The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship is one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate in THE OPTIMIST. Optimists have been involved in the sport of junior golf for more than 30 years by holding local, regional and international tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers compete in official Optimist District qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the globe, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships include Lexi Thompson, Beth Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, Brittany Lincicome, Jeff Overton, Stacy Prammanasudh and Jennifer Rosales.

Location & Dates

PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

July 17-22, 2018
Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12

July 22-27, 2018
Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14

July 27-August 1, 2018
Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18

Tee Times, Results and list of Eligible and Registered Golfers

For championship tee times and results, click here.

Junior golfers registered for the championship, click here.


The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is nationally ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, World Amateur Golf, Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process.


AJGA Performance Based Entry Chart
Boys 16-18 - Champion (12 stars); Top 5 (8 stars); Top 10 (4 stars)
Girls 15-18 - Champion (12 stars); Top 3 (8 stars); Top 5 (4 stars)
Boys 14-15 - Top 10 (2 stars)
Boys 12-13 – Top 5 (2 stars)
Girls 13-14 – Top 3 (2 stars)
Girls 12 & Under - Champion (2 stars)


Championship Results
Past Champions

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