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2023 Jones Cup Invitational  

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Congratulations to our 2023 Jones Cup Invitational Champion, David Ford!


In The News

The Jones Cup Invitational is grateful to have received excellent media coverage of this year’s tournament. Visit the link below to see our latest features in national and local news outlets.

News Coverage

Invitation Criteria

Invitations are invite-only, and granted at the discretion of the Jones Cup Committee. The tournaments listed below are given considerable weight in the selection process.

  • A.J.G.A., Canadian, Collegiate, WAGR, and Scratch Amateur Rankings
  • Azalea Amateur
  • Dogwood Invitational
  • GB&I Walker Cup Squad
  • Georgia Amateur
  • Jones Cup
  • NCAA Championship
  • North and South Amateur
  • Northeast Amateur
  • Porter Cup
  • Southeastern Amateur
  • Southern Amateur
  • Sunnehanna Amateur
  • U.S. Amateur
  • U.S. Junior
  • U.S. Mid Amateur
  • U.S. Walker Cup Squad
  • Western Amateur
  • Western Junior
  • Maridoe Amateur

Jones Cup History

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Born of the A.W. Jones family’s deep commitment to amateur golf, the Jones Cup began in 2001 as an opportunity to celebrate not only the game of golf, but also the camaraderie associated with it. This three-day, 54-hole individual stroke-play event at Ocean Forest brings together many of the finest amateurs from the U.S. and abroad.

Because of the global success of the Jones Cup Invitational and its recognition as a premier world amateur golf event, the Jones Cup Junior Invitational and Jones Cup Senior Invitational were created in 2009 and 2011 respectively, and are contested at Sea Island Golf Club each year.

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Past Champions

  • 2023 – David Ford
  • 2022 – Palmer Jackson
  • 2021 – Ludvig Aberg
  • 2020 – Davis Thompson
  • 2019 – Akshay Bhatia
  • 2018 – Garrett Barber
  • 2017 – Braden Thornberry
  • 2016 – Beau Hossler
  • 2015 – Austin Connelly
  • 2014 – Corey Conners
  • 2013 – Sean Dale
  • 2012 – Justin Thomas
  • 2011 – John Peterson
  • 2010 – Patrick Reed
  • 2009 – Kyle Stanley
  • 2007 – Luke List
  • 2005 – Nicholas Thompson
  • 2003 – Gregg Jones
  • 2001 – D.J. Trahan



Luxurious Double Queen Room

The Cloister

Located on Sea Island, the Mediterranean masterpiece offers 265 rooms and suites with river, ocean, and garden views. Full access to Sea Island amenities, including golf, is included.

The Cloister Rooms:
$385 + taxes and fees

Call to Book:
(855) 454-0201

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Sunrise at a Sea Island Cottage by the Atlantic Ocean

Sea Island Cottages

With up to eight bedrooms, Sea Island Cottages offer the privacy of a private home as well as full kitchens; many have pools, as well as marsh or oceanfront views. Full access to Sea Island amenities, including golf, is included.

Call to Book:
(855) 454-0201

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The Lodge Cottages

The Lodge Cottages offer the luxury of a private home within the Sea Island Golf Club. Full access to Sea Island amenities, including golf, is included.

Call to Book:
(855) 454-0201

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The Inn at Sea Island

Located on St. Simons Island, The Inn is a select-service property. Access to the Sea Island Golf Club is included during the Qualifier and Tournament dates.

Inn Rooms:
$169 + taxes and fees

Call to Book:
(855) 454-0201

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A two-night deposit is required for reservations, with seven-day cancellation.
The resort fee for The Lodge and The Cloister will be $38 per night. All rates are based on availability.

To book accommodations, call:
Tournament: (866) 712-8078


  • McKinnon Airport (SSI) is located on St. Simons Island and is reserved for private flights.
  • Brunswick Airport (BQK) is located roughly 25 miles from Ocean Forest Golf Club.
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 72 miles south of Ocean Forest Golf Club.
  • Savannah International Airport (SAV) is located 85 miles north of Ocean Forest Golf Club.