Schedule / Frequently Asked Questions
The Golf Trek Challenge is open to EVERYONE! You are welcome to register as a team or a single entrant! We anticipate a sellout of 200 participants (100 teams).
The cost to enter the Golf Trek Challenge is $259 per player for the tournament only. It comes with:
- Three (3) rounds of tournament golf
- Green fee, cart fee, range
- Logo’d Tournament Gift
- Top finishers receive a trophy & credits towards their next Golf Trek Golf Vacation
- Awards & random drawing prizes!
Please see our lodging page for great amenities and deals on where to stay while you’re in town.
The Golf Trek Challenge is a two-person team event. The tournament will utilize a different format each day and will be scored with net results.
- Round 1 – Best Ball
- Round 2 – Texas Scramble
- Round 3 – Modified Alternate Shot
Flighting of teams is strictly by total team handicap with an estimated 50 teams per flight for a full field of 200 participants (100 teams).
Men Under 60 – 6,000 – 6,500 yards*
Men 60 – 69 – 5,500 – 6,000 yards*
Men 70 + – 5,000 – 5,500 yards (or shortest rated for Men)*
Ladies – 4,500 – 5,000 yards*
*All distances listed are guidelines and are subject to changes
You may request to play in the same flight as another team, but all players will have to play down to the lowest team handicap of the players involved.
For example: If TEAM 1 has a 32.4 handicap and wanted to play with TEAM 2 that has a 19.2 handicap, then TEAM 1 would be flighted with each player being equally adjusted to reach a team handicap of 19.2. Once flighting is complete, TEAM 1 will have their handicaps restored to the highest threshold of that flight (not to exceed their original handicaps) in order to give them as much of their original handicap as possible (If the threshold was 24.2, then each TEAM 1 member would receive half of the 5.0 index points and play at a team handicap of 24.2 for the event). Requesting to be in the same flight as a friend DOES NOT mean you will be placed in the same grouping.
The tournament committee requires all Flight Together requests to be made on the handicap submission form. No changes will be made to a player’s flight once the course assignments are announced.
All participants are required to maintain a WHS approved handicap to be eligible to win prizes.
All participants will utilize their lowest 12 month index for competition. Handicaps are subject to review for accuracy and may be adjusted or deemed ineligible for prizing at any time for any reason, including for exceptional scores, by the tournament committee without refund of entry fee.
Handicap deadline days are important to remember! The tournament committee will request your handicap information on May 27th and requests it be returned no later than June 2nd. Failure to comply can result in being deemed ineligible for prizes. Furthermore, it is recommended all participants have a WHS handicap established as soon as possible if not already attained upon registration.
At Golf Tourism Solutions, we operate numerous handicap events throughout the calendar year. In order to better serve our participants, we have developed and deployed a Tournament Points System that helps our team better monitor handicapping for those that consistently finish at the top of the leaderboard.
- First place = 5 points
- Second Place = 4 points
- Third Place = 3 points
- Fourth Place = 2 points (Individual events only)
- Fifth place = 1 point (Individual events only)
Once their TPS point total for reaches a certain level the reduction is then applied to the tournament index for that participant. The levels of reduction are detailed below.
- 10 total points is a 3 stroke reduction
- 8 total points is a 2 stroke reduction
- 6 total points is a 1 stroke reduction
Golf Tourism Solutions events included in this Tournament Points System are the following: Myrtle Beach World Amateur, World Amateur Q School, Short Par 4 Fall Classic, GolfBuddy Veterans Classic, Brittain Resorts Classic, Golf Trek Challenge, and Saintnine Couples Challenge.
The events included to attain points are the rolling current year of all events plus 2 years of history at this event. If the player has more than two events accumulating points, the best two performances are utilized for the stroke reduction. This allows us to monitor participants who solely play at this event and/or participate throughout the year.
*Tournament Points System subject to change at any time.
Teams that finish in the Top 6 of their flight will be awarded Golf Trek Package credits for future golf vacation packages.
(Amounts listed are per player)
- 1st place – $300
- 2nd place – $150
- 3rd place – $125
- 4th place – $100
- 5th place – $75
- 6th place – $50
GolfBuddy laser range finders will be gifted as prizes on all par 3’s for all days closest to the pin!
The USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Local rules at each course will apply. The Tournament Committee will resolve all disputes regarding every aspect of tournament play.
You can expect to play a tee box that is reflective of your age. Men 59 & younger will play the standard white tee. Standard senior tees will be utilized for those 60 years or older and ladies from the standard ladies tees. All tee boxes will be assigned at tournament staff discretion.
Participants above the age of 59 that wish to play a back tee (and play to a back tee course handicap) may request to do so upon Handicap submission in June. Please note you will play the equivalent of the standard white tee.
- The Golf Trek Challenge will refund any participant that may cancel between their date of entry and May 18, 2023 minus a $30 cancellation fee.
- Any cancellation received after May 18, 2023 and before 5:00 PM EST on June 10, 2023 will be refunded, minus a $100 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on June 10, 2023 will not be refunded any of their entry fee regardless of circumstance.
All cancellations must be in writing and sent to the Tournament staff either by email. Emails can be sent to Ryan at RHart@GolfHoliday.com.
No refunds are provided for persons testing positive for COVID-19. No refunds or exchanges will be made if the tournament is canceled or shortened due to weather, nature, Act of God. One completed round constitutes a tournament.