World's Largest 19th Hole
The “World’s Largest 19th Hole” is a term used quite a bit in the description of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. Although difficult to explain in short bursts, that is more a byproduct of its enormity, rather than its complexity. That is because at its core, the 19th Hole is simply a golf party…a gathering of avid golfers, all ready to wind down and have a blast. Take a few minutes here to explore everything that makes the 19th Hole, the true heartbeat of the World Am!
Free Food and Drinks
For most people, the first thing to do is grab the restaurant menu and start planning their culinary consumption strategy. With more than 10 food serving stations dishing out cuisine from area restaurants, plus TWO Friendly’s Ice Cream stations…there is plenty of grub to go around.
You will need something to wash that down with as well. There are also four main bars with sodas, water, liquor and wine and four beer bars serving plenty of favorites on tap. ALL drinks are included, so it is open bar for all three hours, all four nights!
Live Nightly Entertainment
You can get down in the World Am LIVE! Ballroom each night with live music from great regional, award-winning musical guests. You can take a seat at a table and enjoy the sounds, or you can get out on the dance floor and show everybody the new moves you’ve been working on! Either way, you are sure to enjoy the experience because World Am LIVE! is always a favorite for attendees of all ages.
Fun and Games
There are so many things to do at the 19th Hole. You can’t miss the world famous 60 foot long putt challenge, and the cornhole boards are asking for a game. There are arcade games, pool tables, dart boards, Golden Tee machines and full golf simulators on the floor with closest to the pin challenges. Whether you’re playing just for fun, having a friendly competition with your friends or trying to win great nightly contest prizes or the weekly grand prize of $25,000, the games are a great way to have fun at the 19th Hole.
Celebrities & Special Guests
Throughout the years, the likes of David Feherty, John Daly, Annika Sorenstam, Dave Pelz, Charlie Rymer and Brandel Chamblee have engaged World Am participants with stories about their lives and the in and around the game of golf. Off course celebrities like Jeff Gordon, Roger Clemens and Tony Womack have joined the fray as well. And one of the most popular guests each year is Hall of Fame billiards professional Ewa Laurance, known as the “Striking Viking.” 19th Hole attendees can watch Ewa perform trick shot exhibitions and challenge her to a 9-Ball match.
About one-third of the main hall in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is made up of exhibitors from the world of golf and beyond. With 70 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, you are bound to find something you just can’t live without. The expo is one of the major attractions for golf fanatics looking for brand new training aids, gizmos, gadgets and more.
Convention Center Safety
All local, state, and federal mandates in place at the time of the event will be instituted to comply with all necessary safety measures.
In addition as a courtesy to others the tournament staff encourages masks to be worn at all times when not eating or drinking (whether a mask mandate is in place at the time of the event or not).
The Convention Center is a certified GBAC facility (Global Bio-risk Advisory Council). GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that the facility has established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
For a full list of all precautionary measures, see our safety measures page.
Blade and Bow Lounge - 19th Hole VIP Area*
All new in 2021 is the Blade & Bow Lounge, an exclusive “VIP” 19th Hole experience!
Grab tickets and kick it with fellow World Am participants and their guests in this decked out and unique area of the 19th Hole. Featured in the dedicated area of the 19th Hole is an upgraded experience to enjoy for the week. Tickets will be limited on a first come, first serve basis so don’t miss out!