Considering Retirement at the beach? Love Golf?  Well, there's no better place to retire than the Golf Capital Of The Country. Here's the BEST part....Myrtle Beach is not only the Golf Capital of the U.S. It's been ranked year-after-year as one of the most affordable golf destinations in the U.S.

Coming from someone who LOVES golf and knows all the area courses, prices, and communities. I wanted to write a quick informative article, one golf nut to another. The Grand Stand is home of over 100 area courses. With a handful of local courses toping charts in Golf Digest as the years "best 100 courses" in the world. The best part.....Ownership of property here gives you the ability to throw around the title "Local" for access to the best deals. The Myrtle Beach area has been good to me and its locals over my 13 year residence. Locals have the opportunity to take advantage of all the best deals with golf, restaurants, and entertainment. The main purpose of this article is to let you know there are area memberships available, ranging from $42-$350 a year. I myself have a membership called "Prime Times". This is a membership for local's costing $200 a year. The membership also gives you discounts on merchandise and numerous restaurants. I encourage you to check out their website, This membership gives you priority access to great pricing and perks for 22 local golf courses. Per round cost, ranges anywhere from $20-$58 depending on course and time of play. The membership works off a point accumulation system. Every time you play you earn points redeemable for a free round. The rates I listed above are for your green fees and cart. That's right right folks! Cart is included in this price. I myself like to take advantage of the afternoon rates ranging from $20-$35. I also HAVE to mention guest rates with this membership. If you are anything like me, you have developed quite a few golf buddies over the years. I myself receive calls monthly from my fellow junkies wanting to come down to the beach for a stay and play. Well, with the Prime Time Membership your guest get to play for your same rate plus a $3-$5 guest fee. You can't beat it! Especially seeing as how these course's are highly ranked year-after-year. Here's your editor's picks for the best bang for you buck: Pawleys Plantation, River Club, Burning Ridge, Pine Lakes, Wild Wing Plantation, and Long Bay Club. Now the premium courses included in the membership are must plays all ranking at the top for the areas BEST! With the point accumulation can be as easy as play two rounds and get one FREE. Just mentioned the other's for those like me always looking for the BEST deals. Either way comparing our area to others on the coast makes Myrtle Beach a No-Brainer for a "Golf Junkie" like me. Where else are you going to get THIS MANY high quality courses with this pricing? If you have any other questions related to golf in the area, please don't hesitate to ask. There is SO MUCH other valuable info I could give to help better serve you! Below is some info better explaining the membership mentioned in this article. 

    Prime Times Benefits:

  •  Reduced rates on 22 of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses starting at $33 per round
  •  FREE rounds – as easy as Play 2, Get 1 Free. See the point's structure for accruing and redeeming points.
  •  $50 Gift Certificate redeemable at any Prime Times Signature Course Golf Shop (only available for new, annual Prime Times Cards - not on upgrades or renewals)
  •  Special 9-hole rates and After 1:00 p.m. rates. After 1:00 p.m. specials do not accrue points.
  •  Special savings for up to 3 guests every time you play
  •  Clinics and fittings held throughout the year
  •  Signature Cardholder events
  •  Discounts at the Mel Sole Golf School