About the Palmetto

Established in 1998, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships has been providing a premier tournament experience for hundreds of high school golf teams from around the country. Annually featuring 32 teams from 10+ states, players compete for national bragging rights along the Grand Strand.

Past participants include the likes of Rickie Fowler, Harris English, current UGA standout Trent Phillips and Junior PGA Champion Jack Heath. Past Team Champions include host school Waccamaw HS alongside traditional powerhouse teams such as Edmond North (OK), Mater Dei (CA), Bishop Gorman (NV) and Bellarmine College Prep (CA).

Event Details

The 23rd Annual Palmetto will be held April 14 – 16, 2022 and is limited to the first 32 registered teams. All participants will play two rounds at True Blue and one round at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. 

  • Wednesday April 13
    • Optional team check-in at True Blue Clubhouse (4 – 6PM) and practice rounds 
    • Practice Rounds are PM ONLY 4/11 thru 4/13, $50 per player, can be booked at anytime through the Golf Shop by phone
  • Thursday April 14
    • ALL DAY tee times, True Blue Golf Clubhouse
    • Lunch served at True Blue Clubhouse
  • Friday, April 15
    • PM tee times, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club
    • Lunch served at True Blue Clubhouse
  • Saturday, April 16
    • AM tee times, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club
    • Lunch served at True Blue Clubhouse

The Palmetto is an open tournament, available to any spring season high school golf team whose home state has approved sanctioning through the National High School Federation. A team must have at least four (4) participants to compete and no more than five (5). Individuals on registered teams may play as well, space permitting.

Entry for the tournament is $275 per student golfer and includes three (3) tournament rounds of golf, meal plan (lunch all three tournament days), range access prior to golf each tournament round, gift bag and awards. Each team is provided 1 coaches golf cart. 

A coaches experience (golf Thursday & Friday, gift bag, and meal plan) is available for $200 per coach and can include parents, space permitting.

The tournament will be conducted as a 54-hole team stroke play championship. Teams will consist of five (5) players, using the low four (4) scores to determine the team total. The first round will flight teams into groups of equal amount of teams. They will then compete for awards within their flight for the remaining 36-holes for a flighted cumulative 54-hole total. A simultaneous individual non-flighted stroke play event will be conducted for all participants.

Once all starting five (5) players begin tournament play, no substitutions are permitted. All rules of golf will be followed per the SCHSL and USGA guidelines.

As a thank you for your participation in the tournament, local properties have offered our entrants discounted rates to their accommodations during the tournament. Details are as follows: 

  • Booking Company:  True Blue Villas by Litchfield Vacations
    • Property Offered: True Blue Villas
    • Special rate availability: April 12 – 16, 2022
    • Room types: 2BR (3 beds) & 3BR (4-6 beds)
    • Rates Range From:  2Bedroom $191.40/night (includes taxes), 3Bedroom  $213.40/night (includes taxes)
    • Group Code: PALMETTO22
    • Booking Link: CLICK HERE and enter the group code
    • Contact: 1-877-713-4994 or [email protected] 

Refunds may be provided minus the $100 deposit to any team submitting a request in writing by March 11, 2022. Any cancellations received after March 11, 2022 will not receive a refund. No refunds are provided for rained out rounds.

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