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AJGA Panama Junior presented by St. Georges Bank

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Hotel Address: Santa Maria Boulevard, Panama City, Panama
AJGA Special Rate: $229 - $339 ($300 - $456 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 10%
Rate Includes: Daily American Breakfast / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Access to Swimming Pool
Distance to Golf Course: On Site

Reservation Method: Call (507) 304-5555 or email - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Tuesday, March 12
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.


Airport: Tocumen International Airport Panama (PTY)
Airport Transportation: The host hotel does not provide shuttle service. For a fee, you can arrange a shuttle through DMC Panamazing. Prior reservations are required and can be made by emailing or by clicking the following link :
Cost: Cost varies on type of vehicle, distance, and time of shuttle. Please inquire using the above email or booking link.
Distance to Host Hotel: Directions from Tocumen International Airport Panama to Santa Maria Golf & Country Club

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:

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than an hour before their practice round tee time.

POST ROUND: More information regarding practice at the host facility following play will be available closer to the event date.


Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 7 – 10:10 a.m. off No. 1 Tee. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Santa Maria Golf Club
Practice Facilities Time: 6 a.m.

Signup: Click Here to Sign-Up
Signup Dates: Wednesday, March 20 – Tuesday, March 26

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.

Practice Round Hole Locations will be available at the starting tee. Tournament Hole Locations will be on the tournament website. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round. Please review the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct prior to the practice round.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations 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 Santa Maria Golf Club’s rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:

1. Forfeiture of your official practice round

2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament

3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

Reservation Method: Email
Player Cost: $65 includes cart
Dates Available: Monday, March 25 (only 9 holes / available to play midday) – Tuesday, March 26 (all day based on availability)

 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 smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a 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 device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 6 – 10:40 a.m.
Location: Santa Maria Golf Club, Cart Staging Area

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Thomas Harrison prior to March 27 at (309) 333-1597.

Registration is MANDATORY. 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 or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.


Official Pairings Available: Tuesday, March 26
Tee Times:
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round, Thursday)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round, Friday)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round, Saturday)

Final Round Pairings Available: Friday, March 29
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.


More information regarding the social activity for the AJGA Panama Junior presented by St. Georges Bank will be posted once confirmed.


HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Boardroom
TD Name: Thomas Harrison
Phone Number: (309) 333-1597
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.

JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Panama Junior presented by St. Georges Bank hosted at Santa Maria Golf Club. The discount can be accessed online here .


As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form. Push carts cannot be reserved prior to arriving on-site.

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.