PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Invited Champions Classic

November 8 -12, 2023

Represent your Club at the most competitive National Tournament of the year. Compete against teams of Invited members from across the country and enjoy all the newly renovated PGA National Resort has to offer. Teams consist of a PGA Club Professional and four members.

Tournament Format

  • 54-holes; Shamble with Team Quota
  • Scoring will be determined by using 3 of the 5 best team scores for each hole using a gross point system.  The team with the HIGHEST point total compared to their quota is the daily winner.  Point totals for three days of play will be added together to determine the overall winner
  • Tournament rounds will be played on the Champion, Palmer, and Fazio Courses
  • Teams shall consist of an Invited PGA Professional or Club Representative and (4) Adult Dues-Paying Amateur Members
  • All Amateur Members must have a verifiable GHIN Handicap Index no greater than 36
  • Teams will compete for Champion and Runner-Up Awards; Pro Shop Credit will be awarded for Player Pool winnings
  • Amateur Participants’ lowest GHIN Handicap Index for the past 9 months will be used to determine the team’s quota
  • Tee Assignments
  • Male professionals and amateur men will play from regular tees
  • Senior amateur men (age 65 + actual handicap index equal to or greater than 75) and female professionals will play from the senior tees
  • Female amateurs will play from the forward tees


Preliminary Event Agenda

Wednesday, November 8

All Day | Arrivals and Practice Rounds | Champion, Palmer, Fazio
11:00a–5:00p | Player Registration | PGA Ballroom
7:00-9:00p | Welcome Reception | Main Pool Deck  

Thursday, November 9

6:30a – 9:00a | Breakfast | Masters Ballroom
8:30a | Round 1 / Shotgun Start | Palmer & Fazio Courses
1:00p-2:30p | Lunch | Masters Ballroom 
7:00 - 9:00p | Celebration of Golf | Champion Range

Friday, November 10

6:30a – 9:00a | Breakfast | Masters Ballroom
8:30a | Round 2 / Shotgun Start | Champion & Fazio Courses
1:00p-2:30p | Lunch | Masters Ballroom 
7:00 - 9:00p | Evening @ Leisure                                                 

Saturday, November 11

6:30a – 9:00a | Breakfast | Masters Ballroom
8:30a | Round 3 / Shotgun Start | Champion & Palmer Courses
1:00p-2:30p | Lunch | Masters Ballroom 
7:00–7:45p | Awards Cocktail Reception | Main Lobby
9:00p | Awards Dinner | PGA Ballroom

Sunday, November 12

7:00 – 10:00a | Breakfast | Masters Ballroom

Tournament Costs

Invited Member / Single Occupancy (1 player / 1 bed) - $3,950 per Member
Invited Member / Double Occupancy (2 players / 2 beds) - $3,250 per Member 
Invited Member + Guest (1 player + 1 non-playing guest / 1 bed) - $5,700 per Couple

Invited Member Entry Package Includes:

Resort Room at PGA National for 4-Nights, includes:

  • Unlimited Use of Resorts Practice Facilities
  • Complimentary Play on the Staple Short Course
  • Preferred Replay Round Rates during Tournament Dates (includes cart) 
  • Palmer, Fazio, Match Course - $70 + tax per Invited Member
  • Champion Course - $100 + tax per Invited Member
  • Invited Club Pros – Cart Fee only for replay rounds
  • Preferred Group Room Rate for 3-days Pre/Post main event nights
  • Player Registration Hospitality on Main Arrival Day (Light Refreshments & Snacks)
  • 1-Practice Round including cart (Tee Times available on Champions,
  • Palmer and Fazio courses pending availability at time of booking)
  • 3-Tournament Rounds including cart and on-course snacks & refreshments
  • (4) Group Breakfasts
  • (3) Group lunches served post round (Non-alcoholic beverages included)
  • (3) Group Dinners with Drinks & Entertainment
  • Player Gift Bag & Tournament Prizes

Tournament Registration Details

Team Spots in the 2023 Champions Classic must be reserved by an Invited Club’s PGA Golf Professional or Club Representative from January 15 – March 31.   

Deadline for Entry is March 31, 2023.  If the target tournament field is filled sooner than March 31, the Team Entry period will close and pros or club reps who submit an online registration will automatically be placed on a priority waitlist.  Clubs will be moved off the Wait List beginning April 1, 2023, in the order which their pro/club rep signed up.  Additional spots in the field will be added on a space available basis if the host venue allocates Invited more rooms.  

Members participating on Invited Club teams whose spot in the tournament field has been confirmed as of March 31, 2023, will be required to register between April 1 – June 30, 2023 

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Getting There

PGA National Resort is conveniently located less than 30-minutes from West Palm Beach International Airport, just off Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

PGA National Resort
400 Ave of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Airport Information – Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is the primary airline gateway to and from PGA National Resort for commercial and Private Jet service.  Secondary airports within driving distance are located in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. 

West Palm Beach, FL (Approximately 17 miles, 27 minutes)
Palm Beach International Airport

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Approximately 65 miles, 90 minutes)
Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Miami, FL (Approximately 84 miles, 2.5 hours)
Miami International Airport

Please note for the 2023 Tournament airport shuttle will not be provided.  Attendees can utilize Uber or Lyft ride share services, rental cars, or paid local shuttle services.  Related information will be posted to the Golf Genius Tournament Portal.

Entry Terms and Conditions

  • When an Invited Club Professional or Member registers for the event, the Invited Club will have 14-days to confirm the Club’s participation in the tournament.  Once confirmed, the Club will be committed to the minimum team entry fee ($13,000) on a holding account basis until member billing is complete.  
  • Members’ club accounts will be billed within 14 business days of when their registration is submitted.
  • A complete summary of Tournament Entry Terms and Conditions along with Player Waiver is provided above the online registration form.  In order to successfully submit the player registration, a member must acknowledge that he/she has read the Terms and Conditions and agrees to them.  


Tom Jaronski

Director, Invited National Tournaments 214.232.9149

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