Best Deals for Fall Golf in Myrtle Beach – East Coast Golf Management

Best Deals for Fall Golf in Myrtle Beach – East Coast Golf Management

We have folks asking us all the time how to find the best deals for golf in Myrtle Beach. Now that fall golf season is upon us, rates are creeping up and finding the deals gets tougher. East Coast Golf Management (ECGM) has put together some great packages for this season. With a growing selection of courses in their program, it’s really hard to beat their selection, quality, and value. There are several multi-round deals that include lunch, beverages, and even gift cards. You can browse their deals and courses HERE, and decide where you want to play, choose some centralized accommodations, and put together some.

In ECGM’s lineup you can play:
Beachwood Golf Club , North Myrtle Beach, SC
Black Bear Golf Club, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Brick Landing Plantation , Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Brunswick Plantation, Calabash, NC
Burning Ridge Golf Club, Myrtle Beach, SC
Cape Fear National, Leland, NC
Carolina National Golf Club , Bolivia, NC
Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash, NC
Diamond Back Golf Club, Loris, SC
Eagle Nest Golf Club, Little River, SC
Indian Wells Golf Club, Garden City, SC
Jefferson Landing on the New River, Jefferson, NC
Lockwood Folly, Holden Beach, NC
Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, Sunset Beach, NC
Sea Trail Golf Resort, Sunset Beach, NC
The Founders Club at Pawleys Island, Pawleys Island, SC
The Pearl Golf Links – East Course, Calabash, NC
The Pearl Golf Links – West Course , Calabash, NC
Wildwood Green, Raleigh, NC

You’ll notice ECGM has added some courses outside the Grand Strand area. Courses in Raleigh, Jefferson,  Bolivia, and Leland, NC in the list. Actually the courses of Cape Fear National in Leland, and Carolina National in Bolivia are easily playable with a Myrtle Beach package. These courses are only 45 or so minutes from Myrtle and an easy drive. Both are spectacular courses! For those driving into Myrtle from the north any of these courses would make a great inbound stop and play option.

The ECGM group of courses includes some of the finest golf courses on the entire East Coast. There are tight and challenging courses as well as those with wide open grip -it and rip it fairways. There are bent grass greens and dwarf bermuda greens…even paspalum greens. For a combination of scenery, fun, quality, challenge, and value, we very proudly recommend ECGM and their family of golf course partners. To learn more about the individual courses visit our “Featured Course” page HERE, or go to the ECGM website at http://eastcoastgolfmanagement.com. If you would like TheGolfDirecto.com to assist with your fall golf and accommodations needs, or answer any questions, give us a call at 844.GoGolf1 (844.464.6531). Or if you would rather chat, just click the help desk at the bottom right of this page. If we’re offline, we’ll still get your message and return to you  quickly. Thanks very much for visiting The Golf Director! To read more about Myrtle Beach Fall Golf Packages click HERE.

Just Call Dave – For Myrtle Beach Golf

Just Call Dave – For Myrtle Beach Golf

Just Call Dave!With the goal of simplifying your golf packaging and last minute tee time needs, we at TheGolfDirctor.com have launched a brand new program named, Just Call Dave For Myrtle Beach Golf. Really, it doesn’t get any simpler than that. If you call Dave Walker at 844.GoGolf1 (844.464.6531), you’ll reach one of the most knowledgeable golf directors along the Grand Strand. Dave has been in the business for 15 years and knows every golf course in the area like the back of his hand. Fortunately his game has led him to nearly every square foot of every course over the years. No offense, Dave!

Upon entering into the golf packaging arena, we wanted to utilize our multimedia reach to find new golfers for the area, and to give those returning some new options. We hired Dave in March of 2014 to head up that department, and he has been steadily creating relationships between our company and the courses as well as the best available accommodations. Dave’s been putting together some great packages and would love to earn the opportunity to show off his work.

Starting a golf booking business from scratch requires lots of patience. Dave has little patience. He paces in his cubicle like a caged tiger ready to take on the world. We thought he was a …sort of mild mannered, easy going dude at first. Man were we wrong! When he steps into his office he changes into Super Dave!. The dude’s a beast! But, one of the nicest guys (with a cape) you’ll ever speak with.

We were very lucky to latch onto a guy who has been in the business and has earned the respect of the local golf industry. All the golf course personnel know Dave and are accustomed to working with him. He can get things done others only dream about. It is not at all comforting to Dave that other golf directors are dreaming about him. It’s OK, Dave. Consider it flattery!

Just Call Dave (#JustCallDave) is already working. We’re getting calls from golfers all over North America seeking out his superb services. Many of them have landed on our website (TheGolfDirector.com) and hit him up on chat  to watch him spring into action. It’s kind of like unleashing a spring that’s been wound up tight. When Dave gets a golf quote he runs around the office like that rabbit they hired to sell batteries. So for your next golf vacation or just for some last minute tee times, Just Call Dave at 844.GoGolf1 (844.464.65631)! You can email him too. It’s dave@thegolfdirector.com.

