Top 10 Myrtle Beach Area Mini Golf Courses

10. Mt. Atlanticus

10. Mt. Atlanticus

First on the list is one of the area’s oldest and best, Mt. Atlanticus, located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. It may not be as fancy as some of the more modern courses in town, but the tiki huts and changing elevations make it one of the most popular. By the final hole you are four stories high, offering nice views of the neon Ocean Boulevard strip.

9. MayDay Miniature Golf

9. MayDay Miniature Golf

MayDay Miniature Golf in North Myrtle Beach takes golfers on a real island adventure, beginning with a mock airplane ride that ends in disaster that leaves players stranded on a tropical island. The Mayday Mountain course takes golfers to higher elevations under the wings of the big yellow plane that sits atop the course, while the Rescue Falls course winds through waterfalls and features a helicopter rescue.

8. Buccaneer Bay Miniature Golf

8. Buccaneer Bay Miniature Golf

Buccaneer Bay Miniature Golf in Surfside Beach is another pirate-themed course, but it takes the golf to another level. Conveniently located near Lakewood Campground near the south end of Myrtle Beach, it’s a hot spot for happy campers who play all day while taking breaks back at camp. An all-day pass can be had for $10, a bargain for those who plan to make a day of it.

UPDATE — 8/1/2013 – Bucanneer Bay is being demolished to make way for development.  Read more HERE

7. Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf

7. Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf

Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf, also located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, is like a jungle paradise just two blocks from the beach. The two 18-hole courses feature waterfalls, tropical plants and statues of wild animals to complete the theme and give families a chance to get some good vacation photos. It’s close enough to the beach that many folks buy an all-day pass and take breaks at the beach between rounds.

6. Treasure Island Golf

6. Treasure Island Golf

Treasure Island Golf in Myrtle Beach is as much an adventure as a round of putt-putt. Based on the novel by the same name, the course features hidden clues that lead them to the treasure while playing over rocks, waterfalls and other pirate-themed hazards. One of its best features is that by paying for one round golfers get access to the course all day.

5. Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf

5. Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf

Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf also allows players to solve a giant riddle while putting their way around the unique layout. Golfers start the round with a ride on an old mining train, then collect clues on each hole to try to find the missing gold. The course features play through caves, ancient ruins and waterfalls en route to the hidden treasure.

4. Molten Mountain Golf

4. Molten Mountain Golf

Molten Mountain Golf in North Myrtle Beach features exploding volcanoes and the usual island-themed obstacles, but what sets it apart is air-conditioned indoor play for those steamy summer days and chilly spring and fall nights. Also affiliated with Mutiny Bay and Cancun Lagoon, hard-core players can purchase a three-day pass for unlimited access to all three courses.

3. Dragon's Lair Miniature Golf

3. Dragon’s Lair Miniature Golf

Dragon’s Lair Miniature Golf is located at Broadway at the Beach so families can take a break from all the shopping and walking to play 18 of the best holes on the Strand. The state-of-the-art facility features a fire-breathing dragon that startles players with occasional appearances. It’s a great place to let the kids play while the parents shop, or make it a family affair and let the grown-ups feel like kids for a day.

2. Hawaiian Rumble

2. Hawaiian Rumble

Hawaiian Rumble in North Myrtle Beach is home to the annual Masters of Prominigolf tournament and the official U.S. Prominigolf team’s training facility. Filled with volcanoes and waterfalls, the course offers both fun and challenging holes while also providing multiple family photo opportunities on some of the more scenic spots. The pro shop also sells homemade shark’s-tooth necklaces unlike the ones found in local novelty shops.

1. Captain Hook's Adventure Golf

1. Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf

Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf in Myrtle Beach is unique in that the course follows the theme of Peter Pan and Never-Neverland, complete with signage and recordings of excerpts from the book. Golfers play through caves and on old pirate ships around water hazards that feature a mechanical alligator snapping at the backside of a frightened pirate. Just like Peter Pan, this course makes everyone feel like a kid.

HONORABLE MENTION AND CLOSER TO OUR VACATION RENTAL:

Gilligan’s Island Mini-Golf

located in Garden City. This miniature golf course offers fun challenges but are friendly for any skill level. This miniature golf course features a Gilligan’s Island Funland theme which creates an exciting and unique atmosphere while playing. – See more at: http://www.serveunity.com/event/gilligan-s-island-funland-golf#sthash.4mZpXHgp.dpuf

Mini-golfers can choose between two courses, the “Minnows” and the “Castaways.” While both courses offer innovative, uniquely designed holes, they also present different challenges, keeping even the most experienced putt-putter on their toes.  Located in Garden City, SC.

Gilligan’s Island FunLand Golf is located in Garden City. This miniature golf course offers fun challenges but are friendly for any skill level. This miniature golf course features a Gilligan’s Island Funland theme which creates an exciting and unique atmosphere while playing. – See more at: http://www.serveunity.com/event/gilligan-s-island-funland-golf#sthash.4mZpXHgp.dpuf
Gilligan’s Island FunLand Golf is located in Garden City. This miniature golf course offers fun challenges but are friendly for any skill level. This miniature golf course features a Gilligan’s Island Funland theme which creates an exciting and unique atmosphere while playing. – See more at: http://www.serveunity.com/event/gilligan-s-island-funland-golf#sthash.4mZpXHgp.dpuf

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Things to Do: Coast Kayaking Huntington State Park

  • March 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Every Week on Monday
  • State Park Service 75th Anniversary
  • Children in Nature Program
  • Registration Deadline : Participants need to reserve a spot at the Education Center (843-235-8755) by 4:00 pm Sunday prior to the program. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meeting Place : Meet at the Education Center, then caravan to Oyster Landing.
  • What to Bring : Please bring drinking water, sunscreen, and lace-up shoes that can get wet and muddy.
  • Event Hours : 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fee : Fee: $35/ person.

