Inlet Sports Lodge: A Weekend In Murrells Inlet

Recently, we had a couple in their mid-thirties spend some time with us here at Inlet Sports Lodge. Out of curiosity, we sat down with them to find out what they did during their weekend in Murrells Inlet. Perhaps there are a few things that you didn’t even consider during your stay here in the Inlet, so we are here to provide some insight!

“On Friday, we arrived at the Inlet Sports Lodge around 4pm. We were greeted by a welcoming young lady who checked us in and provided us with our room number. Our suite was cozy and felt very much like home. We loved the wood floors and the complimentary coffee and water were a very nice touch! It was also very convenient to have a mini-frig in our room. We enjoy the little things in life!

Once we got all of our clothes put away for the weekend, we headed down to the Marshwalk for dinner. We made reservations at Wahoo’s because we had never eaten there before. The food and ambiance was fantastic. My husband and I both got seafood, because well, we figured we should since we are in the seafood capital of South Carolina! After dinner, we went for a stroll down the MarshWalk to enjoy the beautiful weather and then stopped by Bubba’s Love Shak for a drink. We sat outside since it was so nice and my husband had a cigar (as he always does). So far so good!

Saturday morning we woke up, got ready and headed downstairs only to be met by a wonderful breakfast spread. We ate and then drove down to Georgetown to check out the Hopsewee Plantation. As history buffs, it was extremely interesting to learn about one of the south’s largest rice plantations as well as the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr. who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. We knew that we wanted to eat lunch while we were there so we made reservations at the River Oak Cottage Tea Room that was on site. They had a delectable assortment of finger sandwiches and tea..just want we needed! After lunch, we drove over to Historic Downtown Georgetown to check out Front Street. There were several boutique shops and cafes to browse. Very cute little area. We spent a few hours there and then decided to head back to the Inlet Sports Lodge to change for dinner.

We had heard good things about the Chive Blossom Cafe from a few locals the night before, so we headed down to Pawleys Island for dinner. The food was outstanding! You could tell that everything was made in house with fresh, local ingredients. It was a nice change of pace from the standard fare that you get along the Grand Strand. After we had our fill, I was in the mood for a drink and my husband wanted another cigar, so we compromised and headed to Bourbon & Burnz for both! The atmosphere was very relaxed, as were the others who were there. It was the perfect nightcap!

Unfortunately our stay ended on Sunday, but we had an absolutely fantastic time! The staff at Inlet Sports Lodge could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!”

Myrtle Beach Golf Packages: Tee Off In South Carolina This Spring

As snow covers most of the east coast (yes, we said east coast!), our minds tend to drift to what we love to do most when the weather is warm and welcoming. Some of us enjoy laying out on the beach or hiking through the woods, while others enjoy fishing and hunting. Whatever your hobby is, we can all agree that golf is MUCH better when temperatures hit 70 degrees! Spring is just around the corner, so what better time than now to book your Myrtle Beach golf packages? Luckily for you, Inlet Sports Lodge provides plenty of accommodation specials and golf packages for you and your crew.

Stay 2 Nights, Get The 3rd FREE!

From now until March 29, 2018, score a free night at Inlet Sports Lodge if you stay 2 nights. If you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, this package is for you! Click here to learn more.

Stay 3 Nights, Get The 4th FREE!

From April 1, 2018 to May 24, 2018, stay 3 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge and we will provide the 4th for absolutely no cost to you. This is the perfect time of the year to treat yourself, especially after receiving your tax return. Remember, adults can use a “Spring Break” more than the kiddos! Click here to learn more.

Lowcountry Luxury Spring Golf Getaway

From March 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018, enjoy 2 rounds of golf and 2 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge! For as low as $325 per person, you can play two of the best golf courses along the Grand Strand, True Blue & Caledonia. Price includes Deluxe Studio accommodations, a light breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Call 877.585.9360 for more information.

