Li­mousines, chefs and yachts? This isn’t your av­er­age Myr­tle Beach golf va­ca­tion

Golf Vacations - - Chips Shots -

Myr­tle Beach has long been known as a value golf des­ti­na­tion, which has helped it be­come one of the lead­ing golf lo­ca­tions in the world and an ideal land­ing spot for bud­dies’ golf trips.

But the area has some high-end of­fer­ings as well. Some of them were paired last year to cre­ate the Hon­ors Pack­age – a five-night, sev­en­round trip that in­cluded eight cour­ses that have been ranked among the top 100 pub­lic lay­outs in the U.S., lodg­ing at the Ma­rina Inn at Grande Dunes and meals at the Ma­rina Inn and Water­scapes restau­rant – start­ing at $1,195.

Area res­i­dent Ja­son Dores is tak­ing the high-end pack­age a step, if not a few steps or a full stair­case, fur­ther.

Dores, a Marine vet­eran who is the area di­rec­tor of the Golfweek Ama­teur and Golfweek Se­nior Ama­teur tours, is the founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Myr­tle Beach VIP Va­ca­tions, which is com­bin­ing high-end golf with nu­mer­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties that are all in­cluded in pack­ages.

Dores said the cour­ses in­clude The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Tide­wa­ter Golf Club and Plan­ta­tion, The Surf Golf and Beach Club and Cale­do­nia Golf & Fish Club, and he is book­ing the rounds through Myrtle­beach­

Lodg­ing in­cludes eight- to 12-bed­room houses on the north end of the Strand through To­gether Re­sorts, some of which have movie the­aters and oth­ers have golf sim­u­la­tors be­ing in­stalled. The trip will in­clude in-home chefs or meals at fine restau­rants, in­clud­ing one at Greg Nor­man Aus­tralian Grille that can in­clude trans­porta­tion to the In­tra­coastal Water­way restau­rant in a 54-foot Hat­teras yacht.

The pack­age can in­clude a deep sea fish­ing trip or In­tra­coastal cruise on the boat.

All trans­porta­tion will be through Ex­treme Limou­sine, with a com­pany van fol­low­ing with golf clubs when needed.

Pack­ages start at $2,300 per per­son for four days and three nights, and the plat­inum pack­age is $4,999 per per­son for six days and five nights and in­cludes all up­grades.

Dores plans to at­tend sev­eral con­sumer golf shows in golfer-heavy ar­eas to pro­mote the VIP deals, and in late 2018 or 2019 he hopes to ex­pand the of­fer­ings to Mi­ami.

“It’s a trip where guys can come to town and they don’t have to pull their wal­let out, ev­ery­thing is al­ready taken care of,” Dores said. “Maybe we’ll get some cus­tomers to come back to Myr­tle Beach, or at­tract new cus­tomers.”

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