2021 PGA National Club Championship
Contact Matt Weinberger
80 Carolina Vista Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
The Men’s and Senior Men’s Division is currently sold out. 2020 Club Champions are encouraged to join the Official Waitlist.
The Men’s 2021 PGA National Club Championship will be heading to historic Pinehurst Resort in March 2021. This invite-only tournament field will be made up of the top amateur men’s golfers from around the country who have won their club championship during the 2020 calendar year.
Receiving an invitation to the PGA Club Championship is quite an honor since the field is only made up of an exclusive group of club champions. The championship brings together a wide variety of golfers from nearly all 50 states. Public or private. Small or large. All club champions from facilities with a PGA Professional and their families are welcome to attend the event.
The championship is a 3-day, 54 hole stroke play competition with a Men’s and Senior Men’s division each with separate prizing. Competition rounds will take place on on Pinehurst Resort courses No. 2, No. 6, and No. 8
Learn more about the 208 male competitors playing in the field and their PGA Professionals who coach them.
PGA Professionals will receive hard-copy invitations for the club champions at the golf course as well as digital invitations via email. If you are a club champ, please ask your PGA Professional for the invitation or contact Kris Hart at KHart@pgahq.com. All club champions will need to be verified by the PGA Professional.
The World Amatuer Golf Rankings will recognize the Men’s PGA National Championship – WAGR coverage includes more than 10,000 players from 102 countries, and more than 4,000 ranking tournaments played in 104 countries.
The field will be limited to club champions only and due to the nature of the invite process, acceptances will be taken first come first served until the field is full.
Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014. The U.S. Open will return in 2024.
No. 6 is a departure from other Pinehurst courses in both design and temperament. Designed by Tom Fazio with the help of his uncle George, and provides one of the tougher challenges that Pinehurst has to offer. This course provides many more tree-lined fairways and has significantly less bunkers and waste areas than courses No. 2, No. 4, or No. 8.
Pinehurst No. 8 finds itself on North Carolina’s Top Golf Courses on almost every list you can find. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course is a nod at Pinehurst No. 2 with some added elements. Natural wetlands, rolling terrain, and incredible variety between holes makes this course one of the most complete on Pinehurst’s property.
Practice Round Information
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 6
Pinehurst No. 8
Add. Discounts for Competitors
Pinehurst No. 1
Pinehurst No. 4
Pinehurst No. 5
The Cradle Par 3 Course
Course No. 2, No. 6, No. 8
Saturday March 13th
Morning Double Tee
Sunday March 14th
Noon Double Tee
Monday March 15th
Early Morning Double Tee
Pinehurst No. 2: 6,961 yards, Course Rating: 73.7, Slope: 133
Pinehurst No. 6: 7,053 yards, Course Rating: 74.7, Slope: 139
Pinehurst No. 8: 7,099 yards, Course Rating: 74.1, Slope: 137
Senior Men’s Yardage
Pinehurst No. 2: 6,307 yards, Course Rating: 70.7, Slope: 126
Pinehurst No. 6: 6,634 yards, Course Rating: 72.6, Slope: 134
Pinehurst No. 8: 6,311 yards, Course Rating: 70.3, Slope: 128
*Yardage is subject to change based on weather and course conditions
Village of Pinehurst – Shops, boutiques and restaurants to please any member of the family
The Cradle short course – Parents will have an opportunity to play in an adult only night on this 789 yard gem
Pools – Go for a swim or lounge by the pool at the Carolina Hotel and Holly Inn
Thistle Dhu putting course – Resort guests can take the entire family out on this 18 hole putting course at no cost – perfect for golfers of all levels
All questions can be directed to Matt Weinberger, PGA Director, via phone or email. 513-277-9992 | firstname.lastname@example.org
All Invitations are sent directly to the PGA Professional on staff. If your PGA Professional did not share the invitation for the event, you can download the Invitation here. The event field will be determined on a first come first serve basis and apologize if you were late to receive an invitation.
Any golf course with a PGA Professional* which holds an 18 hole club championship event will act as a qualifier. Amateur Club Champions in the Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s, and Senior Women’s who win a championship during the 2020 calendar year are sent an invitation to compete at Pinehurst Resort for the 2021 PGA Club Championship. Invitations are sent directly to the PGA Professional at the course to share with the amateur champions. *champions who work with a PGA Professional at a different facility are eligible for an invitation
The PGA Club Championship is a 54-hole stroke play competition.
