Grand Strand Golf Community Unites To Introduce Next Generation of Players to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – With school out and the start of summer a day away, the Myrtle Beach golf community is offering families a reason to pack golf clubs along with sunscreen and surfboards when they head to the beach. More than 50 Grand Strand courses, including some of the area’s most prominent, are again allowing kids to play for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
While the Kids Play Free program is in effect throughout the year, area courses see a surge in junior golfers during the summer months when families flock the beach. While the sand and surf continue to the be the primary attraction, parents enjoy the opportunity to play a morning round with their kids, leaving plenty of time to hit the beach in the afternoon.

“Kids Play Free is a 12-month program that allows families to spend vacation time on the golf course, creating memories that last a lifetime,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions. “The Kids Play Free Program is one of our most rewarding initiatives because it enhances the vacation experience, and it introduces golf’s next generation of players to Myrtle Beach.”

Among the courses participating in the Kids Play Free program are the four layouts at Barefoot Resort, Tidewater Golf Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National and Heritage Club, all among the area’s most acclaimed layouts. Numerous Myrtle Beach area courses have junior tees, allowing new players to enjoy an introduction to the game without being overwhelmed by the challenge.
The strength of the Myrtle Beach golf community is derived from the quality of its courses and the cooperative spirit the market operates with making programs like Kids Play Free possible.
A complete list of participating courses is available online.

About Golf Tourism Solutions

Following in the footsteps of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Golf Tourism Solutions is responsible for marketing the Grand Strand as a golf destination. Representing 77 courses and the area’s golf package providers, GTS’s primary goal is to assist golfers in making informed decisions when planning their next golf vacation.

GTS also runs eight events and tournaments to help foster the continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am each spring, GTS runs the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic, Preseason Classic, March Championship, Calabash Cup and the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic.

For more information, go to www.PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com