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.

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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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Easter at Thompson Farms

If you haven’t been to Thompson Farm – this is a great event….

easter egg hunt

 

Plantation Tours in Georgetown, SC

On March 22 &23, 2013 , just south of Pawleys Island, some of the most beautiful, historic plantation homes and churches in the Georgetown, South Carolina area will be graciously shared with the Episcopal Church Women of Prince George, Winyah Parish, and will be open for ticket holders between 9:30am– 5pm.

The Sixty-Sixth Annual Plantation Tour offers a different group of pre-Revolutionary and antebellum  homes in downtown Georgetown, on area plantations and even some churches each day. Visitors are invited to the Winyah Indigo Society Hall for tea each afternoon. In the Prince George Parish Hall, home baked goods, original framed art from local artists, books from the Georgetown Historical Society, and the church’s award winning cookbook, PLANTATION TOURS AND TASTES, will be available for sale.

Histories and maps showing the routes for the day are provided with tickets.  Hosts and hostess will be on hand to answer questions concerning the houses that are open. Visitors provide their own transportation.  Only cars and vans are allowed on the tours because of the many low-hanging oak limbs and soft roadbeds.  (no buses)

All Visitors are requested to wear low heeled shoes for their own comfort, as well, as for the protection of the old floors and rugs. You are also reminded that no photographs may be taken inside homes.

For ticket information, visit the website: http://www.pgwinyah.org/

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Attraction Deals Along the Grand Strand

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Brookgreen Gardens is just one of many Myrtle Beach area attractions that offer membership packages.

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of things to do and most of them are open all year-long. If you’re a local or you come to the beach frequently, you may want to look into purchasing season passes to these fabulous attractions- especially if you plan on visiting them more than once or twice this year.

Brookgreen Gardens | 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, 843-235-6000
The expansive grounds- 9,100 acres to be exact- at Brookgreen Gardens feature beautiful live oak trees, flowering bushes and hundreds of unique sculptures. It’s also home to great events, classes, historical tours and even a zoo.  They offer single memberships for $60/year or family memberships for $90/year. With individual memberships, you get a member card and two complimentary guest passes food for any single day gardens admission. The family membership offers cards for all residents of your household and two guest passes. Membership benefits include ten percent discounts at the shops, restaurants and tours throughout Brookgreen, reduced rates for Nights of a Thousand Candles and other special events, discounts on 7-day admission for guests, invitations to members-only events, a subscription to the Brookgreen Journal and the Garden Path newsletter and special member-only holiday shopping events.

Children’s Museum of South Carolina | 2501 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 843-946-9469
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina boasts an extensive list of exhibits and events year-round in Myrtle Beach where children are encouraged to touch, explore, play and learn.  The museum offers a variety of membership opportunities. Passport members receive an e-newsletter with museum events, 10% off at the museum gift shop, special activities and events and 50% off museum events and programs. Family passports can be purchased for $90/year and include unlimited entrance for two named adults and all children within the household plus $3 off admission for additional persons and five one-time use passes to share. A Family Plus Passport is $125/year and also includes ten guest passes plus reciprocal membership for free or reduced admission to more than 200 children’s museums throughout the U.S. Add a nanny or grandparent to your membership for $20/year.

Other passport options are also available. Just for Two Passports are available for $50/year and include unlimited visits for one adult and one child plus $3 off admission for additional guests. The Summer Fun Passport is $60 and is good for two named adults and all children for unlimited visits from Memorial Day through Labor Day and $3 off admission for additional guests. Grandparent Passports are available for $85/year and include unlimited entrance for two named grandparents and all grandchildren plus five guest passes and discounted admission for other guests. The Friends & Family Passport is $125/year and includes unlimited entrance for the passport holder and up to five guests, discounted admission for guests, $50 off birthday packages, five guest passes and reciprocal membership for other children’s museums. Memberships cannot be used for admission with groups or birthday parties.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans | 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, 843-235-6000
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Season tickets are available for $630 in the field box and $560 in the reserved box or Grand Strand reserved. Season tickets include membership in the Triple Crown Club, your name on the back of your seat, rain-out ticket options and more. Flex books are available for $126 in the field box, $102 in the reserved box or Grand Strand reserved box or $90 for the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck. Books include 12 undated vouchers good for any game in the 2013 season. Mini plans are also available starting at $39.

Myrtle Waves | 3000 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-8725
Myrtle Waves is an exciting place to cool off on a warm day. Lounge around in the lazy river or race down the Turbo Twisters. Myrtle Waves offers season passes for $79.99 plus tax. Passes include unlimited visits all season long, bring-a-friend days, 15% off in-park food and merchandise, cabana rental discounts and free parking. The season pass is paid for in less than two visits. Combo passes are also available with NASCAR SpeedPark and Pavilion Nostalgia Park for $149.99 plus tax for a three-park pass or $99.99 for a two-park pass.  The Myrtle Waves passes are good through September 8, 2013. Online deals are currently listed on the website.

