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Thank you for your inquiry regarding the 12th Annual Jones Cup Junior Invitational. We are looking forward to another exceptional event and are confident this year’s event will be filled with great competition, camaraderie and enjoyment.

Tournament Dates: December 16–19, 2020
Qualifier Date: December 6, 2020

Qualifier Registration


Invitation Exempt Criteria

Top five or Semi-finalists from the following 2020 events:

  • Junior Invitational at Sage Valley
  • AJGA Invitationals:
    • AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
    • AJGA Invitational at Sedgefield
    • KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
    • Junior PLAYERS Championship
    • PING Invitational
    • Polo Golf Junior Classic

Winners of the following 2020 events:

  • Southern Junior
  • Junior PGA Championship
  • Bobby Chapman
  • North-South Junior
  • Press Thornton Future Masters
  • Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Championship

Additional Criteria:

  • Top 30 and ties from the 2019 Jones Cup Junior Invitational
  • Top 75 players in the AJGA Rolex Rankings as of 9/10/20
  • Top 50 players in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings as of 9/10/20
  • 2020 U.S. Amateur Match Play Players

Jones Cup Junior Qualifier

December 6, 2020
Retreat Course

A minimum of three qualifying spots to participate in the 2020 event will be awarded. In addition, three alternates will be determined to fill any potential vacancies. Ties for the final qualifying spot or any alternate place will be broken by a “hole-by-hole” sudden death playoff immediately following the completion of play. The qualifier will be limited to 84 players. Qualifier registration will open in early November 2020.

Qualifier Eligibility

The Jones Cup Junior Invitational Qualifier is available for male amateur golfers who are no older than 18 as of December 17, 2020 and are not enrolled full time at a university. Entries are subject to approval or rejection by the Jones Cup Junior Invitational committee at any time, including after the start of play.

Retreat Course

To learn more about Retreat and take a hole-by-hole tour, visit here.

Accommodations

 

The Lodge

Located between Seaside and Plantation courses at the Sea Island Golf Club, The Lodge overlooks St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, with 43 rooms in the main building and seven cottages. Full access to Sea Island amenities, including golf, is included.

Lodge Rooms: $374 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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The Lodge Cottages

With two to four bedrooms, 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.

The Lodge Cottages Rates (Dec. 4–6/Dec. 16–19):
2-Bedroom: $1,349/$1,289 + taxes and fees
4-Bedroom: $2,159/$2,039 + taxes and fees
4-Bedroom King Cottage: $2,609/$2,489 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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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.

Cloister Rooms: $249 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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The Inn at Sea Island

Located on St. Simons Island, a few miles from the Sea Island Golf Club, The Inn is a select-service property, with 85 casual, comfortable rooms. Access to most Sea Island amenities, including golf, is included (Sea Island Beach Club access excluded). The Resort Access Fee will be waved over the Qualifier and Tournament dates.

Inn Rooms: $159 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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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 reservations at 1-844-560-5754.

Airports

  • McKinnon Airport (SSI) is located on St. Simons Island and is reserved for private flights.
  • Brunswick Airport (BQK) is located roughly 20 miles from Sea Island Golf Club.
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 72 miles south of Sea Island Golf Club.
  • Savannah International Airport (SAV) is located 85 miles north of Sea Island Golf Club.

Caddies

Caddies for the Jones Cup Junior Invitational are not permitted. Players will be responsible for carrying their own golf bags during both practice and tournament rounds.

Pull carts or trolleys are also not permitted.

Past Champions

2019– Maxwell Ford
2018 – Drew Miller
2017 – William Moll
2016 – Garrett Barber
2015 – Davis Shore
2014 – Joshua Martin
2013 – Joshua Seiple
2012 – KK Limbhasut
2011 – Matt NeSmith
2010 – Motin Yeung
2009 – Oliver Schniederjans