Myrtle Beach Named "Best Golf Destination" By USA Today Readers 

April 28, 2014

TPC Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Myrtle Beach has been voted "Best Golf Destination" in the 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The award winner was decided by a four-week, online vote by 10Best and USA Today readers.

Myrtle Beach bested 19 other nominees to claim a title it has held unofficially for years. The Grand Strand easily outdistanced Kiawah, Sea Pines, Pinehurst and Naples among the top five finishers.

"Golf's most important ratings panel is comprised of the people who spend their hard-earned money to take a golf trip, which is why this honor is so meaningful to us as a destination," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "As home to more than 50 4-star courses and 13 layouts that have been ranked among America's top 100 public courses, Myrtle Beach has always strived to provide golf's best and most inclusive experience, and the 10Best vote was affirmation of those efforts."

With more than 102 golf courses and nonstop air service from more than 25 cities, Myrtle Beach is golf's most accessible and inviting destination. Due to the diversity of its offerings, the Grand Strand can accommodate any type of golf trip, which lies at the heart of the destination's enduring popularity.

In 2013, the National Golf Foundation surveyed core golfers and found that Myrtle Beach was by far the game's most popular destination in America and Canada.

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