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.

Hotels In Murrells Inlet SC: Inlet Sports Lodge

If you are looking for a place to stay just outside of the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, but close enough to enjoy everything that this great city has to offer, look no further than Inlet Sports Lodge. One of the finest hotels in Murrells Inlet, The Lodge can accommodate you and your significant other on a weekend getaway or you and your golf buddies on a golf trip. Please view our packages and specials below:

Golf Packages & Golf Specials

Inlet Sports Lodge is currently offering 4 golf packages in Murells Inlet good until May 31, 2017. Our two most popular are:

  1. The Waccamaw Golf Trail Week Retreat includes a 6 night stay as well as 5 rounds of golf which includes 1 round each at Caledonia, True Blue, River Club, Willbrook Plantation & Heritage Club. You can beat 6 nights at one of the best hotels in Murrells Inlet while enjoyed the best golf courses on the South Strand!
  2. The Premier Player’s Choice Package includes a 4 night stay and 4 rounds of golf. Play 1 round each at Caledonia & True Blue, and choose 2 additional rounds from: Pawleys Plantation, River Club, Heritage, Blackmoor, TPC Myrtle Beach, Founders & Tradition.

Get pricing for all 4 golf packages here »

Romance Hotel Package

Do you and your spouse plan on celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary in Murrells Inlet this year? If so, be sure to take advantage of our Honeymooners & Romance Celebration Package! Enjoy an in-room, 60-minute massage with your loved one. Call and speak with one of our staff members and we will be happy to include a complimentary bottle of champagne.

The Great Outdoors Packages

From now until May 31st, take a breath of fresh air in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina! The Inlet Outdoor Explore Package is inclusive for 2 adults and includes 2 accommodations for 2 nights, a half day kayaking excursion for two (single or double kayaks), and 2 tickets to Brookgreen Gardens.

Our other outdoor package is called the Fly Fishing Excursion Package and consists of a 6 Hour Fly Fishing Trip & 2 Nights accommodations per couple. So if you are into fly fishing and enjoy staying at luxury hotels in Murrells Inlet, then this is the package for you!

If any of these packages sound inviting, please give Inlet Sports Lodge a call toll-free at 877.585.9360. We can’t wait to see you!

Myrtle Beach Shopping Destinations

Sure, Myrtle Beach is known as the golf capital of the world, but that doesn’t mean that’s all we have to offer! Aside from various attractions and shows, the Grand Strand boasts several Myrtle Beach shopping destinations that are a must-stop year after year. Below are a few places that you may have heard of, as well as a few local gems!

The Hammock Shops – Pawleys Island
A few short miles from the Inlet Sports Lodge along Highway 17 is a quaint little strip mall known as the Hammock Shops. From nautical gift shops and candy stores to gourmet foods and pet supplies, this place has it all! Plan to eat lunch at bisQit while you are there and enjoy a taste of the Lowcountry.

The Market Common – Myrtle Beach
Located on Farrow Parkway on the South end of Myrtle Beach, this is truly the Myrtle Beach mecca for urban chic lifestyle shopping. Built to resemble an urban Charleston type village, it features big names such as CityMac, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret, but also features lesser known hipster and upscale boutiques. Market Common also offers a unique array of dining options with names such as Tupelo Honey Café, Toffino’s Italian Deli, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Grille, and more! Very walkable with weekly events in the summer and an onsite high end movie theater.

Broadway at the Beach – Myrtle Beach
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, enjoy over 350 acres of dining, shopping, the best nightlife at the beach, and amusements! This is a Myrtle Beach staple that has been around for years but has constantly changed throughout. Within the next few months, Broadway at the Beach will boast a brand new Dave & Busters as well as a new restaurant concept from Paula Deen! How about that y’all?

Barefoot Landing – North Myrtle Beach
The original shopping staple at the beach! Located in North Myrtle Beach, this red metal roof shopping experience features wooden decks throughout to enjoy the scenery and massive lake with natural area and floating bridge! Keep your eyes out for jumping fish and crawling alligators. Enjoy experiences such as the Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure, and the House of Blues while dining at the highest Trip Advisor ranked restaurant named Flying Fish among others!

Tanger Outlet Centers – Myrtle Beach & North Myrtle Beach
Featuring two locations, one on 17 Bypass and one on Highway 501, this national chain features leading brands from all over! For a more outdoor experience venture over to 501, and for those rainy days 17 Bypass can take the front seat. Both locations feature either onsite or nearby dining options to please the shoppers palate. Get sporty with Under Armour or Nike or grab a designer bag for a night on the town at Coach or Michael Kors.

