Tee’d Off Podcast Episode 2

Episode 2 of Tee’d Off features Ben Clyburn, Stu Johnson, and Mark Alan- three Myrtle Beach locals that love to talk and play golf!

The Front Nine

  • Pace of Play on the PGA Tour: possible solutions to a multiple-decade problem
  • The curse at Medinah: Phil Mickleson “on fire” and Rory’s oversleeping
  • Least favorite golfers on the PGA Tour

Making The Turn

  • Stu Johnson breaks down his visit to Pinehurst for the US Amateur
  • Discussion of Stu’s work during the 2014 US Open
  • Comparison of Pinehurst No. 2 2014 vs 2019
  • Opinion of Pinehurst No. 4 redesign

The Back Nine

  • Rundown of recent course renovations in the Myrtle Beach Area
  • Discussions on 2 of Myrtle Beach’s most popular Golf Packages
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A Taste of Italy on the Carolina Coast

TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Italian restaurants for your post-round meal

Myrtle Beach 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.

“Ambiance is 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.”

Last, but 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 again.”

Get golfing and get eating this fall with MBGolf.com and Condo-World.

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One Legendary Designer, Two Illustrious Course Designs

TPC Myrtle Beach

Tom Fazio has made quite a mighty mark on the Myrtle Beach golf scene

MBGolf.com 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.

Located at 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!

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Tee’d Off Podcast Episode 1

MBgolf introduces Tee’d Off – A Golf Podcast! Tee’d Off is the new authority on everything golf.  From the PGA Tour, to Myrtle Beach Golf Packages, Tee’d Off is a must listen to golf lovers everywhere.

Episode 1 of Tee’d Off features Ben Clyburn, Stu Johnson, and Travis Buis- three Myrtle Beach locals that love to talk and play golf!

The Front Nine

  • 2019, the year of Brooks Koepka: is his style of dominance good for the game?
  • Tiger Woods: thoughts on year 2 of the comeback.
  • Sergio Garcia, a season in review: will he ever grow up?

Making The Turn

  • Introduction of your hosts!
  • What got us into the game of golf
  • Who are our favorite players
  • What will each of us bring to the show

 The Back Nine

  • Rundown of recent course renovations in the Myrtle Beach Area
  • Introduction of new Golf Package Specials for the Fall and Spring
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North Star

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.

Renovations have 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.

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The Only Slice You’ll Want During Your Trip to Myrtle Beach

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 post-round meal.

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 every time.

Another delicious 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?

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Three Courses to Dye For

Barefoot Dye, 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 design: Dye.

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 uniquely Dye.

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.

Scottish-inspired, 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.

The most 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!

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Gift Cards, with a Scottish Flair

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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.

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The Challenge and the Thrill

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Moorland: An absolute gem at Legends Golf Resort

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.

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Lodging Spotlight: Barefoot Resort Golf Villas

Barefoot Villas

Whenever you plan to come to Myrtle Beach, Barefoot is your home away from home

Are you planning to play at one of Barefoot Resort & Golf’s four championship courses with MBGolf.com? How about all four? Well, be sure to book one of Barefoot’s Golf Villas through Condo-World so that you can stay as close to the action as possible.

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!

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