Self-Proclaimed 'Golf Capital of the World' also Famous for Putt-Putt Courses

More than 100 championship golf courses are a short driving distance from Myrtle Beach, but you can putt-putt your way up and down the Grand Strand at some of the many miniature golf courses. As a top vacation destination with an affinity for golf, Myrtle Beach naturally has dozens of putt-putt courses to choose from. With themes ranging from prehistoric dinosaurs, shipwrecked pirates and exploding volcanoes, the miniature golf craze is alive and well in Myrtle Beach. And it's not just kid's play; some of the top national and international tournaments are held right here on the Strand, like the nationally televised U.S. Prominigolf Open at Hawaiian Rumble in North Myrtle Beach. Some of the early putt-putt courses of the 1950s craze are still operating in Myrtle Beach, like Mount Olympicus and Captain Hook's. Several new and more modern layouts also have been designed in recent years, including the Shark Attack Adventure Golf on Myrtle Beach's downtown oceanfront. The old Chesterfield Inn was torn down to make room for this eye-catching attraction, which includes an arcade, souvenir shop and snack bar. And for those summer days when its too hot or rainy for a round of putt-putt seems, check out the air-conditioned Cancun Lagoon for indoor/outdoor play.

Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
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In the movie "Castaway," Tom Hanks was stranded on a deserted island with a volleyball, but this crew of castaways must have brought golf balls along for their voyage that ran aground in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located near the South Beach and...  Read More

Jungle Safari Golf
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Prepare to go on a family golf safari at Jungle Safari Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach. Located on the north end of town near the famous stretch known as Restaurant Row, Jungle Safari has an ideal location for families looking to play a round...  Read More

Jurassic Golf
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Take a putt-putt tour back in time to Jurassic Golf, a 36-hole layout located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Featuring two courses - the Ice Age and Predator layouts - visitors can walk among dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that make for...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach
MayDay Golf
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Put yourself and your putter in the middle of a plane crash in the Amazon at MayDay Golf, a refreshing break from the traditional pirate- and dinosaur-themed miniature golf courses. MayDay Golf was featured on the Travel Channel's "Mini-Golf...  Read More

Mount Atlanticus Minotaur Golf
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Ever wonder what happened to the underwater city of Atlantis? Well, at least according to Mount Atlanticus legend, a small piece of it was magically transported to downtown Myrtle Beach by a minotaur named Goff and transformed into miniature...  Read More

Treasure Island Golf
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Search for buried treasure while you putt your way around small lakes and scale a stucco mountain. This pirate-themed putt-putt course has been one of the more popular spots in town for years, although regular upgrades keep it in tip-top shape....  Read More

Cancun Lagoon Miniature Golf
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Break par and beat the heat at the same time at Cancun Lagoon Miniature Golf, the only indoor/outdoor putt-putt course on the Grand Strand. Featuring a Mayan ruin structure that visitors enter through a cave entrance on the backside of the...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach
Mutiny Bay Golf
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Prepare to walk the plank and make a big splash at Mutiny Bay Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Located near Main Street in downtown North Myrtle Beach, this popular attraction features a large bay separating the two 18-hole courses - Port Royal and...  Read More

Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
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Prepare for an escape into a fairy tale book-themed miniature golf experience at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf in downtown Myrtle Beach. Based on J.M. Barrie's play "Peter Pan," the 36-hole layout allows golfers to follow the tale and they...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach
Hawaiian Rumble
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Visitors are greeted in traditional island style at Hawaiian Rumble - by a talking parrot in the clubhouse. But it's more than just fun and games. Hawaiian Rumble is the host to the annual U.S. Prominigolf Open, which attracts putt-putters from...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry