2019 News Releases


Top Orlando courses to host 2020 GCSAA Golf Championships

by Nov 19, 2019 | GCSAA


Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 19, 2019)
– The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Golf Championships will be contested Jan. 25-27, 2020, in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Golf Industry Show.

The championships, presented in partnership with The Toro Co., will offer four different events over three days and will draw members of all abilities. The competitions will take place at four high-end courses in the Orlando area.

In addition to the GCSAA National Championship Feb. Jan. 26-27, a four-ball competition will be held Jan. 25, followed by a scramble event on Jan. 26. The two-day Golf Classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27, and will offer both a gross and net flighted competition that will use a point-quota scoring system. Flights in the Golf Classic will rotate between courses.

More than 450 GCSAA members participated in the 2019 combined championships in San Diego. Steve Gilley, superintendent at Panorama Golf Club in Conroe, Texas, won the 36-hole, stroke play National Championship at Champions Course at the Omni La Costa Resort with a 2-over-par 176.

In 2020, the National Championship will be played at the Champions Gate Golf Club International Golf Course. The event is limited to 72 GCSAA members with a 5.0 handicap index or lower.

Other courses welcoming golfers over the three days of events are the Champions Gate Golf Club National Golf Course, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes and Shingle Creek Golf Club. The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes will be the host resort for the event. Read more about the courses and competitions at www.golfindustryshow.com.

The PGA of America will provide Rules officials and course set-up. In addition, The Toro Co. will mark its 26th year as the presenting partner of the GCSAA Golf Championships. Toro, a GCSAA Platinum Partner, is a global leader in providing maintenance equipment and irrigation systems to golf courses.

The 2020 GCSAA Golf Championships will be held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show, featuring the GCSAA education conference and the tradeshow Jan. 25-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.