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2023 Troon Challenge schedule set

Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 3, 2023) – The schedule is set for one of the largest amateur golf events in the U.S., as dates for the 2023 Troon Challenge sponsored by Callaway Golf are now online at Regional qualifying for the Troon Challenge will run from May 2023 and through October at 34 facilities in 11 different states. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions will compete to qualify for spots in the Troon Challenge National Finals, scheduled to be held at Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. December 15-17, 2023. Now in its 21st year, the Troon Challenge annually attracts more than 1,600 golfers competing in regional qualifying events across the United States.

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Regional qualifying events kickoff on May 28th, 2023 at Red Hawk Golf & Resort in Sparks, Nevada. Golfers will compete in a Modified 2-Person Best Ball format. Entry fees for regional qualifiers vary by course, but the cost of all qualifying events includes green fee, cart, practice balls, a Callaway gift, an official AHEAD Troon hat, on-course contests, live scoring powered by Golf Genius and event prizes. The Low Gross & Low Net of each qualifier will receive an invite to The National Finals!

For a complete list of regional qualifying dates and locations, visit

“It’s exciting to launch our 21st year of the Troon Challenge and witness firsthand how popular this event has become,” said Kris Strauss, Executive Vice President, sales and marketing, Troon. “We wish the thousands of amateur golfers who will compete in the regional qualifiers across the country the very best and hope to see them at Indian Wells Golf Resort in December.”

The 2023 Troon Challenge is sponsored by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners AHEAD and TopTracer, hole-in-one sponsor Golf Invite, with scoring powered by Golf Genius. For more information or to register for the 2023 Troon Challenge, visit

2023 Troon Challenge Schedule:
*Schedule is subject to change without notice to the public, please check the schedule page for the live dates & registration links*

Highland Park Golf CourseJuly 10, 2023
Poston Butte Golf ClubJune 4, 2023
Copper Canyon Golf ClubJune 24, 2023
The Phoenician Golf ClubJune 25, 2023
The Westin Kierland Golf Club (Mesquite/Ironwood Course)July 9, 2023
Boulders Golf Club (South)August 6, 2023
Eagle Mountain Golf ClubAugust 12, 2023
Lookout Mountain Golf ClubAugust 13, 2023
Papago Golf ClubAugust 19, 2023
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf ClubAugust 20, 2023
Troon North Golf Club (Monument Course)August 27, 2023
Golf Club of EstrellaAugust 27, 2023
Sterling Grove Golf + Country ClubSeptember 9, 2023
El Conquistador Golf and Tennis (Conquistador Course)September 23, 2023
Classic ClubJune 11, 2023
Silverado Resort & Spa (North Course)July 9, 2023
Monarch Beach Golf LinksJuly 30, 2023
The Golf Club at Moffett FieldAugust 6, 2023
Maderas Golf ClubAugust 13, 2023
Tijeras Creek Golf ClubAugust 27, 2023
Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet Course)September 17, 2023
Native Oaks Golf ClubOctober 1, 2023
St. Johns Golf & Country ClubJuly 8, 2023
World Golf Village (The King & Bear Course)August 20, 2023
Finkbine Golf CourseJuly 23, 2023
Ironhorse golf ClubAugust 5, 2023
Red Hawk Golf & Resort (Lakes Course)May 28, 2023
Seaview Golf Club (Bay Course)August 6, 2023
The Golf Club at Mansion RidgeJune 8, 2023
Pronghorn Club at Juniper Preserve (Jack Nicklaus Signature Course)August 9, 2023
La Cantera Resort & SpaJune 21, 2023
Kissing Tree Golf ClubAugust 10, 2023
Heritage RanchAugust 13, 2023
Rawls Course at Texas TechSeptember 17, 2023

Troon Challenge Official Sponsor Details:
Callaway Golf: Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: MODG) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under the Callaway Golf and Odyssey brands worldwide. For more information, visit

AHEAD: Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort, and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively. For more information, visit

TopTracer Range: Toptracer Range delivers the same ball-tracking technology (including total distance, carry distance, ball speed and launch angle) that traces the shots of the best players in the game on television. With Toptracer Range, golfers hit real golf balls off of real grass (or mats) and receive instant shot data in the palm of their hand through the Toptracer Range mobile app.  Shots are recorded so that golfers can make swing adjustments and immediately see the impact on their golf shots. Through the truly interactive and individualized experience, guests of all ages and ability levels can play a variety of fun and skill-based games, compete against friends, see their shots traced, and receive instant data on their own smart phone or tablet. For more information, visit

Golf Genius: Golf Genius software offers affordable, fully-featured cloud-based software for organizing and managing golf events, leagues and trips. Golf Genius saves time and eliminates hassle for PGA Professionals, event organizers, league managers, amateur and professional associations and trip captains, enabling them to deliver a greatly enhanced experience to golfers with live scoring, TV leaderboards and custom websites displaying pairings, results, statistics, sponsor branding, photos, message boards, and more. For more information, visit

Golf Invite:  Golf Invite is the single resource for all your event needs, ensuring your events success by providing industry leading products and service. Customizable Hole-in-One Packages, Putting & Shootout Contests, Custom Signage & Awards, Web Based Event Software and Logo Merchandise are provided a la carte and can be added to an existing event plan to add value and unexpected excitement that is sure to leave a lasting impression. For more information, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality managementcompany providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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