One thing we do love about the south: The most fun seasons here run all year round.
A beautiful climate on the South Carolina coast gives us more time to enjoy the best things in life. Baseball, barbecue, beach fun, and more. It also means it’s easy to extend those golf trips well beyond summer vacation.
In fact, playing golf in September, October, and November has its advantages. So too do trips to Myrtle Beach. It all adds up to these 5 stellar reasons for packing your golf bag and heading for the coast this autumn.
While golfers in other climates can do nothing more than to dream of the spring, you can get your game on here. Here are five reasons booking that fall golf adventure in Myrtle Beach is the best idea you’ve had all year.
Why even consider fall golf?
Love the game, but not the crowds? Like to have some time and space when you’re on the links? Appreciate a cool breeze and warm sunshine on the links? Fall golf has all that and more on more than 90 courses in the area.
Reasons to play fall golf in Myrtle Beach
1. Wonderful weather
September can still be steamy. But it’s a far cry from the sweltering summer months. With an average high of 83 and low of 68, Myrtle Beach is playable in a polo shirt in September. October dips to 75/57. November, 67/48.
That sounds chilly to southerners, but if you’re coming from the great white north? That’s downright springlike, with less humidity, too. And another bonus for golfers: October and November are the driest months of the year in Myrtle Beach.
Through October, ocean temps are still in the 70s. Not unpleasant at all to trade the golf shoes for flip flops for a walk on the beach. Enjoy the beach and all its beauty (on and off the course) without blistering heat! October is particularly awesome because a pleasant chill sets in during the evening. It sets up a great night of al fresco dining after a challenging day on the links.
2. Low room rates
Properties in Myrtle Beach, from chain hotels to resorts to boutiques, offer specials. Prices for area attractions often also drop or are available in great package deals.
Savings alone make late fall the perfect time to visit. Golf courses also offer off-season discounts. From the Grand Strand to North Myrtle, you’ll have an easier time nailing down a reservation, too. Several airlines offer direct flights into Myrtle Beach at lower off-season rates.
Many Myrtle Beach hotels have golf packages to save you on accommodations and tee times. They’ve fostered relationships with courses, which means you win on both counts. Some even offer packages that include play at more than one course. That’s a great way to sample courses you might otherwise try in Myrtle Beach.
3. Beautiful course conditions
If you think the weather is perfect, wait until you see the area golf courses! While other regions are going down and turning brown, Myrtle Beach courses are prime for play. Plus, you’ll have less traffic to navigate getting from your hotel to the links. Also, crowds are smaller for your favorite restaurants and other attractions.
But let’s get back to the golf!
Conditions are drier in Myrtle Beach late fall. Courses here tend to recover from rain well anyway. With an average of 5 to 6 days of rain per month in autumn, there’s enough rain to keep things green. But not to keep you OFF the greens.
Plan to fall in love with fall golf
Beautiful weather, significant savings, and pristine golf conditions. Don’t lament summer’s end. Keep your golf clubs handy and your visor near. Also, book early. Pick a property and golf package that provides exactly what you want in a fall trip. You’re getting springlike golf conditions without in-season pricing or crowds.