TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Italian restaurants for your post-round meal
provides no shortage of great golf courses to choose from, and no shortage of
great Italian eats also. Be sure to consider these Top 5 Italian restaurants,
according to TripAdvisor, on your next visit to the Grand Strand. They
are all located within close proximity to several MBGolf.com courses and Condo-World facilities, making them the perfect spots to
grab a post-round bite.
Ciao Restaurant is the No. 1-ranked Italian eatery in Myrtle
Beach. With an impressive menu featuring Italian favorites like veal marsala,
chicken picatta and spaghetti calamari marinara, there is something everyone
will enjoy at Ciao.
Said reviewer patrickcK1104HI,
“We had dinner on Saturday at Ciao. There were eight of us. As usual, service
was excellent … and the food was as good as ever. Crab stuffed mushrooms were
over the top!”
Luigi’s Trattoria is the No. 2-ranked Italian restaurant. It
has early bird hours from 4-6 p.m. and a wide variety of delicious entrees to
choose from including baked lasagna and grouper franchese.
nice. Service is good. Food is amazing. We always go there every two years when
we go to Myrtle. It’s one of our favorite restaurants,” said reviewer angmatt49.
Next, with veal, chicken and pasta dishes that are sure to blow
you away, Villa
Romana is another must-try, coming in as the No. 3-ranked Italian
restaurant in Myrtle Beach. All entrees are served with multiple courses, so
you never go home hungry!
Reviewer SueMu36 weighed
in, “Great service – only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table on a Friday
night. Love all that’s included with your meal: bruschetta, soup, salad and
bread. Linguini with clams was wonderful. Wandering accordion player was fun
and made for a lighthearted atmosphere.”
At No. 4, Toscana Italian Kitchen has recently opened a new location! Open
daily at 4 p.m., their menu is decadent, with dishes like lobster ravioli and
crab stuffed chicken.
Said reviewer Msciccone1,
“The bread and red pepper oil mixture was delicious. The pasta was cooked
perfectly. The seafood dish my parents ordered was beyond their expectation. We
left the restaurant raving! Highly recommend.”
certainly not least, Crave Italian Over & Bar is the No. 5 place to get Italian food in
Myrtle Beach. They are known for their open flame, New York-style brick oven
pizza. Try the meat lover’s, with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs and ham.
“Best food I’ve
had in a long time,” said reviewer LG643. “The food is freshly made on-site. I
had the spaghetti squash with grilled vegetables and chicken. Loved it. Came
with a salad and warm bread. Valet parking. Nice, clean restaurant. Will go
Tom Fazio has made quite a mighty mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene
provides preferred rates at many of the Grand Strand’s finest golf facilities,
including two courses designed by Tom Fazio: TPC Myrtle Beach and the Fazio
Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf. One of the greatest course designers
there has ever been, Fazio delivers two courses here that are scenic, exciting,
challenging and dynamic – yet each with its own distinct character that
illustrates Fazio’s brilliant imagination. Both courses can be booked as part
of an MBGolf.com stay & play package in partnership with Condo-World.
TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet offers a memorable round of
golf fit for the pros. Fazio, alongside player consultant Lanny Wadkins,
designed a challenging layout that offers everything players look for:
picturesque holes from tee to green, meticulously shaped hills and mounding,
perfectly conditioned greens and an abundance of native wildlife. Be ready for
a real challenge at TPC, where tall southern pines, rustic wetlands and
demanding par 3s require frequent forced carries.
Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Fazio is the course that carries Fazio’s legendary
name in memorable style. A Lowcountry gem, the design meanders through dense
marshland, with pines and live oaks lining fairways and a surrounding habitat
that at times looks completely untouched, making for an elegant,
natural-feeling golf course style that’s unique to the Myrtle Beach area. With
water coming into play on 15 of 18 holes, Barefoot Fazio’s par-71 layout
combines wide-open fairways with large bunkers and natural sandy areas that
result in a stern test for players, albeit a visually stunning one.
There is a lot to
like about TPC Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Fazio. In addition to great golf, both
provide high-end practice facilities as well as clubhouse grillrooms serving up
great food and cold drinks. So, be sure to book one or both courses on your
fall vacation with MBGolf.com and Condo-World!
Putting the spotlight on the improved Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, N.C.
Golfers choose MBGolf.com, a Condo-World company, to help them book Myrtle Beach stay
& play packages at more than 80 Grand Strand golf courses, including at Brunswick Plantation – now a true star of the North Strand
following a series of improvements made to the golf course and its surrounding
facilities by new management.
been made to improve course conditions on all three of Brunswick Plantation’s
nines – Azalea, Dogwood and Magnolia – designed by Willard Byrd and Clyde
Johnston, two legendary golf course designers especially noted for their work
along the Strand. The Azalea layout tests players off the tee with tough angles
and the occasional forced carry, while still providing plenty of opportunities
to score well when played from the correct set of tees. The Dogwood layout is
more open, offering plenty of tempting opportunities to cut corners to shorten
doglegs. Magnolia is more open as well and not overly long, making it the
perfect nine for those looking to shoot a personal best. Brunswick Plantation
should be quite proud of the improvements it has made to the three nines.
