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Thank you for your inquiry regarding the 13th 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 15-18, 2021
Qualifier Date: December 5, 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 Jones Cup Junior Champion, Shawn Lalmoni.

2021 Tournament Information   Qualifier Registration


Invitation Exempt Criteria

Top five or Semi-finalists from the following 2021 events:

  • US Junior Amateur
  • AJGA Invitationals:
    • AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
    • PING Invitational
    • KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
    • Thunderbird Invitational
    • Jack Burke Jr. Junior Invitational
    • AJGA Invitational at Sedgefield
    • Junior PLAYERS Championship
    • Polo Golf Junior Classic
    • Western Junior
    • AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational
    • Team TaylorMade Invitational

Winners of the following 2021 events:

  • Southern Junior
  • Bobby Chapman
  • Junior PGA Championship
  • North-South Junior
  • Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Championship
  • Press Thornton Future Masters
  • Scott Robertson
  • Hudson Junior Invitational
  • Bubba Conlee
  • Junior World
  • Optimist International

Additional Criteria:

  • Top 30 and ties from the 2020 Jones Cup Junior Invitational
  • Top 75 players in the AJGA Rolex Rankings as of 9/7/21
  • Top 50 players in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings as of 9/7/21
  • 2021 U.S. Amateur Match Play Players
  • 2021 Wyndham Cup Participants

Jones Cup Junior Qualifier

A tee from the Seaside Course at Sea Island Club in Sea Island Georgia

December 5, 2021
Retreat Course

A minimum of 3 qualifying spots to participate in the 2021 event will be awarded. In addition, 3 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 2021.

A tee from the Sea Island Retreat golf course overlooking pristine and calm waters

Tournament Eligibility

The Jones Cup Junior Invitational is available for male amateur golfers who are no older than 18 as of December 18, 2021 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. The field is limited to 84 players.

Retreat Course

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

Accommodations

 

King Suite Room

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: $349 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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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.

Cloister Rooms: $349 + 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 waived over the Qualifier and Tournament dates.

Inn Rooms: $159 + taxes and fees

Call to Book: (888) 974-5108

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The nightly rate at The Lodge and The Cloister is subject to a $38 nightly Sea Island Club Resort Fee, a 2.25% infrastructure fee (SIIF), and applicable taxes, currently 6% sales tax, 5% room tax, and a $5 state lodging tax.

The nightly rate at The Inn is subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 6% sales tax, 5% room tax, $5 state lodging tax, and 2.25% infrastructure fee (SIIF). Resort Access is included in rate and provides entry to all Sea Island amenities (except the Sea Island Beach Club), such as dining, spa, fitness center, and golf.

A deposit of two night’s room charge will be required to secure guest rooms. The deposit is refundable until seven days prior to arrival. All rates are based on availability.

To book accommodations, please call (888) 974-5108.

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.

The 8th hole of the Seaside Course at Sea Island Club.

Past Champions

2020 – Shawn Lalmoni
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