Golf News for Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Charity

Mystical Golf announces 13th annual Christmas Child Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mystical Golf - offering "Myrtle Beach's finest 54 holes of golf" on its acclaimed Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard golf courses - announces its 13th annual Christmas Child Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 17.

All proceeds directly benefit more than 650 South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia children in need by providing gifts and activities. They include excursions to venues like Carowinds Amusement Park, monthly movies, bowling, putt-putt golf, Coastal Carolina College football games and an annual trip to the Alabama Theatre Christmas Show.

Additionally, as a Christmas gift, kids are presented with a new pair of shoes of their own choosing. Last year's event raised $15,000, bringing total donations since 2003 to nearly $200,000.

"The proceeds from our Christmas Child Golf Tournament help provide joy and hope to children at a crucial time in their development," says Claude Pardue, President and CEO of Mystical Golf. "We're beyond grateful to the golfers participating in the event as there is nothing more important than offering a little happiness to children who so desperately need it."

This year's tournament will once again be played on The Wizard and Man-O-War golf courses. The format is Captain's Choice. Prizes with be awarded for "Longest Drive" and "Closest to the Pin." Raffle and mulligan packages will be available for purchase. The cost is $65 per player or $260 per team (lunch included). Hole and green sponsorships are available for $100 each, or $345 per team. The entry deadline is December 16.

For more Christmas Child Annual Golf Tournament information, contact Randy Broughton at 843.236.8000 or

For those unable to play in the event, but who would like to donate to this worthy cause please visit: Christmas Child Donations.

Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers will also perform a benefit concert for the Pardue Children in Need Fund on Jan. 13 at the Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach (7:30 p.m.). For ticket information visit:

For more information about the Pardue Children in Need Fund:

About Mystical Golf
The Witch golf course sits on 500 acres of tranquil cypress groves and wetlands teeming with flora and fauna. Tactical play is rewarded on the par-71, 6,702-yard layout. With 4,000 feet of bridges wending through swamps (front nine) and rolling hills (back nine), golfers may spy cranes, bald eagles, alligators and black bears.

Man-O-War is revered for its back-to-back island greens and water features touching every hole. With a commanding 141 slope rating, the par-72, 6,967-yard layout is offset by straight-forward shots and excellent, bent-grass greens.

Reminiscent of classic, wind-swept links courses in Scotland and Ireland, The Wizard presents deep bunkers, mound-framed fairways and dramatic elevation changes. Trademark stone bridges and an Old-World, castle-style clubhouse add character to the par-72, 6,721-yard shot-maker's course.

The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wizard are in the heart of Myrtle Beach and within 15 minutes of Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), beaches, accommodations, restaurants and other attractions. A short distance from I-95 and other major thoroughfares, Mystical Golf courses are easily accessible. More than two dozen cities - including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Washington - offer direct flights.

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