Morale, Well-being and Recreation (MWR)
Base Miami Beach - Southeast Region


2018  BASE MIAMI BEACH MWR COAST GUARD INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 2018 Coast Guard Invitational Tournament will be held at the Barefoot Resort Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from 09 to 12May 2018.  This is a nationwide Morale event, open to Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Civilian Personnel, Auxiliary, and their families and guests.  As such, an Administrative Absence (permissive orders) may be authorized in accordance with Chapter 2.A.10 of Commandant’s Instruction M1000.8 (series) for military personnel desiring to participate in this intra-service sporting event.  The tournament will consist of 3 days of individual stroke play, followed by a team scramble.  Based on the success of the 2017 Tournament the Committee has reserved two courses per day for play.  The Team Scramble will again be played on Saturday.  Registration and payment is due NLT 23 March 2018.

BAREFOOT RESORT AND TOURNAMENT PACKAGE INFORMATION

THE RESORT

Barefoot Resort and Golf was built to provide a distinguished golf vacation unlike any other golf resort on the East Coast. Myrtle Beach South Carolina's subtropical climate, versatile terrain and proximity to the ocean create memorable views for visitors to the area, they also create a natural paradise for golfers and the perfect setting for four of the coast's leading golf layouts.  The four golf courses available for play at the resort were designed by golf's most inspired architects, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.

The Norman Course is a Par 72, approximately 5,700 yards long and was designed with Norman's philosophy to bring into play the "bump and run" shots around the greens. This will give the player the option to play a number of different shots.  The greens are gently undulating and consist of an average green area of 6,300 square feet.

The Love Course at Barefoot Resort is a Par 72 traditional course, approximately 6100 yards long, with a Low country character and incorporates Davis Love, III's Carolina golfing experiences in the design. This visually striking course features generous landing areas and greens complexes similar to those found on Pinehurst #2 at the 1999 U.S. Open. 

The Fazio Course is a Par 71, approximately 5,800 yards long.  The Fazio course has been strategically designed, incorporating extensive tree cover and many lakes into the landscaping. Waste areas and formal bunkers have been handcrafted and placed for visual and strategic effect, while natural elevation changes add a sense of drama and excitement to the golfing round.

The Dye Course is a Par 72, 6,100-yard layout.  This visually stunning design is filled with the infamous pitfalls for wayward shots that have become synonymous with the Dye name. Both beautiful and treacherous, the Dye Course is an experience you won't soon forget.  This led a past participant to call the course “Dye-abolical”.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Barefoot Resort Golf Club features a collection of two and three bedroom golf villas.  Each villa features a well appointed kitchen with granite countertops, designer furnishings and incredibly spacious floor plans.  There are no “single” accommodations; if you request a single room, you will have your own bedroom, but share the villa with other golfers. Additional nights:  Many tournament guests elect to spend additional nights at the resort prior to or immediately following the tournament.  Additional nights may be reserved by calling 843-390-4800.  ***Please note** Additional nights can NOT be reserved until the resort has the rooming list.  This will only be provided after the registration deadline.  You will be able to reserve additional nights on or about 10 April.

 

TOURNAMENT PACKAGE

The basic tournament package consists of the following:

  • Accommodations for three nights (Wed through Fri).
  • 4 rounds of golf with cart, with range balls for each day.
  • A Welcome reception/cook out after Wednesday's round at The Resort Clubhouse.
  • A hosted reception on Thursday evening.  Location: Greg Norman’s Australian Grille.
  • An “Awards Banquet” buffet on Saturday afternoon at The Resort Clubhouse.
  • Continental breakfast daily at The Resort Clubhouse.
  • REPLAY RATES:  Additional rounds offered at $50 for 18 holes and $30 for 9 holes on a space available basis during the Tournament as well as Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.  Tee-times may be made 14 days in advance of arrival at (877) 585-9357

Tournament costs:

