DATES:  AUGUST 7-8, 2019

Get Away with the African American Golfer’s Digest as we host our 7th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Golf Classic.  On this signature 2-day program that benefits the ongoing publishing efforts of the nation’s oldest African American focused golf magazine, you will enjoy the delights of Martha’s Vineyard combined with a fully-escorted day trip to play golf on Cape Cod.

Your participation in the two-day extravaganza includes a Wednesday night pre-tournament Pairings Party ‘panache’ in Oak Bluffs (Martha’s Vineyard), followed by Thursday’s 18-hole tournament round of fantastic golf on Cape Cod, with a delicious one-course lunch, that concludes with our annual golf awards reception an “White Night Party”.  Be in the mix, have loads of fun and gain memories to share for a lifetime!

Our hosted program is an ideal event to enhance your visit to Martha’s Vineyard.  Adults (age 21+) will enjoy our night parties and have plenty of time during the day to explore this unique, historic, African American vacation destination!

During the week of our outing, the “Vineyard” is PACKED with lots of exciting local attractions, tours, exhibitions, shows, and many other activities for visitors with friends and families of all ages to enjoy.  On the Vineyard, the month of August is known as “Black Week” (throughout the month), with all types of events, festivals, fairs, music, comedy, art, conferences, and other attractions related to the African American experience taking place.

On the Vineyard, the month of August is known as “Black Week” (the entire month), with all types of events taking place including festivals, fairs, concerts, lectures, yoga, comedy shows, art exhibits, industry conferences, and other attractions related to the African American experience.




Set on the Northeastern coast, south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the “Vineyard” is well-known for being an affluent summer respite for individuals and families seeking a serene, nature-rich locale to spend a few days or weeks.   With a total of 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline (spread over six small towns), the year-round population of the Vineyard is about 15,500 with this number swelling to 115,000 in the summer!


Great events that have occurred during our Annual Golf Tournament WEEK, and days following, including these:

SEE THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD CALENDAR for more listings and you’ll wonder what took you so long to decide to visit!

Thus, this is why the Vineyard is such a very, VERY popular destination….especially during the month of August, when it becomes a prime vacation spot for many successful “Black elite” who fly in—or dock their mega-yachts in the harbor.  Those seen “out-and-about” include music moguls, award-winning actors, artists, foreign dignitaries, and others.  …Yeah, celebrity spotting is the norm here.

Specifically, the town of Oak Bluffs sees its annual share of upscale prominent individuals including President Obama and his family who frequent the island during August.  The President has been spotted spending quality time biking with his family, golfing with friends and even picking up his order from Nancy’s the local oceanside outdoor cafe.




Black families across the nation have discovered Martha’s Vineyard to be a place of nice respite and recreation.  The population of Oak Bluffs during summertime was 50 percent long before Spike Lee purchased his home there.  Notables who regularly visit include the Kennedy’s, Clinton’s, Vernon Jordan, Michael Jordan,  Charles Ogletree, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and many other distinguished individuals of the world.




Make this summer one to remember by giving yourself a grand vacation stay on Martha’s Vineyard.  The island is full of great attractions, craft fairs, art galleries, flea markets, charter fishing, quaint boutiques, restaurants and shops for unique finds.  There is an endless variety of pubs, bars and other social establishments covering a large cultural spectrum including Soul Food, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Greek, French, Scottish, and more. 


KINONA Logo and Tagline_preview

Gray Greer Shelby & Vaughn_Melanie Shelby_Logo_300


zilosophy on golf

Little River Inn_300.jpg