Myrtle Beach Golf and Local Events: A Guide to Annual Festivals and Tournaments

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is an exciting blend of sun-kissed beaches, championship golf courses, and an ever-buzzing calendar of local events. The area hosts a variety of annual festivals and golf tournaments that add an extra layer of enjoyment to the typical golf getaway. This guide highlights some of the major golf events and local festivals that you can look forward to when planning your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Golf Tournaments

1. Monday After the Masters

Held annually at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf, Monday After the Masters is a celebrity Pro-Am event hosted by the band Hootie & the Blowfish. The event, usually held the Monday following the Masters Tournament in April, raises funds for the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, supporting public education and junior golf programs.

2. World Amateur Handicap Championship

Taking place over 70+ Myrtle Beach area golf courses, the World Amateur Handicap Championship is the world’s largest amateur golf tournament. The event, usually held in late August, draws golfers of all skill levels from around the globe, who compete in a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament culminating in an 18-hole championship playoff.

3. Veterans Golf Classic

Held annually in June, the Veterans Golf Classic is dedicated to honoring the service of military veterans. It’s a 54-hole, two-person team event, offering three days of golf and camaraderie. The event is played on several golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, including Pine Lakes and The King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.

Local Festivals

1. Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF)

Usually held in early June, the Carolina Country Music Fest is a multi-day celebration of country music at the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. The festival attracts some of the biggest names in country music and thousands of fans each year, making it the perfect event for golfers who also appreciate a good hoedown.

2. Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

If you’re a seafood lover, you can’t miss the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. Held in October, this two-day event offers attendees a chance to savor a variety of seafood from local and regional culinary talents, enjoy live entertainment, and partake in family-friendly activities. It’s the perfect way to end a day on the greens.

3. Little River ShrimpFest

Located north of Myrtle Beach in Little River, the ShrimpFest is a two-day event held in October. The festival features live music, around 150 vendors, activities for children, and, of course, plenty of delicious shrimp and other food options. It’s a short drive away from many top golf courses, making it an excellent option for golfers to relax and savor local cuisine after a game.

4. North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, typically held in mid-March, is a wonderful way to enjoy the luck of the Irish. The day-long event features a parade, live music, craft vendors, and a variety of food stalls. It’s a perfect complement to a spring golf vacation.

Each of these events adds its unique flavor to your Myrtle Beach golf experience. Keep in mind that due to their popularity, accommodations can fill up quickly around these events. Plan your trip early to secure the best places to stay and play. From star-studded golf tournaments to local festivals filled with music, food, and fun, there’s always something happening in Myrtle Beach that will make your golf trip even more memorable.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. SandyBunker

    A good hoedown after a round of golf at the Carolina Country Music Fest, now that’s what I call a perfect day!

    1. Chip_In

      Nothing calls for a celebration like a good putt. Sounds like a hole-in-one kind of day!

  2. LouieL

    Man, I might have to make this a double vacation – golf and festivals. Myrtle Beach seems to have it all.

    1. PuttMaster

      Definitely, LouieL. Golf, music, food… Myrtle Beach isn’t just a destination, it’s a lifestyle!

  3. SwingMan

    I’ve participated in the World Amateur Handicap Championship before. It was a fantastic experience, truly a chance to meet and match up against golfers from around the world.

    1. GreenHitter

      Must have been a blast to compete in such a global event! Adds a whole new level to your golf skills, I bet.

  4. 3PuttLarry

    Monday After the Masters is always a highlight. It’s a great cause, too. Looking forward to the next one!

  5. Beach_Golfer

    I love the sound of the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. Golf and seafood, what a combo!😋

  6. JenniferH

    Does anyone know if non-golfers can attend these golf events? My husband plays, but I usually just enjoy the scenery and the festivals.

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