One of the best parts of golf is being able to compete with your friends and still enjoy some great golf courses. One way you can do that is by playing in the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship every year. With Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club proudly hosting World Am rounds once more in the recently completed 2018 event, allow us to fill you in if you’re not familiar with the World Am, so you can make your plans to join the fun in 2019!
The World Amateur has been in Myrtle Beach for more than three and a half decades now, and draws golfers from all over the world including players from Italy, Portugal, Germany, Canada, and more! Golfers come from all over the United States to play some of the best courses along the Grand Strand, including Caledonia and True Blue – each of which is proud to host rounds for some of the World Am’s participants each year.
The World Amateur is a handicapped tournament that has more than 70 flights in any given year, including a “just for fun” flight where the name of the game is just that: fun. Players throughout the week will compete over four rounds in the hopes of making it to the championship round on Friday.
But the fun doesn’t stop when the World Am rounds finish. Monday through Thursday, World Am participants and guest head over to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for “The World’s Largest 19th Hole,” where each night participants indulge in some of the best food and drinks from restaurants around Myrtle Beach, enjoy live music, and listen to multiple golf personalities as they speak and perform on the big stage. Plus, 19th Hole attendees have the chance to win $25,000 by making a hole-in-one on a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass! The World Am’s 19th Hole is an experience that everyone should take in at least once.
Next time you’re in town for the World Am, be sure to visit us at the Caledonia Golf Vacations booth at the 19th Hole – we’d love to see you, and show you how our two award-winning designs are the perfect fit for your next golf getaway!