The PGA Tour’s newest event is heading to a place golf fans know well: Myrtle Beach, SC
The tour announced Wednesday that the Myrtle Beach Classic, sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach, will begin in 2024 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.
The tournament, which is under a four-year contract, will be contested on the same weekend as one of the Tour’s designated events. The dates for 2024 have not been released yet, but the purse will be $3.9 million.
“We are excited to announce the launch of the Myrtle Beach Classic, a new exciting opportunity for our members at one of our nation’s most famous and iconic golf courses,” said Tyler Dennis, President of the PGA Tour. “With such an incredible passion for golf, the Myrtle Beach community is the perfect fit to bring this tournament to life. We look forward to partnering with Visit Myrtle Beach for a premier golf tournament at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.”
The Dunes Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones and was the host of the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup tournament on the PGA Tour Champions from 1994 to 1999. The top golf course ranks it as the 12th course in the South. Carolina, but the third best option on the team.
The Myrtle Beach Classic will be one of two Tour stops in South Carolina in 2024, joining the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, which has been played the week after the Masters in April.