Greetings from Prince Resort!
Fall has arrived and the high heat and humidity of summer has given way to milder days with pleasant mornings and clear nights. The rates are low, the beaches are less crowded, and there are plenty of fall festivals and events to keep you entertained. It's not too late to plan your fall getaway to Myrtle Beach! To make your reservation at Prince Resort, check our rates online or call our vacation planners at 1-877-619-5635.
News from Prince Resort
Photo Contest Winner Announced
Congratulations to Sandra C. for winning our "Favorite Prince Resort Memory" photo contest! Her gorgeous picture highlights one of our guest's favorite activities: fishing from the historic Cherry Grove Pier. For winning 1st place Sandra will receive a $150 resort credit and 35% off a future stay.
We are excited to announce a new photo contest, "Coastal Adventures at Prince Resort". We invite you to share a favorite moment from your vacation for the chance to win a $100 resort credit plus 30% off a future stay at Prince Resort. Entries will be accepted through January 5, 2018 so there's still plenty of time to capture the perfect picture!Submit your photo
or view the contest gallery
to vote for your favorite entry!
Season of Change
Fall is the perfect time to get in that last getaway for the year. The weather is still nice, and prices have dropped making it an appealing time for groups, fishermen, and golfers alike. Golf courses have begun the overseeding process to keep courses looking nice and green. October and early November are popular times for golfers since the courses are still nice and green and the temperatures are mild.
We have begun to make some exciting new changes to the rooms at Prince Resort. Some rooms have seen the installation of new drapery, along with some fresh, new paint for the coming year. Our engineering team is also working on sprucing up the exterior with fresh paint, along with a fresh coating to our pool areas at Tower 1. Various plants have also been added to keep the property bright and colorful well into the coolers months.
The staff at Prince Resort are gearing up for the welcomed arrival of our snowbirds. We have an array of activities planned for our snowbirds and have included day trips, cook-offs, book meetings, and various socials on the property. Our planned activities are an excellent way to get to know your fellow residents for the winter months. Michaella, who was our summer activities director, will be directing the activities this fall and winter. Monthly rentals are still available from October through March on most of our room types so there's still time to book your reservation for your winter home away from home.
News from the Cherry Grove Pier
September and October are home to a couple of the King Mackerel fishing tournaments the Cherry Grove Pier hosts. The two day event features up to 36 people vying for bragging rights on the largest catch of the fall. Congratulations to Edgar Stephens, winner of the tournament in September with a catch of 24 pounds.
Along with Mackerel, popular catches are flounder, red drum, black drum, Spanish mackerel, and spots. Spots are the species most often seen and caught in the fall months, often found along the Cherry Grove Pier as the water temperatures start to lower. Spots rarely reach a pound and average around 5 inches in length. Spots are a lean meat fish, with a mild to moderate flavor. The spot can be substituted for trout and croaker in many dishes.
Celebrate the Holidays at Prince Resort
Prince Resort is the perfect place to visit during the holiday season. Whether you are one of our snowbird guests, or planning a holiday getaway with family and friends, you'll be delighted by the holiday events we have prepared for this year.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving at the beach this year and leave the cooking and cleanup to us!
3500 Ocean Grill will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet on November 23, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The chefs will be serving a variety of Thanksgiving favorites including slow-roasted turkey, carved roast round of beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, and more. Click here to view our Thanksgiving Menu
Planning to ring in the new year in Myrtle Beach? Be sure to make reservations for our New Year's Eve Buffet.
3500 Ocean Grill's oceanfront location is the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience with loved ones. Delectable offerings include a salad station, chef carved beef eye of round roast, crab-stuffed flounder, lemon-caper chicken, orzo parsley pilaf, oven roasted rosemary red bliss potatoes, and a variety of enticing desserts.Click here to view our New Year's Eve Buffet Menu.
News from the Beach
The Great Christmas Light Show
The Great Christmas Light Show is scheduled to return to North Myrtle Beach for the 2017 holiday season!
Hosted at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, this popular holiday attraction includes a 1.5 mile drive-through light show featuring over 2 million lights and larger than life displays. After driving through the light show, visitors are able to park and visit Santa's Village for festive treats and even more holiday fun, including the Santa Express Train Ride and a lighted walking trail.
For more information, visit www.NMBchristmas.com
From The Golf Desk
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts has some very exciting news for our golf group leaders. We are adding additional value to our stay and play packages on top of our existing benefits for group leaders.
- 12 or more stay & play golfers: The group leader receives a portion of their room complimentary
- 20 or more stay & play golfers: The group leader receives one complimentary package per 20 players (includes room, breakfast, golf and carts)
These great perks are available on each day that you have the required number of players.
Now for the best news yet! When you have 8 or more golfers you will be automatically enrolled into our new Tee Off Rewards program! This is the first golf rewards program in Myrtle Beach that actually pays you back just for playing. Group leaders will receive a $1 credit per paid round. These credits can be used for future stays and future rounds. You will be able to use the credits any time of year whether you are returning with your group or fitting in a relaxing beach vacation. The credits become valid 48 hours after check-out of your last stay and are good for 2 years. For more information on Tee Off Rewards, please visit www.princeresortonline.com/golf/tee-off-rewards
As for the courses, Arcadian Shores has now re-opened with new greens and a brand new clubhouse. The reviews are amazing so far. One of my fellow golf directors said Arcadian was "perfect". The Legends group just keeps on adding value as well. This winter you can book 3, 4, or 5 rounds at the Legends Courses including the Heathland, Moorland, Parkland, Heritage, and Oyster Bay courses and receive breakfast, lunch, 2 beers, and a gift card to be used at the courses valued from $30 - $50. Last but not least, Sea Trail is improving under the leadership of Jamie Roderick. Sea Trail Jones has climbed it's way to the top again! Sea Trail has also added breakfast, lunch, and 2 drinks to all of their rounds! Happy Holidays and we hope to see you soon!
Scott Thrailkill, Director of Golf - Prince Resort, Myrtle Beach SeaSide Resorts, MyrtleBeachGolf.net, and TeeUpMyrtleBeach.com. Guest Comments "Great vacation with the family. One of the best we have ever had. Kids loved going from the beach, the lazy river and the hot tub" Avie, 10/22/17 after a 2 night stay
"It was a perfect get away for our family. So relaxing, staying at the Prince Resort. You do not have to get back into your car once you arrive if you do not want to. Both restaurants are good and the views are spectacular! Why stay anywhere else?" Tina O., 10/07/17 after a 6 night stay
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Fun in the Sun
There is never a lack of fun things to see and do in the Myrtle Beach area. Below are some tips to help you have the best Myrtle Beach vacation possible!
- Visit in the Off-Season: The Grand Strand area was originally developed as a Summer Resort area. However, the fall and spring are considered the shoulder seasons and may actually be the best time of the year to travel. Warm temperatures still allow for beach activities, but the high heat and humidity drops considerably. The rates during the off-season are also much lower than during the summer months.
- Check out at least one sunrise: One of the best parts about being on vacation is not waking up by an alarm clock. However, make sure to set an alarm at least once during your trip so you can get up early to see the sunrise over the ocean. It will surely be a sight you won't forgot. Early morning is also the perfect time to look for shells or take a peaceful stroll down the beach before the crowds arrive for the day.
- 3 cups canned pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 4 cups white sugar
- 6 eggs
- 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 9x5 inch loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.