The Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship has attracted some of the biggest names in golf and sports, and 2015 will see another superstar attending the event.
The Veterans Golf Classic concluded with its annual awards banquet, honoring the men and women who have so bravely served our country and celebrating a great week of golf.
The third and final round of the Veterans Golf Classic is in the books. The event enjoyed outstanding weather and great golf as it attracted more than 400 players from 25+ states. Only the Wednesday evening awards banquet remains, but before we get there, enjoy a photo gallery from today's action at River Oaks Golf Plantation.
Sunny skies and plesant temperatures again greeted golfers on Day 2 of the Veteran's Golf Classic. Enjoy a photo gallery from the goings on at Meadowlands Golf Club.
The 16th annual Veterans Golf Classic teed off on a picturesque day in Myrtle Beach as more than 450 golfers are playing on 12 area golf courses in one of the area's most popular events.
Where you play: Pine Lakes Country Club
Cool Fact: The Granddaddy was Myrtle Beach’s first golf course and it oozes history. Robert White, the first president of the PGA of America, designed the course, and Pine Lakes was the birthplace of Sports Illustrated and the Myrtle Beach golf trip. The course’s rich history certainly contributes to its charm (make sure you tour the clubhouse), but it’s golf you come for and Pine Lakes delivers on that count as well. The course underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project, guaranteeing that this Granddaddy will please future generations of South Carolina golfers as well.
Where you Stay: Many accommodations are offering a package with this rate but we found it here.
Cost: Rounds from just $41 this summer, don't miss these great deals and more!
Where Can I Book?: Directly from the source: Pine Lakes Country Club
Choose from over 19 Courses including Sandpiper Bay, and daily breakfast is included.
Cool Fact: Sandpiper Bay - If playability and quality conditions are important factors in helping you choose courses for any of your Myrtle Beach golf trips, Sandpiper Bay should merit serious consideration. A 27-hole facility, Sandpiper is a former Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of the Year award-winner and one of the area’s most popular layouts with savvy travelers. Sandpiper is, in word, fun. The fairways are expansive and the miniverde greens are pure, giving players a chance to score.
Where you Stay: Bay Watch Resort and Conference Center
Cost: 3 Round / 3 Night Pricing from just $330 per person!
Where Can I Book?: Directly from the source at Bay Watch Resort!
One of the best events on the Myrtle Beach golf calendar is upon us. The 16th annual Veterans Golf Classic will be played May 17-20, bringing 450 golfers from 30+ states to the Grand Strand to participate in a tournament that honors the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. A two-man team event, the Veterans Golf Classic is a 54-hole, handicap tournament that is open to all current or former members of the United States Military and their friends. The event features
PGA Tour superstar Dustin Johnson was in Myrtle Beach earlier this week, enjoying the place he called home for 10+ years. He also took the time to hit a few trick shots with the Bryan Bros, including pounding golf balls across the Intracoastal Waterway at Grande Dunes! Enjoy.
The World’s Largest 19th Hole has always been one of golf’s greatest parties, anchoring the fun at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. Offering more than 120,000 square feet of festivities, the 19th Hole, which is held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, is where golfers gather each night to pour over scores, swap stories and enjoy a celebration of the game.
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best public golf in America – having 13 courses that have been ranked among the nation’s top 100 public courses is proof positive – but what makes the destination equally attractive is the depth of its golf course offerings.
If Mother’s Day kept you away from the television, you missed Rickie Fowler birdieing the famed island, green 17th hole at The Players Championship three times in less than three hours to win golf’s fifth major! Three incredible tee shots. Fowler played the last 10 holes in 8-under to win his most significant tournament to date.
If you'd like to try and replicate Fowler's feat, let me suggest a trip to World Tour Golf Links, where a replica of the 17th hole at Sawgrass is one of the course's most popular.
In this month's Golf Instruction Zone tip, Classic Swing Golf School's Ted Frick explains how the three quiet Hs - Head, Hips and Hands - will improve your putting.
The 32nd annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship is beginning to come into view on the horizon. If you’ve played in the 3,400+ person event, you understand why people travel to Myrtle Beach from more than 30 countries to participate in the game’s most unique tournament.
Over the years, the Myrtle Beach World Amateur has attracted some of the biggest names in golf media, and the 2015 event will be no different. Katrek & Maginnes On Tap, which airs nationally on PGA Tour Radio on Sirius/XM, will be originating from the World Largest 19th Hole again this year.