Murrells Inlet Restaurants: Local Favorites

What’s better than eating a big ol’ plate of fried seafood while relaxing in a comfy chair as you gaze out into the waterway? How about doing so only a few minutes from the Inlet Sports Lodge? Talk about convenience!

Murrells Inlet is known as the seafood capital of South Carolina, so there really is no better place to enjoy a taste of the sea. Murrells Inlet restaurants are known for much more than seafood though. We have compiled a small list of our favorite, local spots relatively close to the Inlet Sports Lodge to fill up your belly!

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar –

This one isn’t on our list just because it’s our on-site restaurant, but because it’s the #1 restaurant in Murrells Inlet (according to Yelp & TripAdvisor). That’s right…#1! Costa serves traditional Italian fare with a classic twist. They are also known for their seared scallops and fresh fish options. If you enjoy your food with a little heat, give the Spicy Crab & Lemon pasta dish a shot. Fresh crab is mixed in with oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula, and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. It’s FABULOUS!

Prosser’s BBQ –

If you are in the south, you expect good barbecue. You won’t be disappointed if you head to Prossers! From succulent pulled pork to the best fried chicken you will ever eat, their BBQ buffet has everything you would expect and more. After you chow down on homemade mac & cheese, chicken bog and collard greens, make sure you save some room for some banana pudding. It’s not a southern meal without some banana puddin’! This BBQ joint is only a handful of miles from the Lodge.

Hot Fish Club –

To most locals, the Hot Fish Club is known for their nightlife. After all, Murrells Inlet is known as a quant little drinking village with a fishing problem! Before you let loose and party, make sure you put some food in your belly. Start out with the Blue Crab Fondue then ease your way into some Lobster Pot Pie. No, that’s not a type-o. The Lobster Pot Pie is filled with large chunks of lobster, shrimp & scallops in a creamy white wine cream sauce topped with scratch-made puff pastry for an added crunch. It’s one of those meals that just warms up your soul!

River City Cafe –

In the mood for a juicy burger? Look no further than River City Cafe! With multiple locations across the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, it’s easy to fill that void in your stomach with some delicious meat. Lucky for you, there is a River City right down the street from Inlet Sports Lodge. All of their burgers (beef, turkey or chicken) are phenomenal. Our recommendation is the California Pizza Burger that is topped with a fried provolone cheese patty, pepperoni & marinara sauce. It’s absolutely unreal! You would also be doing yourself an injustice if you went to River City Cafe and left without getting their onion rings, which are the largest we have ever seen, anywhere! Another added bonus are the complimentary peanuts that you can snack on as you wait for your food.

So as you can see, the Murrells Inlet restaurants in the area offer everything you could want…and more. If you are interested in staying in the area so that you can enjoy each one of these places at your disposal, give Inlet Sports Lodge a call at 877.357.6106 and we will take care of you!

Myrtle Beach Wedding Venues

There are a million and one places to get married along the Grand Strand. It just all depends on what type of experience you and your spouse are looking for! Weddings on the beaches in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach are extremely popular for out-of-towners and locals alike, but there are plenty of lovebirds who want to experience the lowcountry and all of it’s beauty. Good thing for you, Inlet Sports Lodge offers scenic Myrtle Beach wedding venues in Pawleys Island! Continue reading to check out two wedding venues at prestigious golf clubs that are both elegant and accommodating for both you and your guests as well as our on-site facility.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island is known for its old live oak trees draped with Spanish moss and Caledonia is chock-full of them. If you are looking to accommodate over 75 guests, this would be our recommendation. Azalea Row is located just off of the 9th green and provides you and your significant other with a gorgeous view of those large oak trees and colorful flowers. Moss Oak Alley is in close proximity to both large and small tent locations that would provide a short walk to the reception. Click here to view more information as well as recommended vendors.

True Blue

True Blue offers a very similar landscape to Caledonia as it is right down Highway 17. This wedding venue also provides plenty of lodging and accommodations for you and your guests so that everyone is in close proximity for your big day. Again, this wedding venue is also recommended for parties of 75 or more. Click here to view more information as well as recommended vendors.

Inlet Sports Lodge

Our on-site wedding venue here at Inlet Sports Lodge can hold a maximum of 75 guests for heavy hors d’oeuvres or 30 for a seated dinner. The Inlet Sports Lodge offers 29 Standard Deluxe Studio Rooms and 5 2-bedroom Luxury Suites that you may recommend for all of your out of town guests. Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is our on-site catering company. They are currently the #1 rated seafood restaurant in Murrells Inlet on TripAdvisor, which is an impressive accolade considering Murrells Inlet is considered the seafood capital of South Carolina! So if you and your guests are looking for a beautiful venue with spacious rooms as well as delicious food and drink, we’ve got you covered!


