AJGA Host Hotel: PGA National Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418
AJGA Special Rate: Resort Guestroom: $149.50 per night (Average Rate - $246 per night)
Junior Suite: $279.50 per night (Average Rate - $369 per night)
Cottage: $303 per night (Average Rate - $509 per night)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13%
Rate Includes: Please note that the daily $25 resort fee has been waived for AJGA participants and guests (see Important Note below). In addition, resort guests will receive complimentary Internet access, turndown service, daily newspaper, fitness center / tennis court access and self-parking. PGA National Resort & Spa features a host of luxurious upgrades and warm welcoming textures to make your stay even more enjoyable. Please see below for a description of room types available:
Resort Guestroom: Features one king size bed or two double size beds, flat-screen television and private balcony or terrace. All guestrooms are 364 square feet.
Resort Junior Suite: Features one king size bed or two double size beds, spacious living area, flat-screen television and private balcony or terrace. All Resort Junior Suites have either a limited view of the courtyard or the parking lot and are 392 square feet.
Club Cottage: Club Cottages offer a variety of floor plans that include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, large living room, washer and dryer, flat-screen television and outdoor terrace. All Club Cottages sleep 4-6 people.
Reservation Method: (844) 821-0028 – Please use the reference code 111720AJGA.
Booking link: Click here to book at PGA National Resort & Spa
Cutoff Date: Monday, November 9
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.
Important Note: After completing the reservation process you will receive an automated e-mail from PGA National Resort & Spa. That e-mail will state that a $28 Resort Fee will apply to your reservation. This fee does not apply, and the e-mail sent from PGA National Resort & Spa is automatically generated and cannot be altered. If you are having any issues with this upon check-in, please contact Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott at (618) 402-7399.
Airport: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) / Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Distance to Host Hotel: PBI – 20 minutes, FLL – 1 hour and 20 minutes
Distance to Golf Course: PBI – 20 minutes, FLL – 1 hour and 20 minutes
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:
Onsite Transportation: Complimentary shuttles from PGA National Cottages to the PGA National Resort.
PRACTICE FACILITIES: To promote social distancing players will be assigned practice times on the driving range and practice putting green before the round. A player’s time on the driving range will start one hour prior to their tee time and depending on the tournament the player will be allotted up to 30 minutes to warm up on the driving range. An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range monitoring players and enforcing social distancing. At the end of the player’s driving range time they may then go to the practice putting green and short game area.
POST ROUND: All players will be required to leave the facility immediately following their round.
SPECTATORS: As approved by the local government and host facility players are allowed limited spectators on-site for the tournament. Spectators are limited to immediate family only which includes, parents, guardians, grandparents, and siblings. If a player is traveling with a guardian or chaperone, who may or may not be an immediate family member, only the guardian or chaperone will be allowed to spectate. Social distancing guidelines will be monitored and enforced throughout the tournament. Players with spectators on-site who are not immediate family could be subject to a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.
Date: Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24
Time: Monday, November 23 (Champion & Fazio: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, November 24 (Champion & Fazio: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.)
** All Practice Round Tee Times are off Nos. 1 & 10 tees.
Golf Course: PGA National Resort & Spa – Champion & Fazio Courses
Signup: Golf Genius
Cutoff: Sunday, November 22
Additional Notes: An AJGA Staff member will be located on the starting tees with hole locations and a sand bottle. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push-cart. It is recommended that all players book flights to arrive Friday, November 20, to ensure that practice rounds can be played on both tournament courses. Players may sing up for a practice round tee time through Golf Genius starting Monday, November 16 at 7:30 a.m. Players can only sign up to play in one practice round per day. An AJGA staff member will be available in tournament headquarters and on the starting tees prior to all practice rounds to verify tee times. Please note that every player will play tournament rounds on both the Champion and Fazio Courses.
Practice Round Sign-up Link: Coming Soon!
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds prior to November 23 by contacting the PGA National Resort & Spa golf shop at (561) 627-2000, ext. 5518 on an individual basis. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant. Rates for additional practice rounds are as outlined as below. All rates do not include tax and additional practice rounds are subject to course availability. Please note the below rates expire on November 23.
If staying at PGA National Resort & Spa:
Rolex Tournament of Champions Participants
All Courses: $65
Cart Fee: $48 (Optional)
*Cart Fee Included in Rate
If not staying at PGA National Resort & Spa:
Rolex Tournament of Champions Participants
All Courses: $120
Cart Fee: $48 (Optional)
*Cart Fee Included in Rate
Additional practice rounds are at the individual’s expense and are provided at a reduced rate by the AJGA and the host facility. Players and guests must comply with all rules & expectations at the host facility including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests. Failure to comply with these rules may result in the forfeiture of your additional practice round.
AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE
As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:
· 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
· 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty
SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a mobile phone or a device that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during AJGA events. Instructions on how to download and use the app can be found here. Players will be provided the GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own mobile device as well as ensuring that it is fully charged to make it through the round.
PLAYER REGISTRATION: Players are to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their allotted one-hour warmup time (i.e. 11:50 a.m. for a 1 p.m. tee time). The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration.
Date: Monday, November 23
Time: 6:20 – 9 a.m.
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: Master’s Terrace
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott prior to November 23 at (618) 402-7399. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS
Official Pairings Available: Sunday, November 22
Tee Times: 7:30 – 9:20 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Girls, Fazio-Boys)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Boys, Fazio-Girls)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Third Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Girls, Fazio-Boys)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Boys, Fazio-Girls)
Third Round Pairings Available: Thursday, November 26
Final Round Pairings Available: Fridayday, November 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.
A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.
HQ Location: PGA National Resort & Spa – Ryder Cup Room
TD Name: Nathan Nottrott
Phone Number: (618) 402-7399
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.
FLAGSTICK: The flagstick is fixed in the hole and MUST NOT be deliberately removed by any player. If a player removes the flagstick, he or she will incur a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.
JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS: All Junior Plus Members will have the opportunity to have their swings taped on the driving range for the College Coaches website at any time during the event. Players must contact the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video.
RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).
SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.
PUSH CARTS: Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.