Huntington Beach State Park    16148 Ocean HWY    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Thing to Do: 2013 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

This year’s show will feature wooden boat exhibits, a boatbuilding competition, kid’s model boatbuilding, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Money raised through sales and donations will help fund the development of the Harbor Historical Association’s maritime museum.

Click HERE to see a video

UPDATE 10/17/11 – HERE is an article about the show and a list of award winners.

Saturday October 20th 11 am to 6 pm.

 

Historic Waterfront of Georgetown, SC

Admission: FREE

For more info: 1-877-285-3888

Email: boats@woodenboatshow.com

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5th Annual Eggs Up Grill FUN SUN RUN – 5K and 10K Runs


5th Annual Eggs Up Grill – 2011 Fun Sun Run. Help save a kids life.  The 5th Annual Eggs Up Grill Fun Sun Run held at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet this April 9th with check in for pre-registered and new registration on the day starting at 8:00 AM and ending promptly at 8:30 AM. Pre-Registered runners and walkers Entrance Park Fee is waived as part of your pre-registration cost. If you have other family members or friends in your vehicle the state park will charge entrance park fees per person. Participant’s names are at the park gate. You can also void this if you have a park pass or purchase one. Go to the following link for costs www.huntingtonbeachsc.org.

Register early and get a free T-shirt. Groups rates are availabe. Pre-Registration Event is: Register and Event information @ www.gsmcharitableevents.org

• Palmetto Grand Prix Circuit 5K Run (9:00 AM) – Chipped timed and awards

• Zola Budd Champion 10K Run (9:30 AM) – Chipped timed and awards

• Fun Sun Family Run 5K (9:35 AM) – Not timed and no awards

• Fun Sun Family Walk 5k (9:35 AM) – Not timed and no awards

GSM Charitable Events is a non-profit 501 C3 foundation   dedicated to sharing Christian biblical principles through the sport of soccer. The Foundation provides organizational and financial support for international programs for the destitute and at risk youth and adults meanwhile always encouraging education, leadership, and spiritual growth.

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Harborwalk Festival in Georgetown, SC

The annual Harborwalk Festival in Georgetown, South Carolina is a tradition begun in 1988 that brings a fun atmosphere to downtown Georgetown. Along Front Street after you turn off Highway 17 you will find booths with vendors who provide musical entertainment and various items to enjoy from carnival and regional lowcountry food, arts and crafts, to local business offerings. This day of fun also includes an antique car show, a boat show, and a fishing tournament.

 

The harborwalk is a boardwalk that parallels Front Street and runs behind the businesses along the Sampit River. Access is easy from the Intracoastal Waterway into Winyah Bay and to the Sampit. Georgetown Haborwalk Festival goers can dock alongside the harborwalk at the public piers or stay longer at slips at the local marinas. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the peaceful waters and dine in local establishments. Before or after a great meal of local freshly caught seafood, festival goers can browse and buy unique souvenirs and merchandise in the area boutiques. Public boat ramp access and storage are readily available from Front Street and area activities include ghost tours, plantation tours, and architectural and historic tours.

 

Georgetown HarborWalk Festival

Location: Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

May 21, 2011, Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm

For more information on the Georgetown Haborwalk Festival, contact Peggy Wayne, event coordinator, for more information or to receive a vendor application: (843) 546-1511 phone  (843) 546-5116 fax

 

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The Beaches at Pawleys Island & Litchfield Beach

Area Beaches

PAWLEYS ISLAND BEACHES

One of the remaining pristine public beaches uncluttered by high rises and unspoiled by overcrowding and commercialism, Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a longtime favorite to locals and out-of-state visitors alike.

The beaches at Pawleys Island in South Carolina are situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. There are two causeways that access the beach: one located at the north end of the island between Highway 17 North, otherwise known as Ocean Highway, and across from Waverly Road; the other causeway is south of the island from Highway 17 North and veers off to the right at the traffic light before the Food Lion Shopping Center on to South Causeway Road.

Once on the island, beach goers can go north or south and find beach access along the oceanfront. There is limited public parking on the island and visitors who are not staying on the island need to beware of frequent ticketing of vehicles not utilizing parking locations. There are limited public restroom facilities at the south end of the island only. The best beach access is from one of our rentals homes either oceanfront or off ocean.

Since the island of Pawleys Island itself has no commercial properties, visitors can venture across the causeways to Pawleys Island mainland to find restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, boutiques, beach services, boating and fishing equipment and services, and many other retail establishments that offer anything one might need for their beach experience.

 

LITCHFIELD BEACHES

Go north on Ocean Highway from Pawleys Island and you’ll enter the area known as Litchfield. There are three distinct areas of this community: South Litchfield, Litchfield by the Sea, and North Litchfield. South Litchfield is accessed from the south portion of the island along Litchfield Drive. Once on the island, there are beach access points between various homes. The parking is also very limited. The solution? Stay at one of the various vacation rentals at Litchfield by the Sea such as  63A Lakeside Villas. Litchfield by the Sea offers plenty of parking, amenities and PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS.

Photos: Litchfield by the Sea Improvements

Litchfield by the Sea is using this winter season to make some great looking improvements to the property.  If you have not heard about Litchfield by the Sea, you need to check it out.  The development offers a wide variety of vacation rental options including the popular Lakeside Villas.  This guard gated resort offers a wide array of amenities including private beach access, a variety of pools, on site restaurants, on site Starbucks, tennis courts, golfing options and more.  Miles of walking and bike trails are throughout this great piece of property.  Click for photos of the progress being made on the improvments:   LBTS project Jan 30

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