So every early June, hundreds of avid golfers who have served their country gather in the world’s biggest golf destination, Myrtle Beach, for three days of golf, camaraderie and storytelling: the Veterans Golf Classic. This year’s edition of this awesome event takes place from June 5 to June 7.
Now in its 18th year, the Veterans Golf Classic is a two-person team event hosted on nine courses up and down the Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand,” which encompasses some 100 golf courses across 60 miles of North and South Carolina coastline. This year, the premier courses include the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort, Prestwick Country Club and Thistle Golf Club, all ranked in the upper tier of Myrtle Beach-area courses.
Because hundreds of teams sign up for this event each year, the field is flighted by team handicap, so that teams of similar handicaps compete against one another on the same rotation of courses.
At $260 per person, the Veterans Golf Classic is, quite simply, one of the best values in golf. Not only does the entry fee cover each player’s green fees for the three days of the tournament, it includes a gift bag, tickets to the welcoming cocktail party and a spot at the awards dinner.
Not only is the entry fee to the Veterans Golf Classic an incredible bargain, so too is lodging in the area for the event. That’s because the organizers of the Veterans Golf Classic have made special arrangements with MyrtleBeachGolf.com to offer special, low rates on rom nights for participants in the tournament. The list of resorts where you can enjoy these discounts is long, but it includes the likes of Breakers Resort, Compass Cove Resort, Long Bay Resort and Ocean Reef Resort, among others.
The tournament is coming up, but the organizers are still taking entries, so visit VeteransGolfClassic.com for more info. And if you’re looking for lodging, be sure and visit MyrtleBeachGolf.com to arrange it!