Tee It Up Trio Spring Golf Getaway

From March 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018, enjoy 3 rounds of golf and 3 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge! For as low as $387 per person, you can play one round at True Blue, Caledonia AND TPC Myrtle Beach. Experience the best golf that Myrtle Beach has to offer in one weekend! Price includes Deluxe Studio accommodations, a light breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Call 877.585.9360 for more information.

As you can see, there are plenty of great deals to be had during the Spring months here in Murrells Inlet. Come to play golf, fish, play cards, eat and relax!


Featured Murrells Inlet Restaurant: Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Classic Italian cuisine with a coastal flare! That’s what this month’s featured Murrells Inlet restaurant Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is all about.

#1 On

Although they have only been open since the summer of 2016 here in the Inlet, Costa is the #1 ranked seafood restaurant according to That says a lot considering Murrells Inlet is known as the seafood capital of South Carolina. By using fresh, local ingredients, Costa has been able to capture the hearts of not only the tourists, but also the locals. For restaurants to be able to stay afloat in the offseason, it’s extremely important to be have a good local customer base. Unique food specials and homemade Italian dishes have done just that!


Owner Jimmy Pronesti was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and he brings that blue collar work ethic to the restaurant every day. General Manager Harold Howell brings personality that makes you feel like you are a part of the family. The cozy ambiance makes you feel at ease, as opposed to the intimidation of a lot of higher end restaurants in the area.

What To Order

More often than not, Costa will offer guests their Burrata appetizer. This soft mozzarella cheese is typically served with a seasonal fruit (pears, peaches, etc.), arugula, red onion, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette on a rustic wooden board. If you see this on their chalkboard full of daily specials, order it!

Other appetizers to consider: Stuffed Banana Peppers, Meatballs (better than Grandma used to make), Fried Asparagus

For your entree, Costa offers several fresh fish and seafood options. One of our favorites is the Spicy Crab & Lemon with oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula, and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. It’s like a symphony of flavors in your mouth!

Other entrees to consider: Pan Seared Diver Scallops (best at the beach), 18 oz. Ribeye

Location & Hours

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is located adjacent to the Inlet Sports Lodge at 4606 US-17 BUS Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576. They are open from 11:30am to 10:00pm every day for lunch and dinner.

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‘Tis The Season For Christmas Events In Myrtle Beach

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in our neck of the woods in Myrtle Beach. The weather finally cools off, everything is a lot less hectic and everyone seems to be in a wonderful mood. There are always a ton of Christmas events in Myrtle Beach in December, so we thought we would provide you with a few of your favorites that you can check out while you visit us here at Inlet Sports Lodge!

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

The annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday December 2nd on Main Street from 5:30pm to 7pm. Be sure to stop by to check out the Christmas floats and marching bands as they make their way merrily down the street!

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

You know you are in South Carolina when boats decked out in Christmas decorations make their way down the street! Just a few minutes down the street from Inlet Affairs on Sunday December 3rd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will begin at 3pm and make it’s way from the north end of Highway 17 Business to the corner of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. Each boat will be tossing candy and other fun things for the kids. It’s a blast!

Nights of a Thousand Candles

A few miles south of Inlet Sports Lodge in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you will find Brookgreen Gardens. For a few weekends in December, we are lucky enough to be able to view more than 5,500 hand-lit candles throughout their gardens. Sip on a cup of warm cider or hot chocolate as you listen to carolers or admire Christmas lights.

The Great Christmas Light Show

At the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex you will find over 2 MILLION Christmas lights! That’s right! Their winter wonderland includes a 1.5 mile ride through various displays and Santa’s Village where you can get something to eat and get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself!

Merry MarshWalk Christmas

For the first 3 Saturdays in the month of December, swing on by the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a unique shopping experience! Beginning at 10am and ending at 5pm, browse offerings from local businesses and artists along the marsh.

Aside from these events, there are plenty of other Christmas shows and special events along the Grand Strand. You will be able to enjoy the holiday every day if you really want to! Please let us know if you need anything from us during your stay here in Myrtle Beach.

Murrells Inlet Hotels: Eat, Play & Stay

If you are looking to stay just south of Myrtle Beach at one of the many Murrells Inlet hotels, what entices you the most? Is it the proximity to the water? Restaurants? Night life? Golf? Luxury accommodations? Luckily for you, the Inlet Sports Lodge checks every single one of those boxes! Continue reading to learn more about what we can offer you during your stay.

Smell The Ocean

Inlet Sports Lodge is only 3 minutes away from the marshes of Murrells Inlet. That’s right…3 minutes! In that same spot you can gaze out to find the Atlantic Ocean and all of it’s beautiful surroundings. There are plenty of Myrtle Beach fishing charters that would be more than happy to take you out for a relaxing trip. If speed is more your style, jet ski rentals are available.

Taste The Ocean

Murrells Inlet is the seafood capital of South Carolina. So that means there is no better place along the Grand Strand to feast on the bounty of the sea! Adjacent to Inlet Sports Lodge, you will find Costa, an Italian restaurant that is so much more than spaghetti and meatballs! Open for lunch and dinner, Costa boasts Italian specialties with a local flair. We recommend the Spicy Crab & Lemon entree, that is made up of lump crab, oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. YUM!

Enjoy A Night Out

The Marshwalk is a must stop for anyone vacationing here along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. Aside from the fresh seafood, the night life is another reason to check out this strip of waterfront real estate. One of the most popular spots is Hot Fish Club, which is actually on the “South Inlet” by Inlet Sports Lodge. Their bar sits extremely close to the marsh, making it a very unique experience. King Street Grille, which is located next door to Hot Fish Club, is a Pittsburgh sports bar that offers cold beer, plenty of televisions and live music on most nights.


Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world. Murrells Inlet boasts a few of the best courses along the Grand Strand. If you are looking to play a high end golf course during your stay, look no further than True Blue Golf Club or Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Both courses have won multiple awards over the years including the honor of Top 100 Public Courses in America by Golf Digest. Inlet Sports Lodge offers Myrtle Beach golf packages, so feel free to view them here.

Live The Good Life

With one of our 34 full-efficiency rooms, experience the most luxurious and comfortable of all the hotels here in Murrells Inlet. We have 29 Standard Deluxe Studio Rooms and 5 Luxury Suites. Your stay also includes complimentary WiFi, daily housekeeping, parking and a light continental breakfast. Click here to view our rooms.

Fall Fun: Things To Do In Murrells Inlet SC

It’s that time of the year when the temperature starts to cool down and the Grand Strand becomes a lot less crowded. Most locals say that it’s their favorite time of year here in Murrells Inlet SC. During this season, there are multiple events going on every weekend. From car cruises and food competitions to festivals and live music, there is truly something for everybody. We wanted to share a few things going on here in Murrells Inlet over the next few months that you and your family might find interesting!

The Atalaya Festival

For the 42nd consecutive year, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival will be held September 22nd to the 24th at Huntington Beach State Park, just south of Murrells Inlet. Featuring over 100 of the finest arts & crafts vendors in the area, this festival is a can’t miss for anyone living along the Grand Strand. Aside from the vendors, Huntington Beach State Park is a beautiful place all by itself! It should be an absolutely gorgeous weekend, so stop by for a little while. Daily festival admission is $10 for adults and visitors 15 of younger are free.


The 18th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off will be held on October 8th in Murrells Inlet SC at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille & Morse Park. This event is one of our favorites! Sample chili from some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet & Pawleys Island as you enjoy an ice cold beer in a family friendly environment. There are always games for the kids to play and other vendors selling arts & crafts and other food. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Halloween On The Marshwalk

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Ghosts, goblins and ghouls of all ages are welcome at the Halloween On The Marshwalk party on Tuesday, October 31st. Beginning at 5pm, there will be trick-or-treating for the little ones as well as a Costume Contest at 6pm in from of Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge. Kids ages 3 and up and welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest & Scariest. At 7pm, the Adult Costume Contest will take place. Over $3,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top costumes! We hope you have a SCARY good time…


3 Big Reasons Why November is Ideal for Myrtle Beach Golf

When it comes to golf, most people think of Spring and Fall. While Spring weather can be beautiful in the Myrtle Beach area, it can also be unpredictable. And while the earlier part of Fall is also a great time of year, it still lingers as a busy time through parts of October. The later part of Fall can be one of the best times of the year to enjoy one of the many Myrtle Beach golf courses. While November is revving up to be crisp and cool across the country, it’s generally one of the most pleasant and affordable times of the year to enjoy the finest golf packages Myrtle Beach has to offer. Continue reading to find out why now is the time to book your Myrtle Beach golf trip and how Inlet Sports Lodge, a luxury hotel in Murrells Inlet, can help!

