More than 3,000 golfers have already registered for the 39th annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship and they all have one goal in common: to play at TPC Myrtle Beach.
The World Am, which will be held Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, attracts players from all 50 states and 15+ countries to compete in the 72-hole, net stroke play event. After four rounds, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff, which will be hosted at TPC.
Long regarded as one of Myrtle Beach’s premier big event venues, the victor at the World Am certainly won’t be the first person to win a meaningful trophy on the Tom Fazio-Lanny Wadkins design.
The course has also hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship, NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Region Championship and various other events.
With five sets of tees that range from 5,118 to 6,950 yards, TPC provides a stern test of golf for players of all ability levels, rewarding both power and precision. The course closes with a flourish, highlighted by the par 3, 17th, which plays to a peninsula green, and No. 18, a daunting par 5, that is the layout’s signature hole.
While there is much talk about the challenge of TPC, there are opportunities to score, most notably on the 277-yard (white tees) 12th hole, a drivable par 4 that provides the chance for birdie.
The putter is almost always the most important club in the bag during any round of golf, but players who want to have putts that matter will need to drive the ball well. TPC is a long course, a challenge highlighted by four par 4s – 3, 4, 9 and 15 – that play more than 400 yards.
Whether you are attempting to close out the Flight Winners Playoff at the World Am or teeing it up with buddies, TPC Myrtle Beach is an unforgettable test.