Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Myrtle Beach golf cost?
Myrtle Beach is referred to as the Golf Capital of the World because it offers almost 100 courses to select from and there is a wide variety of prices among the courses. This means there is a Myrtle Beach golf vacation available for any budget. Call our Golf Directors at (800) 974-8064, give them your price range, and they’ll put together the best golf available for your budget.
Can I get a better price by booking a golf vacation through Myrtle Beach Golfmasters instead of contacting all the golf courses and lodging directly?
While nothing can be guaranteed, it is highly unlikely you can put your own package together at a lower cost than booking your package with Myrtle Beach Golfmasters. We can save you money, time and effort and provide you with ongoing service should any issues occur with the golf and/or lodging after the package is booked. We do this every day and there’s a reason the majority of our customers become repeat customers: We provide a value-added service, to you, the golfer.
How can I save money on a Myrtle Beach golf vacation?
There are a variety of ways to save money on a golf vacation including:
• Booking a golf package instead of calling individual courses
• Book courses that have common management and/or ownership
• Book courses that offer “extras” such as food/beverages or gift cards
• Playing at off-peak times
Is it possible to customize a Myrtle Beach golf special?
Sure it’s possible. If that’s what you want just let us know and we’ll customize a price for you that will fit your needs
How much would it cost for spouses who don’t play golf to be included in our golf package?
Spouses or significant others will not be charged for any golf if they don’t play. We will gladly arrange a price for any non-golfer based on lodging only, as long as there are some golfers in the group. If a Non-golfer wants to ride along at the golf course, it is up to the golf course to determine if there is any price to play (perhaps a cart fee).
What is included in the golf package I book?
The price per golfer is always “all inclusive” (greens fees, cart fees, and taxes). If lodging is included, the price will also include lodging, taxes and any resort fees if applicable. There are no hidden fees.
The confirmation will include a summary of your golf and lodging schedule including the tee times and the GPS address for the golf courses. The GPS address for the lodging check-in location is also included (which on occasion is different from the actual lodging property address).
When is payment due on my package?
We request that a minimum of $50 be deposited within 48 hours of the package being booked. Subsequent payments can be made at any time. The package must be paid for in full no later than 21 days prior to arrival. If booking within 21 days of arrival, payment must be made in full at the time of booking.
How can I pay for my package?
You can pay by credit card, money order, travelers, certified cashiers or personal check. We have a secure link on our web page for credit card payments. We accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express credit cards.
Payments can be made by the group leader on behalf of the group or by individual golfers.
What weather can I expect during my Myrtle Beach golf vacation?
If we could predict the weather, we would be in high demand. Not knowing exactly, let’s look at history averages.
• The average high in February is 60F degrees. The average low is 40F. Make sure you bring a sweater or a jacket in case you happen to come on one of our colder days.
• The average high in April and October is 76F degrees. The average low is 54F. That’s pretty much perfect temperatures for golf.
• The average high in July is 91F degrees. The average low is 72F. Getting an early tee time in order to get some golf in before the heat of the day is the normal approach.
How long will it take me to drive to Myrtle Beach?
Drive times to Myrtle Beach from:
• Raleigh, NC – 3 hours
• Charlotte, NC – 4 hours
• Atlanta, GA – 6 hours
• Washington, DC – 7 hours
• Birmingham, AL – 8 hours
• Tampa, FL– 9 hours
• Philadelphia, PA – 10 hours
• New York, NY – 11 hours
• Columbus, OH – 11 hours
• Detroit, MI – 14 hours
• Pittsburgh, PA – 11 hours
• Toronto, CAN – 19 1/2 hours
• Montreal, CAN – 20 hours
• Cleveland, OH – 14 hours
• St. Louis, MO – 17 hours
Will Myrtle Beach Golfmasters arrange my air travel for me?
