as one of the “Top 31 Best Upscale Courses in America”

For more information on golf packages including Caledonia Golf & Fish Club visit mbgolf.com or give us call at 800-422-1587.

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Featured Package: “The Most Free Stuff Ever”

Do you like free? Do you like added value? Do you like getting your money’s worth?

If so, then we have a package for you! The Free-For-All Package might just be the best added value golf package in Myrtle Beach.

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With this golf package, each golfer in your group will receive a $100 gift card that can be used for select merchandise, food and drinks. Or, you can use the gift card for replays.

Where can you use the gift card? You can use the gift card at any of the golf courses offered on this golf package. See the full list below.

In addition to the added value, you can choose from three different package options: 4 nights/4 rounds, 5 nights, 5 rounds or 6 nights/6 rounds.

If you are looking into a spring golf trip, prices start at just $420.

What is more, you’ll get to pick from some of the best accommodations around. You can stay in premium ocean front condos, golf villas, oceanfront resorts or private beach homes.

Whatever your group is looking for, this package has it.

Need one more reason to book the Free-For-All Package? We’ll include two large one topping pizzas per foursome when you arrive!

Available Package Courses: Azalea Sands, Beachwood, Blackmoor, Brick Landing, Brunswick Plantation, Carolina National, Country Club of South Carolina, Crow Creek, Crown Park, Diamondback, Eagle Nest, Farmstead, Indigo Creek, International Club, Lockwood Folly, Meadowlands, Pearl East & West, River’s Edge, River Oaks, Sandpiper Bay, Thistle, Wachesaw East, and Whispering Pines.

To see all the great golf packages we offer, click here. Give us a call today and one of our golf specialists will assist you in planning your golf vacation. Call 800-422-1587. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Our Favorite Breakfast Spots In Myrtle Beach

There seriously aren’t many things better than a hot breakfast. Seriously! Aside from landing a tee shot on a par 3 a few feet from the pin and a couple other things, there really isn’t much that tops a good breakfast.

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Whether you like pancakes, eggs, waffles or a meaty steak, there are endless options for a good breakfast in the Myrtle Beach area.

It would be WAY too hard to talk about them all, so we decided to tell you about three of our favorites!

Eggs Up Grill
Although Eggs Up Grill is a chain, it doesn’t have a chain feel to it. Because it’s a chain, you can stay pretty much anywhere along the Grand Strand and enjoy an Eggs Up breakfast.

So, what makes Eggs Up so special? First, the service! Go to any Eggs Up and you’ll be greeted with a smile – followed by a cup of coffee!

Second, Eggs Up has a great menu. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. But, if we had to suggest one item, it’d be an omelet. Eggs Up has some of the best and you can pretty much get any kind of omelet you want.

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery
Looking for some of the wildest breakfast creations? Head to Johnny D’s!

If you have a sweet tooth, this is your place. At Johnny D’s you can get a banana split waffle or a red velvet cake waffle. Sound good? Well, you’re right. They are!

Along with it’s crazy breakfast concoctions, Johnny D’s has a wide variety of menu items, including breakfast skillets. You can’t go wrong with the Irish Skillet, which features a deadly combination of eggs, cheese, potatoes, hash and bacon – all topped with lots and lots of cheese!

Dino’s House of Pancakes
Located in North Myrtle Beach, you can find pretty much anything you want at Dino’s House of Pancakes.

With an extensive menu, it can be hard to suggest a particular item. If you are having trouble picking, go with the western omelet or the pancakes – you won’t be disappointed.

Are you thinking about taking a golf trip or just want more info? Check here for pricing information, or to get a quote today from one of our expert golf directors!

 

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Arrowhead Country Club – 5 Things

Arrowhead Country Club Waterway 5Situated in the heart of the vibrant Grand Strand golf scene is one of Myrtle Beach’s most requested designs: Arrowhead Country Club, a Raymond Floyd/Tom Jackson design collaboration that has enjoyed a steady stream of repeat, loyal customers for more than two decades. In 1998, it earned the distinction of being named “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Just what makes Arrowhead a special golf experience? We’ve got five good reasons right here:

1. The course is impeccably manicured year-round. Arrowhead’s grounds crew goes the extra yard to make sure you remember how good the course conditions were for your round, no matter the season. They’re also one of a select group of courses that routinely overseeds its layout in the offseason, giving it the kind of deep-hued, “wall to wall green” appearance that makes it easy to forget it’s February, not May.

