March 23 - 26 | Mission Hills Country Club | Rancho Mirage, CA
Forty amateur golfers. One incredible opportunity.
The ANA Junior Inspiration is now an official AJGA Invitational event. The premier amateur event will now extend beyond the boundaries of Southern California, thanks to ANA's ambition to expand the program and the new partnership with the AJGA.
What is the ANA Junior Inspiration?
The ANA Junior Inspiration is an AJGA sanctioned 54-hole invitational that takes place the weekend before the ANA Inspiration. The winner of this event receives the final playing spot in the ANA Inspiration, the year's first Major.
The field is made up of 40 of the best juniors from around the world who qualify through the new ANA Priority Mileage Points system.
Participants will also play with some legendary former LPGA stars on the final day of competition, when they play 18 holes on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. Many of these legends include former ANA Inspiration champions.
For full details on the event format, field, and more, visit the AJGA tournament microsite.
What's new in 2017?
The event is now an official AJGA invitational.
Thanks to a new partnership with the AJGA, the ANA Junior Inspiration will become a fully sanctioned 54-hole invitational at Mission Hills Country Club. The ANA Junior Inspiration will also be the only AJGA event in which an amateur can qualify to play in a Major by winning.
We've expanded the field and qualification criteria.
Beginning this year, any AJGA girl member can qualify for the ANA Junior Inspiration—an expansion that will reach amateur golfers from around the United States and the world. AJGA members qualify through a new ANA Priority Mileage Points system.
Participants will now play 54 holes.
The ANA Junior Inspiration has traditionally been an 18-hole event on the Arnold Palmer Course at Mission Hills Country Club. Now, the event will consist of 54 holes over two days. On day one (Saturday, March 25), participants will play 36 holes on the Pete Dye Challenge Course. On day two (Sunday, March 26), they'll play alongside LPGA legends on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, just days before the course hosts the year's first Major championship.