We do not arrange air travel. To book airfare, it is time and date sensitive and requires information that we do not require of you. We want to focus on doing what we do best – arranging the lodging and golf for our golfers. Your best bet if you know you want to fly into Myrtle Beach is to contact your travel agent for airfare and/or car rental, go on-line to one of the travel sites such as KAYAK.com, Orbitz.com or Travelocity.com or just call the airlines directly to get a plane ticket. We advise that you get the air schedule straightened out first prior to making the golf arrangements.
If I’m flying into the Carolinas, will I need a car to get around to all the courses?
Generally speaking, the Myrtle Beach area is a “drive around” town. There aren’t public transportation options available to take you from lodging to golf courses. There are a couple of organizations that do offer full golf transportation packages (airport pick up and drop off, lodging to course and return, lodging to restaurants/night life and return). If you are interested in looking into these packages, just give us a call at 1-800-974-8064 and we’ll discuss what your transportation needs are and get you an appropriate quote.
Can I choose to forgo a golf cart when I book my Myrtle Beach golf package?
Carts are required for all Myrtle Beach golf courses.
Can I replay my favorite Myrtle Beach golf course?
There are two types of replays available throughout Myrtle Beach: Guaranteed replays and replays based on availability.
After the initial 18 holes (normally a morning round) a lot of golfers decide to play more golf if the weather is nice and everyone is having a good time. If this is what you want to do, just go into pro shop and ask the pro if you can go out and play some more golf. If there is availability they’ll gladly let your group go out if you pay the appropriate replay at the golf shop prior to your replay round. You’ll find that a lot of courses will only charge you a cart fee for a replay round. That’s anywhere from $20 to $30. Some of the premier Myrtle Beach golf courses may charge you more than that for a replay.
A guaranteed replay at the same course or a different course in the afternoon can be booked through us, but it will be considered as an extra round of golf. Thus, the golf package can go from a 3-night, 3-round package to a 3-night, 4-round package. Again, this is only on guaranteed Myrtle Beach replays where you have an actual tee time in the afternoon. Guaranteed tee times are recommended with groups of eight or more.
Is it possible to play 2 rounds in a day?
The Key to playing 2 rounds on the same day is if you have time to actually play 2 courses, eat lunch and travel between the courses. You’ve got to start early in the morning. You must take into consideration if you are playing during Daylight Savings Time or Eastern Savings Time. Daylight in November through February is limited.
Our Golf Directors will aid you in selecting the courses that best fit your need for 2 rounds or if it is better to just replay the morning round course and not have drive time needs.
I’ve read conflicting golf course reviews on different internet web sites. How do I know what is accurate?
The Internet has some good and some bogus information. Many chat room postings are negative. Many of the negative comments are made by people to vent their frustrations after a bad round. Some organizations give skewed personal recommendations based on financial considerations. Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” is one resource for information. We get out and play a majority of the area courses every year so we know the conditions firsthand.
How often are tee times scheduled?
Tee times are normally scheduled 8 minutes apart at most courses. Some use either 9 or 10 minute slots. With 8 minute slots, this equates to 7 tee times per hour or 17 tee times during the morning from 7:00 am to 9:20 am. 17 tee times off hole #1 and 17 tee times off hole #10 are double teed. Depending upon daylight, tee times are then rescheduled in the afternoon. Shorter daylight means less tee times in the afternoon in November, December, January and February. Tee times will run from noon until 1:00-1:30 pm. As daylight lengthens, tee times will be scheduled from noon to 2:30 pm. Tee Times are opened to booking one year in advance. PLANNING far in advance will help you secure your preferred course(s) and tee times.
Why do golf courses double tee?
If a course (probably like your home course) books STRAIGHT THRU tee times with everyone teeing off on hole #1 that means the back nine holes will be unoccupied for the first 2 1/2 hours in the morning.
By double teeing off #1 and #10 simultaneously, a course doubles its early morning tee times and gains an additional 17 tee times or 68 golfers each morning resulting in more revenue. Both mornings and afternoons are double teed at the majority of courses. There are a select few that cannot double tee, because the 9th hole does not come back to the clubhouse. Give us a call and we can give you all the details of which courses are set up this way.