Flighted by Gender, Age and Handicap
The World Am is truly an experience you cannot get anywhere else. With over 3,000 players competing each year, there is a different feeling when standing on the first tee than you get when playing in your weekly league or local Am Tour event. The main advantage of having so many players is that the handicap ranges within the flights are very small. We have one of the largest Women's golf tournaments in the world, with nearly 300 ladies competing each year. And for the Men, we break it down by age with divisions for: 49 & Under, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+. In addition to the handicap flights, we offer gross divisions for men and senior men for those that prefer medal play.
If you don't want to play competitively, you can still play in the World Am. The Just for Fun flight is just for you! Play without the restrictions of USGA rules and don't worry about handicaps or your score. You can still play four great Myrtle Beach courses, enjoy the 19th Hole, get the awesome gift bag and win daily contest and random drawing prizes. We even give the flight prizes away randomly.
Anyone can play. Anyone can win.
The most inclusive event on the planet, the World Am is truly open to any player with a valid USGA handicap index or international equivalent. Not only do we utilize the handicap of each player to flight the event, but strokes the competition is conducted as a net, stroke play event to offer a level playing field for each player. For those concerned about the true equity of handicap golf tournaments, rest assured that the organizers of the World Am spend countless hours scrutinizing handicaps prior to and during the event.
A LOT to Win. A LOT of Winners.
There are many different ways to win a prize at the World Am. The most desirable of which is to win or finish in the top 5 of your flight. With a great prize sponsor in the PGA TOUR Superstore, we're dishing out great gift card prizes to those top finishers in each of the 64 flights! Even if you can't quite get in the top 5, there are daily contest prizes each day for each flight as well.
However, you don't have to have a great week on the courses to be a winner. We'll give away over $30,000 in random drawing prizes throughout the registration period and onsite at the Welcome Party and 19th Hole. We want as many people as possible to leave the World Am as a winner.
Play Awesome Myrtle Beach Courses
The World Am will be contested on over 50 of Myrtle Beach's beautiful, unique, award-winning courses. Bucket list courses like Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Tidewater, Barefoot Resort (Love, Fazio and Norman), Grand Dunes and many, many more are included in the list of tracks awaiting the more than 3,000 participants of this golf spectacle. Courses used in the event were designed by master architects like Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Mike Strantz and Rees Jones, just to name a few.
Be Crowned WORLD CHAMPION
With players from all 50 United States and more than 25 countries competing over 72 holes, the World Am is the ONLY golf tournament open to players of all abilities that can truly crown a World Champion amateur golfer. You see, the handicap system was created to put players of all skill levels on an equal playing field. And we put that system to the test by fielding golfers from all over the world, with handicaps from +4 to 36.4 in one overall golf tournament.
The question is....do you have what it takes to be THE CHAMPION?