By Cathy Higgins | Nov. 30, 2018
The holidays are a stressful time. So why not unwind and take in the serenity and clam of a beach destination, with plenty of golf options and family fun. Myrtle Beach – with its majestic Grand Stand of 60 miles of sweeping Atlantic coastline – offers a virtual feast of choices of stay-and-play vacations to not only to get in some serious swings, but to also have loads of festive fun in style. If you’re looking for an affordable oasis to relax this holiday season, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront could be just the thing.
Situated on a quarter-mile stretch of the Atlantic’s serene shoreline, the 30-acre DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront rests at the south end of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard. After a 12-month, multi-million dollar, resort-wide renovation was completed, the property now boasts a new main building with ocean view restaurant and lounge, outdoor entertainment terrace, and “grab & go” market, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, roomy accommodations with oceanfront balconies, six pools, a fitness center and expansive lawns for endless enjoyment.
Located adjacent to Myrtle Beach State Park, the resort is mere minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport and Market Commons lifestyle center.
The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront delivers a fantastic sense of arrival, upon check-in, guests are immediately greeted by the expanse of shoreline and Atlantic blue waters through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a sophisticated beach design and vibe created by vaulted ceilings, dramatic lighting, sleek furniture, and coastal colors and fabrics.
Providing comfort is a top priority for DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. Located in the resort’s Live Oak and Palmetto Towers, all 452 oceanfront guest rooms feature 40-inch HD TVs, DoubleTree’s signature Sweet Dreams bedding, mini-refrigerator, microwave and private balcony with outdoor seating. The rooms are nicely outfitted with ebony wood furnishings and also decorated in a fresh palette of ocean blues and cool grey, creating a contemporary coastal design.
While at the resort, experience its abundance of family-friendly amenities. Make a splash in one of the six swimming pools, which are all handicap-accessible (we recommend the indoor pool this time of year), two lazy rivers or along a quarter-mile stretch of private beach. Make sure also to check out the resort’s ultimate 18-hole mini golf.
The food and beverage offerings are also the main components of the resort’s appeal, with the addition of Ocean Blue Restaurant and Lounge, the Southern Tide Bar & Grille which overlooks the beautiful Atlantic, and “grab & go,” a full-service commissary style market offers guests a wide variety of dining selections.
Ocean Blue Restaurant illustrates its rich, southern culinary heritage with comfort foods, such as buttermilk fried chicken and slow-grilled BBQ ribs, Low-country shrimp and grits, as well as seasonal kinds of seafood and grilled meats, all enjoyed with stunning views and indoor and outdoor seating.
Ocean Blue Lounge is designed to stimulate conversation and energy with a spacious open-air layout that is the hub of activity. From a bourbon-and rum-centric bar, the lounge features carefully crafted cocktails with fresh ingredients, as well as light bites and traditional appetizers.
Myrtle Beach Will Have Visitors Feeling Festive This Time of Year.
This is also a fantastic time to enjoy the festive air of the winter holiday season in the Myrtle Beach area. These seasonal attractions include:
- MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights: Murrells Inlet, SC. is transformed into a wonderland of lights synched to sounds of the season nightly through December 31, making for a romantic stroll through the marsh or just a pleasant amble with friends.
- The Great Christmas Light Show: This 1.5-mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex showcases more than 2 million lights in over 500 displays, some towering at 55 feet tall. It’s open 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. daily through December 30, except when closed on Christmas Day.
- Night of a Thousand Candles: BrookGreen Gardens will simply be aglow with the illumination of more than 4,500 hand-held candles and a variety of twinkling lights. The holiday atmosphere is enhanced by carolers singing songs of the season and cups of hot cider available to keep you warm. This opportunity to enjoy the yuletide season is set for 3 p.m.-10 p.m. December 6-22. BrookGreen Gardens is located at 1931 BrookGreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC.
Resort guests now enjoy golf privileges at 27 first-rate courses along the Grand Strand.
Considered by many as the golf capital of the world, Myrtle Beach offers exceptional play at a cornucopia of championship courses for players of all skill levels. The DoubleTree Resort has partnered with Founders Group International to offer overnight hotel guests golf privileges at an additional 22 golf courses, up from the original five. With this new partnership, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront can now schedule tee times for guests at some of the most desirable, challenging and scenic courses in the area.
“This is great news for our guests, as we’re gearing up for golf season here in Myrtle Beach,” said General Manager Mike Frits, earlier this year. “Now that we’ve expanded our rounds of play by an additional 400 holes, guests have many new options to experience some of the best golf available.”
Additional area golf courses that hotel guests can now enjoy playing privileges are:
- Known as the Granddaddy, Pine Lakes was the first golf course to open in Myrtle Beach in 1927.
- Located just 15 miles south of the hotel, Pawleys Plantation is one of the most challenging courses along the Grand Strand, but is also one of the most scenic, with fantastic views of the marsh.
- A Jack Nicklaus-designed course, Long Bay Golf Club blends East and West Coast play, starting with the environment where dogwoods, pines and maples line the course and crystal-blue streams cut through several holes.
- The high bluff setting at the award-winning Grand Dunes Resort Club provides spectacular views of the Intracoastal.
A hidden gem, Indian Wells Golf Club was built in the tradition of U.S. Open-style courses.
- Myrtle Beach National Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer designed course with some of the area’s most memorable holes, including the par-4 finishing hole at 18 with an array of 40 bunkers.
- TPC Myrtle Beach is the only course within the Grand Strand to have been awarded a 5-Star rating by Golf Digest magazine.
- Measuring less than 6,700 yards from the back tees, the Litchfield County Club course has been lauded by women and seniors.
With ample opportunity to perfect your golf game while enjoying excellent food, entertainment, and luxurious – yet affordable – amenities, and celebrating the holidays, low-country style, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront is quite possibly the ideal choice for your fall/winter get-away.