  • Golfer - Double Occupancy ............................................................................$680 per person
  • Golfer - Double Occupancy (Active Duty/Current GS Civilian) (see note 1)...$580 per person
  • E-6 and below Golfer - Double Occupancy (Active Duty only)…....................$400 per person
  • Golfer - Single Occupancy (see note 1).…………........……...........................$820 per person
  • Golfer - Single Occupany (Active Duty/Current GS Civilian)  (see note 1).…$720 per person
  • E-6 and below Golfer – Single Occupancy (see note 1)(Active Duty Only)…$540 per person
  • Non-Golfer - Double Occupancy…………..…………………............................$240 per person
  • Golfer  - Off-site...............................................................................................$540 per person
  • Golfer – Off-site (Active Duty/Current GS Civilian)…………............................$440 per person
  • E-6 and below Golfer - Off-site (Active Duty Only)...........................................$300 per person
  • Offsite guests (non-golfers, meals only)…………………...........………………$100 per person
  • Nongolfing children, 12 to 18 years old (3 breakfasts & 2 banquets).............   $72 per child (staying with parents)
  • Nongolfing children, less than 12 years old (3 breakfasts & 2 banquets).......  $50 per child (staying with parents)

Notes:

  1. There are no single bedroom condos.  Single occupancy means having one's own bedroom in a shared two or three bedroom condo.
  2. Package Cost includes all taxes and gratuities; however, it is appropriate to tip bag attendants and hotel porters.
  3. Golfers, regardless of age, must pay the double or single occupancy package price or the off-site rate.

REGISTRATION/REFUNDS

Reservations for this tournament are on a first come, first served basis until the field is full (236 participants).  A waiting list will be created once we hit 236 participants.  All personnel wishing to participate (golfers and non-golfers) in this tournament must fill out an electronic entry form and send it along with the appropriate entry fee to LCDR Richard Mach (Richard.A.Mach@uscg.mil).  Once the registration is received, within one week, you will receive a return e-mail from LCDR Mach with information how to pay.

Entry forms and fees must be received by 23 Mar 2018.  Entry forms received after   23 Mar will only be considered if lodging at the resort is available and if the maximum number of golfers has not been reached. CANCELLATIONS: After 23 Mar 2018 refunds will not be permitted.  

FORMAT OF PLAY

The Invitational Tournament will begin Wednesday and consist of 54 holes of medal play.  No handicaps will be used.  The field will be flighted.  The 54-hole total score will determine all winners.  The number of participants will determine the number of flights.  Several prizes will be awarded in each flight.  Prizes will also be awarded for other categories such as closest to the pins and longest drives.

A Team Scramble event will be held on Saturday.  The scores for that day will not be considered for the medal play tournament.  Prizes for the Team Scramble event will be awarded at the Saturday afternoon barbecue.  You can select a four-person Scramble team on the registration form (make sure your partners know what you are recommending), or you will be paired randomly.

With the exception of the more competitive championship flights, no distinction will be made between the golfers, except that ladies will play from the red tees, and men will play from the white tees.  Golfers 60 and older will play from the Senior’s tees.

PLANNED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, 09 May 2018:

  • Guests arrive - Check-in time is 1600.
  • 1300 - Shotgun start on the Love Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 1300 - Shotgun start on the Norman Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 1800 - Welcome party.  Location: The Resort Clubhouse.

Thursday, 10 May 2018:

  • 0600-0800 Breakfast buffet served at the Resort Clubhouse.
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Love Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Norman Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 1830 - Reception.  Greg Norman’s Australian Grille adjacent to the resort
  • 1900 - Results of Thursday’s rounds posted at the Clubhouse.

Friday, 11 May 2018:

  • 0600 - 0800 Breakfast buffet served at the Resort Clubhouse.
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Dye Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Fazio Course**Individual stroke play**
  • 1900 - Friday's scores and flight assignments posgted at the clubhouse

Saturday, 12 May 2018:

  • 0600 - 0800 Breakfast buffet served at the Resort Clubhouse.
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Dye Course**Team Scramble**
  • 0830 - Shotgun start on the Fazio Course**Team Scramble**
  • 1100 - Check-out.
  • 1330 - Awards Banquet, all prizes awarded.  Location: The Resort Clubhouse.
  • 1700 - 2017 Tournament concludes.

 

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