Upgrades in the
clubhouse include re-carpeted/re-tiled flooring, fresh painting and
enhancements in the pro shop, all making a wonderful impression on the Myrtle
Beach golf community. See what one person who played after new ownership took
over said on TripAdvisor:
“We went there as a foursome and thoroughly
enjoyed the course, the scenery and the clubhouse. The view of the clubhouse is
spectacular and looks like an old colonial mansion. … Would return there in a minute.”
In addition to
all of the changes made related to the golf experience, improvements have been
made to The Commons at Brunswick
Plantation – the facility’s
on-site villas – with a new phone/internet system, a new digital locking system
and yplent of upgrades to the units themselves.
There’s lots of
new things to see and check out at Brunswick Plantation. Be sure to give it careful
consideration for your fall golf vacation with MBGolf.com and Condo-World.
Instead of slicing it on the course, check out these pizza spots during your fall golf vacation
When planning a
Myrtle Beach golf getaway with MBGolf.com and Condo-World, there’s a lot to consider. Some members of
your group may want to play courses on the North Strand. Others will prefer
courses on the South Strand. Maybe part of your group wants to stay in a Condo-World
property on the ocean while others would prefer staying in a golf villa with
easy access to the courses you’ll be playing. Whatever your group’s
preferences, there is one thing every person will agree on:
Pizza is the best
Good thing Myrtle
Beach has a lot of it. Whether you’re a pizza traditionalist or prefer
something more contemporary, there is a spot for pizza somewhere on the Grand
Strand to satisfy each and every appetite. Here’s just a sampling:
AJ’s Pizza, located on North Kings Highway near
downtown, offers a wide selection of appetizers, salads, specialty, vegetarian
and make-your-own pizzas, wraps, oven-baked subs, pasta and desserts. A popular
favorite on the menu is the Supreme, with mushrooms, yellow
onions, green peppers, black olives, ground beef, pork, Italian sausage, ham,
Gouda cheese, parmesan and pepperoni. The crust is perfectly baked – doughy –
yet with just the right amount of crunch, making for the perfect bite of pizza
place to grab a slice is Ducatis Pizzeria &
Trattoria in central
Myrtle Beach. Located in the shopping center across the street from Grande Dunes, Ducatis specializes in wood oven-baked pizza
that is the best type of crispy, with a menu featuring everything from seafood dishes to
pasta dinners. Their Stromboli, calzones and rolls are baked to perfection, and
pair ideally with their pizza sauce for dipping.
Toffino’s Italian Bakery Deli
Pizza has been a
Myrtle Beach institution since it opened near the airport in 1992. Crafting
traditional Italian pastries, breads and much more from scratch, their menu
(click “menu” at top of home page) uses family recipes dating back to 1890. At
Toffino’s, you will find Myrtle Beach’s best cannoli, biscotti and Italian
cookies, bar none.
Whatever kind of
pizza you prefer, there’s something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. So, get down
here and grab yourself a slice. What are you waiting for?
Prestwick Country Club, Legends-Moorland represent the best from Pete, P.B. Dye
Myrtle Beach golf
is particularly special because the market features courses designed by many of
the game’s most renowned names like Nicklaus, Palmer, Player and Fazio. But
perhaps one name stands slightly above the rest in the world of golf course
Pete and P.B. Dye’s
tremendous creativity and unparalleled craftsmanship are on full display at
three of Myrtle Beach’s best golf facilities, each one with a character that is
The course in
Myrtle Beach that bears Pete’s name, The Dye
Course at Barefoot Resort,
opened in 2000 to staggering reviews and is a must-book for all golfers. Known
for its visual appeal, the Dye Course’s natural surroundings play a big role in
its challenge, with tall grass and unrefined waste areas characteristic of a Pete
Sr. design. In addition, humongous fairway bunkers, hills and mounding along
with Dye’s famous (or infamous) railroad ties remind you that you are playing a
course crafted by one of golf’s most innovative minds.
Prestwick Country Club is a collaboration of Pete and P.B. Dye,
marked by all of the design features that make the Dyes great, like strategic
bunkering and railroad ties, as well as abundant lakes and natural areas that
add to the beauty of the traditional design. Play when the pampas grass is at
full length, and you’re in for a visual treat that will have you thinking
you’ve left the Lowcountry for the hills of Scotland.
difficult of the three courses located on-site at Legends Golf Resort, water is
an integral feature incorporated throughout its Moorland course’s par-72 layout. Players will also
find rolling, mounding, generously wide fairways along with large, undulating
greens that require attention for each and every putt. Moorland remains a top
pick for golfers looking for the biggest challenge at Legends. The back nine
includes an incredible five-hole finish, including the par-4 16th,
which is drivable from all tees and presents a great risk/reward because of an
elevated green that punishes players who go for the green and miss it.
