|Greetings from Grande Shores!
Thank you all for helping make the Grande shores successful in 2018. Without our owners, guests and staff this would not have been possible.
The warm days of spring are just around the corner. There is still time to enjoy less crowded beaches, top attractions, great shopping and the best golf along the Grand Strand this winter. Now is also the perfect time to book your 2019 vacation as the earlier you book, the more you save! To make your next reservation at Grande Shores please call 1-877-290-0897 or check our rates online.
News from Grande Shores
Holidays at Grande Shores
The holiday season is always a special time at Grande Shores.
Starting with Thanksgiving, the staff at Shoreline Cafe enjoys preparing a delicious plated Thanksgiving Dinner for our guests.
The menu was stuffed with traditional favorites, including Roast Breast of Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, and Green Bean Casserole.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, Grande Shores was visited by a mischievous little elf named Binco. Throughout the month of December, we posted his antics on our Facebook page so our guests could follow along on his adventure.
Binco joined our front desk staff to help fill balloons, folded towels (while pausing for a short nap in the warm sheets!) with our housekeeping department, and visited Jon at the Shoreline Cafe for a festive drink.
Binco even met a fellow elf, Elsie, at the Grande Shores. The perfect pair ended their Myrtle Beach adventure with a beautiful holiday wedding, arranged by the Grande Shores staff.
Christmas at Grande shores is special for the staff because we can take a few minutes and enjoy good food and fun together.
We love inviting the staff's children to our annual party and having Santa visit with us is such a treat. You can see from the photo from this year's visit from St. Nicholas that he brings a lot of smiles along with him.
Recognizing our Dedicated Team
15 Years of Service
Breanne Forsee, Director of Sales for Grande Shores, received recognition for 15 years of faithful service in December.
Breanna started as a part time team member, joining the company as our Golf Coordinator. Over the years she has grown in her career and has now been directing our sales department for almost 10 years.
Our guests may recognize her if they ever came to the Grande Shores for a family reunion or other group event. Breanne takes great care of our groups and we are very fortunate to have her as a valued member of the Grande Shores Team.
Dominga Hernandez received recognition for 15 years of service in our Engineering Department.
Dominga started at Grande Shores in 2003 as part of our engineering team. Dominga is responsible for much of the beautiful landscaping our guests enjoy all around the property.
She also works with several other members of the engineering department to keep our resort clean and tidy for all of our guests to enjoy.
We are very happy and fortunate to have Dominga as part of our winning team. Thank you Dominga for all you do!
Keeping our Resort in Tip-Top Shape
Our engineering team has been busy in our condos and hotel rooms since last fall doing what we refer to as a "unit maintenance".
The time we spend in the units during this maintenance visit allows us to paint, repair and replace anything that would interfere with a great experience at Grande Shores.
Our housekeeping department also does a deep cleaning along with professional carpet and upholstery cleaning.
We are also proud of our new white linens and accent pillows. The white comforters give our condo units a fresh, clean look.
We know our efforts will result in an excellent experience for our guests. We can't wait to have you visit us this year!
Welcome back, snowbirds!
Some of our favorite people have returned to Grande Shores.
Our snowbirds have returned, and along with their arrival we have started Karaoke on Friday nights in Shoreline Cafe!
We were so fortunate that Brian Calhoun, our Karaoke leader from last year contacted us and wanted to come back again to have fun with our Shoreline patrons.
Our snowbirds will also enjoy activities including bingo, arts and crafts, visits to Legends in Concert and breakfast in Shoreline Cafe.
We are glad to say a very warm "Welcome Back" to our snowbirds!
News from the Beach
Featured Attraction: Barefoot Landing
Shop, dine and be entertained at Barefoot Landing.
Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is a unique shopping, dining and entertainment hub. Located just 6.5 miles from Grande Shores you will find serene scenery and a multitude of stores, restaurants and shows to enjoy.
Shop at a variety of retail stores and boutiques, and allow your taste buds to experience a wide selection of the best restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area. Newly added dining options include Lucy Buffett's Lulu's Cafe, Taco Mundo, and Blueberry Grill.
Enjoy an "Alligator Adventure" or end the day with an exciting show at the Alabama Theatre, the only live entertainment theater in North Myrtle Beach, or live music at the House of Blues.
Experience the sights and scenes of this quaint southern shopping village on your next North Myrtle Beach vacation.
From the Golf Desk
Tired of the cold weather and ready for some fun in the sun? Now is the time to get your golf package booked for spring! Rooms are going fast and tee times are at a premium.
How well do you know your golf history? The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. The 18-hole round was created at the Old Course at St. Andrews in 1764. Golf's first major, and the world's oldest tournament in existence, is The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, which was played in 1860 in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Evidence of early golf in what is now the United States includes a 1793 record for a shipment of golf equipment to a William Wallace in Charleston, South Carolina, an advertisement published in the Royal Gazette of New York City in 1779 for golf clubs and balls, and the establishment of the South Carolina Golf Club in Charleston in 1787.
With so many different courses available in Myrtle Beach today, one could find anything from a Southern low country design to a course reminiscent of the old Scottish links. It is no surprise that Myrtle Beach has become the "Golf Capital of the World".
We offer several amazing packages for you to choose from, many with added perks. Whether you are looking for a package for the spring or getting a head start on the fall golf season, give us a call and our knowledgable golf department will be able to assist you any way they can. Don't delay! Make that call today!
May the course be with you!
"When I consider a review on a hotel the #1 thing for me - IS IT CLEAN??? We are a family of six and this was our second time staying at Grande Shores and I can only say our experience was incredible from the time I made our reservation, to check in, to check out and every aspect in between. The condo was one of the cleanest I have ever experienced, noise level was minimal, lobby area clean and bright, pool bathrooms were exceptionally clean and there is a nice sitting area to relax and visit with friends. The hotel is on the ocean... our condo had a beautiful view. Nice to have the door open at night and hear the waves... and wake up to the sun rising. There were 3 bedrooms all with TV's and beds were super clean and comfortable. Hated getting out of it. Good internet, safe, dining table, kitchenette and living room area with a huge flat screen. Highly recommend staying here! We will definitely be returning."
- Brooke S., 12/17/2018 after a 7 night stay
"The property is always clean, the staff is friendly, the location is premium, and the stay is very relaxing. We will definitely be back.
Famous Salmon Cakes
1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. Pick through the salmon and remove any bones. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the diced onion, salmon and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
2. Shape into 2 ounce patties; about 7 or 8 patties. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Fry each patty for 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown.