ClubCorp extends partnership


ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, has signed a three-year agreement extending its sponsorship of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior in Rancho Mirage, California, and the American Junior Golf Association through 2014, the AJGA announced Friday.


The ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, played at Mission Hills Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, is one of the AJGA’s longest-running events, having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011. Past champions of the event include Bob May, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Kevin Na, Emilee Klein, Kellee Booth and Grace Park.

“The AJGA is very excited to continue its partnership with ClubCorp,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA chief business officer. “ClubCorp has been a strong and dedicated partner for the AJGA, and has consistently hosted the AJGA at many great venues.”

“We are honored to continue our involvement with Mission Hills Desert Junior and the AJGA,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO. “They are a wonderful organization that grows the game of golf among youth in a way that is challenging and fun.”

In addition to Mission Hills, clubs in the ClubCorp family that hosted AJGA events in 2011 included:

Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas
The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, Georgia
Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club in Fair Oaks, Texas
Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas
Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia
Dallas-based ClubCorp USA, Inc. is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with more than 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, Calif.); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club (Chicago).
For more information, please contact Katie Wilson ( in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1743.