You may already know that one of Myrtle Beach’s many close associations with the game of golf is the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, which welcomes more than 3,000 amateur golfers from all over the world to the Grand Strand every year.
But did you know that the “World Am” is just one of many competitive golf events held in Myrtle Beach each year?
One of the area's most successful events outside the World Am is the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic, which is heading into its second year. This year’s event will take place Nov. 14-17 at a collection of renowned courses throughout the Grand Strand. Mid-fall is an underrated time for golf in the Myrtle Beach area, as temperatures tend to be perfect and precipitation is generally less of a threat than in the damper spring high season.
If the success of the tournament’s first year is any indication, the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic might well become for two-person teams what the World Am has become for individuals. Year 1 was a huge success, as some 160 teams ventured to the Grand Strand in 2015 to play 72 holes in four different formats — one for each day of competition. The tournament gets off to a traditional start with a Best-Ball round, followed by a Texas Scramble, Combined Team Net and, finally, a Team Scramble on the fourth and final day of competition.
In order to draw the best possible field, the Fall Classic is played over nothing but the very top tier of Myrtle Beach golf courses. Here is the tentative lineup for this year’s event (different flights will play different courses on these days):
Day 1: Prestwick Country Club, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, True Blue Golf Club
Day 2: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Barefoot Resort (Fazio Course), Myrtle Beach National (King’s North)
Day 3: Thistle Golf Club, Long Bay Club, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links
Day 4: Grande Dunes Resort Club, Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation, Barefoot Resort (Norman Course)
As you can see, Myrtle Beach is rolling out the red carpet for the 160 two-person teams who enter (at a cost of $425 per player) the second annual Myrtle Beach Fall Classic. Registration for this year's classic ends on October 30, so there is still plenty of time to set your team and set your sights on playing these premier Myrtle Beach courses. Get your team registered today.
And once you've registered, remember that you'll need as much rest and relaxation as possible between rounds. You can rest easy with the golf vacation experts at MyrtleBeachGolf.com helping you find the best rates at some of the leading oceanfront resorts in the area. Check out our Lodgings Page where you can explore our featured resort properties and book directly, or just let one of our experts do all the work and get a quote for your group's stay during the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic.