MYRTLE BEACH is the epitome of a golf haven. With more than 100 course on offer in just 60 miles, it's a layout golfers will never get bored of and the area will keep players coming back year after year.
The area is America’s most popular golfing destination and it has earned the title of ‘Golf Capital of the world’ through merit.
The stretch of coastline which runs from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Brunswick County, North Carolina, is known by the locals as ‘The Grand Strand’ and it is divided into three regions – the North, South and Central stands - which combine to make Myrtle Beach.
I had never traveled to America before my visit so when an invite from Landmark Media and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday pinged into my inbox, I replied 'yes' instantly and then set upon juggling my diary. These kind of opportunities cannot be missed.
With five golf courses on the agenda in three days, I packed some blister plasters and mentally prepared myself for the ordeal. As I looked out my office window at the grey sky above Hammersmith, daydreaming of the palm trees and warm sun of Myrtle Beach was a welcome escape.
Arriving at Heathrow three hours early, we were informed that the US Airways flight to North Carolina was delayed by two hours which allowed us to get to know each other and catch up on some sleep.
The flight to North Carolina was easy enough and after a brief panic at Charlotte Airport (I still maintain they didn’t give me my boarding pass for my connection) and a short flight down to Myrtle Beach Airport, we arrived at our destination in good cheer. The sun was out, the palm trees were swaying and the humidity blanketed us for the first time.