NASCAR SpeedPark | 1820 21st Avenue North Ext., Myrtle Beach, 843-918-8725
NASCAR Speedpark is a race car fan’s dream come true. Buckle up and zip around the tracks then head inside to the 20,000 square foot arcade. NASCAR SpeedPark has a 30 day pass for $39.99 plus tax which includes unlimited go-kart tracks (excluding Thunder Road), mini golf, a rock climbing wall and kiddie rides. They also offer a four month pass for $59.99 plus tax that offers the same perks as the one month pass for 120 days. The two-park pass is available for $99.99 plus tax with admission to either Pavilion Nostalgia Park or Myrtle Waves. A three-park pass can be purchased for $149.99. They include unlimited admission to NASCAR SpeedPark through December 31, 2013.

Pavilion Nostalgia Park & Carousel Park | 1171 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-8725
Pavilion Nostalgia Park and Carousel Park bring back the old rides from the former site and give them life at their Broadway at the Beach locations. Kids can spin around on the tea cups and the Herschell-Spillman carousel. Pavilion Nostalgia Park offers a four month pass for $59.99 each plus tax which includes unlimited visits for 120 days to both parks. A 2013 three park season pass is available in combination with NASCAR Speedpark and Myrtle Waves for $149.99 plus tax.

Ripley’s Aquarium | 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 843-916-0888
Broadway at the Beach is home to Ripley’s Aquarium. The aquarium has live mermaid shows, a dangerous shark reef, discovery areas, stingrays to pet and tons of aquatic life to see. Ripley’s Aquarium offers annual passes which include unlimited general admission to the aquarium for a full year, discounts to all Ripley’s Attractions in Myrtle Beach, 20% off meals in the Feeding Frenzy Restaurant, 20% off merchandise in the Cargo Hold Gift Shop and discounted general admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Annual passes are $49.99 for adults ages 12 and older and $28.99 for children ages 3 to 11. U-PICK Combos are available with aquarium admission plus and one or more Ripley’s Myrtle Beach attractions. Combo ticket prices start at $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children.

South Carolina State Parks | Myrtle Beach State Park 4401 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 843-238-5325; Huntington Beach State Park 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, 843-237-4440
Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park host family-friendly events year-round and are a great way to explore nature. The South Carolina State Parks offer a statewide Park Passport for $75 which allows you and everyone in your vehicle free admission to all South Carolina State Parks for one year. The Park Passport Plus is $99 and in addition to free admission for everyone in your vehicle, you receive free admission to select park programs for up to four people, free admission to Atalaya Castle at Huntington State Park, free weekend admission to the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival for up to four people and a $10 State Park Service Gift Card to use for park reservations.

Wild Water & Wheels | 910 Hwy. 17 South, Surfside Beach, 843-238-3787
Go crazy at Wild Water and Wheels. They have everything from exciting slides and pools to go karts and mini golf. Wild Water and Wheels offers season passes for the waterpark and combination passes for the waterpark with unlimited go-carts, bumper boats and mini golf. Waterpark passes are $74.95/person and combo passes are $114.90/person. Their website is listing an online sale price for both. Daily admission for the waterpark only is $27.98 (over 48” tall) and $17.98 (under 48” tall). All day full park admission is $37.98 (over 48” tall) and $27.98 (under 48” tall).

Romantic Dinner Suggestions

Waterfront-Dining

There’s no shortage of great restaurants on the Grand Strand, but what’s the best spot for a romantic dinner?

Whether you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, anniversary celebration or perfect date-night, venture to the south end of Myrtle Beach (Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown) and you’ll find some restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Chosen for cuisine, ambiance and setting, all of the restaurants included are perfect for a special occasion with that special someone.

Austin’s Ocean One
1 County Road S-22-303, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 235-8700

What could be more romantic than oceanfront dining on beautiful Litchfield Beach? Austin’s Ocean One not only provides the ultimate moonlit setting, it offers outstanding contemporary American cuisine featuring local seafood and hand cut steaks and is highly regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Strand. The sophisticated main course offerings, extensive wine list and sweet endings will send you home happy!

Bistro 217
10707 Ocean Highway Suite D, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 235-8217

Located in Pawleys Island, just south of the Hammock Shops, Bistro 217 blends upscale dining with a unique and intimate atmosphere. Whether you dine inside or in their charming courtyard, your expectations will be more than fulfilled. Don’t miss their famous jalapeno bisque and incredible fried okra to put you in the mood for fresh locally inspired cuisine. It is the perfect atmosphere for a romantic candle lit dinner promising delicious entrees, beautiful wines and tempting desserts guaranteed to sweep your date off their feet!

