The PGA of America has announced that Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi, will host the 2023 PGA University Championship, set for November 13–15.
The 36-hole Championship, supported by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, will feature 90 players on 18 teams (five players from each school) from PGA Golf Management University programs across the country.
“The PGA University Championship is a premier event that showcases our PGA Golf Management students and we are excited to bring the event to Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Mississippi,” said PGA President John Lindert. “The PGA is very proud of its Golf Management Program and our partnership with the 18 universities to develop the next generation of PGA Professionals. The PGA University Championship not only allows these students an opportunity to compete on the course, but also to network with their peers from around the country.”
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Pearl River Resort is home to two par-72 courses: the Azaleas and the Oaks. The 2023 PGA University Championship will be played on the Azaleas course, which opened in July 1997 and underwent renovation in October 2016.
“We are honored to welcome our fellow PGA students from across the nation to the Magnolia State for this year’s PGA University Championship,” said Mississippi State University Director Adam Scott, PGA. “This event is always a highlight in our students’ careers and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the perfect setting to showcase their professionalism and playing ability.”
The 18-team field in the 2023 PGA University Championship will compete for the Jones Cup. There are currently more than 1,600 students enrolled in the PGA Golf Management program nationwide.