No time to jet off to Scotland this summer to practice your swing? Here’s a closer, low-key option: Through Aug. 31, the trio of Dan Maples-designed 18-hole Mystical Golf courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C. offers a stay-and-play getaway break along the state’s Grand Strand. Included: Accommodation for three nights in three-bedroom golf villas, three rounds on The Witch, The Wizard and Man-O-War courses with cart, one steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse, range balls, daily lunch with two beers on the course; a gift card, daily complimentary breakfast at IHOP, and instant replay round (for cart fee only). Price is $89 per person, per night, excluding taxes.
Each course provides a different landscape and set of challenges: Man-O-War’s challenging 141 slope rating (par-72, 6,967 yards) comes with back-to-back island greens and water features touching very hole; The Wizard’s notable elevation changes are enhanced by deep bunkers and mound-framed fairways (par-72, 6,721 yards); The Witch, located on 500 acres with cypress groves and wetlands (par-71, 6,702 yards), includes 4,000 feet of bridges through swamps and hills — and the chance to spot bald eagles, alligators, cranes and black bears. That should keep you on your game.
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