Schedule / Frequently Asked Questions

The tournament entry fee is $429 USD per person through September 22nd. After which time the entry fee is $479. The gift bag includes a TR2 Range Finder courtesy of Short Par 4, a $50 Homegrown Hospitality restaurant group gift card and sleeve of ProV1’s.

All participants are required to maintain a GHIN/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 GHIN/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.

At Golf Tourism Solutions, we operate numerous handicap events throughout the calendar year. In order to better serve our participants, we have developed and deployed a Tournament Points System that helps our team better monitor handicapping for those that consistently finish at the top of the leaderboard. 

  • First place = 5 points 
  • Second Place = 4 points 
  • Third Place = 3 points 
  • Fourth Place = 2 points (Individual events only)
  • Fifth place = 1 point (Individual events only)

Once their TPS point total for reaches a certain level the reduction is then applied to the tournament index for that participant. The levels of reduction are detailed below.

  • 10 total points is a 3 stroke reduction
  • 8 total points is a 2 stroke reduction
  • 6 total points is a 1 stroke reduction

Golf Tourism Solutions events included in this Tournament Points System are the following: Myrtle Beach World Amateur, World Amateur Q School, Short Par 4 Fall Classic, GolfBuddy Veterans Classic, Brittain Resorts Classic, Golf Trek Challenge, and Saintnine Couples Challenge.

The events included to attain points are on a rolling continual basis from this event in its current year, to this event in the prior year, and all events in between. If the player has more than two events accumulating points, the best two performances are utilized for the stroke reduction.

*Tournament Points System subject to change at any time. 

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

  • Round 1 – Best Ball
  • Round 2 – Texas Scramble (Combined Score)
  • Round 3 – Best Ball
  • Round 4 – Scramble / “Captain’s Choice”

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.

The Fall Classic will refund any participant that may cancel:

  • between their date of entry and end of the day on October 13, 2023 minus a $45 cancellation fee.
  • between October 14, 2023 and October 27, 2023 minus a $90 cancellation fee.
  • between October 28, 2023 and November 10, 2023 minus a $180 cancellation fee.
  • After November 10, 2023 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.

No refunds are provided for persons testing positive for COVID-19. No refunds or exchanges will be made if the tournament is canceled or shortened due to weather or nature.

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 12, 2023

Barefoot Resort Dye Club Skins Game (optional)

  • 9am shotgun
  • $150 Per Team

Event Check-in at Barefoot Resort Dye Club

  • 10am – 5pm
  • Receive your tournament gift bag.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Tournament Round 1 – Best Ball

  • Shotgun start at 9:00AM
  • 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 handicap.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Tournament Round 2 – Texas Scramble (Combined Score)

  • Shotgun start at 9:00AM
  • 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. Both scores of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
  • Each member will use 70% of their tournament handicap.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tournament Round 3 – Best Ball

  • Shotgun start at 9:00AM
  • 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 handicap.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Tournament Round 4 – Scramble / “Captain’s Choice”

    • Shotgun start at 9:00AM
    • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. The team will then select a drive and both play their next shots from that position. They will continue this format until the ball is holed.
    • Teams will use 25% of their combined tournament handicap.

Awards Lunch

  • Complimentary post round lunch available at the golf course immediately following your round
  • Awards Presentation following play, optional attendance (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.).
  • Random Drawing Prizes (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.)
  • Following play, awards will be distributed to the top 3 teams in each flight.  You do not have to be present to win. All prizes may be mailed upon request.

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

Powered by:

Operated by:

Close Menu