  1. Weather is Ideal

When it comes to November, most people don’t think of it as the month to venture on vacation, especially to the beach. But if dipping in the ocean isn’t your top priority, the weather in Myrtle Beach is still prime for golf. Temps average in the 60’s with many days still in the low 70’s and precipitation tends to run a little less likely compared to the rainy Spring months when golf is still at its peak. Most importantly, the east coast is finally out of the peak of hurricane season. Naturally as the end of November approaches temperatures can begin to dip down to some cooler temps, but still remain fairly mild compared to winters in the Northern US and it is still a beautiful time of year to enjoy the Grand Strand, even outside of the golf world.

  1. Accommodations Rates are at Some of the LOWEST of the Year

In addition to enjoying what is considered Spring like weather in the earlier part of November, you can also get some of the best deals on golf and rooms during this time of year. As the Myrtle beach area gears away from peak season, accommodation rates are usually at some of their lowest of the year. Rates at the Inlet Sports Lodge drop down to $109 before taxes and fees as early as mid-October, and continue at that rate through the end of the year. Not to mention for affiliated courses Caledonia & True Blue, affiliated partners, you can score rounds for packages at top courses a bit cheaper than you would in the Spring. The Lowcountry Luxury package for example, offers 2 Nights & 2 Rounds as low as $389 per person beginning October 23rd.

  1. Beat the Crowds

Although Murrells Inlet tends to boast less traffic overall than Myrtle Beach, the impact of the off-season is felt even greater beginning the month of November. If crowds aren’t your thing, you definitely will want to be at the beach during this time of the year. You can enjoy all the same amenities including all the top-rated dining in the area only with less traffic and crowds to compete with. Not to mention…if you have a preference for your tee times, you can have an easier time teeing off at your favored time of day when it’s not as busy.

In case you needed any other reason to visit us for your November Golf trip, give yourself a break before the Holiday Season. Afterall, when will you be able to get away for a golf vacation next? There’s no better time than November for Fall Golf in Myrtle Beach. View our Myrtle Beach golf packages here »

Myrtle Beach Attractions: New & Improved

Each and every year, Myrtle Beach makes minor adjustments here and there to  improve the experience of everyone who visits the Grand Strand. This year, there have been some amazing improvements, new additions and news for future Myrtle Beach attractions. Continue reading to find out what has been going on in the area over the past few months:

Barefoot Landing

If you have visited this famous North Myrtle Beach attraction lately, you may have noticed a few changes. The storefronts are now much more modern on the eastern side and a new bridge has been construction (mostly because of Matthew). Over the next few years, Barefoot Landing will be developing a walkable restaurant district to be called Dockside Village, located along the Instracoastal Waterway. Lulu’s by Lucy Buffett has potential to be the the most exciting addition to Dockside Village. This 20,000 square foot space will offer a 400-seat restaurant, a large sandy beach, ropes climbing course, arcade and much more! This will be Lulu’s third location in the United States.

Dave & Buster’s

Eat. Drink. Play. Watch. At the newest attraction to hit the beach, you can do just about anything your heart desires! Dave & Buster’s has taken Broadway at the Beach by storm. Patrons are able to play the latest & greatest arcade games while sipping on their favorite beverage, eating delicious food and watching their favorite sports team play. Make sure you race your friends in a game of Mario Kart. It puts the classic N64 video game to shame!

