Myrtle Beach Area Set to Greet Golfers From Around the Globe for 27th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship

Aug 26, 2010, 13:00 ET from Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3,100 amateur golfers from 48 states and 18 countries will gather in Myrtle Beach (S.C.) next week for the 27th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship. The event is the largest single-site golf tournament in the world. More than 55 Myrtle Beach area golf courses will be used for the four-round event that will crown the world amateur champion.

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament. Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, flight winners advance to the 18-hole world championship playoff on Friday, September 3.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the world to the Myrtle Beach area for this amazing competition," said Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the World Amateur Handicap Championship. "The entire Myrtle Beach area opens its arms for the players. From the golf courses to the restaurants to the shopping and other tourism interests, this event provides about an $11 million economic impact."

The more than 55 Myrtle Beach area golf courses comprising this year's World Am are some of the finest in the area including all four Barefoot Resort & Golf courses, True Blue Golf Plantation, Tidewater Golf Plantation, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach and all three courses at Myrtle Beach National.

For more information on the event, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit, or at

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association of 102 championship golf courses, 76 golf package providers and five golf schools in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization has been and continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the Myrtle Beach area golf market. The originator of the "Stay and Play Package," Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about the area accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

For more information, call Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday at 1-800-833-8798 or visit

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