NextGen Championships

Golf Canada releases schedule for 2023 NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards

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Club de Golf Milby

Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2023 NextGen Championship schedule. The 2023 season includes six regional competitions hosted across the country culminating with two Fall Series Championships, on each of Canada’s coasts.

NextGen Championships are open to players who are 18 years of age and under (as of Aug. 1, 2023) and attract the country’s most talented junior golfers.

Golf Canada’s NextGen Championship season kicks off from May 4-7 with the NextGen Pacific Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Roberts Creek, B.C. Golf Canada is proud to return to Sunshine Coast after the club hosted a successful 2018 NextGen Fall Series Championship. Sunshine Coast presents players with a classic west coast golf experience—given its unique Salish Sea influenced climate, the course is open 12 months a year and challenges players with fantastic year-round playing conditions.

The schedule then shifts east to Peterborough Golf and Country Club for the NextGen Ontario Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards from May 25-28. With a history dating back to 1897, Peterborough consulted legendary Canadian course architect Stanley Thompson to design what is now their 18-hole layout in 1929. Having hosted several prestigious amateur competitions including the2015 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, Peterborough has a proven track record of challenging the country’s best golfers.

From June 8-11, the NextGen Western Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards heads to Athabasca Golf and Country Club in Athabasca, Alt. Set amidst the boreal forest in the Athabasca River Valley, the venue is a challenging yet fun 18-hole layout. Named one of the most scenic golf courses in Alberta, the club’s setting adds to its difficulty and creates a visually stunning and unobtrusive test of golf. 

The NextGen schedule continue its Prairie swing as Evergreen Golf Course is set to host the NextGen Prairie Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards from June 15-18. Situated in Saskatchewan’s vacation capital of Nipawin, Evergreen is nestled between two spectacular lakes where the open prairie meets the boreal forest. Nipawin is one of Saskatchewan’s most attractive outdoor recreation destinations offering world class golf, as well as superb fishing, camping, and boating opportunities.

In July, the NextGen schedule returns east, beginning with the NextGen Quebec Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards. Club de Golf Venise in Magog, Que. will host this championship from July 3-6. The Club was founded in 1977 and operates two 18-hole courses, with one in Sherbrooke and one in Magog. The Magog course will present a stiff test for NextGen competitors while also providing fantastic views of Lake Magog and Mount Orford.

In July, the NextGen schedule will wrap up in Vernon River, P.E.I. as Avondale Golf Course will host the NextGen Atlantic Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards from July 17-20. Known for its challenging bent grass greens, Avondale is poised to test the short game skills of the country’s best junior golfers.

The 2023 NextGen Championship schedule concludes with two Fall Series  Championships, open to any junior golfers aged 18 and under as of August 1, 2024. 

The NextGen Fall Series East Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards will be hosted by Club de Golf Milby in Sherbrooke, Que. from September 21-24. Founded in 1965, Milby has hosted several provincial and national championships, most recently the 2014 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship. 

The season wraps up Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 with the NextGen Fall Series West Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards as course still to be determined in British Columbia or Alberta.