Broadway at the Beach

In addition to Dave & Buster’s, Broadway at the Beach has seen the most change over the past few months. Celebrity Square has been completely revamped and now has an appeal similar to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Hard Rock Cafe was torn down and replaced by Dave & Busters and now sits on the corner of the entrance by Fat Tuesday. The other corner is occupied by the American Tap House, where you can order pretty much any beer your heart desires. Next to the Tap House, you will find the popular burger chain Wahlburgers, which opened it’s first Myrtle Beach location here. If you take a stroll towards Ripley’s Aquarium from Celebrity Square, you will notice that there is a rather large building where Carlos’n Charlie’s used to reside. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is now serving guests the lowcountry flavors of the south.

Shark Wake Park

What is a floating aqua park? Great question! North Myrtle Beach’s new inflatable,  floating aqua park is described as an “enormous floating playground or obstacle course,” and features a series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers all connected. This floating playground is the largest on the east coast, covering an acre of water. The aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour!


Just a few weeks ago, the Community Appearance Board of Myrtle Beach approved the design of a 53,321 square-foot building. That building next to Broadway at the Beach will be home to Topgolf! This popular attraction can best be described as a driving range on steroids. Guests can eat, drink and be merry as they aim for targets out on the range. There are games for golfers of all ages. Topgolf has 30 venues across the United States, the most recent being in Charlotte.

As part of the Grand Strand community ourselves, it’s important to see so much growth is such a short period of time. The more Myrtle Beach Attractions we have, the better. We want our guests to enjoy each and every minute they spend here on vacation.

Fun Things To Do In Murrells Inlet On July 4th

With Independence Day only a few days away, we thought it would be a good idea to share the Murrells Inlet events that are going on down here on the south end! Continue reading to view the fun things to do in Murrells Inlet on July 4th:

34th Annual Boat Parade In Murrells Inlet

At 4pm on July 4th, the 34th Annual Boat Parade will take place in Murrells Inlet. The parade will begin at the Garden City Point and wind down through the MarshWalk all the way to the Hot Fish Club. Come out and vote on which boat you think is decorated the best!


July 4th On The MarshWalk

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. It’s not the 4th of July without fireworks! Beginning at 10pm, the Grand Strand’s largest aerial fireworks show will commence. Make sure you come early, grab a seat and sip on your favorite beverage while you wait.

East Coast BrewBoat’s 2 Hour Fireworks Cruise

The newest edition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk also happens to be South Carolina’s very first pedal pub! Grab 14 of your friends, hop aboard this unique pontoon boat and pedal your way through the Inlet! This 2 hour journey begins at 8:45pm and it’s BYOB (or wine). Drink your favorite adult beverage as you pedal the water watching the sky light up. Sounds like a pretty good day to us!

If you need a place to stay over the weekend in Murrells Inlet, please give Inlet Sports Lodge a call. We would love to accommodate you and your family. Give our Murrells Inlet hotel a call at 843.357.6106.

Murrells Inlet Golf: Architect’s Nine Membership

It’s no secret that True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are two of the best Murrells Inlet golf courses. In face, they are two of the top courses across the entire Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach! If you have played either golf course, then you know what we are talking about. These two golf courses, which have been voted as two of America’s top 100 public courses, are founding partners of The Architect’s Nine, a membership program that provides golfers special access to a collection of the nation’s best layouts.

Joining True Blue & Caledonia in this elite club are the following courses:

  • Rackham – Donald Ross designed course in Detroit, Michigan
  • Rustic Canyon – Gil Hanse & Geoff Shackelford designed golf course in Greater Los Angeles, California
  • Southern Pines – Donald Ross design golf course in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Sweetens Cove – King-Collins golf course in Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Tobacco Road – Mike Strantz golf course in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Wild Horse – Nebraska course designed by Dave Axland & Dan Proctor
  • Wine Valley – Dan Hixson designed golf course in Washington State

It’s fantastic to see these two Murrells Inlet golf courses (Caledonia & True Blue) among such elite company. If the Architect’s Nine membership isn’t feasible for you due to some of the courses being on the west coast, please check out a few golf packages that Inlet Sports Lodge offers. Our packages even include lodging at our luxury hotel in Murrells Inlet! Give us a call at 843.357.6106 to learn more.