Everyone that plays in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship dreams of playing in the Flight Winner’s Playoff, and this year that dream will be fulfilled for 70 flight winners at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course.
The highly acclaimed Dye Course will host the World Championship Playoff for the third consecutive year. The layout, which has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest, is just the third course to host the 18-hole shootout that determines the World Am champion.
“We look forward to crowning our champion at the Dye Club,” tournament director Jeff Monday said. “The golf course is among the best in America, and it’s a big-event facility. A field of nearly 3,500 golfers will be competing to earn a spot in the World Championship Playoff, and the Dye Club will absolutely identify the most deserving champion.”
Dye Club, which has hosted the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am the last 13 years, has a private clubhouse and a layout that will challenge the best players at this year’s World Am.
Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, the course is complete with the octogenarian architect’s trademark features: ample mounding, a surplus of sand, and, of course, railroad ties.
The layout’s visuals are stunning. The sixth, ninth, 10th, 15th and 18th holes all standout amidst an impressive lineup.
The 18th is one of Myrtle Beach’s best finishing holes. Measuring 415 yards from the member tees and 368 from the whites, No. 18 plays into the prevailing wind and water runs along the left side from tee to green. With the clubhouse veranda serving as the backdrop, it’s a fitting end to a top 100 round of golf and the World Am.
More than 3,500 players from across the globe are expected to descend on Myrtle Beach to participate in this year’s event, which will be played August 31 – September 4. Players will be flighted based on age, gender, and the game’s most rigorously enforced handicap system. More than 50 of Myrtle Beach’s finest golf courses will host the 72-hole event.
At the conclusion of play each day, participants will gather at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to enjoy the festivities at the World’s Largest 19th Hole. The 19th Hole will provide players with free food, open bar, live entertainment, a golf expo, Demo Alley and much more.