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‘Murder Beach’ becoming a ripoff for snowbirds
My wife and I have been vacationing in Myrtle Beach since before our 34-year-old son was born and have always found it to be a warm, safe and a reasonably-priced place to enjoy in the spring.
Reading The Sun News, and seeing one writer refer to it as “Murder Beach” and another article about the forced closing of nuisance establishments, came as quite a surprise. However, what is a larger concern to us is the number of friends we have met over the years who are now vacationing further south, in Georgia and Florida, and the main reason is the weather and the price gouging that seems to be prevalent from empty miniature golf and par 3 courses to the shows, restaurants and golf courses.
There is a good chance if you do any of these things that the person beside you will be paying half the price because they are a full-time resident. I guess local businesses assume they can get more money out of the snowbirds, but in reality, they are just ticking us off.
We don’t spend any money where we notice this going on.
The golf passport used to be good until the end of March but now ends March 15 so we haven’t bothered to buy it. Golf courses are trying to make up for business lost due to weather and raising their prices, but it will end up costing them more as they drive prospective customers away.