Barefoot Resort’s Love and Dye Courses to Host NCCGA National Championship

November 14, 2013

Love Course, along with the Dye Course at Barefoot, will host the NCCGA national championshipSome of the nation’s best young golfers will be competing for a national championship in Myrtle Beach this weekend.

The National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) will be hosting its national championship at Barefoot Resort on November 16-17. The two-day, stroke play event will feature the 24 best non-varsity teams in the nation.

Barefoot is home to four award-winning layouts and the highly acclaimed Love and Dye Courses, both of which have been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses, will host the event.

Davis Love III’s namesake design has been a favorite since the facility opened. The course’s most popular stretch – No. 4 through No. 6 – is framed around the faux ruins of an old plantation home, but the layout is outstanding throughout.

The Dye Course, host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, features all of legendary architect Pete Dye’s signature design features – waste bunkers, railroad ties and visual intimidation. But the layout is imminently fair and a great test of golf. The 18th hole, a brutish par 4, with a lake along running along the left side, will be an ideal finish for the NCCGA competitors.

More than 160 campus club teams competed in 37 regional events across the nation in hopes of earning an invitation to Myrtle Beach.

In addition to the 24 teams who qualified, an additional 16 individuals earned their way to the Golf Capital of the World to compete for medalist honors.

The 24 collegiate teams that qualified to come to Barefoot are: Purdue, Keiser University, University of Wisconsin, Notre Dame, National University, Campbell, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, UCLA, Virginia, Providence, New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, Miami (OH), Baylor, Michigan, East Tennessee, Syracuse, Missouri, North Carolina, Rutgers and North Carolina State.

There are over 226,000 golfers who play competitive high school and just over 10,000 students play varsity golf in college. NCCGA and its sister organization, CollegeGolfPass, make a golf a reality for over 9,000 non-varsity college students at over 350 colleges across the country. Over the last year the NCCGA has tripled in size and has developed into a premier avenue for collegiate golfers to compete at the non-varsity level and stay in the game.