Golfers of all skill levels from all over the world are gathering in Myrtle Beach August 26th through 30th for the Annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. This event is not only the world’s largest golf tournament, but is inclusive and offers a unique experience unlike any other tournament. From scratch golfers to 30 handicap, this huge tournament features a wide range of playing skills and has around 3,200 players competing each year!
Anyone can play – and anyone can win. The World Am is open to any player with a valid USGA handicap index or international equivalent. The tournament pays out to 5 players per flight, meaning there are over 300 winners! Myrtle Beach is known as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’ and is home to over 90 golf courses – so it’s no wonder such a prestigious tournament is held right here on the Grand Strand. Players will have the opportunity to tee up at beautifully designed, yet challenging courses such as Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Thistle Golf Club, TPC of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach National, Oyster Bay and Love, Fazio and Norman at Barefoot Resorts. Click here for more information on the World Am Tournament.
If you plan on visiting the Grand Strand during the week of the World Am Championship, you have the opportunity to book your stay minutes away from one of the prestigious golf courses on the event list – Grande Dunes. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond AAA luxury resort, is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, right across the water from the par 72 course. The Grande Dunes Resort course has a dramatic design and features seven holes that are played along the waterway. Not only is Marina Inn in close proximity to the Grande Dunes course, but is centrally located to all the other golf courses that are apart of the World Am Tournament.
Due to Myrtle Beach’s mild climate and number of award-winning golf courses, it’s one of the top golf destinations year round. Marina Inn caters to all types of golf trips – from father and son duos or boys trips to the annual girls golf getaway. We offer 5 golf specific packages at our resort to maximize your time on the course while you’re on vacation.
The Honors Package is a luxury package that combines your choice of up to (8) of ‘Golf Digest’s Top 100” ranked Myrtle Beach courses and a minimum of four nights our resort. You’ll have lunch provided at the course you’re playing and a full breakfast each morning and two dinners our on-site award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. The Catch Your “Big Break in Myrtle Beach” Golf Package is inspired by Golf Channel’s #1 hit reality show – ‘Big Break’. Just like the show, you’ll have the opportunity to experience your own big break as you play three paid rounds at the award winning BarefootLanding courses in Myrtle Beach and get one free. This package features minimum of three nights at the resort.
The Prime Time Rewards Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation Package includes three nights at Marina Inn and allows you to mix and match four or more rounds at a choice of any 22 Prime Times Signature Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach area. You’ll receive discounted AM and PM pricing at any of the courses and receive a $100 ‘Prime Time Rewards’ card at the first course on your itinerary. This card can be used towards the purchase of a mixture of food and beverages and merchandise. Our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package features 3 nights stay and the option to choose from five Legends golf courses. When you play three rounds, you’ll get your fourth round free and if you decide to play four rounds, you’ll get your fifth round for free. While you’re playing, you’ll receive a full breakfast buffet as well as lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers with every round of golf each day.
Just like the World Am Golf Tournament allows golfers to play bucket list courses, The Bucket List – Myrtle Beach Golf Resort Package lets you play three exclusive golf courses that should be on every golfers list. You’ll have one night stay at Marina Inn and the option to play either Grande Dunes Resort Course, the private Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, or Pine Lakes Country Club. You’re able to enhance any of the packages by adding a breakfast box, lunch box and two dinner options.
The accommodation included in these packages is our Grande Guest rooms. These oversized guest rooms come with one king bed or two queen beds. Each room is luxuriously furnished and features a bathrooms with travertine tile and a shower with a relaxing Rainshower head. There is a private balcony which offers a spectacular view of the waterway, the Grande Dunes Resort Course, or our beautiful resort property. For those with a larger golf group, feel free to upgrade to our two and three bedroom suites.
If you’re ready to book your next ultimate golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, check out Marina Inn’s golf packages today to customize your vacation golfing experience.