Bliss Restaurant and Lounge
4606 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 282-6737

Bliss Restaurant is that sweet spot in Murrells Inlet where locals find a quiet romantic setting off the tourist path. There is no marsh front, no stampede of visitors…just an inviting and charming destination offering cuisine that aims to please.  You will find that fine dining experience you want especially for a romantic holiday like Valentines Day.

Frank’s Restaurant and Frank’s Outback
10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 237-3030

In Pawley’s Island, Frank’s Restaurant has long been the place to dine on that very special occasion…but not to leave out Frank’s Outback, with its warm and inviting outdoor space where guests get to dine in a garden setting under a canopy of trees. Whichever you choose, you will be indulged with award winning cuisine, outstanding wines, attentive wait staff and a romantic setting that will make the evening a night to remember.

Nosh
10880 Ocean Hwy | Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 314-9014

If you’re looking for an elegant dining experience in a beautiful romantic setting look no further than Nosh Restaurant, which is tucked under the live Oaks of the famous Hammock Shops in the heart of Pawleys Island. White linen tablecloths, rustic brick walls, and a warm inviting fireplace are only upstaged by the creativity of the artful cuisine this restaurant offers.

Rice Paddy Restaurant
732 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-2021

The Rice Paddy is consistently a number one favorite restaurant especially for that romantic dinner experience.  Originally an old bank building, the centerpiece is the vault, where an exceptional wine selection awaits you.  Great ambience, warm hospitality combined with remarkable Lowcountry cuisine makes for a very special outing in this inviting historic setting in Georgetown.

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Things to do in March Along the Grand Strand

Canadian-American Days Festival – The 52nd annual Canadian-American Days Festival will be March 9-16, 2013, in Myrtle Beach. Activities will include concerts, games and a golf tournament.

Run to the Sun – The  25th year will be held March 14-16, 2013 with three days of car cruising along Ocean Boulevard – Car Shows and races bring in car enthusiasts from all over.

Gathering of the GreenMarch 15, 2013, in Conway, more info TBA

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival North Myrtle Beach – also in it’s 25th year, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. March 16, 2013. After the parade, there will be Irish brews and food, bag pipers, Irish folk songs and dance teams who will perform their numbers on stage on the street.

The 3rd annual Irish Fest – also on March 16 from11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  at The Market Common. They will have  traditional Irish food and beers as well as an oyster roast. Kids activities include face painting and inflatables.

2013 Grand Strand/ Pee Dee Walk to Defeat ALS – Saturday, March 23 at Grand Park at the Market Common.  Registration is at 9:00 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m.

The 5th annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest – will be held March 29-30 at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing features samples of craft beers from around the country. Tickets will be sold in sessions and VIP tickets are available for 100 people per session.

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Things to Do in December Around Pawleys Island

DECEMBER EVENTS

  • Atalaya Holiday Celebration

    12/01/2012 11:00 AM – 12/01/2012 04:00 PM

    Celebrate and Experience Atalaya as it comes alive for the Holidays! Refreshments – Live Music All day – Crafts and Gifts Booth – Kids Holiday Crafts – Oyster Roast with Chowder – Lionel Train Club Display and more!

    Sponsored by Friends of Huntington Beach State Park

    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC

    Price: $2.00 plus park entrance fee

  • Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

    12/02/2012 03:00 PM – 12/02/2012 04:00 PM

    Boats and Floats for the Kids!

    Get in the holiday spirit with the Annual Community Christmas parade. Begins at Wilcox Avenue and marches down Hwy 17 Business to Pendergrass Ave. Come join the fun!
    Address: Hwy 17 Business
    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC
    Zip: 29576
    Email:
    Website: http://www.murrellsinletsc.com/upcoming-events.php
    Price: Free

  • Georgetown Christmas Parade

    12/01/2012 11:30 AM – 12/01/2012 02:00 PM

    Come enjoy a small town holiday kick-off at the Georgetown Christmas parade! This year with a special appearance from some beautiful SC birds of prey and that other flying Christmas guy, Santa Claus!

    Address: Front Street – downtown
    City: Georgetown
    State: SC
    Zip: 29440
    Email:
    Website:
    Price: Free

  • Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles

    12/07/2012 – 12/08/2012

    12/14/2012 – 12/15/2012

    12/20/2012 – 12/22/2012

    Contact: Helen Benso
    Address: 1931 Brookgreen Drive
    City: Murrells Inlet
    State: SC
    Zip: 29576
    Website: www.brookgreen.org
    Price: $16 adults

    Brookgreen Gardens will come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 – 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.
    This annual event has become a holiday tradition when the gardens become a wonderland of lights and candles and outstanding entertainment. Dinner catered by Inlet Affairs is available in addition to admission prices.

    Purchase Tickets Online

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