Three Places to Play Golf and Cool Off in Myrtle Beach

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Don't let a hot or rainy Myrtle Beach day spoil your golf plans. Visit one of these three indoor putt-putt courses or covered driving ranges/practice facilities to stay on top of your game in any kind of weather:

  * Cancun Lagoon Miniature Golf: Don't let the hot summer or a rainy day keep you from having a fun round of putt-putt golf. Cancun Lagoon on the south end of Myrtle Beachis a two-story replica of a Mayan ruin features a challenging layout under one roof as well as an outdoor course for fair weather. Cancun Lagoon is also like a board game/putt-putt course thanks to a spinning wheel of fortune/misfortune at each hole that can make or break your round. Still raining or sweltering at the end of your round? Cancun Lagoon also has an arcade/game room and it’s conveniently located next door to Dairy Queen and Orange Julius for a post-round cool-me-down. 

  * Possum Trot Golf Course: This North Myrtle Beach layout is a favorite for many reasons, not the least of which is its indoor driving range and practice facility. The climate-controlled room gives golfers the chance to work on their swings while getting out of the heat or escaping the rain. Featuring three full-swing tee stations, Possum Trot also has an area to practice pitching, chipping and putting to fine tune your game before or after hitting the links. Possum Trot also has a bustling clubhouse and snack bar during any weather, so take a break for a cup of coffee and some friendly conversation and you might even pick up a few golf tips along the way. 

  * Tupelo Bay Golf Center: Golfers on the South Strand can work on their games in any kind of weather at this award-winning facility. Located in Garden City Beach, Tupelo Bay provides a spacious 3/4-mile driving range featuring both covered and open-air tee stands. Better yet, Tupelo Bay uses yellow Super Range balls to maximize your grip-it-and-rip-it experience. If the rain lifts or the heat is bearable enough for a quick round but not the full 18, play Tupelo Bay’s Par-3 or Runaway Bay mini-golf course. 

(posted 4/17/14)