St Petersburg Country Club, Florida


The 92nd New Year’s Invitational Tournament will be played January 4-7, 2018.

The New Year’s Invitational has established a tradition of gathering outstanding players from around the world.  Past participants include established PGA Tour winners beginning with Masters champion Bob Goalby, continuing with Gary Koch, Gary Hallberg, Bob Tway, Jason Dufner, J B Holmes and Brandt Snedeker, as well as US Amateur champions Buddy Alexander and Peter Uihlein.  This year we will be welcoming back our defending champion, Hayden Buckley.

The Tournament

Entrants in the Championship Division must have a USGA handicap index not greater than 2.0.   The tournament format will be 72 holes, stroke play, from the championship tees.

The entry fee of $475 includes the 4 tournament rounds and practice round Wednesday, January 3rd.  For the tournament rounds, buffet breakfasts and snacks/hors d’oeuvres following golf will be available to competitors each day.  Carts will be provided as part of the entry but competitors may walk if they so choose.    Please note that the entry fee includes 7% state and local sales tax.

A list of hotels within a reasonable distance of the club is provided on our website.  Private housing will be available to players on a limited basis and may be requested on the entry form.

Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the championship division.  The top 2 mid-amateurs(players in the championship division 25 and over) will also receive awards.  Presentation will immediately follow completion of the tournament.

Entries will be accepted based on timely filing as well as overall record and prior New Year’s participation.  A minimum of 100 entries will be accepted for the championship division.  Additional championship entries may be accepted, depending on the size of the tournament’s senior division.  Please apply using the online entry form available on this website.  Entrants will be emailed notification of their acceptance.