Golf Trek, one of Myrtle Beach’s premier golf package providers, is the new title sponsor of what was the Calabash Cup – the 54-hole, two-person team event held each summer along the northern end of the Myrtle Beach golf scene.
The sixth annual event has been renamed the Golf Trek Challenge to reflect the role of one of the most respected names in golf travel. Golf Trek has been at the forefront of the Myrtle Beach golf scene since 1979 and has booked more than one million rounds.
The 2020 Golf Trek Challenge will be played June 11-14, just across the state line in Brunswick County, N.C., and is expected to attract 160 players from more than 20 states. Six of the area’s most popular courses, including Carolina National, Lockwood Folly and Sandpiper Bay, will host tournament play.
“We are thrilled to welcome Golf Trek as the title sponsor,” said Scott Tomasello, tournament director for Golf Tourism Solutions, the company that owns and operates the event. “The Golf Trek Challenge has been growing in popularity and the company’s involvement will help take the tournament to the next level, improving accommodations offerings and our pre- and post-golf functions.”
With Golf Trek as the title sponsor, the event’s base of operations will be at Sea Trail Villas, the official accommodations provider of the tournament and the home of the Byrd, Jones and Maples courses. Tournament festivities will begin with a welcome dinner and pool party at the Sea Trail Village Amenities Center.
The Golf Trek Challenge, a handicap event, features a different format of play each day, beginning with best ball followed by a Texas scramble and modified alternate shot.
Cost of entry is just $249 and includes three rounds of golf, daily lunch, prizes, and a welcome gift and reception.
The tournament will open for accepting entries on January 14, and more information is available at www.golftrekchallenge.com/.
In addition to the Golf Trek Challenge, the Golf Tourism Solutions Tournament Division also operates the Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic, March Championship, Palmetto Golf Championship, Veterans Golf Classic, PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, and the Short Par 4 Fall Classic.