Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the most popular destination of sportsmen along the Eastern seaboard who are drawn to the area of the U.
that is known as the Grand Strand - a sixty or so mile long strip of beautiful white sand beaches, fabulous golfing, and unparalleled fishing.
Toss in a few days of lounging in the sun, visiting area attractions, and staying at some top of the line hotels, and you have the ultimate sportsman's Myrtle Beach vacation.
No matter what your handicap, you'll find that hitting the links on any of the well-manicured Myrtle Beach golf courses is a top activity among vacationers to the Strand.
There are a multitude of courses disbursed throughout the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach; in fact, there are over eighty courses (and growing every year), just waiting to test your ability and your nerves.
Finding the right fairways during your Myrtle Beach vacation can be challenging, but luckily involves very little travel once you get to the area because everything is located within short driving distance of area accommodations.
North Myrtle Beach has some of the best courses in the region, such as Barefoot Resort's Fazio course where you'll find a lush setting among live oaks, pines, and tall grasses, with lots of intriguing sand traps to tax your golfing skills to the max.
This course is definitely a worthwhile stop when golfing in Myrtle Beach, and the nearby lakes lend just the right splash of color and change of elevation to add drama to every hole on the green.
Closer to the beach you'll find Legends-Moorland, which is touted as one of the most challenging golf courses on the Eastern seaboard.
With its sculpted terrain, stacks of natural growth, deep and difficult bunkers and plentiful water areas, you might need to bring your lucky rabbit's foot with you when you golf on this one.
Witch golf course is located amongst the wetlands and forests, and golfers must traverse bridges in order to gain access to a fairway that is tight and calls for precise shots, along with two island holes and some moderately difficult greens.
This is one course that may leave you scratching your head and coming back for more if your swing is not up to par.
For those who are lured to the deep waters of the Atlantic for world class salt water fishing, Myrtle Beach is chock full of different excursions for deep sea fishing - rent a charter and get out there amongst the sea bass, marlin, mackerel and a multitude of other species that are found in the crystal blue waters off South Carolina.
You can also choose to fish off the pier, on the shoreline or find your way around the many inlets, creeks, and lakes in Horry County (home of Myrtle Beach).
Most charters can take as many as six fishermen at a time and feature half day or day long excursions.
There are also head boats and party boats that set sail daily from the dock.
Whatever your sport, a Myrtle Beach vacation will find you with very little time on your hands for thinking about anything but fun!