8 12, 2017

Staff Spotlight: John Venters

2017-12-14T09:37:15+00:00

Originally from “above” the Mason-Dixon Line, John Venters has lived in historic Wilmington, NC (the family home) for over 50 years. Thirty-four of those were spent traveling the Carolinas as a golf manufacturer’s representative, starting back when the “Grand Strand” consisted of fewer than twenty golf courses! Along with his father and brother, the Venters’ represented several well-known golf companies in the Carolinas and Virginia, for over 30 years. Get to know John: How long have you been working for Coastal Golfaway? I have been working in the industry for about 40 years and I’ve been with Coastal Golfaway for the last 10 years. What do you like about working in the golf industry? I like everything about it. I like the people involved and being around the game. Plus, my dad got into the

Staff Spotlight: John Venters 2017-12-14T09:37:15+00:00
4 12, 2017

Satisfy Your Golf Getaway Itch in 2018 with Cat Scratch Fever

2017-11-30T16:24:49+00:00

Located just a short drive north of downtown Myrtle Beach and nestled amid the South Brunswick Islands in North Carolina, Ocean Ridge Plantation is one of a select few resort properties along the Grand Strand that offers a complete golf vacation’s worth of course options in one convenient location. And each of its four “Big Cats” courses are ready and waiting to host your next golf getaway on a package that offers a first-rate golf experience with multiple lodging options. Coastal Golfaway’s Cat Scratch Fever Package boasts a 3-night, 3-round itinerary that earns you a fourth round free at the critically acclaimed Tiger’s Eye after playing your first three rounds at Ocean Ridge Plantation’s Leopard’s Chase, Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run designs. The crown jewel of designer Tim Cate’s four designs at Ocean Ridge, Tiger’s

Satisfy Your Golf Getaway Itch in 2018 with Cat Scratch Fever 2017-11-30T16:24:49+00:00
20 11, 2017

Course Spotlight: The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

2017-11-27T15:54:48+00:00

One of the golf game’s renowned course architects, Pete Dye has made his mark worldwide with layouts that present an unparalleled balance of challenge and beauty. And within the gated community of the Dye Estates at Barefoot Resort lies not just one of his noted masterpieces, but a golf course serving as a “must-have” staple of many returning golfers’ Myrtle Beach travel packages. Nestled just inside the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort rolls out the welcome mat with a golf experience that creates indelible memories. Large and elaborate fairway bunkering, strategic mounding and the infusion of railroad ties throughout are just some of the many trademark elements of a Dye design that you’ll find here at his Barefoot Resort course. With five sets of tees, The Dye Club

Course Spotlight: The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort 2017-11-27T15:54:48+00:00
9 11, 2017

An “Anonymous” Package with Top-Name Golf and Lodging

2017-11-29T11:40:30+00:00

How can a golf getaway feature “The Pebble Beach of the East” and courses from “The Open Doctor” and “The Black Knight,” yet still be known by an anonymous name? For those who’ve taken advantage of Coastal Golfaway’s “Best Golf Package You’ve Never Heard Of,” it goes far beyond a name – and all about a superior combination of quality and value. On this vacation package, you’ll play rounds on each of three acclaimed designs. The course list is headlined by Tidewater Golf Club, the renowned Ken Tomlinson design that combines natural beauty with challenging play, in a setting that channels a Monterey Peninsula-type feel in an East Coast setting. A few miles to the south you’ll enjoy 18 holes at the Gary Player-designed Blackmoor Golf Club, nestled on the historic Longwood Plantation near the

An “Anonymous” Package with Top-Name Golf and Lodging 2017-11-29T11:40:30+00:00
2 11, 2017

Getting to Know: Chase McGraw

2017-11-28T10:02:21+00:00

Get to know Chase McGraw, Jerry’s son. Chase has been with Coastal Golfaway since 2014. How did you start working for Coastal Golfaway? I got involved right after college. I graduated with a degree in accounting, and knew that I didn't want to make a career out of that. At the time there was some turnover at Coastal Golfaway and thankfully he had a spot for me. With your dad in the golf business, did you grow up loving golf? Growing up I was a basketball player and I wasn’t interested in golf at all. I got interested when one day my dad took me out to the driving, and I hit that first pure ball. As most golfers know that feeling is pretty addicting once you experience it.  As I got older, I began

