The fourth annual Myrtle Beach Fall Classic, a staple of the Grand Strand’s autumn calendar, has already attracted a sold-out field of 336 players. The 72-hole, two-man team event, which will be played November 12-16, will bring golfers from 38 states and three countries to an event that will be played on 12 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses.
The Fall Classic cost $375 to enter and includes four rounds of golf, a gift bag, a welcome reception featuring free drinks and hor d’oeurvres, and an awards banquet that provides dinner, open bar and awards.
“The Fall Classic has quickly emerged as one of our most popular events,” said Scott Tomasello, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director. “For a lot of players, this is their farewell to the 2017 golf season, and the tournament gives them an opportunity to experience some of the best courses in Myrtle Beach and all of America.”
The Fall Classic has a different format of play each day, leading off with best ball and followed by a Texas scramble, modified alternate shot and a final round scramble.
The golf course lineup features five courses – Barefoot Fazio, Caledonia, Barefoot Dye, Tiger’s Eye and True Blue - that have been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Glen Dornoch, Parkland at Legends Resort, Oyster Bay, Pawleys Plantation, Pine Lakes, Prestwick and Thistle, all outstanding layouts, complete the course lineup.
Caledonia is a consensus top 100 public layout, lauded by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Channel for the quality of its design and the experience.
The Tom Fazio and Pete Dye courses at Barefoot live up to the reputation of their namesake architects, helping anchor one of America’s premier multi-course facilities. The Fazio Course hosted the championship match of the hit Golf Channel show Big Break, and the Dye Course is the longtime host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am.
The Parkland Course at Legends Resort, which just completed a bunker renovation project, is a traditional design that is among the area’s most sought-after tee times.
Oyster Bay, a Dan Maples course, plays along the Calabash River and is home to a pair of back 9 island greens that have helped make the layout a bedrock along the North Strand.
A Jack Nicklaus course, the back nine at Pawleys Plantation is one of the most scenic in all of South Carolina. A saltwater marsh comes into play on the four of the final six holes, highlighted by the par 3 13th, which plays to a peninsula green.
Pine Lakes, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, was Myrtle Beach’s first course and continues to charm golfers.
Prestwick Country Club is one of Myrtle Beach hidden gems. The P.B. Dye layout challenges players from the first tee to the final putt.
Readers of GolfAdvisor.com, Golf Channel’s travel portal, ranked Thistle the 14th best public course in America in 2016, a testament to the quality of the layout.
Everything is big at True Blue – the fairways, the greens and, most importantly, the fun. The Mike Strantz design is ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Channel.
In addition to the Fall Classic, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday also runs the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, the Preseason Classic, the Palmetto High School Golf Championship, the Veterans Golf Classic, the March Championship, the Calabash Cup and the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship.
For more information, go to MyrtleBeachGolfHolidayTournaments.com.