The 2016 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament, the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, is taking place Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2. This year marks the 33rd year that the tournament has hosted players from all across the U.S. and more than 30 countries. If you’re attending and are still looking for a place to stay, check out our last minute deals on tournament vacation rentals at Booe Realty in Myrtle Beach SC.
The World Am tournament is open to all golfers 17 years old and above that has a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. There are six competitive divisions ranging from Men 49 and under to the Super Seniors (age 70+), Women’s division and the recently created, Gross Division. Golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps within the divisions. The tournament features approximately 70 flights and the winner of each advances to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that eliminates all but the World Champion. The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses that include several of the top 100 public layouts. Each flight plays a different course each day.
Don’t miss this year’s Kickoff Party – Golfapalooza – on Sunday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach. Discounted drinks, live entertainment and lots of prizes will be available at Crocodile Rocks, Malibu’s Surf Bar, Broadway Louie’s and Oz. Must be present to win any of the random drawing prizes.