2. It’s masterfully blended with its Intracoastal Waterway surroundings. Arrowhead plays frequently into or along a scenic stretch of water that serves as a defining element on several holes, including No. 5 along its Waterway nine that’s widely regarded as the course’s signature hole.

3. Arrowhead offers multiple playing options. It’s one of a handful of 27-hole layouts along the Grand Strand, with each 9-hole set offering distinctly different looks thanks to a masterfully crafted use of elevation changes. So in whatever combination you play two of the Cypress, Waterway and Lakes nines, you’re in for a truly unique playing experience.

4. With Arrowhead, the Raymond Floyd/Tom Jackson tandem make quite the design statement. Floyd places a premium on blending his handiwork with its natural surroundings, while Jackson is at his best when infusing creative elements throughout his design – including, as Jackson describes it, a “3-dimensional look” with many holes accented by moguls and undulation.

5. The price is right. For a course seen by many as a premium offering, it comes without an exorbitant price tag. And it’s one of 12 courses available on our Beach’s Best Package deal, featuring 3 nights’ lodging and 3 rounds of golf from just $258 per person.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Beach’s Best Package, and be sure to include Arrowhead Country Club as part of your perfect Myrtle Beach golf getaway!

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Meet Heather Royer – New Golf Sales Manager

Heather Royer joins Condo-World and MBGolf.com as Golf Sales Manager

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If you’ve ever spoken on the phone or in person with our Golf Sales Manager Heather Royer, you can instantly feel her passion for the game of golf. It’s that passion that makes Heather one of the best in business at what she does.

With a lifetime of experience in the golf industry, Heather knows a thing or two. Whether you are looking for a suggestion on a course to play that is a little more forgiving or a great spot for dinner, Heather can give you the answer you are looking for.

Get to know Heather Royer:

How long have you been at Condo World and what do you like most?
“I joined Condo World in July of 2017 and was hired as the Golf Sales Manager. Before that, I worked for five years as a golf director for another company.

I enjoy every aspect of my job. What I love most is talking golf every single day. Golf has been part of my life since I was a little child. Having a job where you get to be around the game you love every day is special.”

What is your favorite Myrtle Beach golf course and why?
“I think Tidewater is just a special place. The layout as a whole, the scenery and the pristine conditions all make it special. I think it is magnificent from when you first drive in. Prior to Myrtle Beach, I lived in Hilton Head and Tidewater reminds me of Hilton Head.

The staff is top-notch and they go the extra mile to keep the place in great condition.”

Why should someone take a golf trip?
“The golf here is so good. How many places in this world do you have 80 golf courses and people that work so hard in the industry to make golf so good? It is a special place with a lot of special people. And, the people that work here just want people to come see why Myrtle Beach is such a special place.”

Why should someone book through Condo World?
“I think Condo World is unique. We have such a great staff and everyone is so talented and incredible. We work very hard to study the market to make sure our rates for accommodations and golf are competitive. We have such a vast collection of properties all the way from Brunswick to Pawleys Plantation. I think we are unmatched – we’ve been around 33 years for a reason.”

What are some of your favorite suggestions for people to do off the golf course?
“Myrtle Beach has great dining options. Golfers come here and they want a good meal after a long day. North Myrtle has just blown up recently. There are a lot of really neat shows, water sports and dining options. Plus, Topgolf is coming and that will be really cool for golfers. The options are limitless for activities.”

Where is your favorite place to eat in the MB area and why?
“I have so many spots. I am a big fan of Joe’s Bar & Grill. It’s fun to sit out on the deck and have a few drinks during happy hour. You can always get a good meal there.”