Getting to Know: Chase McGraw 2017-11-28T10:02:21+00:00
10 10, 2017

Welcome to the New Coastal Golfaway

2017-10-20T12:33:33+00:00

Welcome to the new Coastal Golfaway! Fall 2017 marks a turning point for Coastal Golfaway and its loyal customers, with the rollout of our brand-new look for CoastalGolfaway.com! Among the new features we’ve rolled out, we’ve incorporated changes that make CoastalGolfaway.com: Easier to navigate, and much more effective in connecting you with the information you need to plan your next Myrtle Beach golf getaway. In particular, our new main Golf Courses and Accommodations pages lay all the options out right in front of you – not only in a visually enhanced format, but with added navigation features that allow you to sort by geographic location. More up-to-date, featuring more recent photography, video and information on the Grand Strand golf scene. Each individual golf course and accommodations page reflects this – and offers easy connections to

Welcome to the New Coastal Golfaway 2017-10-20T12:33:33+00:00
13 10, 2017

Getting to Know: Jerry McGraw

2017-10-26T14:54:59+00:00

Let's learn more about the man in charge of Coastal Golfaway – Jerry McGraw. How did Coastal Golfaway start? I was a golf pro in Wilmington back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The club I was at in 1987 was sold, and when they did that I didn’t want to leave the coast. So, I went to a friend of mine who started a little package company in the Wilmington area. We had gone to college together and had talked about me becoming his partner, so we started Coastal Golfaway. When we first started, I said, “We can’t do this just in Wilmington. Wilmington is not going to work. We need to get into Myrtle Beach as well." At the time, Myrtle Beach golf was growing so fast, so we got into it

Getting to Know: Jerry McGraw 2017-10-26T14:54:59+00:00
13 10, 2017

The “Four for Three” Experience at Sea Trail Resort

2017-10-20T12:03:25+00:00

Coastal Golfaway’s “Four for Three” experience at Sea Trail Resort showcases unforgettable golf from some of the game’s most prominent names in course design. Very little mystery surrounds the Rees Jones Golf Course at Sea Trail, with spacious, tree-lined fairways joined by an assortment of scenic lakes that bring water into play on as many as 11 holes. Sand play will also present a distinct challenge, as an assortment of expansive and “pot”-style bunkers add an element of spice to a challenging design that boasts a course rating of 73.2 and slope rating of 138 from the back tees. The Willard Byrd Golf Course calls for a more precise approach to your round. A closer tree line makes the course play narrower, with daunting greenside bunkering demanding accuracy from tee to green throughout this layout.

The “Four for Three” Experience at Sea Trail Resort 2017-10-20T12:03:25+00:00
27 09, 2017

New on the Post-Round Leisure Scene

2017-10-27T10:58:51+00:00

Whether you’re new to the Myrtle Beach golf scene or have been coming here for years, one or more of these new post-round leisure attractions is a good bet to at least pique your interest: RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar, 1210 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, (843) 945-1204. This 17,000-square-foot restaurant opened in summer 2017 to rave reviews, offering a spectacular waterfront locale for dining, drinks and entertainment. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of the action, in the shadow of the iconic SkyWheel at the central part of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard. The Track Family Fun Park, 9589 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 491-1732. Who doesn’t like to go fast? The Track offers plenty of options to do so, regardless of age, size or skill level. Four different go-kart rides

New on the Post-Round Leisure Scene 2017-10-27T10:58:51+00:00
20 04, 2017

Benefits of Booking Early for the Fall

2017-10-20T09:29:00+00:00

Well it is April, and many of you aren’t thinking of booking your fall golf trip yet. However now is the perfect time to get started. There are a few good reasons to book early and here is Coastal Golfaway’s top 5! Book Early Promos- Many courses offer savings for booking early Preferred Tee Times- early bookings give you a high probability of getting the tee times you want Preferred Lodging- Don’t wait until everything fills up, get the units you want! Give our golf directors more time to have a hand on approach with your group More time to get players and take advantage of large group discounts So there you have it, our top 5 reasons to start booking your fall golf package. Some courses that have pre-book specials are: Glens Group (Heather

Benefits of Booking Early for the Fall 2017-10-20T09:29:00+00:00
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