My club has had a notorious reputation for keeping the fairways/greens really soft the past several years. It looks nice and lush, but hardly any roll-out in the fairways. It was an aspect of golf that I wasn't too familiar with when I joined there 3 years ago, after having played other clubs where water usage was much more limited and one could expect an additional 15-20 yards of roll. The new GM that was brought in last fall got some great feedback from a lot of members and this year they've really cut back on the watering.... it's been great to see my tee shots rolling out a good bit on most of the holes these past few months. And the course is still nice and green despite that, not to mention that our grass is much healthier as a result. I think they still use too much water, but at least they're making an effort to change that.
Years ago I would go with a group in mid-late March to Myrtle Beach, which at that time of year can still be pretty cold on occasion. Cold, windy, ball wouldn't fly like it normally would in warmer weather... not to mention being at sea level. We'd play the middle tees, and even on relatively short 350-yard holes I'd be hitting mid-irons or longer into the greens. After a prolonged winter layoff no less. Talk about being humbled...
But I'm with you... give me enjoyable temps versus suffocating heat and humidity. I quit going to Myrtle Beach in the summer months (July-August) simply because no matter if I went out early, or later in the evenings, I would still be soaked in sweat within an hour of getting out of the car.
Myrtle is probably my favorite golf destination still... probably played 75-80 courses down there, lots of memories, love the area, people are incredibly friendly. But if you're not accustomed to playing in that type of heat and humidity - it's definitely not the place to go on a golf trip during the warmest part of the summer. I'd walk out of the townhouse rental at 7:30 in the morning to go play, and even at that time of the day it still felt like walking into an oven.