Bob Gillespie



Golf Passport Program: It’s not just for Myrtle Beach residents anymore

Posted 11/29/2012 1:47:00 PM

For those living outside South Carolina, Myrtle Beach represents a dream golfing vacation, a chance to sample more than 100 public-access courses as well as all the sights and sounds of the Grand Strand. But many people who live there love golf, too – and until now, those homeowners were able to enjoy special savings because of where they resided.

Now, starting Jan. 1, 2013, anyone – from South Carolina residents not living in Myrtle Beach to visitors from across the nation – will be able to get the same discounts as residents who subscribe to the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport Program.

The Passport Program is for those who want special discount pricing on tee times that can be booked within 48 hours of playing. Those discounts also are available for as many as three guests of the Passport Program cardholder.

By purchasing a membership card for $39 ($42.50 including tax), which is good through Dec. 31, 2013, players receive discounted rates on most Grand Strand courses, along with 10 percent discounts at Golf Dimensions Superstores and 25 percent off on entrees at a number of top restaurants in the area.

Cardholders can even check golf rates online, call the courses for tee times or book tee times online.

“We are pleased to extend this program to other avid golfers who may be frequent visitors to the Grand Strand and (who) appreciate the reduced golf rates,” says George Willard, Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association executive director.

For more information on the Golf Passport Program, to see which courses are participating in the program, or to purchase cards, call the MBAGCOA office at (843) 477-8822, or go to