New MB Fall Classic opens top courses to local golfers

mbgolfThe Myrtle Beach Fall Classic will debut this November, giving golfers the opportunity to conclude their 2014 season by competing on some of the Grand Strand’s and America’s best courses.

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Fall Classic, a two-person team event, will be played Nov. 17-20. The event is highlighted by a golf course lineup that includes the Fazio and Norman courses at Barefoot, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Grande Dunes Resort Course, King’s North,  Prestwick, TPC Myrtle Beach and True Blue.

The 72-hole tournament entry fee is $325 per person and will include four rounds of golf, two nights of free food and drinks, and a gift bag. The event will be limited to the first 100 teams and is expected to sellout. Players can register online at www.MyrtleBeachFallClassic.com.

Golfers will be flighted based on their team’s USGA handicaps and there will be a different format of play each day. The tournament formats, in order, will be best ball, Texas scramble, combined net team score and a scramble.

Six of the eight layouts have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses and no matter a player’s rotation, four rounds of great golf are guaranteed.

Caledonia, ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, is a one area’s best and most scenic courses.

The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest and hosted Big Break Myrtle Beach.

The 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, and it’s one of Myrtle Beach’s signature layouts.

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 and is currently ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Digest.

True Blue is America’s 77th best public course, according to Golf Magazine. The Mike Strantz design is one of Myrtle Beach’s bedrock layouts.

The fun won’t end at the course. During registration on Sunday, November 16, players will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

There will also be a plated dinner and open bar at the awards dinner on the final night at Crown Reef Resort.??Participants will receive a tournament gift bag, including Myrtle Beach Fall Classic logo’d apparel, among other items. The top finishers in each flight will win prizes and every player will have the opportunity to win daily contests and random drawing prizes.

Photo courtesy of MBGH

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