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A Magical Swing: The 2024 PGA Family Golf Championship at Disney’s Palm Golf Course

Get ready to grip it and rip it in the most enchanting setting imaginable! The second annual PGA Family Golf Championship is set to transform Disney’s Palm Golf Course into a haven for golf-loving families from September 28-29, 2024.

Nestled in the heart of Walt Disney World® Resort and managed by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, this event is bound to be a spectacular blend of family fun and friendly competition.

A Family Affair

The PGA Family Golf Championship isn’t just another tournament; it’s a celebration of family and golf.

Teams of 2-4 players, all biologically or legally related, will gather at this storied venue for a weekend packed with memorable moments.

Last year’s inaugural event at PGA West in La Quinta, California, saw nearly 150 participants from 24 states come together, proving the universal appeal of this family-centric competition.

“PGA of America Golf Professionals are helping families create meaningful memories and connect through the game for a lifetime with PGA Family Golf,” said John Lindert, PGA of America President and Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing in Michigan.

“The PGA Family Golf Championship is a reflection of what we see at golf courses every day—families enjoying the game together—and it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience at Disney’s Palm Golf Course.”

Disney Magic Meets Golf Magic

Bringing the PGA Family Golf Championship to Walt Disney World® Golf is a stroke of genius.

Alex Forsyth, PGA Director of Sales and Marketing at Arnold Palmer Golf Management, noted, “The family nature of this tournament makes it the perfect event to be held at Walt Disney World® Golf, which is passionate about bringing family fun to the game of golf.

We have a long history of hosting a plethora of different events, from youth tournaments to PGA Tour events, so the PGA Family Golf Championships will further add to that tradition of extraordinary family-friendly golf events at the Walt Disney World® Resort.’’

Four Divisions, Infinite Fun

The championship offers four divisions, ensuring everyone can find their place on the fairway:

  • Junior: Teams with at least one adult and one junior
  • Adult: All-adult teams
  • Professional Adult: Teams with at least one PGA or LPGA Professional
  • Professional Junior: Teams with at least one PGA or LPGA Professional and one junior

Juniors aged 10-17 on September 28, 2024, can compete, following the American Development Model (ADM).

The competition kicks off with a scramble format in the first round, where teamwork is paramount.

For the junior divisions, both an adult and a junior must attempt each shot. The final round switches to a modified alternate shot format, with juniors and adults alternating shots in their respective divisions. The lowest 36-hole stroke play total will determine the champions.

Beyond the Championship

The excitement starts a day early, on Friday, September 27, with optional practice rounds, a putting contest, and a welcome reception at Disney’s Palm and Disney’s Magnolia Golf Clubhouse.

The main event runs through the weekend, culminating in an awards ceremony immediately following Sunday’s play.

PGA Family Golf launched nationally in 2022, drawing inspiration from the successful PGA Jr. League program.

This initiative aims to bring family members of all ages and skill levels together on multi-generational teams, fostering connections that go beyond the golf course.

Local PGA Family Golf participants can earn invitations to the National Championship through various qualifications, including top finishes at local events and previous championships.

Join the Fun

The 2024 PGA Family Golf Championship at Disney’s Palm Golf Course promises to be a magical blend of golf and family fun.

For those looking to partake in this enchanting event or find a PGA Family Golf event near them, visit or connect with your local PGA of America Golf Professional.

This September, pack your clubs and your loved ones for an unforgettable weekend where family bonds are strengthened, and memories are made, one swing at a time.