Frequently Asked Questions
A surcharge is an additional fee you pay over and above the base cost of golf when you choose to play premium courses. Surcharges reflect a higher cost of green fees than what is included in the base price non surcharge courses. Some surcharge courses are worth paying the extra surcharge fee, SOME ARE DEFINITELY …NOT! Want to save money and PLAY the very best courses… ASK YOUR GOLFMASTER. Rest assured that when you book with Golf Trek all surcharges are included. We never have ANY hidden fees.
If you owned a golf course would you only open 1/2 of your course? If a course (probably like your home course) books STRAIGHT THRU tee times with everyone teeing off on hole #1 that means the back nine holes will be closed for the first 2 1/2 hours in the morning.
By double teeing off #1 and #10 simultaneously, a course doubles its early morning tee times and gains an additional 17 tee times or 68 golfers each morning ($3,000 – $7,000). Both mornings and afternoons are double teed at the majority of courses. There are a select few that can not double tee, because the 9th hole does not come back to the clubhouse. Give us a call and we can give you all the details of which courses are set up this way.
Check out this article for more details of how the double tee is set up. click here
Spouses will not be charged for any golf if they don’t play; therefore, we will gladly arrange a price for any non-golfer based on lodging only, as long as there are some golfers in the group. Non-golfers will be charged a cart fee at the course if they ride along at the golf course.
TEE TIME SCHEDULING? Tee times are normally scheduled 8 minutes apart. This equates to 7 tee times per hour or 17 tee times during the morning from 7:00 am to 9:20 am. 17 tee times off hole #1 and 17 tee times off hole #10 are double teed. Depending upon daylight, tee times are then rescheduled in the afternoon. Shorter daylight means less tee times in the afternoon in November, December, January and February. Tee times will run from noon until 1:00-1:30 pm. As daylight lengthens, tee times will be scheduled from noon to 2:30 pm. Tee Times are opened to booking one year in advance. PLANNING as far in advance will help you secure your preferred course(s).
Are subject to availability on the day you play. To increase your chance of replay, play early, 1st out is 1st back in and has 1st chance of replay…. Choose courses that have multiple courses or sister courses nearby. Play courses where local members don’t take the majority of the afternoon times… or get a guaranteed replay with a Golf Trek Guaranteed afternoon Tee Time. Give your GolfMaster a call to explore your possibilities.
MYRTLE BEACH INFO – Average Temperature Highs (In degrees Fahrenheit, based on 30 years of data).
Annual Averages: Sunny days 215.
CONFLICTING GOLF COURSE REVIEWS – on different Internet websites. What should I believe? The Internet has some good and some bogus information. Many chat room postings are negative…that’s normal as many people vent their frustrations. Some organizations give skewed personal recommendations based on financial considerations. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and your GolfMasters lay it on the line…the good, the bad and the ugly. Want the real scoop…good or *!* bad. Ask your GolfMaster.
WEATHER REFUNDS – Beware of any competitor’s legal language that reads… “NO REFUNDS FOR ANY UNUSED portion of package!” 90% of our competitors keep ALL of your monies regardless of the weather conditions. We don’t believe it’s fair… do you? The Golden Rule applies for us. If GOLF TREK isn’t charged by the course… then you get a REFUND!
The Key in playing 2 rounds on the same day is IF you have time to actually PLAY 2 courses, eat lunch and travel between the courses. You’ve got to start early in the morning. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS the 1st Sunday in April and ENDS the LAST Sunday in October. DAYLIGHT in FEBRUARY, MARCH and NOVEMBER is RESTRICTED. If you plan on a 4 1/2 hour round in the AM and a 5 hour round in the PM…then you’ve got time in between for lunch and travel. Most courses open at 7:30 AM in February and March. PLAN WISELY.
Weekend Tee Times (Thursday-Sunday) are very tight in the Spring and Fall. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you PRE-BOOK GUARANTEED AFTERNOON REPLAYS. Saturday Afternoon (Friday Night Partying) and Sunday morning (everybody leaves for home in the afternoon) are the toughest tee times to obtain.
Friday and Saturday night is the best night to party as most clubs stay open till 4 am.
FLY IN…1st day of play…most airlines arrive before 11 AM. It will normally take 30 to 45 minutes to get your luggage, golf clubs and arrange for your rental car. You are now ready to proceed to get lunch, warm up and start your round. There are 20 courses within 15 minutes of our centrally located airport. Play a course near the Myrtle Beach airport, then later check in at your lodging property after finishing your round.
If you fly into Charleston we’ll get you on Rivertowne, Arnold Palmer’s 4.5 star gem, enroute to Myrtle Beach. If you fly into Wilmington or Raleigh we’ll book your group on an excellent course enroute. DRIVE IN…1st day of play or last day driving home. Play a course enroute. This plan saves precious sun time and local traffic congestion during peak playing time. Golf Trek will email your tee time vouchers, maps and directions to you so you’ll be able to go directly to your course.
BREAKFAST? Is the cheapest meal at the beach at over 500 breakfast/pancake houses. Menus start at $1.99 for a full breakfast and $3.99 for an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Many hotels force you to pay and eat breakfast in their restaurant. What if you don’t like the food? Too Bad! It’s simpler for you to pick your own restaurant and the food you’ll enjoy at the price you want to pay.
1- After we have discussed your preferred trip preferences as to course and accommodation selection..we will….Call your courses in their preferred order either by course preference or time preference. Please be aware that we will try to get the exact time, day and course you prefer. If these conflict or are not available…then we will try to book your second choice, etc. We may have to substitute course, time or day for your tee times. We will check availability for the accommodations as you requested.If we have any problems with your courses or accommodations, we will contact you as soon as possible to layout your options. We will then proceed upon our new instructions to book your new preferences. We will notify you by email/fax/phone what has been booked for your package. If any changes need to be made…let us know what we should do to finalize your package. Your deposit will be processed and a first confirmation will be emailed to you.
2- After your final payment is processed, we will email your final confirmation. The final confirmation will be a package of 10-15 pages including driving directions, check in instructions, golf tee times, directions to the golf courses, maps of the area and other relevant information.