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17 09, 2018

Course Spotlight: Oyster Bay

2018-09-17T15:35:11+00:00

On any list of the North Strand’s best courses, Oyster Bay has to be somewhere near the top, and that is certainly the case here at Coastal Golfaway world headquarters. Celebrating its 35th birthday this year, the course is aging as well as Mila Kunis (also born in 1983) and offers stunning natural beauty, highlighted by several holes that play along the marshy waters of the Shallotte River. When taking a Myrtle Beach golf trip, we always encourage players to play at least one course that showcases the area’s coastal setting, and Oyster Bay does just that. There is water on 16 of 18 holes and for groups that want to enjoy the area’s native wildlife, an alligator sighting is very likely as well. Throw in island greens on holes 15 and 17, and Oyster [...]

Course Spotlight: Oyster Bay 2018-09-17T15:35:11+00:00
7 09, 2018

Our Three PGA Professionals on Staff

2018-09-07T11:40:18+00:00

Coastal Golfaway is one of Myrtle Beach’s best ways to book a golf trip for your large group. Our Golf Specialists will help find the best bang-for-your-buck deal, tapping into their deep well of golf knowledge to help assemble the best possible golf trip for you and your group. We’re proud of the fact that three of these staff members are also certified PGA Professionals. Our founder and owner, Jerry McGraw (pictured, left), is one of the most likable people along the Grand Strand. Jerry moved to the Carolinas to attend Campbell University, graduating with a major in Professional Golf Management. After college, Jerry moved to Wilmington where he held multiple jobs in golf, from Head Golf Professional to General Manager. Jerry knows Myrtle Beach golf like the back of his hand and helps golfers [...]

Our Three PGA Professionals on Staff 2018-09-07T11:40:18+00:00
8 08, 2018

Destination Spotlight: Wilmington, NC

2018-08-23T14:15:47+00:00

Whether you’re a beach bum, an avid golfer, a history geek, or just in desperate need of a vacation, Wilmington, North Carolina is surely the destination for you. This quaint port city oozes classic southern charm with brick-lined streets and antebellum architecture. Add that to the city’s natural coastal beauty and abundance of entertainment and you just might find yourself wanting to stay forever. One of the many must-see features of Wilmington is its Historic River District that runs parallel to the Cape Fear River. Spanning some 20 blocks are dozens upon dozens of cafes, boutiques, museums, galleries, and other attractions. However, the main draw to this area is the Wilmington Riverwalk: a boardwalk stretching the length of the Historic District lined with restaurants, shops, and water activities such as river cruises on Cape Fear. [...]

Destination Spotlight: Wilmington, NC 2018-08-23T14:15:47+00:00
3 07, 2018

Property Spotlight: Sea Trail Golf Resort

2018-08-23T14:09:58+00:00

There’s nothing worse than planning a golf trip to Myrtle Beach and finding that your accommodations do not meet your expectations upon arrival. But with dozens of resorts to choose from along the coasts of the Carolinas, picking the right one may seem like a tricky decision. We understand! So, here’s a choice that is sure to alleviate any chance of being disappointed with your stay. Tucked away amongst the lush fairways of a trio of award winning golf courses sits the Sea Trail Golf Resort, located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Despite being just under an hour away from the thrill and excitement of Myrtle Beach, the Sea Trail Golf Resort is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets. Relax and unwind at a resort that’s the perfect [...]

Property Spotlight: Sea Trail Golf Resort 2018-08-23T14:09:58+00:00
11 06, 2018

Post-Round Flavor of the Month: Ciao! – An Italian Restaurant In Myrtle Beach

2018-07-09T10:18:01+00:00

The Myrtle Beach area is home to more than 1,500 restaurants, including nearly every chain that has a presence in the south, but what your group should pay attention to are the countless locally owned eateries. Hiding in stand-alone buildings and strip malls throughout the Grand Strand are largely anonymous restaurants waiting to be discovered by visitors in search of an outstanding meal. Ciao!, an Italian restaurant located near 52nd Avenue N. on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, is one of those places. You could drive by without noticing as there are no flashing signs to lure hungry golfers, but Ciao! is worth taking the time to find. The atmosphere, like nearly every restaurant along the beach, is casual but classy, and the food is homemade. All of Ciao’s sauces are made fresh daily and [...]

