Golf Travel News Feb 17, 2022
In golf travel news for February 17, 2022 are items from Rumbling Bald in North Carolina; in Myrtle Beach, the National Law Enforcement Memorial Golf Classic, and the Country Club National Championship; and the return of the Epson Tour to French Lick in Indiana.
2022 Golf Packages At Rumbling Bald
Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf retreat on North Carolina’s Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville, announces its 2022 golf packages ahead of what promises to be an exciting year for the 3,000-acre golf destination.
Starting at $300 per player and running through March 31, Winter Golf Packages features a two-night stay, two rounds of golf on the Apple Valley and Bald Mountain courses and unlimited range balls at Bald Mountain’s recently upgraded practice area. Three-night, three-round and four-night-four round packages are also available for $407 and $514 per player, respectively.
Rumbling Bald’s Weekday Golf Packages are offered Sunday through Wednesday year-round with a peak season black-out period from May 26th through Sept. 17. They start at $320 per player for two nights and two rounds.
For more info on packages, inclusions and pricing, email JP Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org. To book packages directly, or to speak with a golf vacation planner, call (828) 694.3072. Golfers are advised to call, email or check the website for course maintenance and closure schedules. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (four players in a two-bedroom villa or two in a one-bedroom studio).
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Now Accepting Entries
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The 23rd annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic (NLEOMC), which will be played Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is now accepting entries.
The two and four-person team event will be contested on the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Pine Lakes Country Club, Wild Wing’s Avocet Course and World Tour, four of the Grand Strand’s best and most popular layouts. Landmark Resort, an oceanfront property, is the event’s official accommodations partner.
After a practice round on October 30, the 54-hole, handicap event, which is limited to 288 players, will be played on two courses each day. There will be an open bar happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at Landmark after each of the tournament’s first three days and an awards banquet after the final round.
Entry into the event, which includes four rounds of golf, daily range balls, nightly dinner, open bars, a welcome gift and an awards banquet, is just $529 per golfer. Players can also add accommodations at Landmark Resort at a value price.
In 2022, the tournament hopes to raise $35,000. As a non-profit 501(C3) charity, all tournament proceeds go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The tournament has donated nearly $750,000 to the fund.
For more information on the NLEOMGC, visit www.NLEOMGC.com.
Golf Tourism Solutions To Host Country Club National Championship In Myrtle Beach
Second Annual Event Will Be Played On Four Of Myrtle Beach’s Best Courses
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting Myrtle Beach as a golf destination, will be hosting the second annual Country Club National Championship October 4-9 on four of the Grand Strand’s premier courses.
Former Golf Channel personality Brian Hammons is the driving force behind the Ryder Cup-style event, which will attract 64, eight person teams. The host courses will be Arrowhead Country Club, Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links and Grande Dunes Resort Course.
The event will open with a practice round and pairings party on October 4. The following day, all 64 teams will play a qualifying round and they will be flighted according to score, with the top 4 teams at each course advancing to the Championship Flight.
The CCNC will utilize three formats in every match, each worth two points – 6 holes of four-ball, 6 holes of foursomes, 6 holes of singles. Even after a team is eliminated, it will continue to play matches and enjoy the experience.
Cost to enter the event is $12,500.
For more information on the Country Club National Championship, visit www.ccncgolf.com.
For more information on Myrtle Beach golf, visit www.PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com.
Largest Purse in Epson Tour History Coming to The Pete Dye Course at French Lick
The Epson Tour, official qualifying tour of the LPGA, announces the creation of the French Lick Resort Charity Classic, hosted by the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana.
The 72-hole event on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick will be played August 1-7, 2022 and will feature a prize pool of $335,000, the largest purse in the Epson Tour’s 41-year history. The previous record-setting purse ($300,000) on the “Road to the LPGA” was offered by the 2019 Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez at Grand National on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
For years, French Lick Resort has hosted the Epson Tour on the historic Donald Ross Course. It previously hosted the LPGA Championship in 1959 and 1960, and most recently crowned Patty Tavatanakit (Chevron Championship winner) as the Donald Ross Classic winner in 2019.
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick has made its mark with numerous notable tournaments since its opening in 2009. The course has hosted the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, The Legends Championship from 2013-2016, LPGA Senior Championships from 2017-2021, PGA Professional National Championship, USGA Men’s State Team Championship, and Big Ten Conference men’s and women’s championships, among other notable events. The Big 10 Men’s Championship returns to The Pete Dye Course at French Lick this year and it will also host the Indiana Men’s Amateur later in 2022.
The third and fourth rounds of the French Lick Resort Charity Classic will be featured on livestream, so the Epson Tour experience can be viewed on a global scale. Additionally, the tournament will be designated as the Tour’s flagship event, meaning it will receive the most Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings points of any tournament throughout the season.