Optimist Junior Golf Tour | 2018 Waterchase Golf Club

Tournament Details


March 24-25, 2018
Waterchase Golf Club
Fort Worth, TX

Top finishers will be exempt from having to qualify for the summer 2018 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as follows:

Boys 16-18 (Top 3) | Boys 14-15 (Top 3) | Boys 11-13 (Top 3)
Girls 14-18 (Top 3) | Girls 11-13 (Top 3)

Age Divisions and Eligibility
Age divisions offered: Boys 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and Girls 14-18 and 11-13.  The age division corresponds to the junior golfer's age they will be on the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (age 11-13 (July 21) age 14-15 (July 26) age 16-18 (August 1)). To be eligible, golfers may not be enrolled in college. All golfers may apply to "play up" and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

** All players must meet the scoring criteria for this event in order to qualify for the Championships:

Target Scores
Boys 11-13 192
Boys 14-15 166
Boys 16-18 156

Girls 11-13 192
Girls 14-18 170

Tournament Format
Competition is 36-hole stroke play. Carts and caddies are prohibited for all tournament rounds. Time and weather permitting, a playoff will occur for first place positions only. All other ties will be broken using a scorecard playoff.

The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard if field size is met.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 24
10:30 a.m.- until last tee time -- Tournament registration (Club House)
Lunch will be provided to you upon checkin (Club House)
12:15 p.m. – 2:30 pm -- Tournament Round 1

Sunday, March 25
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. -- Tournament Round 2
at end of play -- Player's Lunch (Club House)
Following Play -- Awards ceremony (Leaderboard)

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the tournament is $202.00 US. The registration fee includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player or family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Deadline to registration – March 14, 2018 – registration based on space availability –first come-first serve.

Refund Policy: Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an Optimist Junior Golf event:
Tournaments: Players that have registered for a tournament may withdraw between the date of their registration and three weeks prior to the event's first tee time and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
After three weeks prior to the first tee time, players will be charged $100 of the original entry fee.
10 days or less of the first tee time, no refund will be issued.

There are several hotel/motels in the area. Only blocks from the course is La Quinta Inn, 8250 Anderson Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, (682) 237-7519.

For a list of other nearby hotels, click here.

Travel and Transportation
Waterchase Golf Club is located in Fort Worth, Texas, approximately 30 miles from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International airport (DFW).

Practice Rounds
Optional practice rounds are available on Friday. Call Waterchase Golf Club at (817) 861-4653 for available times. Greens fee cost is $35 plus tax walking. All fees for practice rounds are payable directly to Waterchase Golf Club.

Driving Range and Putting Green
Registration includes range balls prior to play and unlimited access to practice greens on days of rounds.

Rules and Regulations
The tournament will be played in accordance with all USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at tournament registration.

Rules Reminder
Scoring Policy
Pace of Play and Tips

Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all rounds.  Participants must provide their own equipment. 

Distance measuring devices are allowed. In this competition a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by 5:30 p.m. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by dark due to weather delays or unforeseen circumstances, the tournament will revert back to the last 18 holes completed by the entire field. If inclement weather suspends play on the final day of the tournament and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by dark but the entire field in an age division can complete a common 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.

Trophies will be awarded for the top finishers. In case of ties, there will be a playoff for first place only. Second place tie will be determined by a scorecard playoff.

Questions or Inquiries
All questions or inquiries should be directed to the Optimist Junior Golf office. Please e-mail golf@optimist.org or call 314.881.1307 or toll free 800.500.8130, ext. 207.

Past Results


2016 Waterchase Junior Tour Event

Photo courtesy of Waterchase Golf Club

The Waterchase Course

From tree-lined doglegs to split fairways, the risk and reward opportunities are abundant. A cascading waterfall between the ninth and eighteenth greens highlights the course's beauty. It is this combination of challenge and beauty that has helped Waterchase achieve such high acclaim.


The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Course and Yardages

All divisions will play on the golf course at Waterchase Golf Club. Approximate course yardages are:

BOYS 11-13
5,868 yards (White tees)

BOYS 14-15
6408 yards (Blue tees)

BOYS 16-18
6882 yards (Gold tees)

GIRLS 11-13
5,298 yards (Green tees)

GIRLS 14-18
5868 yards (White tees)


Direct: 314.881-1307
Toll free: 800.500.8130 ext. 207