Myrtle Beach Journals

The Myrtle Turtle

A July 2003 trip to Myrtle Beach by thebroz

Quote: A beach and golf trip with the family and my young child's friend. Myrtle Beach reminded us of the trip to Ocean City and we crawled like a turtle thru the long 12 hour drive from NYC. Threats of "intermittent" thunderstorms seemed the norm.

The Myrtle Turtle

Overview

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Golfing and beach--what could be better? Many, many highlights and activities available for all.

Quick Tips:

Don't drive--fly instead! It's cheaper and easier than driving. If you must, take 95 to 40 to 17 south, a better route than 95 to 501.

Best Way To Get Around:

Drive a rental car.
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We had a "beach view" studio room, which was just a tad larger than a hotel room. The overall accommodations were fair for a younger college set. We were a bit surprised by the treatment of the hotel guests vs. the timeshare guests. There are two buildings with 16 floors and six slow elevators. We were luckily on the third floor so we could walk down rather than ride the slow infrequently stopping elevators. The room was not spacious at all. The electric stove was small, a very small microwave able to heat one small plate at a time. Only one skillet was available for cooking. Some of the utensils and plates were found dirty as we arrived. It had a second wash basin that seemed out of place, a clo...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 24, 2003

Sands Ocean Club
9550 Shore Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 449-6461

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Best Things Nearby:
Beach

Best Things About the Resort:


Resort Experience:
It's for the younger drinking crowd. It needs more activities for children, and seems to be starting to rundown. All facilites need work, and the elevators are not maintained. The pools are on the verge of uncleanly.

  • Unit Type: Studio
  • Activities: Poor
  • Amenities: Poor
  • Unit Satisfaction: Poor
  • Family Friendliness: Fair
  • Service: Fair

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 24, 2003

Sands Ocean Club
9550 Shore Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 449-6461

Sam Sneads Grille

Restaurant

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Excellent. The atmosphere was casual for an older, sophisicated ladie's gentlemen, yet were very accommodating to the children with us. It was a pleasure to see the various the many golf accomplishments of the patriarch. The food was excellent.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 24, 2003

Sam Sneads Grille
(Closed) 9708 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

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Great with more to come. Hospitality is the key. Accommodated children with kindness for small children. I had mimosas on the 11th hole. Beautifully maintained, and is the home of the origination of Sports Illustrated.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2003

Pine Lakes International
Woodside Ave
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 449-6459