Your Husband, Hugh, played 14 years professionally. Do you have a fun story from that time?
“I used to caddy for Hugh back in the day from time to time, much to his old-school father’s chagrin. Anyways, the year was 1999 – I believe. He was playing at Sedgefield Country Club on the then Buy.Com Tour (now Web.Com) Greensboro Open. He was playing great and I always read every putt. I never said a word unless he asked me for a read. We were on the last hole and he asked for a read. I gave him my opinion. He didn’t listen and saw something completely different. If he had gone with my read, he would have shot 63 instead of 64. Moral of the story – he should always listen!!! We still laugh about it to this day!”

Want to hear more stories from Heather? Or want to ask her a question about golf? Give us a call at 800.422.1587 or fill out our contact form on our website.

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Resort Spotlight: North Beach Plantation

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The high-end oceanfront lodging options along the Grand Strand are many, yet among them North Beach Plantation by Condo-World in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina still makes quite the statement.

Upon entering this upscale, Caribbean-themed property, you’re greeted by the dramatic presence of its twin oceanfront towers fronted by fountains and palm trees. Once inside, you see quickly what all the fuss is about.

North Beach Plantation’s spectacular amenities are highlighted by its unparalleled, 2.5-acre water park that includes an infinity pool, outdoor lap pool, four hot tubs, waterfalls, oceanfront swim-up pool bar and oceanfront cabanas. The towers themselves feature 1- to 5-bedroom condos, meticulously appointed and offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Though it’s in close proximity to popular North Myrtle Beach attractions like Barefoot Landing and numerous dining and nightlife options, you don’t have to leave the property to experience some of the Grand Strand’s premier dining and leisure offerings. This includes 21 Main, one of the area’s top steak houses and sushi restaurants; and Cinzia Spa, featuring a full array of body treatments, indoor/outdoor lounge and peaceful outdoor garden sanctuary.

Barefoot Resort’s signature courses from Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio and Davis Love III are among the many nearby options for pairing up your luxury stay with world-class golf. If you’re planning an April trip, be sure to visit the Dye Course to take in the sights and sounds of one of the nation’s premier celebrity pro-am events, the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit children’s educational programs and South Carolina’s junior golf program.

Our Barefoot Special offers North Beach Plantation as a lodging option to go with four rounds of golf at these award-winning designs – with the fourth round free! Spring pricing on this package starts at just $550 per golfer. Click here for pricing information, or to get a quote for your next visit!

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Remembering the King: Arnold Palmer

Remembering The King: Arnold Palmer

Sunday afternoon at the Tour Championship gave us plenty to talk about, as Dustin Johnson stumbled to the finish line at Eastlake, and relinquished the FedEx Cup and $10 million bonus check to a charging Rory Mcilroy. Then Sunday evening came, and delivered the sobering news that golf’s greatest ambassador, Arnold Palmer, had passed away at the age of 87.

It has been no surprise that Arnold’s health had been ailing in recent months. His few public appearances this year provided visual proof that The King was struggling. But that did not stop Arnie from providing his iconic thumbs up to beloved fans at this year’s Masters and Bay Hill Invitational. Arnold’s fans, known as “Arnie’s Army,” have remained as strong as ever since he burst onto the scene in the 1950s. Arnold’s 62 professional victories and 7 Major Championships dubbed him the name of “The King,” but his blue collar background and widespread appeal to the masses helped him achieve the title “The Peoples Champion.”

Aside from his legendary career on the links, Arnie’s inventiveness in the business realm will leave his largest footprint on the game of golf. Arnold was the first to monetize the game through endorsements and advertisements, blending golf with pop culture. His efforts early on have helped pave the way to the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus check we see in the game today, a figure that exceeds the career earnings of Arnie and Jack Nicklaus combined. Arnie’s largest achievement may very well be the inception of the Golf Channel in 1993, a network that now reaches more than 70 million households in over 81 territories worldwide. His tireless efforts to grow the game of golf have helped Arnold become the third-highest paid retired athlete in annual earnings, behind that of Michael Jordan and David Beckham.

Arnold leaves a legacy that will be forever remembered and appreciated amongst golf fans across the world. He leaves behind a sport that would not be what it is today without his work on and off the golf course. Myrtle Beach is no exclusion to the Arnie effect, as he designed two premium courses on the Grand Strand, River’s Edge and King’s North.

A toast to the The King, Arnold Palmer!

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