All About the 'World Am'

Anyone can play. Anyone can win.

A unique golf tournament experience you cannot get anywhere else. With around 3,200 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 World’s largest golf tournament is also the most inclusive. From scratch golfers, to 36 handicaps, to golfers who just want to play for fun! The event features all playing abilities and is one of the biggest women’s tournaments with 400+ participants!

Flighted by Gender, Age and Handicap

Handicap ranges within the flights are very small. With 70 flights devoted to Net participants, a flight handicap range could be less than a full point!

The winner of each gross division will be invited to enjoy Friday’s Championship round, as well as awarded an exemption into a top flight Amateur event.

Why not compete Just For Fun? No handicaps or scores! Just good friends, some golf clubs and your best attitude! The Just For Fun Flight is great for all sorts of players.

Fair handicapping

Net divisions are flighted by handicap, so the competition is a net, stroke play event which offers a level playing field for all. Anyone concerned about the equity of handicap golf, rest assured organizers spend countless hours scrutinizing handicaps.

A LOT of winners

Paying out the top 5 in each flight means nearly 400 winners! With a great prize sponsor in the PGA TOUR Superstore, we’re dishing out great gift card prizes to those top finishers in each flight! Didn’t play great? There are daily contest prizes each day. Best of all we give away $30,000 in random drawing prizes.

Bottom line: we want as many people as possible to leave a winner.

Great courses

The World Am is contested on more than 50 of Myrtle Beach’s beautiful, award-winning courses. Bucket list courses like Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Tidewater, Barefoot Resort (Love, Fazio and Norman), TPC Myrtle Beach and many more. 

Courses 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. The handicap system was created to put players of all skill levels on an equal playing field. 

We put that system to the test by fielding golfers from around the world, with handicaps from 0 to 40.4, all in one amazing golf tournament.

Do you have what it takes?


Take your game to the next level


Register today for $729!

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