2020 Event Info



Congratulations on being accepted to participate in the 2020 Gator Invitational Junior Championship at The Country Club of Jackson. As you know, the event will be an elite, individual, junior competition held over 54 holes at the site of the PGA Tour’s annual Sanderson Farms Championship.

Your payment of the $350 entry fee will confirm your position in our field and it is due no later than Monday, January 27, 2020. You can pay online now by going to www.gatorinvitational.com/pay.

We were overwhelmed with the interest we received in this event, and we are very excited and appreciative that you are going to be a part of it. The Gator will be a first class event that affords you and your attending family members the opportunity to compete alongside some of the best junior golfers in the world. Our final field will consist of 57 players from 16 states and 8 different countries, including 30 top 100 and 41 players ranked insidethe top 150, according to the major ranking services.


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.

  • 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
FRIday, MARCH 13
  • Breakfast for Players – 6:30-9:30
  • First Round Tee Times – 7:30-10:50
  • Lunch provided for players following round
  • Players Banquet - 6:30-8:30, Clubhouse
  • Parents Social - 6:30-8:30, Clubhouse
  • Brunch for Players – 10:00-1:00
  • Honorary Starters Ceremony – 11:30
  • Second Round Tee Times – 11:30-2:30
SUNday, MARCH 15
  • Breakfast for Players – 6:00-9:00
  • Final Round Tee Times – 7:15-10:15
  • 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 2 year-old property is located in the District @ Eastover located conveniently right off I-55 northbound in Jackson. The secondary host hotel is the Townplace Suites in Ridgeland, MS. To book your room at the Residence Inn click here and to book at the Townplace Suites click here.

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 of any type is 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 begin making practice round tee times. The pro shop has practice round availability at various times throughout the day, but there will be member play Thursday as well.

Refund Policy

All players withdrawing from the event prior to February 17, 2020 will receive a full refund. Players withdrawing after that date but prior to March 2, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. Players withdrawing March 2, 2020 or after will forfeit their entry fee. Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Cart Reservations

Spectator carts will be available by reservation only. Cost will be $40/day or $125 for Thursday-Sunday. We must have this reservation made by Friday, March 6, 2020. 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) and credit/debit card only. No cash will be accepted. You can have the accountant at your club set up reciprocity with our club by having him/her call 601-956-1411 and asking to speak with our accounting department.

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.

Printable PDF

To download a printable PDF of this information please click here.


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