The Dye name is legendary, and the father/son duo have left a legendary mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. Be sure to check out these truly remarkable golf courses on your fall 2019 trip with MBGolf.com. And don’t forget to book your staying accommodations with Condo-World!
Play Thistle Golf Club as part of the East Coast Package and receive $100-$150 in gift cards
Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C. is a 27-hole facility offering fantastic, Scottish-inspired golf. Just 20 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, MBGolf.com/Condo-World’s incredible “East Coast Package” lets you experience Thistle as part of your stay & play deal, along with $100-$150 in gift cards per golfer which can be redeemed for select merchandise, food, drinks or replays.
Thistle’s three 9s – Stewart, Mackay and Cameron – are all designed by Tim Cate and offer exceptional conditioning and unparalleled service for public golf. Each 9 frames links-style golf in the Lowcountry in its own unique way, so that no matter which two 9s you play, your round is always highly creative and, most importantly, fun. With visuals that will blow you away, design features that will challenge you to perform at your absolute best and perfect conditions year-round, Thistle is the right choice no matter when your East Coast Package is planned.
A golf facility that somehow manages to feel both Scottish and authentically Grand Strand, Thistle is an experience worth cherishing, with difficult par 5s, and par 3s that are as playable as they are scenic – all of it making for an unforgettable golf round.
Within its spectacular brick, stone and wood clubhouse, Thistle’s staff is ready to provide unparalleled customer service from the moment you arrive. And with a porch that overlooks the practice putting green in addition to views of several holes, it is the perfect setting to enjoy food and beverages before or after your round.
At Thistle Golf Club, Scottish tradition and Lowcountry charm are everywhere you look. And now, with, MBGolf.com/Condo-World, you can experience it all, not to mention $100-$150 in gift cards with the East Coast Package. It is truly a deal worth checking out for yourself.
MBGolf.com offers access to all three championship courses on-site at Legends Resort and Golf: Moorland, Heathland and Parkland – all for a cost that is truly remarkable. The most difficult of the three, Moorland is a wicked gem, featuring numerous elevated tees, greens and forced carries. Golfweek named the P.B. Dye design a Top 100 Resort Course for 2019. It is easy to see why.
One magnificent feature of the Myrtle Beach golf market is the prevalence of courses designed by some of the game’s foremost designers and builders. Names like Nicklaus, Palmer, Strantz, Player and Fazio abound. But perhaps one stands slightly above the rest: Dye. Commonplace in Dye designs, water is an integral feature incorporated throughout Moorland’s par-72 layout. Players will find the rolling, mounding, generously wide fairways a pleasant challenge, along with large, undulating greens that require attention for each and every read.
Moorland opened in 1990 and remains a must-play experience for golfers looking for the biggest challenge at Legends. The back nine includes an incredible five-hole finish, with holes secluded amongst Carolina pines. The par-5 15th requires careful navigation around an invasive creek running the length of the hole and splitting the fairway 160 yards from the pin. The par-4 16th is drivable from all tees and is a great risk/reward challenge, and has an elevated green that really punishes players who go for the green and miss it. The finishing par-4 18th doglegs around a lake to the left and is as beautiful a final hole as it is fun to play.
Uniquely isolated from any homes, Moorland is a peaceful golf experience seldom found on the Grand Strand. And with MBGolf.com’s partner, Condo-World, staying on-site at Legends Golf Resort isn’t a problem at all. It is hard to imagine getting more bang for your buck than you do at Legends Moorland.
Golf villas at Barefoot Resort offer comfortable, affordable accommodations for players looking to stay near the action in North Myrtle Beach. These two- and three-bedroom villas are conveniently located within Barefoot Resort, providing easy access to not only championship golf but also the fun and excitement of Barefoot Landing – home to 150+ shops, restaurants and bars, and entertainment venues for day and night, iconic Myrtle Beach activities like Alabama Theater and House of Blues. Nearly all villas feature a fully equipped kitchen, separate living room with a sofa and a balcony, and many offer outdoor pools, tennis and/or basketball courts, washer/dryers, outdoor grills, internet access and much more. Whatever you’re looking for in your vacation home, Barefoot Resort Golf Villas has it. But don’t just take our word for it. See what those who have stayed recently have said:
“Love the villa! Great price for the space we booked! It was very peaceful, and so I enjoyed the large porch near the pond with the water feature which made for a very relaxing, enjoyable area to sit! Very nice weekend getaway!”
“The condo, the view and the location! It was wonderful! Very relaxing!”
“The location was super quiet even though it was five minutes from the activity of Barefoot Landing. Our unit had a screened porch which was nice in the evening.”
There’s a lot to love about Barefoot Resort Golf Villas, no matter what you’re looking to get out of your stay. Have a wild time or kick back, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. Barefoot offers it all!