Are you looking for a spot to get away this holiday season with your golf buddies but still want to have money left over to buy gifts for the entire family? If so, it's time to get magical with Mystical Golf. Call your best friends, pack up the clubs, and head to Mystical Golf, home to the “finest 54 holes of golf” in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
With its acclaimed Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard courses, Mystical Golf is an ultimate buddy destination. Why? First thing’s first, let’s talk about the golf courses that are the main attraction.
Time and again, The Witch is ranked among the best golf courses in South Carolina. Set on 500 acres of tranquil cypress groves and wetlands teeming with native plants and animals, it takes golfers on an entertaining journey through the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. It doesn’t take long to understand that the land on which the course sits was made for golf. Tipping out at 6,796 yards, the par-71 layout isn’t deep by today’s standards, but it is demanding. Tactical play is rewarded as approach shots need to be dialed in to score well.
Adding to the back-to-nature ambiance is the 4,000 feet of bridge wending through swamps (on the front nine) and rolling hills (back nine). Along the way, don’t be surprised to spot cranes, bald eagles, alligators, or black bears (though, if you hit a golf ball by the latter two, best to leave it be).
Then there’s the legendary Man-O-War, which features one of the most uncommon layouts in the country. With water touching nearly every hole, the par-72, 6,967-yard course commands a 141 slope rating and your attention on every shot. Especially when you come to holes 14 and 15, which happen to be one of the only sets of back-to-back island greens in the world.
Rounding out the trio of tremendous tracks is The Wizard. Reminiscent of classic, wind-swept links courses in Scotland and Ireland, it presents golfers with deep bunkers, mound-framed fairways, and dramatic elevation changes. Tipping out at 6,721 yards, more than one million cubic yards of earth was moved to build this highly entertaining par-72 links-style layout. Inviting for all ability levels, golfers can play a variety of shots and test all facets of their game.
The Gold Package starts at around $93 (per person, per day) and comes with three rounds with a cart on the much-admired Mystical Golf layouts. They even throw in a complimentary round. It also includes three nights’ lodging in a well-appointed, three-bedroom villa (four beds), free IHOP breakfast daily (available 24 hours, because pancakes are good at any hour of the day), and a gratis steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse.
Also offered is the Silver Package which starts at around $83 (per person, per day) and features all the components of the Gold Package except the complimentary round, daily breakfast, and steak dinner. Both packages offer one complimentary golfer for booked groups of 20 or more players; so as they say, the more the merrier.
The weather is hard to beat during the winter. Just ask Claude Pardue, President and CEO of Mystical Golf. “Our mild winters here in Myrtle Beach are ideal for golf vacations for those suffering through the cold and inclement months of January through April,” says Pardue. “We offer everything needed for a fun getaway while playing three of the best courses you’ll find anywhere.”
Finally, there’s the ease of getting to Mystical Golf. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the three courses are within 15 minutes of Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), which offers direct flights from more than two dozen cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Washington, DC. Also nearby are beaches, accommodations, restaurants, and a bevy of other area attractions.
So do yourself a favor and treat you and your golf buddies to a trip to Mystical Golf. You certainly won’t regret it. For more information and to book your visit, head to the Mystical Golf website.