The 2024 Hope Valley Junior Invitational

The Hope Valley Junior Invitational is 4 days of world-class junior golf, with activities planned for parents, players, and volunteers. Entry is open to any invited female or male amateur golfer who is 18 or younger as of August 8, 2024 and who has not started college.

Invitation Criteria

ENTRY FEE: Championship: $325 per player. See qualifier webpages for qualifier entry fees and registration dates.

Open on April 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Close on July 26, 2024 at 11:59 pm

located in Durham, NC, is the proud host of this tournament. This classic Donald Ross course was designed in 1926.

August 5, 2024

All events at Hope Valley CC:
Please make tee time through the Pro Shop

Practice Rounds

Longest Drive Competition on 10th tee

Player Registrations & profile pictures

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Parents’ Reception &
Players’ Dinner

August 6, 2024

All events at Hope Valley CC:

Round 1 starting times off #1 and #10

11:00am – 3:00pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

August 7, 2024

All events at Hope Valley CC:

Round 2 starting times off #1 and #10

11:00am – 3:00pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

August 8, 2024

All events at Hope Valley CC:

Round 3 starting times off #1 and #10

11:00am – 3:30pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

Awards Presentation

Tournament Info

FORMAT: The championship format is 54-holes of stroke play..
PRACTICE ROUND: Practice rounds will be available before the tournament start date. Please call the Hope Valley CC golf shop (919-489-6676) to schedule practice round starting time.
FIELD SIZE: Championship field is restricted to 90 players, 30 girls and 60 boys.
YARDAGES: Boys’ yardage – 6720 yards, par 70 / Girls’ yardage – 5800 yards, par 70.
DIVISIONS: Players will compete in divisions based on gender. There are no age divisions.
CONTACT INFO: Hope Valley CC 919-489-6676 or
PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each division.
CADDIES: Caddies will not be allowed. Each player must walk and carry their own golf bag. Push carts are allowed.
SPECTATOR CARTS: Spectator carts will NOT be available unless with a state issued automobile handicap placard.
WITHDRAWS: If you need to withdraw, it can be done online. Any issues, please contact Torey Chandler, CGA Tournament Administrator at 910-687-6867.

Lodging Info

Special rates are available at the Washington Duke Inn, just 5 miles away. Call them at (919) 490-0999 and mention the Hope Valley Junior Invitational (Group ID: 909924) to get preferred rates. Or, just click on this link:

Private Housing

There is a limited amount of private housing. Please contact Bob Byrnes at Hope Valley CC for more information.


USGA Rules of Golf govern play. Questions will be decided by the on-site Rules Committee whose decision will be final. Notice to Players and local rules are posted at host club and distributed at the starting tee(s). Tournament committee reserves the right to alter the conditions or schedules as stated, including alteration of the stipulated round(s) at any time during the championship. The competition is closed when the championship trophy has been presented. Special requests for starting times or pairings are not granted.

Player's Agreement:

I, for myself and the player, hereby release Hope Valley Country Club (the host facility), The Hope Valley Junior Invitational Golf Tournament, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and all of its sponsors from any and all liability for any event or consequence whatsoever in any way arising out of or relating to a player’s participation in this event with the sole and singular exception of liability arising out of bad faith or willful misconduct. I understand and support the AJGA’s Code of Conduct (see below). In case of emergency during the tournament, I authorize a qualified medical doctor to take all necessary measures in the treatment of the aforementioned tournament participant. I give HVJI permission to use my child’s picture in any publication, and to give my email address to college coaches who request it.

Conduct Code Violations

Any of the following actions by an HVJI member at an HVJI event, non-HVJI event or toward another HVJI member anywhere, constitutes a violation of the AJGA Code of Conduct:

1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
2. Not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course
3. Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
4. Vandalism at the host hotel, abusive behavior to host family or property
5. Conduct not becoming of an HVJI player, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions
6. Failure to treat host golf course with respect by ignoring the responsibility of caring for the course, filling divots and fixing ball marks
7. Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or members, HVJI staff or volunteers in any medium


Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the player and his or her parent/guardian. The HVJI Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on severity and frequency of the violation(s):

1. One-stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course
2. Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs
3. Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next year(s) event.

Refund Policy

Entry fee refund policy schedule:

Withdraw 2 Days Prior to Championship or 2 Days Prior to Qualifying Date: Full refund minus $30.00 administrative fee if entry accepted to the field.

Withdraw after 2 Days Prior to Championship or after 2 Days Prior to Qualifying Date: No Refund. No-Shows: No refund for any reason.

Registration / Entries

All players must register online at Hope
Valley Junior Invitational is not responsible for errors or delays by any internet service provider. Entries are only accepted between the open and close dates as stated above. Confirmation of acceptance is sent to players when their status is determined. Status may be checked at The entry fee payment is processed when a player is accepted into the field.

College Coaches

College coaches – please let us know that you’re coming, so we can better prepare the 2023 HVJI Coach’s lounge for you.

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