Myrtle Beach Golf Packages – Stay & Play

From Pawleys Island all the way up to the North Carolina border, the Grand Strand boasts some of the best golf courses in the state of South Carolina. Luckily for you, Inlet Sports Lodge offers Myrtle Beach golf packages at affordable pricing that includes lodging! Below are a few of the top golf courses that we are able to put together custom golf packages for and where they are located:

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Pawleys Island

Recently ranked #29 in Golf Magazine’s 2016 “Top 100 You Can Play”, Caledonia is known for its beautiful Low Country landscape and intricate design. Built on a former working rice plantation, this 6,526 yard course boasts 18 signature holes lined with oak trees and plenty of water to keep things interesting! Caledonia was designed by Mike Strantz, who designed 8 other golf courses in North Carolina and South Carolina including True Blue. It is annually ranked on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list by Golf Digest.

True Blue Golf Club – Pawleys Island

Similar to Caledonia, True Blue has earned several prestigious awards in the golf world including “No. 1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area,” as well as a ranking on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list by Golf Digest. This 6,375 yard, par 72 course offers a layout with wide fairways, smooth greens and elevation changes, that both the pro and average golfer should find to be a true joy to play!

TPC Myrtle Beach – Murrells Inlet

The Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach brings more than just a prestigious name to Murrells Inlet. This Tom Fazio designed golf course has hosted multiple PGA Tour events over the year, including one Senior PGA Tour Championship.  Each one of their 18 holes is one that you won’t soon forget. Be sure to swing by their pro shop after your round to grab a few souvenirs so that you can tell your golf buddies that you played this golf course!

Feel free to view our golf packages and specials by clicking here »

Where to Play Golf Post Hurricane Matthew

Many people have their eye on what’s been taking place along the South Carolina shoreline with regards to Hurricane Matthew. We are pleased to say Inlet Sports Lodge is open for business as usual and we want you to keep your plans to come to Murrells Inlet for that golf vacation you’ve been planning. Some outlying areas are still dealing with flooding – places like Socastee, Conway, and communities along the rising Waccamaw River, to name a few. Since you’re probably anxious about taking that golf vacation we’re going to post a list of Myrtle Beach area golf courses that are open, those that are still closed, and some with restrictions. If you already have tee times set up we suggest you call the course where your reservations are to inquire about conditions and/or be rescheduled to a different course if need be. Here is where to play golf in Myrtle Beach:

Where to Play Golf Post Hurricane Matthew

If we can help answer any questions or assist with making new vacation plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Inlet Sports Lodge, 877-585-9360 or 843-357-6106. We look forward to assisting you with your golf holiday plans.

Affordable Myrtle Beach Wedding Packages

Every year couples get married at any number of beach locations but when your heart is set on coastal South Carolina, we can provide you with wedding packages that will fit your budget no matter what it is. You see, we are a lot more than just a honeymoon destination. You can hold your wedding and your reception right here at Inlet Sports Lodge with one of our affordable Myrtle Beach wedding packages, then stay to enjoy your honeymoon!

We Have Wedding Packages Sure to Fit Any Budget
Whether you’re looking for a location for the ceremony or you’re shopping for a fun-filled honeymoon spot, we have the perfect place for you! Our wedding packages are complete with everything you need for the perfect day! More information is available in our Weddings & Special Events brochure.

Event Venues

If what you want is a small and intimate, charming atmosphere the Inlet Sports Lodge has the perfect venue. Our outdoor courtyard and adjoining clubroom venue may be rented for the day for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and an assortment of other events. Both areas combined can hold a maximum of 75 people for h’orderves, or 30 people for seated dinners.

Special Event Venue Includes:
• 1600 square foot outdoor courtyard with adjoining 850 sq ft. Meeting Room available to rent
• 52 in. flat screen TVs in both areas with hookups for picture or slideshows
• Exclusive catering by our on-site restaurant Costa or Inlet Affairs
• Bar area in outdoor courtyard for your beverage needs through whichever caterer you select
• Selected areas for band or DJ setup
• 4 Wooden Patio Tables with Seating in courtyard plus additional patio seating along perimeter of courtyard and at bar.
• Club Room features 5 round tables with 4 chairs each, additional seating and sofa also in room (additional seating may be arranged for catering)

We Have Wedding Packages Sure to Fit Any Budget


Our exclusive caterers include our on-site restaurant Costa – Coastal Kitchen & Bar as well as Inlet Affairs. Choose the caterer of your choice and they will assist you in planning your culinary needs, décor, seating arrangements, and reception details for your special day.

