Just booked Myrtle Beach... going alone.?

I have been golfing since the '70's and for all those years, none of my friends golf. So, I have never gone to MB. As I get older, I am starting to really hate the winter weather...especially since we can't play golf here in the Northeast.
This year, I decided to go to MB in late February (for the deals). I am going alone and figured 'what the hell...'.
It's definately a little more expensive than with a group, but I still got some very good rates.
I had a really hard time deciding between Barefoot and Legends and I wanted to make a stop at Tobacco Road on the way home. I finally decided on Legends because of the better deal.
Legends = Parkland, Moorland, Heritage & Oyster Bay
Then shooting up to Tobacco Road for 3 rounds/ 2 nights. One round will be at Pinehurst. Winter special at Tobacco Road, 3 rounds/2 nights for $170.00.
Lots of driving (1300 miles total) but as one member stated, 'life's too short, you gotta play as much golf as possible'. Being a single, I'm sure they will hook me up with others and hopefully will not be intruding on their rounds. But as I mentioned, I either have to go it alone or not at all.
Answers:
The Legends deal is excellent. Esp. since you play 4, pay for free. I'm doing the same in March.
Facilities are top notch: free practice and breakfast. Great to roll out of bed.
Answers:
sounds like a great trip, and i use to go to MB often, now i usally hit charleston sinc ei have a place to say. Need to make a trip to tabacco road, it is not that far from me.
Answers:
I have been golfing since the '70's and for all those years, none of my friends golf. So, I have never gone to MB. As I get older, I am starting to really hate the winter weather...especially since we can't play golf here in the Northeast.
This year, I decided to go to MB in late February (for the deals). I am going alone and figured 'what the hell...'.
It's definately a little more expensive than with a group, but I still got some very good rates.
I had a really hard time deciding between Barefoot and Legends and I wanted to make a stop at Tobacco Road on the way home. I finally decided on Legends because of the better deal.
Legends = Parkland, Moorland, Heritage & Oyster Bay
Then shooting up to Tobacco Road for 3 rounds/ 2 nights. One round will be at Pinehurst. Winter special at Tobacco Road, 3 rounds/2 nights for $170.00.
Lots of driving (1300 miles total) but as one member stated, 'life's too short, you gotta play as much golf as possible'. Being a single, I'm sure they will hook me up with others and hopefully will not be intruding on their rounds. But as I mentioned, I either have to go it alone or not at all.
Enjoy, I did a similar trip with my wife. If you have time, get in a round at Pine Needles. It is one of my favorite courses ever.
Assuming it warms up a little by February, I am planning on the following trip:
1. Pine Needles, Mid Pines, and Southern Pines;
2. Using the 2 for 2 deal at Pinehurst, I may play no. 2.
Answers:
Tot Hill Farm is another Mike Stranz design near Asheboro,NC. Perhaps an hour from Tobacco Road. It is a far better course and many refer to the newer Tot Hill as "Tobacco Road done right". I have played Tobacco Road many times over the years and played Tot Hill Farm for the first time a few months back. No comparison in the two if you ask me. Take a look at the website below. There is a review on the forum of Tot Hill as well. Amazing golf course, elevated tees, tremendous value, lovely rolling hills terrain, great conditioned course, etc... One of my favorite courses to say the least. Also in the Pinehurst area are The Pit and Little River. These are two of my regulars for good reason. Great golf courses.



Myrtle Beach has lots to offer. My favorite courses in that area are Glen Dornach, The Thistle (links style), and The Witch. Waterway Hills and Possum Trot in N Myrtle Beach are great layouts and very good values. Not as high end as the first three I mention, but very well conditioned courses and most importantly, fun. Lived near Pinehurst my whole life and spend many weekends in Myrtle Beach. Feel free to PM me if you want any insights. Tons of great golf courses in the area for sure. Some are better than others of course.
As far as "intruding" as a single, don't think about it man. I have never thought of this as a problem. My dad and I play together most all the time and have singles/doubles paired up with us often in the Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach area. Especially during the busier months (spring/fall). It is something folks living here are used to and I think you will feel very welcome if you are paired up with anyone.
As for golf in the NE... No crap man! I am from Pinehurst, but work on Nantucket. Been here for over three years and the golf up here is lacking in a big way. I get home every 3 months for 3-4 weeks. Heading home Thursday thank goodness. Been beating balls at the range lately since the course is closed (snow). Ground frozen solid. Can't putt on the practice green. Clubhouse is closed all week. I walked out on the range today and collected balls so I could hit some. 12 degrees with the wind chill. Holy smokes. I will never take golfing in NC for granted again.
