Schedule / Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021 tournament costs $399 USD per person through September 25th. After which time the entry fee is $449. The entry fee includes a participant gift bag, 4 rounds of tournament golf, $50 restaurant gift card, and post tournament luncheon with awards distribution.

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 in early November. 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.

If you do not keep a handicap, please contact tournament staff and we will advise you of your best solution.

The Fall Classic is a two-person team event. The daily formats are:

  • Round 1 – Best Ball
  • Round 2 – Modified Alternate Shot
  • Round 3 – Texas Scramble
  • Round 4 – Best Ball

The tournament will be scored with net results using a percentage of each player’s handicap.

Top finishers in each flight will receive Short Par 4 Gift Cards with the following values per player:

  • 1st Place – $300
  • 2nd Place – $150 
  • 3rd Place – $75

* Based on full flights of 25 teams per flight

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

Yes, you may enter as a single and we will pair you with another single to create your two-person team!

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 Play 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.

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.

No refunds or exchanges will be made if the tournament is canceled or shortened due to weather or nature.

The Fall Classic will refund any participant that may cancel:

  • between their date of entry and end of the day on October 12, 2021 minus a $45 cancellation fee.
  • between October 13, 2021 and October 29, 2021 minus a $90 cancellation fee.
  • between October 30, 2021 and November 12, 2021 minus a $180 cancellation fee.
  • After November 13th participants will not be refunded regardless of circumstance.

Any cancellations must be in writing and sent to the Tournament staff either by email or by direct mail. Emails can be sent to Ryan at ryan.hart@golftourismsolutions.com and written cancellations may be sent to Golf Tourism Solutions, c/o FALL CLASSIC REFUNDS, 2051 Golf Academy Way, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582.

The Short Par 4 Fall Classic is owned and operated by Golf Tourism Solutions, a leader in golf tournament management. Short Par 4, its employees, and stakeholders accept no liability for event management, ownership or operation.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Event Check-In – “Broadway” PGA TOUR Superstore  – 10AM – 5PM

  • Receive your Participant Badge and Tournament Gift Bag which includes:
    • $50 Gift card to Homegrown Hospitality Group Restaurants
    • Event Outerwear piece
    • Event Gift Item*
      • *Gift bag is subject to change without notice at any time.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tournament Round 1 – Best Ball

COURSES: TPC Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Norman, Rivers Edge, Myrtle Beach National King’s North, and Long Bay

  • Tee times from 8:30 to 10:36
  • Each member will play their own ball and the lowest score of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
  • Each member will use 80% of their tournament index.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tournament Round 2 – Modified Alternate Shot

COURSES: Barefoot Dye Club, Thistle, Arrowhead, Long Bay, and Prestwick

  • Tee times from 8:30 to 10:36
  • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. Alternate shot from the tee shot forward until the ball is holed. One score for each hole to determine the team score.
  • Team handicap will be calculated using 40% of the team handicap.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tournament Round 3 – Texas Scramble

COURSES: Pine Lakes, World Tour, True Blue, Barefoot Love, Grande Dunes

  • Tee times from 8:30 to 10:36
  • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. The team will then select a drive and play their own ball into the hole from there. The lowest score of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
  • Each member will use 70% of their tournament index.

Following play, awards will be distributed to the top 5 teams in each flight. Randomly drawn prizes will be selected Tuesday night, for Wednesday pickup/distribution. You do not have to be present to win. All prizes may be mailed upon request.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tournament Round 4 – Best Ball

COURSES: Thistle Club, Pawleys Plantation, Grande Dunes, Rivers Edge, True Blue

    • Tee times from 8:30 to 10:36
    • Each member will play their own ball and the lowest score of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
    • Each member will use 80% of their tournament index.

Awards Lunch

  • Post round lunch available off the menu at the golf course immediately following your round
  • Luncheon and (2) drink tickets per person, valid for domestic beer/wine, tea, coffee
  • Awards Presentation following final group, optional attendance (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.).
  • Random Drawing Prizes (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.)

 *all dates are confirmed, times/locations/food & beverage subject to change without notice

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