Myrtle Beach Marathon March 2 – 4, 2017

When you’re visiting the Grand Strand the first weekend in March, you might notice a lot more running shoes being worn rather than flip-flops. That’s because Myrtle Beach is hosting the 20th Anniversary Myrtle Beach Marathon. The event runs from March 2nd through 4th, 2017 and includes a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5K and Family Fun Run. The Myrtle Beach Marathon always draws a large crowd, so if you’re planning on participating, it’s best to get a jump-start on planning your weekend. And when you book your stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you can turn your “racecation” into a vacation!

Marathon Events at the Grande Dunes Marina

Two events will take place at the Grande Dunes Marina which is just steps from the Marina Inn. The Grande Dunes Marina is the location for the Myrtle Beach Marathon Kick-Off party on Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm to get participants pumped up and excited for the big run. There will be live beach music, a pre-race pasta dinner, and fireworks to kick-off the exciting weekend! The Grande Dunes 5K will also take place on Friday, March 5th at 7 pm. If you’re participating in either of these events you are in the best location when you book your weekend with us. You will be steps away from the race and you won’t have to worry about finding transportation back to your room.

Please note: Please contact the Myrtle Beach Marathon directly for questions regarding any of the above listed events. Thank you.

Grande Dunes Marina

Accommodations at Marina Inn

One of the main reasons to book your marathon weekend stay at the Marina Inn is its location. You can wake up with a peace of mind on race day knowing you are just steps away from the Grande Dunes 5K and the  Kick Off Party and only 6 miles away from the starting line of the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and full Marathon.

Getting a good night sleep is very important before a race. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes features some of the most luxurious and spacious rooms and suites in Myrtle Beach. Are you planning race weekend for two? We have one-bedroom units that are the perfect size for you and your loved one with amazing views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Or are you escaping to the beach with your running group or participating in the Family Fun Run? We offer spacious two and three bedroom condos that come fully equipped with a kitchen, spacious living room, separate bathrooms for each room and private balconies. Imagine winding down after the race, sipping wine on the balcony while watching boats pass by.  WiFi included in all areas of the hotel.

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Winding Pathways at Marina Inn

The Myrtle Beach Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon take place on Saturday morning, leaving you plenty of time in the afternoon to enjoy some of the exciting attractions Myrtle Beach has to offer. We are centrally located to some amazing restaurants and area attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. If you’re hoping to catch a show while you’re in town, we are located across the street from The Carolina Opry and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. And of course there’s always the beach to enjoy as well!

Exceptional Amenities at Marina Inn

When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you can escape the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach on the luxurious Grande Dunes Resort and relax in the solitude of of indoor and outdoor pools and fitness center.  Relax your sore muscles in the Jacuzzi or soak in the steamy sauna after the marathon. A unique feature of the hotel to take full advantage of after exerting yourself in a marathon is our in room spa services. You won’t even have to leave your room to get pampered!

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In-Room Spa Service

Is there a golfer in the group that’s not participating in the Myrtle Beach Marathon? The Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course is located right next door to the Marina Inn. Enjoy a round with stunning views alongside of the Intracoastal Waterway.

If you’re searching for an award-winning dining experience – you don’t even need to step foot out of the hotel. WaterScapes Restaurant is located on the premises for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Chef Corbett Rourk combines classic French style with a southern American twist. If you are staying more than one evening with us, Ruths Chris Steakhouse is located just outside our door.

Save up to 35% with Spring Special Offer at Marina Inn!

So if you’re ready to plan your marathon weekend or a future vacation with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can save big if you book with us today. We are featuring a Spring Special Offer that can save you up to 35% when you reserve your room with us now. Give us a call today at 877-913-1333 or book your reservation direct for more information to take advantage of this special offer. And don’t forget to pack your running shoes!

 

Luxury Golf Package in Myrtle Beach

Honors Myrtle Beach Golf Package at Marina Inn

Myrtle Beach is a world-renowned golf destination with over 80 top-rated golf courses located along the Grand Strand. Between the pristine courses and the year-round mild weather, Myrtle Beach the perfect place to escape and play a few rounds any time of year. Marina Inn Grande Dunes is featuring the Honors Golf Package in Myrtle Beach, a unique, luxury golf package for those that want to play the top rated courses in Myrtle Beach.

