2019 Event Info

The following provides event information for our accepted players in the 2019 Gator Invitational.

Congratulations to our accepted players for the 2019 Gator Invitational Junior Championship at The Country Club of Jackson. As you know, the event will be an elite, individual, junior competition held over 36 holes at the site of the PGA Tour’s annual Sanderson Farms Championship. We were overwhelmed with the interest received in this event, and we are very excited and appreciative of those who are to be a part of it. The Gator will be a first class event that affords the opportunity to compete alongside some of the best junior golfers in the world. Our final field consists of 60 players from 20 states and 4 different countries, including 29 top 150 and 44 players ranked inside the top 250, according to the major ranking services. 

Event Schedule

Below, you can find a basic schedule of events. Your entry fee covers your cost for all events listed in the schedule below. You will continue to receive additional information as the Championship grows closer.

Friday, MARCH 15
  • Registration – 10:00-6:00, Country Club of Jackson Pro Shop or Clubhouse (Weather Dependent)
  • Practice Rounds – Please call the Pro Shop at 601-956-1415 to Book Tee Times
  • Players Banquet – 6:30-8:30, Clubhouse, Sport Coat Required
  • Parents Social – 6:30-8:30, Clubhouse
Saturday, MARCH 16
  • Breakfast for Players – 6:30-9:30
  • First Round Tee Times – 7:30-10:50
  • Lunch provided for players following round
Sunday, MARCH 17
  • Breakfast for Players – 6:30-9:30
  • Final Round Tee Times – 7:30-10:50
  • Lunch provided for players following round
  • Award Ceremony immediately following completion of play


We are very excited to have Residence Inn by Marriott as the host hotel for this event. This new property is located in the District @ Eastover located conveniently right off I-55 northbound in Jackson. The secondary host hotels are the Townplace Suites and the Hyatt in Ridgeland, MS. Use the links below to book online now.

Dining Guide

The tournament committee has put together a dining guide for players and their families to utilize while they're in Jackson. Please click here to download the guide.

Golf Dress Code

All players will be required to adhere to the Country Club of Jackson’s golf attire code. This requires collared shirts, tucked in at all times while playing golf, and hats facing forward. No denim pants or shorts are allowed while playing golf. We also ask that you remove your hat when indoors.

Practice Round

Players can call the pro shop at 601-956-1415 to being making practice round tee times. The pro shop has practice round availability at various times throughout the day, but there will be member play Friday as well.

Refund Policy

Due to rescheduling, all players withdrawing from the rescheduled event by our March 1, 2019 deadline will receive a full refund. Players withdrawing after that date will receive zero refund. Players withdrawing after February 11, 2019 will forfeit their entry fee.

Cart Reservations

Spectator carts will be available by reservation only. Cost will be $40/day or $100 for Friday-Sunday. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Since players are allowed to use carts during their practice round, your player may use your reserved cart that day. If a player and adult both need a cart that day then 2 will need to be reserved. Please go to www.gatorinvitational.com/cart to reserve.

Food & Beverage

Food and beverage will be available for purchase by the players traveling guests. Payment will be available by reciprocal charge (preferred), cash or card.

Locker Room & Shoe Service

Players will be given a personal locker in our Men’s Locker Room. Each player will have a locker with their name on it. Additionally, all players are able to take advantage of Frank “Nitty” Ward’s world-famous shoe cleaning services following completion of play Friday-Sunday.

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