Sanderson Farms Championship History
Sanderson Farms Championship is played at Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi. This year’s Sanderson Farms Championship will be the 18 th year for this PGA Champions Tour event.
The title sponsor is Sanderson Farms , based in Jackson, Mississippi. The Chairman and CEO of this poultry company is Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
This sponsorship has been since 2008 when the first championship was held with a purse of $4 million which now increased to $6 million dollars (which guarantees that golfers who win this PGA Champions Tour event will receive at least $900K).
To date there have been eleven different champions. Hale Irwin is the only golfer to have won this championship three times (2001, 2007, 2009).
Other champions are Davis Love III, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Steve Elkington, Loren Roberts, Tom Pernice Jr., Colin Montgomerie , Larry Mize , Fred Couples & Greger Czukay .
Sanderson Farms Championship Course
The Sanderson Farms Golf Course is always the host of this PGA Tour Champions event. Located in Jackson, it is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from downtown.
Country Club of Jackson is the home course for the Mississippi State Bulldogs golf team which plays in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I . It also hosted 1993 NCAA Men’s ‘s Central Regional Tournament.
The course was designed by George Cobb and opened its doors to public in October 1961.
The total yardage of the 18-hole Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course is 6,878 yards with par 70.
This layout has several water hazards all around this venue including two lakes on each side of 5 th & 9 th holes while there are additional water tighter on 3 rd , 4 th & 18 th holes.
This course is known for its narrow fairways, out-of-bounds, tee boxes on hill tops and doglegs.
Most of the golfers who compete in this PGA Champions Tour event say that Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course is one of the most beautiful they played all year long. Some even claim it is among 10 best courses in U.S .
It was ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses globally by Travel + Leisure magazine (2000).
Sanderson Farms Championship History & Why You Need to Visit
The 2019 edition of this PGA Champions Tour will be held at Country Club of Jackson which has hosted previous 13+ editions .
There are plenty of reasons why you should attend this PGA Tour Champions event.
First, with a purse of $6 million dollars the winner will receive at least $900K which means he is getting paid well to play golf for four days.
Second, fans are allowed to watch their favorite golfers practice rounds for free!
Third, food & beverage are also available on site including live music after each round has completed.
Sanderson Farms Championship Ticket Prices & Details
This year’s Sanderson Farms Championship Ticket prices will not be announced until later in the year.
However, due to past experience of this PGA Champions Tour event we can assume that they will be similar or more expensive than 2018 edition which ranged from $20 / round at the end of first day (Monday) and increased to $75 / round for last day (Sunday).
Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course: Country Club of Jackson , Jackson, MS 39211 United States
Sanderson Farms Championship Directions & Information : Location: Country Club Of Jackson, 200 East Woodland Dr., Jackson, Ms 39212 .
Things to do around the Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course
Finally, Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course is considered one of the most beautiful courses in US . There are plenty of reasons why you should visit Jackson and play this course during your next U.S vacation .
Jackson Mississippi is known for its vibrant music scene, amazing food and seafood. Because of its location in the Mississippi Delta , the blues was born here.
We highly recommend you to attend at least one blues concert while you’re vacationing around Sanderson Farms Championship Golf Course.
The Blues Hall of Fame Museum is located in downtown Jackson just minutes away from Country Club of Jackson where this PGA Champions Tour event takes place every year.
This museum is dedicated to all genres that fall into blues category including jazz, folk, gospel and more. Inside the museum there are several interactive exhibits which will delight not only adults but children as well!
If you want to experience best restaurants & finest cuisine while listening live music then visit Cathead Distillery on 226 South President Street or catch The Gin Mill on 322 South State Street.
Jackson also has several art galleries and museums such as Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Children’s Museum, Lawson Mcgang Murphy Center for History and Culture, among others.