Showing posts with label Recreation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recreation. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2020

Harbor View Golf, North Myrtle Beach

Whether you are looking for a driving range, a par-3 golf course, foot-golf, or putt-putt, you will find it all at Harbor View Golf, in North Myrtle Beach.

I played this Par-3 course with my wife, who had never played, and my 7-year-old son. We visited during the off-season and it rained most of the week. This left the entire course soaked and the greens extra shaggy. I assume that the greens would be in better condition during prime season. That said, on this occasion the slow greens were a plus. They were just right for my wife and son to enjoy.

This tee shot landed hard on the green, it was a very wet day.

Many of the greens are on the small side. Since we were scrambling, we were able to hit many of the greens in regulation. In the unfortunate event that we did not, we allowed my son to use his foot-wedge. We were out there to have fun, not to beat ourselves up over missing a green by two feet.

Many of the fairways at Harbor View are wide open,
a great golf course for the family.

I have seen other reviews of Harbor View that say it is overpriced. I disagree, 18 holes of golf and a golf cart cost the three of us $80. I felt that this course offered a lot of value at this price.

If you are looking for a pristine par-three course, Harbor View may not be for you. However, high-end golf courses do not usually offer foot-golf for the kids. This Par-3 golf course is great for a day trip with your family or an easy day of working on your short game.



     

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Little River Deep-sea Fishing, North Myrtle Beach


Unforgettable Experience!


We showed up at Calabash Marina on the morning of our deep-sea fishing trip, they asked that we arrive 30 minutes early. The check-in process was flawless, we boarded the Hurricane II and we were out to sea shortly after. Since this was our first deep-sea fishing excursion, we opted for the half-day trip. The captain did a great job, he kept us on fish all morning and we moved to a new location each time it slowed down.


Calabash Marina, NC
Coastal Morning View

The knowledgeable deckhands were fun and able to identify many of the different fish species found in the Atlantic ocean. They were quick to assist with removing fish, adding bait, and fixing tangles as needed. My wife ended up catching the largest fish of the morning; she managed to reel in a sharp nose shark that was just under 4ft in length.

When we returned to the dock one of the deckhands cleaned our keepers, they do not charge for this service but keep in mind that they do work for tips. We ended up giving some of our fish away and were still able to take a couple of pounds of shark and grunt fish over to Crabcatchers restaurant, in Little River, NC.

Sharp-nose Shark

My family and I loved this adventure. Little River Fishing Fleet provided our family with a unique fishing experience that we will never forget. Deep-sea fishing will be a part of our itinerary next time we visit the North Myrtle Beach area.





Friday, October 9, 2020

The Lost Treasure Mini Golf - North Myrtle Beach, SC

Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure mini-golf is one of the best mini-golf courses that my family has ever played. The entire 36-hole course is well designed and very well maintained. Each round begins with a short but enjoyable train ride to the top of the mountain where you will begin your journey. Many of the holes have a themed storylines revolving around the adventures of the incredible Professor Hacker. 

Professor Hackers - Dinosaur
Professor Hacker's Mini Golf starts with an adventurous train ride
to the top of the mountain where you will begin your journey

This adventurous putt-putt course is very kid-friendly. My seven-year-old son enjoyed this mini-golf course so much that we played both the diamond and the gold course, for a total of 36 holes. Do not mistake “kid-friendly” to mean “easy”, each green on this course presents some interesting challenges for the adults as well.

Professor Hackers Lost Treasure
Professor Hacker's adventures begin at the top of the mountain
and then continues through mysterious caves.

If you do decide to give Professors Hacker's Lost Treasure Mini Golf a shot, be sure to take advantage of the discounted second round. At the time of our visit, the second round only cost six bucks per person. I greatly recommend The Lost Treasure and I can't wait to experience other Professor Hacker mini-golf adventures.


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