To help commemorate the AJGA’s 25th anniversary, ajga.org will publish a monthly top-25 list from now until October. These lists will highlight some of the AJGA's top supporters and relive some of the most memorable moments of the past 25 years. Fittingly, each list will be released on or near the 25th of the month.
This month’s top-25 list recognizes the outstanding golf courses, resorts and clubs that have hosted the most AJGA tournaments in the past 25 years — qualifiers excluded.
Counting them down to number 1, let’s begin!
T24. Walt Disney World Resort • Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • 8 events
Disney has hosted the Polo Golf Junior Classic every Thanksgiving since 1995.
T24. Windsor Parke Golf Club • Jacksonville, Fla. • 8 events
The AJGA conducted an event at the club each year from 1992-1999
T18. Abilene Country Club • Abilene, Texas • 9 events
Jeremy Frye set the AJGA boys 54-hole scoring record on this popular Texas track last year.
T18. DuPont Country Club • Wilmington, Del. • 9 events
Home of the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship since 1994. Also the site of one of the LPGA’s four majors.
T18. The Homestead Resort • Hot Springs, Va. • 9 events
Host of the ClubCorp Junior Players Championship every year since 1994.
T18. Myrtlewood Golf Club • Myrtle Beach, S.C. • 9 events
Former host of the AJGA’s Myrtle Beach event, which annually attracted some of the strongest fields in the Southeast.
T18. Oak Tree Country Club • Edmond, Okla. • 9 events
A staple on the AJGA schedule, the Oak Tree event has attracted top players to Central Oklahoma for nearly 10 years.
T18. Turnberry Isle Resort and Club • Aventura, Fla. • 9 events
Host of the AJGA’s South Florida event from 1992-2000.
17. French Lick Springs Resort • French Lick, Ind. • 10 events
Hosted the AJGA for 10 straight years from 1983-1992.
T14. Horseshoe Bend Country Club • Roswell, Ga. • 11 events
The AJGA’s first permanent National Headquarters was located on the grounds of Horseshoe Bend, which was also the site of Phil Mickelson’s three-straight Rolex Tournament of Champions victories.
T14. La Paloma Country Club • Tucson, Ariz. • 11 events
The former home of the Polo Golf Junior Classic hosted numerous AJGA events from 1985-1994.
T14. Magnolia Grove Golf Club • Mobile, Ala. • 11 events
Host of the AJGA’s popular Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic over Labor Day Weekend.
T12. The Karsten Course at ASU • Tempe, Ariz. • 12 events
This “Valley of the Sun” course has hosted the PING Phoenix Junior Championship each year since 1991.
T12. The Legacy Golf Club • Henderson, Nev. • 12 events
AJGA Players tried their luck on this Vegas-area course from 1990-2001.
T9. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course • Stateline, Nev. • 13 events
One of the first courses to host an AJGA event, Edgewood Tahoe played host to the Association from 1980-1992.
T9. Fairway Oaks Country Club • Abilene, Texas • 13 events
The original home of the AJGA’s Abilene event, the course hosted the event from 1981-1993.
T9. Flint Elks Lodge 222 Golf Club • Flint, Mich. • 13 events
Original host of the Buick Junior Open, one of the AJGA’s longest running events.
T6. Aspen Municipal Golf Course • Aspen, Colo. • 14 events
The AJGA’s home in the Rockies from 1989-2002.
T6. English Turn Golf and Country Club • New Orleans, La. • 14 events
This popular PGA TOUR stop has hosted the AJGA’s New Orleans event every year since 1989.
T6. New Seabury Country Club • Mashpee, Mass. • 14 events
The AJGA’s home on Cape Cod nearly every year from 1989 until today. The Club also hosted the Junior Match preceding the Ryder Cup in 1999.
5. The Woodlands Country Club • The Woodlands, Texas • 15 events
Former home of the AJGA’s Easter event in Texas. The club hosted the AJGA from 1985-1999.
4. University of New Mexico Golf Courses • Albuquerque, N.M. • 16 events
Hosted the AJGA from 1983-2000 with the exception of ’91 and ’92.
3. Innisbrook Resort • Tarpon Springs, Fla. • 17 events
The Florida resort hosted one of the two events the AJGA conducted in its inaugural year of 1978. The resort has hosted various events throughout the years, including the 2001 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
2. Bellefonte Country Club • Ashland, Ky. • 19 events
Bellefonte has served as home of the Bluegrass Junior Invitational each year since 1984.
1. Mission Hills Country Club • Rancho Mirage, Calif. • 23 events
The Palm Springs-area course has hosted at least one AJGA event each year since 1982. The facility is also the home of an LPGA major.