Kids play free golf at 50 Myrtle Beach courses in 2018
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Kids play free golf at 50 Myrtle Beach courses in 2018


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Myrtle Beach is one of my favorite cities in America. I go there several times per year to visit family or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the DC area. As a parent of two young children, I'm hoping to get them into the game in the coming years, and I think there's no better way to get them started than by bringing them with me to the range first, then eventually to the course.

Parents will be able to bring their kids to 50 different courses in the Myrtle Beach area this summer and let their kids play for free. It's part of an initiative called Kids Play Free, which is being spearheaded by Golf Tourism Solutions (formerly Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday), which works with the Grand Strand's golf offerings on a variety of projects.

It's a win for the courses, as junior golfers flood the area when they come down with their families for a vacation. It's a win for kids, obviously. It's a win for parents, too, who can share their favorite hobby with their children for free.

“Golf is an intergenerational game families can enjoy together, and Myrtle Beach is the ideal place to build that bond,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions. “Kids Play Free is one of the Myrtle Beach golf community’s best and most forward-looking initiatives, giving us a chance to introduce the next generation of players to the game and our market.”



Among the courses participating in the Kids Play Free program are the four layouts at Barefoot Resort, Tidewater Golf Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National and Heritage Club, which are all high-profile, high-end facilities in the area. The full participating list is available on the Golf Tourism Solutions website.


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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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