Below is the link to the forum review of Tot Hill Farm...
-Dan
Answers:
Showing up at a golf course in MB all by yourself is never a problem.
Playing since the 70s and no friends that play golf? WOW...that is unusual. Most of my friends are people that I have met playing golf. Just ribbing you about it.
Answers:
Showing up at a golf course in MB all by yourself is never a problem.
Playing since the 70s and no friends that play golf? WOW...that is unusual. Most of my friends are people that I have met playing golf. Just ribbing you about it.
Well back then, I was in a golf league that my Dad ran... lots of friends but they were older than me. When he passed away in 1995, the league stopped and I stopped playing completely and lost touch with others.
I just started up again, this year and have no idea where "old" golf friends are and my current friends do not play.
So, I am in the process of gaining new golf friends that I meet on the course, but as you know, that takes time.
Normally, I wouldn't do a golf trip alone, but feel it's better than nothing at all.
Answers:
Nothing wrong with that man. I know lots of folks that play and prefer playing with just my dad. The company is always good that way. Get out and play and play often. Anyone that would object to a single joining is someone that you wouldn't want to play with anyway. Personally, I have never seen or heard of this. Don't sweat it.
Answers:
Used to go golfing as a single all the time. Never had a problem. Some of my best rounds were as a single. Great idea to take the trip
Answers:
Tot Hill Farm is another Mike Stranz design near Asheboro,NC. Perhaps an hour from Tobacco Road. It is a far better course and many refer to the newer Tot Hill as "Tobacco Road done right". I have played Tobacco Road many times over the years and played Tot Hill Farm for the first time a few months back. No comparison in the two if you ask me. Take a look at the website below. There is a review on the forum of Tot Hill as well. Amazing golf course, elevated tees, tremendous value, lovely rolling hills terrain, great conditioned course, etc... One of my favorite courses to say the least. Also in the Pinehurst area are The Pit and Little River. These are two of my regulars for good reason. Great golf courses.



Myrtle Beach has lots to offer. My favorite courses in that area are Glen Dornach, The Thistle (links style), and The Witch. Waterway Hills and Possum Trot in N Myrtle Beach are great layouts and very good values. Not as high end as the first three I mention, but very well conditioned courses and most importantly, fun. Lived near Pinehurst my whole life and spend many weekends in Myrtle Beach. Feel free to PM me if you want any insights. Tons of great golf courses in the area for sure. Some are better than others of course.
As far as "intruding" as a single, don't think about it man. I have never thought of this as a problem. My dad and I play together most all the time and have singles/doubles paired up with us often in the Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach area. Especially during the busier months (spring/fall). It is something folks living here are used to and I think you will feel very welcome if you are paired up with anyone.
As for golf in the NE... No crap man! I am from Pinehurst, but work on Nantucket. Been here for over three years and the golf up here is lacking in a big way. I get home every 3 months for 3-4 weeks. Heading home Thursday thank goodness. Been beating balls at the range lately since the course is closed (snow). Ground frozen solid. Can't putt on the practice green. Clubhouse is closed all week. I walked out on the range today and collected balls so I could hit some. 12 degrees with the wind chill. Holy smokes. I will never take golfing in NC for granted again.
Below is the link to the forum review of Tot Hill Farm...
-Dan
Thanks Dan for the insight on Pinehurst, I have yet to make the trip even though I live in Charlotte, NC. I play most of my Golf here, Charleston or myrtle beach. I am looking to making a trip in spring or summer to Pinehurst and will make sure to take your recommendations in to consideration.
Answers:
Normally, I wouldn't do a golf trip alone, but feel it's better than nothing at all.
How have you found the booking experience -- much of a surcharge for booking alone? It seems that the ads are with prices for double or quad occupancy whenever I've looked. Some of that's the round, but the accommodation is the greater portion is it not? Have you been well-received that way?
.
Answers:
Normally, I wouldn't do a golf trip alone, but feel it's better than nothing at all.
How have you found the booking experience -- much of a surcharge for booking alone? It seems that the ads are with prices for double or quad occupancy whenever I've looked. Some of that's the round, but the accommodation is the greater portion is it not? Have you been well-received that way?
.
