David – Our organization goal is to showcase any golf course willing to host. Most Myrtle Beach facilities want this opportunity.
Courses used is not relative to participation. It’s total host rounds that matters. We determine total amount of rounds based on expected flights and players per flight. However many courses that shakes out to be is not considered.
This year, we are adding total host rounds because because we intend to be up again in participation from 2018. It just so happens more courses want the opportunity for why more courses are used.
The year 2017 we had 3,011, in 2018 we had 3,200 and this year we are projecting near 3,300. No declines in participation here.. keep spreading the good word! We rely on you all to help!