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The Dog Days of summer have officially arrived, and that can only mean one thing: it is tournament season on the Grand Strand!

Every year the Grand Strand plays host to dozens of competitive golf tournaments for amateurs and professionals alike. And, while Covid-19 forced organizers to cancel or postpone a few of the spring tournaments, the Grand Strand is still gearing up to host five phenomenal golf tournaments in the coming months.

Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship—August 31st-September 4th

Open to players of all skill levels, the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship is one of the Grand Strand’s largest annual tournaments. Every year, more than 3,300 players from over 25 countries and all 50 states flock to Myrtle Beach to play in this 72-hole event. Tournament participants are placed in tightly grouped flights based on age, gender, and handicap. The sophisticated handicap system equitably levels the playing field and is the backbone of the event’s 30+ years of success.

Covid-19 Precautions

To ensure the health and safety of all tournament participants, the organizers of the World Amateur Handicap Championship have made several important policy changes to this year’s tournament.

  • First, no spectators will be allowed on any course.
  • Second, there will be no 19th hole after-party.
  • Third, each player will have a private golf cart.
  • Fourth, there will be no more than 72 golfers at each course—approximately 36 players per flight.
  • Fifth, flights may have players with the same handicap in a neighboring flight.
  • Sixth, the tournament’s organizers have instituted a tee time window in threesomes: courses firing on the first and tenth tee will have an 8 am – 9:39 am window. First tees only will have a 7:30 am – 10:57 am window.
  • Lastly, complimentary range balls will be provided and placed on the ranges to avoid excessive contact.

Please be aware, each golf course on the week of the tournament will be following all federal CDC guidelines and reserve the option to institute additional policies as needed. All tournament participants are kindly asked to respect these policies.

Saintnine Shootout—September 5th-September 6th

Hosted by Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer, The Saintnine Shootout is a two-day, 36-hole tournament. Entrance to the tournament is capped at 120 participants, who will have the privilege to play at two of the Grand Strand’s most illustrious courses: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club. All tournament participants will also receive a gift bag package courtesy of Saintnine, an emerging leader in premium golf balls.

The entry fee for the tournament is $175 and includes two rounds of golf, a dozen Saintnine U-Pro golf balls, and shoulder wraps from Sparms Sun Protection.


Veterans Golf Classic—September 27th-September 30th

Entering its 21st year, the Veterans Golf Classic is a three-day celebration combination of golf, fun, and the fraternal bond shared by all members of the American Military. Every year, over 400 players flock to the Grand Strand to participate in this incredible tournament to enjoy a few days hitting the links, telling stories, and sharing memories amongst fellow veterans. All branches are welcome and encouraged to sign-up.

National Retired Military Golf Classic—November 10th-November 13th

The National Retired Military Golf Classic (NRMGC) is the largest retired military golf tournament in the world. The competition is open to all retired military members as well as their spouses. Entry fees are $345 for men and $300 for women and cover all golf tournament rounds and cart fees, awards, prizes, special prize drawings, as well as a quality golf shirt, a hat for the men, a visor for the ladies, and much more. The tournament format is a four-person scramble of four flights (ABCD), taking place at four legendary Grand Strand golf courses: Burning Ridge, Long Bay, Myrtle Beach National King’s North, and Myrtle Beach National South Creek.

Short Par 4 Fall Classic—November 15th-November 19th

The Short Par 4 Fall Classic caters to those that cannot play golf at home due to the end of their golf season. Take advantage of Myrtle Beach’s mild fall season and play 16 of the best golf courses on the Grand Strand. Whether you are escaping the cold, or just looking to enjoy Myrtle Beach golf with a partner, the Fall Classic is the way to go.

The entry fee $399 per player and includes four rounds of tournament golf, welcome reception entrance, welcome gifts, and award banquet entrance.

Start Planning Your Grand Strand Golf Getaway Today

Interested in playing any of these tournaments?! Then book your stay in a golfer friendly beach home or oceanfront condo with the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority.

Each rental property is managed through our sister company, Elliott Beach Rentals, and offers golfers a myriad of luxurious amenities and accommodations. And, with hundreds of rental properties located across the Grand Strand, we guarantee that there is an Elliott Property just a few minutes away from all your tournament courses.


Keep Calm and Golf On Carolina!