A stretch of sprawling oak trees line both sides of the road, a centuries old welcome to Heritage Club. The majesty of the trees immediately sets the tone for one of Myrtle Beach’s most memorable rounds of golf, tying players to the property’s rich history.
Choose from 19 Courses including Long Bay! Book Early for the Lowest 3-Round Rates on 19 Prime Times Signature Courses! Save up to 30% off last year's 3-round special!
Cool Fact: Long Bay has nearly as much sand as the nearby beach and its greens are among the fastest on the beach. Players love the challenge and the 10th, a par 4 with its fairway surrounded by a waste bunker, the island green 13th hole, a par 3, and dogleg right 18th are among the best holes in Myrtle Beach.
Where you Stay: Many accomodations and package providers can book this deal, but we found it here: Myrtle Beach Golf Gurus
Cost: Spring Season 3-Round Pricing from Just $138!
Where Can I Book?: Directly from the source at Myrtle Beach Golf Gurus!
Everyone that plays in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship dreams of playing in the Flight Winner’s Playoff, and this year that dream will be fulfilled for 70 flight winners at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course, which will host the World Championship Playoff for the third consecutive year.
Sea Trail has long been at the forefront of the Brunswick County golf scene. The 54-hole facility, with namesake layouts designed by Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd, has on-site accommodations, two restaurants and a convention center, making it the North Strand’s most diverse resort.
Sea Trail is also under new ownership that is committed to enhancing the facility’s place in the market.
Cool Fact: Everything is big at True Blue - the greens, the fairways, the waste bunkers and most importantly, the fun. This Mike Strantz design has been deservedly ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and should be high on any list of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses. True Blue’s fairways are upwards of 100 yards wide in some spots. The challenge comes in hitting to the proper spots on greens that are as big as any in South Carolina. Make True Blue part of an upcoming golf vacation. You won’t regret it.
Where you Stay: We found it straight from the source at: True Blue.
Cost: Starting at $299 per golfer this summer!
Mother’s Day is a time to show our gratitude for the women who mean the most to us, and what better way to do it, than with a golf gift? Though there are less than two weeks prior to the big day, you are probably still in need of a gift and we have five suggestions that will put a smile on the face of your favorite female golfer(s).
Cool Fact: Pete and P.B. Dye collaborated to create Prestwick Country Club, one of Myrtle Beach’s hidden gems. Prestwick features all the hallmarks of a Dye design - railroad ties, pot bunkers and rolling greens – and delivers the quality of work associated with one of the most prominent names in golf course architecture.
Cost: 3 Nights, 3 Rounds from $351 per golfer! Add additional nights and rounds on also.
Where Can I Book?: Directly from the source at Paradise Resort!
Where you play: Litchfield Golf and Country Club
Cool Fact: Unlike many modern courses, Litchfield’s greens aren’t elevated, allowing for greater creativity in finding the smaller-than-average putting surfaces. Litchfield features the best of lowcountry South Carolina, but it’s tree-lined fairways demand accuracy off the tee.
Where you Stay: Many accommodations are offering a package with this rate but we found it here.
Cost: Rounds starting at $46 per golfer this spring! Book before 8am and Save BIG!
Where Can I Book?: Check out Litchfield Country Club for more details!
The expanding roster of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday tournaments has added another event that will deliver great golf, the chance to compete on a level playing field, and tremendous value. The inaugural Calabash Cup will be played July 24-26 on six Grand Strand golf courses – Carolina National | Crow Creek | Rivers Edge | Sea Trail – Jones Course | Tiger’s Eye | Thistle. The 54-hole, 2-man team event is accepting entries and the event, which is capped at 200 players, is expected to sellout.
Sure, 72 holes of tournament golf and the World’s Largest 19th Hole are reason enough to attend the World Amateur Handicap Championship, but the opportunity to play some of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach and all of America is an equally powerful incentive and reason to plan a golf vacation. The course lineup for the 2015 tournament is set, and it reads like a who’s who of Myrtle Beach golf. Fifty-five golf courses will be hosting the event, and 40 of them have earned at least 4 stars in Golf Digest’s prestigious “Best Places to Play” guide. For reference, 4 stars mean, “plan your next vacation” around the course.