Hotel at a Glance: Patricia Grand Resort Hotel
Situated close to Myrtle Beach’s 100 golf courses, Patricia Grand Resort Hotel is a golfer’s paradise. The hotel’s concierges can make helpful course recommendations based on guests’ handicaps in the town that Golf Digest Magazine refers to as describes a “Buddies-Trip Haven.”
- 10 minutes is all it takes to drive to Broadway at the Beach, an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district with amusement parks and live music shows.
- Ocean views are visible from the private balconies found in every room.
- Water, water everywhere: The hotel has two full-size pools as well as an indoor lazy river and hot tub.
- Wake up for bacon and other fare at the onsite Grand Central Station Restaurant.
- Revitalize at Awakening Spa, located a few blocks away in the Anderson Ocean Club, one of Patricia Grand’s sister properties.
- Like regular golf, but smaller: Resort guests enjoy free seasonal daytime play at the Lost Mine Miniature Golf Course. Guests should call to confirm schedule/availability during their stay.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Seaside Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s glass-floored gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk’s hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of more than 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.