PGA Makes Its Way to the Panhandle Once Again

The Korn Ferry Tour is the primary path for professional golfers looking to earn their PGA card
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The Emerald Coast Classic debuted March 29–April 4 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Raven Golf Club, the first of three yearly stops in the region for the Korn Ferry Tour. The Korn Ferry Tour is the primary path for professional golfers looking to earn their PGA card. A total of 156 players competed in the Emerald Coast Classic, which featured a $600,000 purse.

Raven Golf Club is a classic Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that offers players a true traditional golf experience. The par-71 layout, carved through the marshes and pine trees of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, provides myriad exciting shot options. The beautiful setting of the Emerald Coast has drawn golfers to the region for decades, so it’s no wonder why the PGA set their eyes on Sandestin once again to host the Korn Ferry Tour. Raven Golf Club also hosted the PGA Tour Champions’ Boeing Championship in 2006 and 2007.

Korn Ferry week kicked off with practice rounds, a junior clinic and an official pro-am. In the four-day main event, players and spectators watched as Stephan Jaeger defeated David Lipsky in a playoff to win the tournament. It was Jaeger’s sixth Korn Ferry Tour title, securing his return to the PGA Tour.

The Korn Ferry Tour will make its second stop at the Emerald Coast Classic from March 28–April 3, 2022, and the best way to enjoy the tournament is by staying in one of the beach-to-bay accommodations of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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