Post-Round Flavor of the Month: Ciao! – An Italian Restaurant In Myrtle Beach 2018-07-09T10:18:01+00:00
26 04, 2018

Why the Wachesaw East Stay & Play?

2018-07-10T13:59:30+00:00

You are likely familiar with Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf package offerings, but we wanted to call attention to a favorite of our staff here at Coastal Golfaway. The Wachesaw East Stay-and-Play doesn’t attract a lot attention, but it should be on the short list for diligent group leaders. Why do we love the 4-night, 4-round offer? Top 100 Courses, LPGA and the Black Knight The first priority is always the golf course lineup, and the Wachesaw Stay-and-Play delivers. You will be playing Caledonia, True Blue, Wachesaw Plantation East and Blackmoor. Caledonia and True Blue, both of which are ranked among Golf Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” provide a pair of bucket list layouts. Caledonia is as beautiful as it is creative, and if you don’t have a post-round beverage [...]

Why the Wachesaw East Stay & Play? 2018-07-10T13:59:30+00:00
19 03, 2018

Flavor of the Month: Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern

2018-06-11T11:08:16+00:00

You’ve been on the course the entire day and your group is getting thirsty and hungry. Everyone wants something different though. Some wanted seafood, the others wanted a burger. No worries, Sam Snead’s has everything you and your group could want after a long day on the golf course! From the delicious shrimp scampi to the juicy filet migon, from an ice-cold beer to a Sam’s Top Shelf Margarita. Sam Snead’s will take care of you and your friends, no matter what the demand. Sam Snead’s offers a lunch, dinner, dessert, happy hour, drinks, and even a kid’s menu. No matter the time, Sam Snead’s has something for everyone. Sam Snead’s also features a PAR3 menu daily from 4-6 p.m. They also offer a wide variety of drinks on their happy hour menu, which runs [...]

Flavor of the Month: Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern 2018-06-11T11:08:16+00:00
16 02, 2018

Golf Package Spotlight: Barefoot Resort

2018-06-04T13:16:39+00:00

The Myrtle Beach golf scene offers a wide range of premium course options, up and down the 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand. But none offer the collective star power, top-shelf accommodations and convenience of our Barefoot Resort package – featuring four stellar golf options and popular resort lodging in one location. The signature designs of Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye are at your disposal, in a vacation setting just honored in 2017 as the North America Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. And the four signature course designs collectively boast a “Who’s Who” list of honors from America’s leading golf publications including Golf Digest, Golfweek and Golf Magazine. For years, the Dye Course has attracted thousands of spectators and a star-studded field [...]

Golf Package Spotlight: Barefoot Resort 2018-06-04T13:16:39+00:00
17 01, 2018

Staff Spotlight – Pam Richardson

2018-05-22T12:26:01+00:00

From the mountains of West Virginia ... to the New Orleans swamps ... to the Carolina coast, Pam Richardson is the hillbilly-gypsy of our group. Since 1978 she has worked in all areas of the travel industry and in 2001 she joined us as a golf specialist. When Pam is not creating great golf packages and enjoying talking with the Coastal Golfaway customers, she plays a lot of old mountain music and enjoys hanging out on her boat. How long have you been with Coastal Golfaway? I win the award for being the longest employed by Coastal Golfaway (other than Jerry himself!). I have worked in various ends of the travel industry from specialty cruise lines, to travel agencies and airlines. When I came here from New Orleans, I needed to get back to work [...]

Staff Spotlight – Pam Richardson 2018-05-22T12:26:01+00:00
8 01, 2018

Best of the South End Package: Nothing But Drama

2018-05-22T12:26:01+00:00

Adventure awaits at every turn on this one-of-a-kind golf package. In what might be the ultimate blend of stunning scenery and unmatched playability, Coastal Golfaway’s Best of the South End Package offers golf on three of Golf Digest’s top seven golf courses in the area. And Mike Strantz’s handiwork is on full display in two of them. The more challenging of Strantz’ designs, True Blue initially hit the golf scene with a reputation for being a beast. Some softening over the years has made the design considerably more player-friendly - assuming, most importantly, that you make the prudent choice in tee selection. Either way, you’ll want to buckle up for what will be a wild but memorable ride. Contrast this with Strantz’ approach with Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, and you’ll feel like you’re on a [...]

Best of the South End Package: Nothing But Drama 2018-05-22T12:26:01+00:00
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