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Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Launches Inaugural Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic
54-Hole Event Will Be Played in February Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces the inaugural Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic will be played February 2-4 on six of the area’s most popular courses. The courses hosting the 54-hole tournament will be True Blue, Glen Dornoch, The Witch, Wild Wing Avocet, Tradition Club and Panther’s Run. Cost of entry, which includes golf, a Sunday welcome party with complimentary food and drinks, a welcome gift, a Wednesday awards lunch and more, is just $195 per person. The event is limited to the first 100 teams. Individuals are welcome to sign up and they will be paired with another single. The two-man team event will feature a different format of play each day, and teams will be flighted based on their USGA handicap. Teams will play best ball in the event’s opening round, followed by combined net team score and a Texas scramble. “The Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic is an ideal way for golfers to kick off their 2015 season,” said Jeff Monday, MBGH’s tournament director. “The tournament formats are player friendly, the courses are outstanding, and our February weather is typically good, especially when compared to what our friends in the Northeast and Midwest experience. “ The golf course lineup, which features some of the best layouts in Myrtle Beach and all of America, will be the event’s primary attraction. Glen Dornoch is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most popular courses. The layout is renowned for the difficulty and beauty of its three finishing holes, all of which bring the Intracoastal Waterway into play. Panther’s Run was the second of Ocean Ridge Plantation’s quartet of Big Cats, and the Tim Cate design is a 4.5-star course, according to Golf Digest. With pristine greens and a creative layout, Panther’s Run is a long-time favorite. The Witch is one of Dan Maples finest works. The course plays through a cypress swamp and is as pretty as it is daunting. There is no housing, giving golfers an opportunity to experience the area’s native terrain, traversing the swamps on more than 4,000 feet of bridges. Tradition Club is the Myrtle Beach area’s only Ron Garl design. As the name implies, this 4.5-star layout is a classic design and has long been one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most underrated tracks. True Blue is 77th on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play,” a ranking of the nation’s best public courses. The Mike Strantz design is one the area’s boldest and best. Everything at True Blue is big – the fairways, greens, bunkers and most of all, the fun. The Avocet Course at Wild Wing is a Larry Nelson design that counts playability among it greatest strengths, highlighted by the 308-yard 14th hole, one of the area’s shortest par 4s and a very good risk-reward challenge. For more information on the event, go to www.MyrtleBeachPreseason.com.