2014 World Am in Myrtle Beach

2014 World Am in Myrtle Beach

World Am LogoClean those clubs, pack your bags and schedule those practice rounds as the 2014 World Am in Myrtle Beach is just around the corner.  With over 3000 golfers entered already, this is sure to be another great year for this event.  If you are still on the fence, you have to hop to one side or the other by August 7th, the deadline.  The entry fee includes a guaranteed three days of golf on different courses and if you play well, a fourth round championship playoff for the trophy.  You also receive a gift bag valued at a minimum of $300 and entry into the world’s largest 19th hole each night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center where you can eat, drink and be entertained throughout the night.

WGAT Carolinas Tour logo 125TheGolfDirector.com is getting many calls asking about accommodations and practice rounds and we can help you too.  There are many other events going on that week to including the newly formed WGAT – World Golfer Amateur Tour – events where you can qualify for free entry into the National Championship at Mission Inn.  Win your flight there and represent the USA against 43 other countries in Durban, South Africa – all expenses paid.  So if you like a little competition, or a lot, Myrtle Beach is the place to be in August.  Sign up to play the Resort Course at Grande Dunes on Saturday August 16th or World Tour Saturday August 23rd.  At least one person from each event will receive free entry into the National Event at Mission Inn in Florida, a $599 value.  For more information CLICK HERE go direct to http://thegolfdirector.com/wgat-carolinas-tour/.

These events are capping off a great year to date of major events in the area including the Monday After the Masters event held at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, the PNC – Professionals National Championship held at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes and The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Big Break filmed at Barefoot Resort and Pawleys plantation, and several national charity events including 2 Live Beyond at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes.

Play golf where everyone wants to play, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and enjoy a bit of competition in the process.  Enjoy the fantastic southern hospitality, low country cuisine, vast entertainment and meticulously maintained golf courses as you play, win prizes and possibly an opportunity to represent USA on a trip to South Africa.  Call 844-GoGolf1 (844-464-6531) for all the information on these Golf opportunities including participating in the 2014 World Am here in Myrtle Beach.

The Myrtle Beach Golf App

The Myrtle Beach Golf App

As a self-proclaimed “digital junkie”, I love seeing folks rise to the occasion, especially when it involves new technology like the Myrtle Beach Golf App. The team at Himmelsbach Communications have certainly risen to the occasion, and have gone straight to the top in my opinion. The Myrtle Beach Golf App is a perfect tool for golfers interested in our area. With information about accommodations, restaurants, and nightlife along with the ability to find and book tee times, this app is “must download”. Did I mention it’s FREE!

In addition to being a great deal for golfers, this platform is a great place for any business in the area to advertise. In today’s search driven world, being found is crucial. If your business caters to the golf industry and you are on this app, you will be found. I think the downloads for this app will be huge as the word spreads and  new features and content are added.

The timing for this platform is perfect. Our local golf industry needs to reach new visitors as well as re-engage current and former visitors. Smart device usage is growing at an astounding rate. Even geezers like myself have them…and use them religiously.  Five years ago, few expected this technology to be adopted so universally across the age groups.  Beginning ten years ago, much of corporate America turned its back on us old pharts, yielding to the younger more tech savvy bunch for their targeted marketing. Well, we’ve shown them a thing or too. We ‘re not only savvy enough to google with the best of the youngsters, collectively we have many times their buying power. It’s about time everyone realized the the importance of digital communications and marketing…and that almost no one is excepted. To read more about smart device usage CLICK HERE.

Being  touted as the Seaside Golf Capital of the World isn’t enough for our area to remain as a top golf destination. Competition for golfers is fierce in an era when the U.S. golf course industry has built beyond current demand. The key to gaining ground on other areas is to out-market them. That doesn’t necessarily mean out-spend them. We’ve all heard the old saying, “Work smarter not harder.” We need to market smarter. Here along the Grand Strand we (the local golf industry) are sitting on potentially the most dynamic golf marketing power in the world. It is time to capitalize on our collective power. Hat’s off to Himmelsbach communications for once again taking the lead!

To learn more about the Myrtle Beach Golf App and to get you FREE download go to http://myrtlebeachgolfapp.com.

Golf Week Picks Top Courses to Play in NC and SC

Golf Week Picks Top Courses to Play in NC and SC

Golf Week has made it easy to compose your bucket list for golf by naming their picks for 2014 top courses to play in each state.  We have pulled out the ones for North and South Carolina because the Carolinas are the place to play golf.  This year alone on the PGA Tour there is the RBC Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, The Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte,the US Open in Pinehurst NC and the Wyndham Championsip in Greensboro NC.  The LPGA will play the US Women’s Open in Pinehurst NC and the Champions Tour will have two stops in North Carolina.  

Congratulations to the Grand Strand / Myrtle Beach area courses who made the list, 14 of 30, almost 50%.  Wow!  That means you can come, stay in one locations and play half of the top courses in both North and South Carolina.  That’s awesome.  

