Best Myrtle Beach Resorts for Sports Teams
Myrtle Beach is an increasingly-popular destination for athletes and the accompanying friends and families who come along for support.
From the Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach Convention Center to various collegiate-level tournaments at Coastal Carolina University and TicketRetun.com Field, the area has been hosting teams from all over the country for many years.
With the arrival of eight diamonds at The Ripken Experience, youth baseball squads are now a welcome presence on the Grand Strand during the summer, and volleyball and cheerleading tournaments are growing in frequency and popularity. North Myrtle Beach’s 163-acre Park & Sports Complex is also attracting an increasing number of soccer, lacrosse, softball, and baseball competitions throughout the year.
Choosing the right Myrtle Beach resort can be as challenging as accounting for the whereabouts of the whole team after bedtime. Whether you need for there to be an on-site meeting space large enough for everyone to comfortably fit, or whether you’re looking for amenities like water parks and bowling alleys to give the players something to do to take their minds off of the upcoming game, here are some lodging options that cater to the needs of large groups.
Located just a short drive from The Ripken Experience and Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this oceanfront resort is well-situated for quick trips to the facilities, or to South Carolina’s #1 Attraction, Broadway at the Beach. The staff here is also ready to do everything they can to provide relaxing accommodations for teams, coaches, and families.
In addition to several pools, hot tubs, and lazy rivers, Ocean Reef also boasts an on-site water slide for the enjoyment of their guests. The resort is also within reasonable driving distance from Grand Park at The Market Common, The Ripken Experience, and several area high schools. And room sizes range from the standard oceanfront efficiency to four bedroom condos.
This property is located in the heart of the award-winning Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, a perfect spot if the athletes need a place to run around and let off steam. Within walking distance there are arcades, ziplines, piers, and all of the craziness at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum. Amenities include an impressive array of water features, as well as free DVD rentals for when a movie and some popcorn is exactly what the team needs.
With two on-site water slides, a lazy river, and several indoor and outdoor pools, the youngsters (and coaches) will have plenty of ways to take their minds off of the competition. The resort is also located just blocks from the fields at The Ripley Experience, and the courts at Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
The game room at this north end resort is a major draw for youth teams, featuring arcade games, ping-pong, shuffle board, giant chess and checkers, and more. There are also several on-site restaurants and beverage vendors, including a Starbucks and the relaxing Ocean View Café.
Young athletes often have an inexhaustible thirst for competition, and this oceanfront resort has on-site cornhole, giant chess, and shuffleboard for the gang to play to their heart’s content. And when it’s time to relax in the rooms, check out the free DVD rental for something to quiet the troops. Paradise is also located in close proximity to Myrtle Beach Convention Center, The Ripken Experience, and TicketReturn.com Field.
This oceanfront resort is famous for their Level 6 Bowling Center, which features 20 regulation lanes and electronic scoring. In addition to the ten-pin attraction, there are also plenty of video arcade games, pools tables, and several places on-site where you can grab a meal.
How about a round of putt-putt at Landmark’s on-site mini golf course to decide who sleeps where? This south end resort also has its own water park with 17 different features to splash around in. It’s also large enough to accommodate groups of any size, and located a short drive from Grand Park at The Market Common.
The seasonal water park at this south end resort features a 302-foot waterslide, a 278-foot two-person tube slide, and an 8-foot tall, 20-foot slide for the smaller kids. The Entertainment and Fun Zone also features video arcade games, air hockey, Ice-Ball, racing simulators, and much more. Crown Reef also boasts the longest oceanfront lazy river in Myrtle Beach, winding 575-feet through the property.