With over a hundred golf courses in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, it can be tough to choose a few for a golf getaway. Luckily the folks at Mystical Golf know how to entice you with three distinctive courses and great partners in town for deals on lodging, food, and entertainment.
Designed by distinguished architect Dan Maples, the only features all three courses share are the number of holes – 18. For sheer beauty you can’t beat The Witch. Taking your cart from the clubhouse to the front nine you quickly disappear into hundreds of acres of undisturbed wetlands. No houses or car noise, just alligators, blue herons, and the occasional fish jumping. Check out our full review of The Witch here.
Sitting next to each other, but separated by a large lake, are The Wizard and Man O’War courses. With a fitting castle clubhouse, The Wizard is a links style course with tall mounds and deep bunkers. I really enjoyed the last two holes which bring water into play on every shot. The par-3 17th shown above, is an island green, the tee box and fairway of the 18th are also islands, while the green is a peninsula. You can read more about the course and clubhouse here.
At 6,400 yards from the regular tees, Man O’War is a true test of your game. And it’s not just the length, there’s also water in play on every hole. As Matt S. states in his detailed review: “the water is used to challenge golfers in a variety of ways. It would be easy to make a course with a dozen long forced carries and narrow fairways, but that’s not what Man O War is. Some holes have forced carries, but others use the water to limit the length of your drive or force you into a risk/reward situation.”
I played these courses four weeks after Hurricane Matthew took its toll on the southeast coast and was amazed at their good condition. Although there were still remnants of uprooted trees, the maintenance staff had done a tremendous job at getting the golf courses re-opened. It was also nice that the head pros at each course interact with the guests and are happy to recount how the conditions were or just provide friendly tips on playing the treks.
I included value in the title because Mystical Golf truly keeps the budget of the players in mind. Three day golf packages for the beginning of 2017 start at $83 per day per person and include 18 holes of golf each day plus beer and lunch, with lodging in a 3-bedroom villa. Bump that up just slightly to the $93 gold package and you get one extra round, daily breakfast, and one steak dinner.
If staying right on the beach is more your style, then I highly recommend The Breakers Resort. My one bedroom condo included a kitchenette, separate living room, and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. And just like the Mystical Golf employees, the staff at The Breakers couldn’t be friendlier.
Summer may be when families head to the beach, but fall, winter, and spring are ideal for golf getaways in Myrtle Beach. Centrally located, the three unique golf courses of Mystical Golf offer fun, playable layouts making for a memorable experience.
For more information about The Witch, Man-0-War and The Wizard, please visit www.mysticalgolf.com, or call 843-282-2977.