For those expecting more than 75 guests, visit our affiliates Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Plantation. We highly recommend these properties for seating larger groups.

We Have Wedding Packages Sure to Fit Any Budget


The Inlet Sports Lodge offers 29 Standard Deluxe Studio Rooms and five 2-bedroom Luxury Suites that are just perfect for all of your out of town guests. We offer with various specials that your guests may take advantage of certain times of year as listed on our packages and specials page. You’re sure to appreciate the convenience of being within minutes of some of the area’s best dining, area attractions and a variety of ceremony spots along the southern end of Myrtle Beach.

Guest Accommodations Include:
• Standard Deluxe Studio and 2 bedroom Luxury Suite Accommodations
• Versatile King or Twin Bed options
• Custom Queen Sleeper Sofa Beds in all Standard Rooms
• Kitchenettes in all Standard Rooms
• Light continental breakfast included
• On-site Restaurant & bar – Costa
• Free WiFi
• Free Parking
• Daily Housekeeping

We’re happy to make recommendations for photographers, event planners, florists, bakeries, music, videography, transportation and anything else you want for your ceremony and reception.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at Inlet Sports Lodge. You can reach us at 877-585-9360 or locally at 843-357-6106 if you have any questions or would like further information about our weddings and receptions in Murrells Inlet. We look forward to talking with you.

Things To Do With Kids In Murrells Inlet

When it comes to occupying kids on a summer vacation to Myrtle Beach you never have to look very far. For those families staying at our Inlet Sports Lodge we have the best of all to offer. They can try their hand at just about any sport imaginable from hunting and fishing to tennis and golf, and plenty of others as well! Besides what we have to offer, there are also many things to do with kids in Murrells Inlet that they will just love!

Things To Do With Kids In Murrells InletHead over to Express Watersports and let them try out scuba and snorkeling in Murrells Inlet. They also offer catered sunset cruises with wine and cheese for the adults among you. Address: 4042 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. Phone Number: 843-357-7777.

Murrell's Inlet Things to Do With KidsLet them experience Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach — where children come to experience the magic of sailing away in search of sunken treasure. Your child will be painted with a curly mustache or with an anchor tattoo, dressed with a lucky tea sure hunting vest and marched off to the ship. Address: 4079US17 Highway 17 Business, On the Marsh Walk, Murrells Inlet, SC. Phone Number: 843-839-4665

Crazy Sister MarinaHead on over to Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC, and let the whole family try out the parasailing and paragliding adventures they offer. Also offering equally exciting fishing charters, jet skis, tours and more. Phone number: 866-557-3474.

Things to Do With Kids in Murrell's InletRent some bicycles at a local shop and check out the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. The trails are in great shape for walking or biking and are nicely shaded form the summer sun. Follow the trails to Huntington Beach State Park and spend the day enjoying the park.

Murrell's Inlet Things to Do With KidsCheck out Blue Wave Adventures where you can go kayaking from their mothership – a 30 ft. rigid aluminum inflatable vessel named the Osprey. It’s the best way to get the best remote experience in a kayak without paddling for hours. Address: 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC29576

How Did The Village of Murrells Inlet Get Its Name?

The Village of Murrells Inlet is located 20 miles north of Georgetown on U.S. Business 17. It is one of the oldest coastal communities in South Carolina. According to legend, during the early 1800s, pirates like Capt. Jack Murrell cruised into the inlet in search of fresh water and a site to moor their ships for barnacle removal.

Source: Murrells Inlet Online
Source: Murrells Inlet Online

Captain Jack Murrell had a reputation as being a nasty pirate. He was known for treating his crew bad. According to legend, Captain Jack’s crew eventually had enough and left the captain on the island with nothing except a few bottles of rum. However, Captain Jack snuck his treasure off of his ship and buried it on the island. When his crew returned to the island, now known as Drunken Jack’s Island, they did not find their captain. All they found were empty rum bottles and bones — no buried treasure. Over the years, archaeological digs on the island, now known as Drunken Jack’s Island have not resulted in any treasure finds. To this day the pirate’s booty is still hidden in Murrells Inlet.

Today, visitors and locals arrive by land as well as sea to this quaint fishing village on a beautiful salt marsh. The village calls itself the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina.”


You can sit pretty much anywhere along the MarshWalk and watch the fishing boats going out in the early morning and returning late in the day. The seafood here doesn’t get any fresher than this! Local restaurants and chefs are known for buying the daily catch right off the fishing boats.

The MarshWalk is located in the heart of Murrells Inlet. This is a half-mile wooden boardwalk that runs along a natural saltwater estuary. It boasts some of the most spectacular waterfront dining views and culinary fare in the Lowcountry region.