Friday, September 01, 2017

Myrtle Beach World Am and Golf Courses Celebrate the Amateur Golfer

Billed as the "Largest Single-Site Golf Tournament in the World" with 72 holes of net, stroke play on many of Myrtle Beach's most exquisite (and demanding) golf courses, the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Tournament draws 3,300 golfers from around the globe for both the competition and the camaraderie.

Golfers have been coming to this tournament for years, some since the 80's when the World Am was called the "DuPont World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach" and only offered ten golf courses along the Grand Strand. Within thirty years, the number of courses in this tournament has swelled to over fifty and the number of players has grown in kind.

A few of our favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach which offer its own mystique include:

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, which never fails to impress players with its stately demeanor.
Pine Lakes Country Club, well known on the Grand Strand as "The Granddaddy" of Myrtle Beach courses.
Grande Dunes with its Intracoastal Waterway views and technology-driven Golf Performance Center.
World Tour Golf Links, unique as its holes simulate some of the finest in the world!

Pine Lakes Myrtle Beach
Pine Lakes Golf Club - The Granddaddy of Myrtle Beach Courses

To play the World Am is definitely a golfers dream and, if you love to compete in a fun and rewarding environment, you should definitely punch your ticket for next year's event.

Each year that I visit the 19th hole, billed by the Myrtle Beach World Am as "a Really Big Golf Party", I speak with dozens of people.

Although the game of golf takes center stage, friendships are forged and merriment is high on the list of priorities - what could be better than playing golf by day and being wined and dined by local restauranteurs and entertained by some awesome dance bands?

Cool accessories!

Tin Cup was sporting their unique metal ball markers again this year and Snell Golf was debuting their hot, new golf ball (of which I received several sleeves for testing)...this golf ball's inventor also worked in R&D for Titleist and TaylorMade so this ball should show promise!

Visit the Myrtle Beach World Am website to view the full list of golf courses, scoring, handicap system and events and you will want to place this tournament on your bucket list!

Have you played in the World Am? If so, let us know your thoughts below in this golf blog and on Twitter @Golf4Beginners!


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