Dog Days of Summer: Extra Supplies you Need Out There on the CourseThe Author: Garrett Fonvielle
Published: June 25th, 2013
The summer months here along the Grand Strand are filled with families and vacationers looking to experience all our area has to offer. Myrtle Beach has beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, cool shows and attractions, but most of all an abundance of beautiful golf courses.
Yeah, you’ve heard that all before, we know, BUT, did you know golfing in the summer months can be beneficial to players if they can just stand the heat. Courses know that spring and fall are the peak seasons for golf groups to visit due to usually perfect weather conditions and cheaper accommodations. But the summer season offers extremely low rates on golf because of the heat, PLUS it’s usually the time that many of the courses do their maintenance.
If you can schedule your trip around some of these variables you may be able to play some of our best courses such as the Grand Dunes Resort Course, Caledonia, and TPC of Myrtle Beach for a fraction of the cost during peak season (fall and spring).
For more info on the weather and seasons here in MB, check out our “Best Time to Play Golf blog post.”
BUT, you have to be sure you are prepared for the heat and humidity.
Here are a few things you may want to take with you in your golf bag for the hot conditions …
Extra towel(s) = perspiration can cause loss of grip or eye irritation, especially if you are wearing sunblock. Make sure you always have a dry towel to keep this from happening
Extra Gloves = sweat can cause gloves to become worn easily, excessive dampness, and even tearing. Make sure you keep at least 2 gloves and interchange them often to insure a safe grip on your club.
Golf Hat = a golf cap or a full brimmed hat may also keep your head and neck cooler during these hot days. Also courses sell the neck wraps that are usually cold or damp that help keep your body temperature down.
Sunscreen = many courses do not have much shading (such as Thistle, Legends-Moorland, and Barefoot Dye Club) and sunscreen will become your best friend especially if you golf without a hat or visor. Your skin will thank you later.
Water = hydration is the key for making it though your round in the Summer months. Sluggishness and dehydration towards the end of your round, as well as preventing headaches, can be avoided by making sure you drink plenty of water while making your way around the courses.
Also, try to get earlybird tee times, late PM tee times, or 48-hour or last minute tee times, to avoid the hottest part of the day. You many also want to play courses that are closer to the coast such as Tidewater, Pawley’s Plantation, and the Surf Club so beach winds can help keep you cool. Those are just a few tips that you may want to take into consideration during our summer months when the heat index can reach 115 degrees mixed with 90% or higher humidity.
Enjoy your vacation in Myrtle Beach and enjoy your golf!