Below are both lists.  The abbreviation “m” is for “modern style”, “c” is for “classic style” and the “*” means it’s new to the list.

North Carolina

  • 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst (No. 13, c)
  • 2. Mid Pines, Southern Pines (No. 77, c)
  • 3. Dormie Club, West End (No. 84, m)
  • 4. Pine Needles, Southern Pines (No. 85, c)
  • 5. Linville GC, Linville (c)
  • 6. Tobacco Road, Sanford (m)
  • 7. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island (m)*
  • 8. Ocean Ridge (Leopard’s Chase), Sunset Beach (m)
  • 9. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst (m)
  • 10. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst (m)
  • 11. Cape Fear National GC, Wilmington (m)
  • 12. Duke University GC, Durham (c)
  • 13. Southern Pines GC, Southern Pines, N.C. (c)
  • 14. Ocean Ridge (Tiger’s Eye), Sunset Beach (m)*
  • 15. Grove Park Inn, Asheville ©

South Carolina

  • 1. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island (No. 17, m)
  • 2. Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island (No. 42, m)
  • 3. Caledonia Golf, Fish Club, Pawleys Island (m)
  • 4. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (m)
  • 5. Dunes Golf, Beach Club, Myrtle Beach (c)
  • 6. Legends Golf Complex (Moorland), Myrtle Beach (m)*
  • 7. Legends Golf Complex (The Heritage), Pawleys Island (m)*
  • 8. Tidewater Plantation GC, North Myrtle Beach (m)
  • 9. True Blue, Pawleys Island (m)
  • 10. CC of South Carolina, Florence (m)
  • 11. TPC at Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet (m)
  • 12. Aiken GC, Aiken (c)
  • 13. Heron Point by Pete Dye, Hilton Head Island (m)
  • 14. Pine Lakes CC, Myrtle Beach (c)
  • 15. Barefoot Landing (Fazio), North Myrtle Beach (m)

If you would like to play some or all of these courses on your next golf vacation, let us know and we can promise you the best rates, best service and nicest people to work with.  Call us at 1.844.GoGolf1, 1.844.464.6531, and we’ll set up the trip you’ve been wanting.

 

Wild Wing Cafe Partners with TheGolfDirector.com for Coverage of The Majors – The Masters Championship

Wild Wing Cafe Partners with TheGolfDirector.com for Coverage of The Majors – The Masters Championship

Wild Wing Cafe at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach has teamed up with TheGolfDirector.com to deliver a series of live remote broadcasts during The Masters. TGD Radio show Coverage of the Majors hosts George Honeycutt and Hugh Royer III, along with several guests, will broadcast live from Wild Wing Cafe Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons delivering their play-by-play, analysis, and commentary during the 2014 Masters Tournament from Augusta National.

This remote broadcast is a first for TGD Radio although the production company, Zeus Radio Network, that produces and streams their broadcasts, has produced live radio and TV broadcasts (via the web) since 2008 for The Golf Director’s sister networks RacersReunion.com and ShagCityUSA.com.  With support from Lucky Dog Television, RacersReunion.com produced and broadcast the first ever live flag-to-flag, multi-camera coverage (via the internet) of a stock race at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway July 18, 2008 streaming it from their website. An online audience of thousands watched Geoff Bodine battle for the win against stars like Sterling Marlin, Harry Gant, Jack Ingram, Dave Marcis, Lake Speed, and Joe Ruttman in the Old School RacersReunion.com Shootout. RacersReunion.com has broadcast a number of live short track races throughout the Southeast on RacersReunion Radio as well as live broadcast from events such as Carlisle, PA’s amazing collector car shows.

This is not the only live remote coverage during Masters week by TGD Radio. Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance will be in Augusta Tuesday and Wednesday and will broadcast an interview with long-time Masters photographer, Frank Christian Tuesday afternoon.  Mitch interviewed Christian as part of his A Month of Masters presented by East Coast Golf Management and barely scratched the surface with this gentleman whose roots run deep into Augusta National history.

It has been just over one year since TheGolfDirector.com launched and aired its first program. During the first year the multi-media interactive network reached 161 countries all 50 United States, and over 20,000 cities creating over 1 million unique interactions. The network is dedicated to promoting the game of golf in various locations beginning at home in Myrtle Beach, SC. New for 2014 TheGolfDirector.com is launching a golf vacation portal. This Spring has been spent creating relationships with various courses and accommodations to ultimately offer another a unique resource for reaching and bringing new golfers to the Grand Strand.

Look for more new developments at TheGolfDirector.com as this year unfolds. The company recently moved into a larger facility in North Myrtle Beach that includes more office space, expanded radio broadcast capabilities, and a TV studio.

For more information about title sponosr Wild Wing Cafe at Barefoot Landing go to http://wildwingcafe.com/locations/north-myrtle-beach-sc‎. For information about associate sponsor Myrtle Beach Trips, visit their site at http://myrtlebeachtrips.com.

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