Brunswick Isles Golf Trail Will Host Golfers From Around The World At Annual Amateur Handicap Championship

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Over A Dozen Trail Courses Will Challenge Players In Myrtle Beach's 2009 PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship Golf Tournament

Over a dozen Brunswick Isles Golf Trail courses will host golfers competing in the 26th Annual PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship this year. The Myrtle Beach, S.C. - based tournament, which will be held from August 31 through September 4, 2009, has a field of 3,000 amateur golfers with certified USGA handicaps. Competitors travel to the area from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries.

Tournament players will be challenged by some of the Brunswick Isles Golf Trail's most visually stunning layouts. From the scenic Arnold Palmer design, Rivers Edge, with seven holes playing along the Shallotte River, to Tidewater, known as the "Pebble Beach of the East," to the classic coastal landscape and sparkling lakes of Sandpiper Bay, each Trail course is prepared to provide the amateurs with a memorable experience.

For most World Amateur players, it will be their first opportunity to experience the new Brunswick Isles Golf Trail that was etched into the coastal landscape just last year. The result of a partnership that includes some of the most applauded courses along the East coast, the Trail stretches over just 60 miles from Southport, N.C. to North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Winding through the unspoiled coastal area known as the Brunswick Islands, it offers courses that have been honored with everything from "Best New Course in America," to four-star ratings in Golf Digest's "Places To Play," to rankings on the list of "America's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses."

"Unlike other golf trails that have long distances between courses, our Trail is compact," said Jack Himmelsbach of The Glens Golf Group which manages Trail courses Heather Glen and Glen Dornoch, as well as accommodations partner Village at the Glens. "It features courses that are in such close proximity you can easily play two or more different courses within one day. In fact, our Trail can be traveled from end to end in just a little over an hour."

In addition to hosting tournament players, the Trail is offering all golfers a special fall package designed to deliver both great golf and exceptional value. Starting at just $182 per person, the package includes a free night's accommodations when golfers book two or more nights, and greens fees on any of the Trail courses. In addition, golfers receive a free lunch every day of play, same course/same day replays for cart fee only, and a souvenir Brunswick Isles Golf Trail golf towel. Course choices include: The Bald Head Island Club, Lockwood Folly Country Club, Rivers Edge, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run, Tiger's Eye, Leopard's Chase, Sea Trail's Maples, Jones and Byrd Courses, the East and West Courses at The Pearl, Oyster Bay, Sandpiper Bay's 27-hole course complex, Thistle Golf Club, Brunswick Plantation's 27 holes, Meadowlands Golf Club, Farmstead Golf Links, Heather Glen Golf Links, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links, River Hills Golf & Country Club, and Tidewater Golf Club.

Official Trail accommodations are available at the beautiful ante-bellum-style Brunswick Plantation or the Scottish-inspired Village at the Glens, and can also be booked through Coastal Golfaway.

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