New Golf Tournament Opens Top Courses to Average Joes

Myrtle Beach Fall Classic set to make its debut in November

By Terry Massey,

Thousands of golfers flock to Myrtle Beach each year to test their skills on the more than 100 courses in the area. But playing the best of the best can be a real test to your vacation budget. Assuming you can get a tee time to some of the elite layouts on the Grand Strand, the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coast that surrounds Myrtle Beach, you should be prepared to pay top dollar.

But a new event is giving golfers the chance to spend one week on some of the top courses for one low price. The Myrtle Beach Fall Classic will be held Monday, Nov. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 20, giving average Joes the opportunity to play like the PGA Tour pros.

Take advantage of the huge savings, as participating courses close out the fall season with this brand new event.

Barefoot Golf Resort in the Myrtle Beach area — Photo courtesy of Barefoot Golf Resort

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Fall Classic is a two-person team tournament with an all-star lineup of championship layouts. Play on the award-winning Fazio and Norman courses at Barefoot Golf Resort, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Grande Dunes Resort Course, King’s North, Prestwick, TPC Myrtle Beach and True Blue – all ranked among the top Myrtle Beach area courses by various national and local publications.

Caledonia, ranked among America’s top 100 public courses, is located on a former rice plantation; it's widely considered one of the area’s best and most scenic layouts.

The Fazio Course and Norman Course at Barefoot Resort is one of seven area courses that play along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Grande Dunes Resort has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and it hosted the PGA Professional National Championship over the summer.

King’s North at Myrtle Beach National is an Arnold Palmer design that has been ranked among the nation’s best public courses.

Prestwick Country Club, a 4.5-star course, is a P.B. Dye design that is one of the area’s best and most underrated layouts.

TPC Myrtle Beach is the former home of the Senior Tour Championship; it's currently ranked among America’s top 100 public courses.

Meanwhile, True Blue is a Mike Strantz design and one of Myrtle Beach’s bedrock layouts.

Participants will get to play on four of the eight elite layouts while competing for prizes and bragging rights. But the real prize is playing in such an event for the cost of $325, so everyone's a winner.

The 72-hole tournament also includes two nights of free food and drinks and admission to various post-round social events, including dinner and open bar at the awards dinner on the final night at Crown Reef Resort.

The top finishers in each flight will win prizes, and every player will have the opportunity to win daily contests and random drawing prizes.

The event will be limited to the first 100 teams, and it's expected to sellout. Players can register online at MyrtleBeachFallClassic.com