Myrtle Beach will always be a buddies trip destination for golfers, and that’s not changing, but don’t sell the area short as an event town.
Over the years, Myrtle Beach has emerged as a hotspot for outstanding, even if sometimes overlooked, attractions. If you want to build your next trip around a golf event, here are five headliners as we look at what 2024 has to offer.
Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, March 1-3
If you love competitive golf, don’t hesitate to plan a trip around the 9th annual “DJ,” which will again attract one of the strongest fields in junior golf. Among the 54-hole event’s past champions are PGA Tour winner Akshay Bhatia and LPGA Tour champion Alexa Pano. Current collegiate stars Ben James and Michael Brennan, both of whom have the look of future Tour players, are also past champions. The caliber of play is outstanding, and you will have the opportunity to see the game’s next generation of stars.
Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, April 15
The Monday After the Masters, hosted at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club, is a Myrtle Beach institution, attracting some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Watson, Bill Murray, Dan Marino and Wayne Gretzky are among the legends who have teed it up at the MAM. This is one of the area’s toughest tickets, but if you can secure one, it’s a must attend.
Myrtle Beach Classic, May 9-12
For the first time ever, the PGA Tour is coming to Myrtle Beach, and it will be a can’t miss event. The Dunes Club will make for a wonderful host and the good folks at MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com have even built a package around the tournament, providing your group VIP suite access. If you want to play great golf, watch some of the world’s best players, and enjoy a great party, the Myrtle Beach Classic is for you.
Carolina Country Music Fest, June 6-9
Okay, this isn’t a golf event, but it’s four nights of great music, highlighted this year by appearances from Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood and Old Dominion, and plenty of daylight hours for hitting the course. Concert-goers will receive special pricing on Founders Group International’s 21 courses, doubling down on the good times. If you love music and golf, attending the CCMF is a win.
World Amateur Handicap Championship, August 26-30
For the true sickos out there, the World Am, entering its 41st year, is a must. A 72-hole net stroke play tournament, the World Am allows players to compete like a pro for a week, dealing with the grind of a four-round event in tightly grouped flights. The World Am is just as enjoyable off the course as players gather each evening to celebrate at the World’s Largest 19th Hole, a nightly party that provides free food, free drinks, live entertainment, and a golf expo. The World Am is a one-of-a-kind event. Is 2024 the year for you to give it a go?
If you want to add a different component to your annual buddies trip, give these five events a look.