The top ten myths about Myrtle Beach golf. We discuss surcharges, golf carts, no shows, overbooking and other aspects of Myrtle Beach Golf.
1- Some Myrtle Beach golf courses make the package providers add a SURCHARGE to your Myrtle Beach Golf Package to play their course.
No, this not exactly correct.
The first Myrtle Beach Golf Packages got started in the late 1960's. For the first couple of years, there were only a handful of golf courses available for the packages. The cost to play golf was about the same at each of these golf courses. The hotels just created a average price for golf and included all of the these courses in their packages. They knew the golf cost would average itself out over the year.
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As Myrtle Beach Golf got more popular, better golf courses were being built. These newer golf courses were more expensive to built and to maintain. They had to charge more to play these new course. The golfers liked these new courses. They began to request the newer and more expensive golf courses. If you could get a new Chevrolet or a new Cadillac and the dealer was going to charge you the same price, which would you take? The average golf cost got out of balance. The package providers did not want to go up on their golf packages cost. So they kept the basic package cost the same, but limited your choice of courses. If you wanted to play the more expensive courses, they just added the difference in the green fee cost to your package. That is the so called SURCHARGE.
2- Myrtle Beach Golf Courses have mandatory golf cart usage to speed up play.
No, this is not true.
Economics was the reason for mandatory golf carts. As the Myrtle Beach golf courses became busier, most vacationing package golfers were wanting to utilize the golf carts. There were days when the courses would have more golfers wanting to rent the carts, than carts available. This created angry customers.
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