Kiawah Island Resort, Charleston, SC

Invited Champions Classic

November 3-7, 2024

Members can represent their clubs at the most competitive National Tournament of the year. Teams consist of an Invited Golf Professional and four members. Registration for the 2024 Champions Classic has closed. Join the email list to get notified when registration for the 2025 Champions Classic at Pinehurst Resort opens.

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Tournament Format

  • 54-Hole Team Tournament 
  • Daily Format: Shamble – Team Quota Revised Each Day 
  • Scoring will be determined using 3 of the 5 best teams scores using a gross point system. The team with the highest point total compared to their quota is the daily winner. Point totals for three days of play will be added together to determine the overall winner. 
  • Tee Assignments 
    • Men Tees 
    • Senior Men Tees / Women Professional Tees 
    • Women Tees 

Tournament Costs

The Sanctuary Hotel (AAA, 5 Diamond Property). 

  • Single Occupancy (One Player/King Bed)-$5,500 per person 
  • Player + Non-Golf Guest (One Player + One Guest/One King Bed)-$7,650 per couple 

The Villas at Kiawah Island Resort (Two Bedroom Scenic Villas; Each Bedroom has one bed with private bath, living room, dining area, and kitchen).

  • Single Occupancy (One Player/One Double Bed)-$4,550 per person 
  • Double Occupancy (Two Players/One Double Bed)-$4,100 per person 
  • Player + Non-Golf Guest (One Player + One Guest/One Double Bed)-$6,700 per couple 

Invited Host Professionals receive a complimentary entry package based on single occupancy rooms in 2-bedroom villas.  

Invited Member Entry Package Includes: 

  • Four Nights of Lodging at either The Sanctuary Hotel or The Villas at Kiawah Island Resort 
  • (4) Rounds of Golf at Kiawah Island Resort – (1) Practice Round and (3) Tournament Rounds (Ocean Course, Osprey Point, Cougar Point) 
  • (3) Evening dinner functions with open bar and entertainment 
  • Group breakfast and lunch on tournament days 
  • Voucher for breakfast at leisure on departure day 
  • Player gift bag 
  • Tournament Awards and Golf Contest Prizes 
  • Complimentary resort-wide transportation for at-leisure use 

Tournament Registration Details

  • All teams are required to complete an online player registration via the Golf Genius Champions Classic Tournament Portal. 
  • November 17, 2023 - December 15, 2023 – Exclusive Entry Window for Host Professionals of teams who participated in the 2023 Champions Classic 
  • April 1, 2024 – Open Entry for Invited Members participating on teams committed to the tournament field (Members to be notified by their Host Professional)  
  • Deadline for Host Professional Entry is February 29, 2024.  If field capacity is reached sooner than February 29, Host Professionals who submit an online registration will automatically be placed on a priority waitlist.  Teams will be moved off the Wait List beginning February 1, 2024, in the order which they signed up, to backfill any cancelations or additional spots in the field which may be added on a space available basis. 
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Getting There

The Kiawah Island Resort is located one hour from Charleston International Airport.  

The Sanctuary Hotel 
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr. 
Kiawah Island, SC 29455 
Charleston, SC 
(Approximately 34 miles, 58 minutes) 

Charleston International Airport (CHS)

CHS is serviced by all major airlines and rental car companies. Attendees flying into Charleston will be able to Airport Transfers directly through the resort.  Details and contact info will be located on the Golf Genius Tournament Portal.    


Preliminary Event Agenda

Sunday, November 3 
Practice Rounds (Cougar and Osprey Courses) 
Player & Guest Check-In  
Welcome Reception & Dinner at The Sanctuary Hotel    

Monday, November 4 
Group breakfast for tournament players at Course 
Spouses Group Breakfast at The Sanctuary 
Champions Classic / Round 1 
Resort Activities for Spouses 
Group Dinner on the Kiawah River / Low Country BBQ & Oyster Roast  

Tuesday, November 5 
Group breakfast for tournament players at Course 
Spouses Group Breakfast at The Sanctuary
Champions Classic / Round 2 
Resort Activities for Spouses 
Dinner & Evening at Leisure  

Wednesday, November 6 
Group breakfast for tournament players at Course 
Spouses Group Breakfast at The Sanctuary 
Champions Classic / Round 3 
Resort Activities for Spouses 
Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner at The Sanctuary Hotel   

Thursday, November 7 
Player & Guest Departures  
Voucher for On-Property Breakfast at Leisure 

Entry Terms & Conditions

Invited Host Professionals or Club Representatives are solely responsible for registering their teams for the event.  Once a Host Professional submits his/her registration, the club has two weeks to cancel its commitment to the event.  After that, the club is committed to field a team at the minimum team entry cost of (4) double occupancy member registration packages.     

Once directed to register during the Open Entry period Members participating on teams committed into the tournament field, Members’ club account will be billed within 14 business days of when their registration is submitted. 

If the National Tournament you’re registering for offers a payment by credit card option, the member’s card will be charged at the time their registration is submitted. Please note a 3% surcharge is added to the Member Entry Package rate to cover credit card processing charges. (Only include this verbiage for the Couples and Two Ball tournaments, NOT Champions Classic)  

A complete summary of Tournament Entry Terms and Conditions along with Player Waiver is provided above the online registration form. In order to successfully submit the player registration, a member must acknowledge that he/she has read the Terms and Conditions and agrees to them. 


Once capacity is reached a Wait List will be established to backfill any cancelations and/or fill additional places in the field on a space-available basis pending Kiawah Island Resort’ room and golf occupancy levels.  Host Professionals of additional teams wishing to participate in the event may join the waitlist by entering online until September 1, 2024.     

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

Members may cancel their registration for a refund prior to the May 1, 2024 Open Entry deadline or once Open Entry closes, whichever comes sooner.  Member cancelation(s) does not release their club’s team commitment to the event and the club is responsible for replacing the canceling player(s).   After Open Entry closes, there will be no refunds for registered player cancelations unless the member or the member’s club provides a fully paid substitute to replace the canceling member. All cancelation requests must be submitted to the Director of National Tournaments in writing.  Refunds for entry charges billed to member accounts will be made within 30 days from when the member’s cancelation request is approved by the Director of National Tournaments.   

Entry Deadline

Host Professionals – February 29, 2024

Entry Deadline

Members – May 1, 2024


Tom Jaronski

Director, Invited National Tournaments 214.232.9149

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