While everyone around you focuses on the holiday season, don’t take your eye off the ball. Now is the time to begin planning your spring golf trip.
We will help you do more than “just” book your tee times and accommodations. With that in mind, here are five things to consider as you begin planning your 2019 Myrtle Beach golf trip.
— If you took a trip last year, assess how things went. Did you have the right blend of people? Do you want to add four more? Play an extra round? Make those decisions and you can set about issuing invitations, wrangling people to commit to the trip, and settling on a date.
— Whether you make the decision unilaterally or you have a couple guys off whom you bounce ideas, know what type of trip you want to take. Do you want to play Myrtle Beach’s premier courses, is your group seeking to maximize value, or are you somewhere in between? Part of being a good leader is knowing what your group wants.
— There is a subset of group leaders who don’t like to share their budget for fear that it will compromise their effort to get the best deal possible. Don’t be that guy. In Myrtle Beach, the competition is fierce – and Coastal Golfaway will do everything in its power to get you the best price. You are wasting everyone’s time requesting to play Caledonia, The Dunes Club, Barefoot – Dye and Tidewater as part of a four-night, four-round deal, and then telling your package provider your budget is $400 for golf and accommodations. Tell the person you are working with what your budget is, and then challenge him or her to provide you the best trip possible.
— Whether you have been to Myrtle Beach 20 times or are preparing for your second trip, try something new. With 90 courses over a 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline, there are options aplenty. Whether it’s staying and playing in a different part of the Strand or choosing to stay in a beach house instead of an oceanfront condo, don’t be afraid to change the equation. It just might improve your trip.
— Identify a course around which to build your trip. That doesn’t mean you have to shell out the dough to play The Dunes Club, but within almost every package there is a premium course offering. For example, if you are playing the PGA 4 from East Coast, check out Rivers Edge. It’s worth a little extra money to play. Trust us. Value is measured in different ways, and the experience of playing an upper echelon course will deliver.