Hard to say exactly how much more for booking alone. For Legends I have seen packages for $200 ( 4 rounds, golf only) + tax, but must be with foursome. Figure a cheap room might be $200 (4 nights) with a foursome. Legends, themselves, has a package (4 people) for $345.
I'm paying $465, ( 4 nights & 4 rounds) including tax and staying at the Legends resort. I feel it's a pretty good deal. I'm almost positive that the extra $$ is for the room.
For Tobacco Road, their package was $170 for 3 rounds/2 nights (4 people) but you must stay at the Comfort Inn at Pinehurst (30 minutes away from Tobacco Road). I wanted to stay NEAR Tobacco Road so they gave me a package of 2 nights/ 3 rounds and staying at the Hampton Inn for $250.00. I believe that the Hampton Inn is $35 more per night than the Comfort Inn.
The hospitality (on the phone) at Legends was good. The hospitality at Tobacco Road was exceptional!
Answers:
You'll love the Legends!
We go to Myrtle every year. This March will be our second trip to the Legends. The convenience of the courses and unlimited use of the practice facility is tops.
Where are you in PA? I have too many golf buddies, I can throw some your way!
Answers:
You'll love the Legends!
We go to Myrtle every year. This March will be our second trip to the Legends. The convenience of the courses and unlimited use of the practice facility is tops.
Where are you in PA? I have too many golf buddies, I can throw some your way!
I'm in Delaware County...between Philadelphia and Delaware. Extreme SE PA.
Answers:
Hard to say exactly how much more for booking alone. [...]
The hospitality (on the phone) at Legends was good. The hospitality at Tobacco Road was exceptional!
Thanks for the info. Encouraging to see others of the same mind!
Now, see you have a ClicGear. Do you bring it for the trip or just ride?
Thanks again,
.
Answers:
I give you credit. your doing what you want and not worrying about others to make you happy. Have a great time and let us know how your journey was
Answers:
My group goes to Mrytle every year, we usually have aywhere from 4-8 golfers. We are always looking for new people toplay with. If you like your trip, pm me and I am sure we can get you in with our group next year. We are leaving March 23 to the 27th this year. We are staying in a 4 bedroom house and playing 2 of the big cats courses and 3 of the sea trails. We also are getting free replays at the sea trails. So in all we are getting 8 rounds for $575 including the house.
We have been going there for the last 8 years. If you dont mind meeting new people and playing with a range of golfers from 30-50 and handicaps from 4-20, then you are more than welcome.
Answers:
Hard to say exactly how much more for booking alone. [...]
The hospitality (on the phone) at Legends was good. The hospitality at Tobacco Road was exceptional!
Thanks for the info. Encouraging to see others of the same mind!
Now, see you have a ClicGear. Do you bring it for the trip or just ride?
Thanks again,
I use the Clicgear (sometimes) locally. Would like to use it more but I think I have some arthritis in my knees, legs. After walking an easy 18 they are in a bit of pain. I'll be riding the entire time at MB.
My group goes to Mrytle every year, we usually have aywhere from 4-8 golfers. We are always looking for new people toplay with. If you like your trip, pm me and I am sure we can get you in with our group next year. We are leaving March 23 to the 27th this year. We are staying in a 4 bedroom house and playing 2 of the big cats courses and 3 of the sea trails. We also are getting free replays at the sea trails. So in all we are getting 8 rounds for $575 including the house.
We have been going there for the last 8 years. If you dont mind meeting new people and playing with a range of golfers from 30-50 and handicaps from 4-20, then you are more than welcome.
Thanks. Might take you up on that invite. Have no problem meeting new people.
Answers:
I'm in the same boat as you and have never taken a golf trip. Did you just call Legends directly? How about Tobacco Road? How does playing at Pinehurst #2 work? Did these places give you tee times, or as a single do you just show up?
Thanks!
Answers:
I'm in the same boat as you and have never taken a golf trip. Did you just call Legends directly? How about Tobacco Road? How does playing at Pinehurst #2 work? Did these places give you tee times, or as a single do you just show up?
Thanks!
Yes, I did call Legends directly and Tobacco Road. My tee times were booked right then and there with the resort. In fact, I was surprised at how many foursomes were already booked up for the courses.
The Tobacco Road package does include Pinehurst #2. They have multiple packages, some have Pinehurst while others do not.