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

The Honors Golf Package includes….

  • Accommodations for four or more nights at the centrally located Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
  • Seven rounds of golf at Myrtle Beach’s highest rated golf courses
  • Full breakfast each morning in WaterScapes at the Marina Inn
  • Daily lunch at the golf course of play
  • Two full service dinners at WaterScapes at the Marina Inn

Accommodations

Marina Inn Grande Dunes features some of the most luxurious and spacious rooms and suites in Myrtle Beach. For an extended getaway with your golf friends, you won’t be cramped into a small unit. We have spacious two and three bedroom condos that feature  fully furnished kitchens, spacious living room with dining table for gathering or playing cards with your buddies, separate bathrooms for each room and private balconies. WiFi is included in all areas of the hotel. Off the course, take time to relax in our outdoor/indoor pool, jacuzzi, or weight room and fitness center There’s nothing like winding down in the hot sauna or taking a few laps in the pool after spending an afternoon on the golf course.

Meals

Wake up every morning to a delicious, full breakfast at WaterScapes at Marina Inn. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Lowcountry Omelet or something sweet like the Bananas Foster French Toast, there is an assortment of breakfast items to choose from. This is the perfect place to fuel you up before heading out to a day on the links.

When you  build up an appetite after finishing up the front nine, lunch will be provided to you at the golf course you’re playing at that day.

After you’ve wrapped up a full day on the course, for two of the evenings you can relax and enjoy dinner prepared by Chef Corbett Rourk at WaterScapes at Marina Inn. Choose from Shrimp & Grits, Filet Mignon, Seared Salmon, Berkshire Pork Chop and much more. From steak to seafood, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s palate.  This restaurant is conveniently located on the property so you won’t even have to worry about transportation.

Top Golf Courses

This luxury golf package combines your choice of play on up to eight of Golf Digest’sTop 100” ranked Myrtle Beach golf courses. You will have the opportunity to play seven rounds on any of the following courses:

Just behind the Marina Inn is the Grande Dunes Resort Course.  This popular course was named “National Golf Course of the Year” by National Golf Owners Association of America, this beautifully designed Roger Rulewich course is par-72. Its location on the higher bluff creates stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. In fact, seven of the holes are played alongside the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Resort Course at Grande Dunes

The highly sought after  Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is surrounded by  live oak trees and built on a former rice plantation in Pawley’s Island. Caledonia is a spectacular course known for its “18 signature holes”. In 2016 it ranked #29 in GOLF Magazine‘s “Top 100 You Can Play” and is continuously ranked on the Golf Digest list as “America’s 100 Greatest Public courses”.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is the premier private country club in Myrtle Beach. Through the Honors Golf Package you will have access to play this private Robert Trent Jones designed course in 1948. This remarkable course has been ranked as a “Top 100 Golf Course” in major magazines and hosted many major events including PGA Tours, Senior PGA Tours, and much more.

Barefoot Resort’s: Dye, Fazio or Love has been named the 2017 IAGTO North America Golf Resort and was the home of the Golf Channel’s  “Big Break” Myrtle Beach. These three courses located at Barefoot Landing were designed by some of the biggest names in golf – Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. The goals behind their unique designs were not only to create courses that were visually stunning but also entertaining to play as well.

Located in Pawley’s Island, True Blue Golf Plantation has been rated among Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Public Courses in America”. Mike Strantz, the creator of the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, designed the beautiful layout of this course as well. Between its location on an old rice and indigo plantation surrounded by nature and immaculate winding greens create quite the serene setting in which to play.

Between the impeccable fairways and intricate layout, Tidewater Golf Club is one of the top challenging courses to play in North Myrtle Beach. Positioned right by the Cherry Grove Inlet, you’ll experience stunning views of the marsh and its wildlife along this award-winning course.

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Tidewater Golf Course

The Grand Strand is home to some of the most esteemed and awarded golf courses in America. The Marina Inn Honors Golf Package is like no other golf package offered in the area. It not only provides you with luxurious accommodations and top-notch dining, but also gives you the opportunity to play some of the most prestigious and stunning courses in Myrtle Beach. Click Here for more information on booking an unforgettable golf experience.