No, this event features the amateur club champions at golf courses with a PGA Professional on staff. PGA Professionals are encouraged to promote the PGA Club Championship invitation to their members to help increase participation in their course’s club championship divisions.
Players qualify by default for the division they won at their course (e.g. if a 62 year old wins their Senior Club Championship they qualify for the Senior Division at the PGA National Club Championship). Senior Club Champions have the option to compete in the Men’s Division. Due to the number of canceled senior events in 2020, club champions over 50 years old prior to the first day of the championship (March 13th) may elect to compete in the Senior Division. Players must communicate their desired division at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the championship
The cost is $700 for the entry fee which includes 3 rounds of championship golf on Courses No. 2, No. 6, and No 8 (cart is included or players may bring walk or bring their own caddies). The entry fee also includes premium player welcome gifts, competition on the famous Cradle Par 3 course Friday during registration, as well as a daily food card that can be used at restaurants on-site at the courses or resort during each competition round.
Players need to sign up and pay for the Player Entry Fee to “reserve their spot.” Since registrations are completed on a rolling basis spots cannot be held.
Courses No. 2, No. 6, and No 8.
Yes, practice rounds will be available on competition courses. Please note all practice rounds are on a first come first serve basis. Every effort will be made to allow players to compete on all practice rounds but availability to No. 2 at a discount is subject to limited availability.
Yes, exclusive discounts will be available on a finite amount of additional rounds on courses like the famed No. 4 redesigned by Gil Hanse.
The field will be capped at 312 players (104 players per course per day).
In order to be eligible for the National PGA Club Championship champions must qualify from a course with a PGA Professional. For questions contact Mweinberger@pgahq.com
If your golf course did not have a 2020 Club Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your 2019 Club Champions would be able to attend the 2021 Championship as a exempt player.
No, the PGA National Club Championship is only open to Amateur Club Champions
Junior Club Champions are not eligible for the 2021 championship.
No. Only Gross Champions from a golf club are eligible. There are no handicaps or net champions at the PGA Club Championship.
Yes, competitors must have amateur status to be able to compete in the event. Players in the process of receiving their amateur status back may request approval for event entry by emailing Matt Weinberger email@example.com and providing the proper supporting documentation.
Players will be awarded championship trophies and sponsored product (below the threshold for USGA amateur status). The Top 5 finishers in all divisions will receive an invitation to the 2022 PGA National Club Championship.
Competitors are permitted to bring their own caddies or book caddies through Pinehurst (*Pinehurst Caddies are only available on No. 2 or on No. 4) and must be reserved directly with Pinehurst more than 24 hours in advance.
Spectators are permitted and may take advantage of the group hotel block and limited practice round play. There will be two carts assigned per foursome and spectators will not be able to ride in the competitor’s cart during the round.
Players who win a club championship in the 2021 calendar year are only eligible for the 2022 PGA National Club Championship.
Players will be asked to verify their 2020 championship details and our staff will confirm with the course PGA Professional that all winners are eligible. In the event a club champion falsifies championship results, he or she will receive a 3 year ban
Players are encouraged to stay on-site as discounted accommodations are provided at The Carolina, The Holly Inn, and The Manor. Resort shuttles are only complimentary for guests staying on-site. Players are not obligated to use the PGA Club Championship discounted lodging block.
No, club champions are attending individually. Multiple champions from the same course may attend however.
Refunds are available as long as they are made more than 45 days before the competition. There is a refund fee of 25% for the Player Entry Fee and practice or golf rounds and a 10% refund fee for hotel cancellations. The PGA Club Champ charges a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.9% and 30 cents for each transaction processed on pgaclubchamp.org. To avoid the non-refundable convenience fee, PGA Club Champ accepts checks as a preferred alternative payment method. Checks can be made payable to Nextgengolf, Inc and mailed to 55 Court St, Suite 520, Boston, MA 02108. Please note, convenience fees will not be refunded even if the payment to which it relates is canceled, refunded, credited or charged back. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of inclement weather, if the course staff deems the golf course unplayable, the PGA Staff will work with the host course to provide rain checks, partial refunds, or full refunds depending on the nature of the situation. If nine holes of golf are completed, refunds will not be provided.