Answers:
Thanks Dan for the insight on Pinehurst, I have yet to make the trip even though I live in Charlotte, NC. I play most of my Golf here, Charleston or myrtle beach. I am looking to making a trip in spring or summer to Pinehurst and will make sure to take your recommendations in to consideration.
Good deal man. When you plan your trip, shoot me a PM ahead of time and perhaps we can play a round together. I usually go with my dad or solo during the week anyway. Always game for a game:)
Whatever you do, be sure to play Tot Hill Farm. I tell folks about it, no one listens. Ha ha... Anyone plays Tobacco Road then Tot Hill Farm will better understand. Tot Hill is a special course. With the Sandhills Golf Capital Card, I can play there for $30 on weekdays. If it was anywhere other than the countryside near Asheboro, it would be $150/round. Just an amazing golf course. Check out their website and look at the pics. I swear one teebox on the back nine was about 250 feet higher than the fairway. Just a great round of golf.
-Dan
Answers:
sounds fun. don't even worry about playing as a single and "intruding". you're there to play golf, not become their best friend. people on vacation are generally in good mood too. my foursome isn't as addicted to golf as I am, so I've done a few solo trips to palm springs, pebble, etc. almost every group i've been put with has been really friendly. i generally start things off with, "thanks for letting me tag along..." to break the ice and the rest of the round goes fine. give them space, make the occasional small talk. as strange as it sounds, i often prefer to play with strangers because more often than not i'll learn something new that i wouldn't just playing with friends. and hey, if they're jerks, remember, you're playing the course, not them. doesn't matter anyways, at resort courses more often than not you'll be put with another single + a twosome. you won't be the only solo out there.
Answers:
sounds fun. don't even worry about playing as a single and "intruding". you're there to play golf, not become their best friend. people on vacation are generally in good mood too.<snip>
Another thought: not sure whether the OP had it in mind but speaking for myself I sometimes really enjoy going out on a round solo (that is, playing alone) from time to time. Let's me work on some aspects of the game or even (oh, no!) take another shot. Always keeping in mind the obligation to keep the pace and not wreck it for those behind or ahead. Don't know if that opportunity even comes up down there, but thought I'd toss it out here...
.
Answers:
[/quote]
Thanks Dan for the insight on Pinehurst, I have yet to make the trip even though I live in Charlotte, NC. I play most of my Golf here, Charleston or myrtle beach. I am looking to making a trip in spring or summer to Pinehurst and will make sure to take your recommendations in to consideration.
[/quote]
Good deal man. When you plan your trip, shoot me a PM ahead of time and perhaps we can play a round together. I usually go with my dad or solo during the week anyway. Always game for a game:)
Whatever you do, be sure to play Tot Hill Farm. I tell folks about it, no one listens. Ha ha... Anyone plays Tobacco Road then Tot Hill Farm will better understand. Tot Hill is a special course. With the Sandhills Golf Capital Card, I can play there for $30 on weekdays. If it was anywhere other than the countryside near Asheboro, it would be $150/round. Just an amazing golf course. Check out their website and look at the pics. I swear one teebox on the back nine was about 250 feet higher than the fairway. Just a great round of golf.
-Dan
[/quote]
You got it Dan I was a member of a course here in town, Skybrook, that had privileges to The Legacy near you, but never got the chance to make the trip. I will be sure to keep in touch when we make the trip, and let you know some details.
Answers:
sounds fun. don't even worry about playing as a single and "intruding". you're there to play golf, not become their best friend. people on vacation are generally in good mood too.<snip>
Another thought: not sure whether the OP had it in mind but speaking for myself I sometimes really enjoy going out on a round solo (that is, playing alone) from time to time. Let's me work on some aspects of the game or even (oh, no!) take another shot. Always keeping in mind the obligation to keep the pace and not wreck it for those behind or ahead. Don't know if that opportunity even comes up down there, but thought I'd toss it out here...
.
I have to say some of my favorite rounds, are when i play alone, and i can just work on the game, reflect and enjoy.
Answers:
To me you put together a great trip! I went once by my self and i loved it. Can be quite at night or even lonley but i hit the range and then the bar.
Enjoy your trip and let us know how it went.
Answers:
Normally, I wouldn't do a golf trip alone, but feel it's better than nothing at all.
I've played a lot of golf just showing up at courses by myself. For the most part, I have had really good experiences. Every now and then you get paired with people you would just as soon forget but the most important thing...you are out there playing golf!!!
Have fun.