The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort will host the World Championship on August 30, dawning the overall winner of the 30th annual World Am. The Dye Club has been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses and is a worthy replacement to TPC Myrtle Beach, the previous host for the past three years. “The Dye Club is an ideal venue to conclude the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship,” remarked tournament director Jeff Monday, “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 narrowed to flight winners, and the Dye Club will identify the most deserving champion.”
Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, the course is complete with the octogenarian’s architects trademark features: ample mounding, a surplus of sand and of course, railroad ties. The visuals of the layout are stunning. The 6th, 9th, 10th, 15th and 18th holes all standout amongst an impressive lineup. The 18th is among Myrtle Beach’s finest finishing holes. 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 the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. “It’s a great course challenge-wise for all of our flight winners to go out and be tested,” said tournament director Jeff Monday of tournament operator Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “It’s a great course, great clubhouse and has a staff that knows how to host a large event. They’ll do whatever needs to be done.”
The Dye Club has played host to the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am for the last 11 years. It has come to be of the most popular celebrity pro-am golf tournaments in the country, the Tournament attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as the friendly competition between the band and their celebrity and PGA professional friends. Over the past 18 years, Monday After the Masters has donated more than $5.5 million to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
Now in its 30th year, the World Amateur Golf Tournament is a golf event like no other, located in one of the most popular and enjoyable vacation destinations in the USA. The largest and most fun-filled amateur golf tournament on the planet was first played back in 1984 with 684 participants. Numerous celebrities have been part of the fun over the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR great Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty. The event features 72-holes of intense stroke play competition, a thrilling 18-hole championship playoff, lots of gifts and prizes, plus nightly parties and entertainment. And it remains one of the best values in competitive golf. But at the heart of its enduring success is the camaraderie among participants. This is where lifelong friendships are forged.
The World Am is open to all golfers – 17 years old and above – with a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. It features five competitive divisions, ranging from men 49 and under to the super seniors (70+) and our Women’s division. Within the divisions, golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps. The event features between 60 and 70 flights and the winner of each advance to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that determines the World Champion. The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses, including several Top 100 public layouts, and each flight plays a different course each day.
The Dye Club is honored to be a part of this unheralded tournament and looks to showcase to the world how great Barefoot Resort truly is.