The Golden Mile is a coveted location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for its spectacular views, its beautiful homes and lack of big oceanfront hotels blocking out the ocean views. Ocean Forest Villas is conveniently located at the north end of Myrtle Beach just off of North Ocean Boulevard and minutes away from North Kings Highway. The five buildings of spacious condos that make up the Ocean Forest Villas community are comfortably located on sprawling lawns to minimize noise and maximize views of the Myrtle Beach sandy beach.
With more than 100 courses, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a golfer’s paradise. Several gorgeous, superbly maintained golf courses are just a short drive from Ocean Forest Villas making these condos an ideal place for a couple’s vacation or golf enthusiast’s getaway.
Pine Lakes Country Club is one of the closest golf courses to Ocean Forest Villas. Originally designed by the first president of the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA). Pine Lakes has been recently renovated and golfers rave about how well the greens are maintained, the friendliness of the staff and the overall feeling of South Carolina charm that emanates the architecture and staff. Tucked quietly into the heart of Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes is a convenient and well priced golfing option for your Ocean Forest Villas vacation. And keep in mind that Pine Lakes has the gorgeous Robert White Pub that welcomes the public for lunch daily and for breakfast on weekends. Meet the kids for lunch after a round of golf on your Myrtle Beach vacation and tuck into their mouthwatering Pines Lakes Chowder or homemade Low Country Crab Cake Sandwich.
Just a few minutes’ drive from Ocean Forest Villa is the oceanfront Dunes Golf and Beach Club. The Dunes was recently renovated to host the 2014 Professional National Championships. So, not only is the Dunes a challenging course, it also has world class greens with picturesque fairways. And unlike most golf courses, you will be able to take in gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean along with sounds of the waves rolling into the Myrtle Beach sands. What a truly wonderful golfing experience to have while on your Ocean Forest Villas vacation.
A golf vacation in Myrtle Beach would not be complete without at least one round of golf at the world renowned, multi-course Barefoot Resort and Golf. Barefoot is arguably the most renowned golf course in South Carolina and it is a short drive from Ocean Forest Villas. The four courses at Barefoot Resort and Golf are each designed by golfing legends - Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, and Pete Dye. Each course has its own distinct character and challenges, but they have been expressly designed with a variety of tee sets so that golfers of all experience levels can enjoy these exquisite courses while on their Myrtle Beach vacation.
Adding to the well manicured and peaceful surroundings of Ocean Front Villas are several other nearby Myrtle Beach golf courses including Myrtlewood Golf Club, Grande Dunes Resort Club, Arcadian Shores Golf Club, Beachwood Golf Club, World Tour Golf Links and River Oaks Golf Plantation. Myrtlewood Golf Club, for instance, is a unique golf experience for your Myrtle Beach vacation because it is located along the Intracoastal Waterway. The designer of this Myrtle Beach golf course incorporated several unique water features to highlight the course’s special location. Additionally, children 16 and under play for free at many of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses when they are accompanied by a paying adult. Some exceptions apply, of course, but be sure to look into that while on your Ocean Forest Villas vacation.
While golfing is definitely what put Myrtle Beach on the map for vacations, there are also many other outdoor activities at the doorstep of your Ocean Forest Villas rental. The Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterways are both great for fishing adventures. The Apache Pier is not far from Ocean Forest Villas and is great for pier fishing and king fishing. Myrtle Beach’s Apache Pier boasts the East Coast’s longest wooden pier. There is a well stocked bait and tackle shop as well as an oceanfront eatery. There is even a photographer on the pier to memorialize your Myrtle Beach catch.
If you’d prefer a day out on the water to fish while on your Myrtle Beach vacation, there are companies offering boat rentals as well as fishing charters. Rent a 25-foot pontoon boat while on a guys’ getaway at your Ocean Forest Villa, for instance, and fish along the Intracoastal Waterways for the day. Stock up the cooler and take along your swimming trunks and make a day of it. Or, if you’d rather let someone else do all of the work while you enjoy your vacation, try one of Myrtle Beach’s many fishing charters. Companies like Reel Fly Girlz Fishing in Myrtle Beach offer offshore, backwaters and evening tours. Reel in South Carolina favorite like flounder, redfish, king and Spanish mackerel. Or skip the fishing all together and try a brew boat tour. It is essentialy a bar on a paddle boat. You bring your friends and your favorite drinks and this Myrtle Beach company takes care of the rest while you enjoy a sunset cruise.
While Ocean Forest Villas is known for its quiet and relaxing surroundings, you may want to mix things up a little while on your Myrtle Beach vacation and try some adrenaline sports like jet skiing, paddle boarding, parasailing or go on a banana boat ride. At several Myrtle Beach water sports companies, you can rent a jet ski by the hour and go exploring on your own. Or join a guided tour with a guide that is knowledgeable about the South Carolina waters and wildlife. These Myrtle Beach water sports outfits offer backwater tours along the South Carolina Intracoastal Waterway which are a great way to experience the beautiful local landscape. The backwaters are also great because the waters are calmer which means you can really get up some speed on a Jet Ski while on your Myrtle Beach vacation. Several water sports companies close to Ocean Forest Villas also offer dolphin tours by Jet Ski. Get up close to these amazing mammals in their own habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Skilled Myrtle Beach tour guides will ensure you approach the dolphins in a safe manner that promises you have a truly one of a kind vacation memory while watching these amazing creatures in their natural environment.
Shopping, Eating and Entertainment
If dry land and bargain hunting are more your interests while on your Myrtle Beach vacation, then there are several option just out the door of your Ocean Forest Villas rental. Tanger Outlet in Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 has all the brands your family want at the prices your wallet loves. Do your back to school shopping while on your Myrtle Beach vacation by outfitting your teenagers at stores like American Eagle Outfitters, New Balance, The North Face, Under Armour and The Gap. For the little ones staying at your Ocean Forest Villa condo, get them decked out head to toe in the cutest Carter’s and Oshkosh outfits. There are plenty of options for golf shirts to such as Haggar, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Van Heusen. And, ladies, we have not forgotten about you. Indulge while on your Ocean Forest Villa vacation at stores like Coach, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor, Nine West and many, many more.
Minutes away from your Ocean Forest villa rental you will also find beautifully designed shopping centers that feel more like a Myrtle Beach resort than anything you have experienced at home. The entire family can spend a day shopping, eating and taking in the many attractions. Broadway at the Beach, for instance, is conveniently located near Ocean Forest Villas. Let the youngest on your Myrtle Beach vacation design a one of the kind keepsake at Build-a-Bear while your teenagers choose a beach souvenir from Ron John’s Surf Shop. Don’t forget to pick Dad out a tee shirt at Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson. Do some early Christmas shopping for the fantastic cook in your life at Paula Deen’s Store. Better yet, treat yourself to a delicious Southern style meal at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. While at Broadway at the Beach, you must check out what that crazy, incredible upside down building at Wonder Works. After exploring the Upside Down Adventure at Wonder Works, kids of all ages will make great vacation memories on the indoor ropes course, playing lazer tag or trying the 6D Extreme Motion Ride. Afterwards, enjoy an ice cream at Coldstone Creamery or iced coffee at Starbucks then head to Myrtle Beach’s Ripley’s Aquarium for a totally unique aquatic experience. If it’s Ripley’s, you know it’s going to be a truly unforgettable vacation experience. Indeed, the aquarium offers everything from morning yoga to jellyfish feeding to diving with sharks or even sleeping with sharks. What great memories to add to your Ocean Forest Villas Myrtle Beach vacation.