You have reached the newly updated website of Fiona and Keith McColl’s Junior Tour, now known as The Claret Junior Tour. All content on this website is the acquired property of The Claret Junior Tour.

*Disclaimer – Please be advised that our events should NOT be confused with any other Junior Tour referring to itself as The Highlander Junior Tour. We are no longer involved with any golf tour bearing that name. We apologize for any confusion caused by this and wish you to be aware that we, and they, both take a VERY different approach to Junior Golf Development. We do not want anyone to confuse both or believe we are in any way similar in what we offer. If you have questions and want to know the key differences we welcome the opportunity to discuss these points. Please email me personally at keithcmccoll@gmail.com

*IMPORTANT* Disclaimer: We wish make it very clear that while our own personal background(s) and golf industry experience were predominantly gained through working in the golf industry in St. Andrews, Scotland we do NOT have any association, nor are we in any way representing or enjoying any business relationship with, any other golf industry organization from, or based in St Andrews, Scotland including, but not limited to, The R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club) or St Andrews Links Trust.

Fiona and I are both thankful and personally grateful to have enjoyed a long working association with both of these organizations in our time prior to our arrival in the USA and we hold these Iconic golf entities in the highest regard possible. We would never wish to, or expect to, in any way benefit from any suggestion to the contrary and we hope this disclaimer makes that abundantly clear to our own clients. If you require any further clarification on this point please email me personally at keithcmccoll@gmail.com

Welcome everyone to our brand-new look, a fresh new 2022 season and a commitment and promise from Fiona and I that it is our intention to make this season our best one yet!

The latest logo might be a little different to last year but we think it does a great job of reflecting the things that we do a little bit different from others and we think it captures well our own history in golf and the great game itself, first played in Scotland more than 600 years ago! 

For many we will always be THE Highlanders. The name originally came about as it reflects both our own personal birthplace and that of the game. Those of you who know us already will know we are fiercely proud of the fact that our ancient game began in Scotland almost 600 years ago. We are also extremely proud to now call Florida and the USA home and we think there really is no better place to be living and working, with our junior golfers, to help the future of our great game to thrive.

Over the last couple of years, as the original Highlander Junior Tour, we are pleased to recognize that we’ve managed to gain a bit of a reputation in junior golf for being a little different. 

We hope, if you’ve had the chance to play in any of our major championship events, that you enjoyed the unique atmosphere created by our award-winning bagpiper who plays as each of our major championship attending competitors completes the final hole of play. As you will see from our new logo above we have clad our bagpiper in the deep red Claret and Yellow Tartan of the ancient Stewart Clan who originate from the Highlands of Scotland . This is Fiona’s family Clan and we are pleased to recognize it in our new logo.

Bagpipes and golf are an ancient and loved combination by many and our new branding now reflects this fact.

While we do of course hope that you like the logo we’ve come up with, our 2022 season, is really only about ONE thing. Junior Golf, and providing you, once again, with the very best tournament opportunities at great and supportive venues that will allow you to challenge yourself as a young golfer and develop into the player you would hope to be. Some of those venues will be regular existing ones from 2021 but we are already working hard to ensure we can bring you lots of new venues to play in the year ahead!

Some things will be as before. All of our single day 18-hole events will continue to attract ranking points from GJGR (Global Junior Golf Rankings) and our 36-hole events will attract ranking points from both GJGR and JGS (Junior Golf Scoreboard). There will be some changes made to our operation this year BUT rest assured though we are not planning on changing the things that work well, only improving those tournament day things that we think need improved and freshened up!

Over the last two years we’ve made some great friends and we’ve enjoyed watching some incredible junior golf with you and your junior players. We have SO many great memories and we are very, very proud of each and every young player who shows immense character and spirit to compete in what is arguably THE toughest sport of them all!

We do hope you will join us once again during 2022 and allow The Claret Junior Tour to play our part in your junior players development as each of them takes their next step on their personal golfing journey.

We are open 24/7 here for player registrations. Please check back often and save the website link we will send you as we add to this list over the next few weeks. Thank you for your support.

Keith and Fiona McColl

 


The Lopez Legacy 36-Hole Championship of 2022

 

This course is LPGA Hall of famer, Nancy Lopez’s first course design and quite a tribute to her golfing skills. Legacy is designed for all skill levels and is built on the rolling terrain of Marion County. Many of the holes are landscaped with live oaks and water.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: FSGA/FJT PLAYER STEP EXEMPTIONS WILL BE AWARDED TO PLAYER FLIGHT WINNERS AGED 13 and OVER IN THIS TOURNAMENT**

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When: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, 2022.

Start: Tee Times from 12.00 pm

Where: Lopez Legacy Country Club, The Villages, Florida

Details:36 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $70 inc. range/warm up balls.

Alumni/Senior entry: **18-21 Seniors are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. $70 inc. range/warm up balls**

Non-member’s entry: $85 inc. range/warm up balls.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY 25th AUGUST AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

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Juliette Falls Golf Club Logo

Juliette Falls GC is a venue we are VERY excited about! As many of you know already we strive to get the balance right between revisiting favorite venues and we are always cautious when adding new venues to our existing rotation. Sometimes there are venues that just present themselves and when they do you just HAVE to go and play them, Juliette Falls is unquestionably one of those and having had the chance to see it in all its glory we think that our Claret Junior Tour players are going to LOVE every minute of this one!

We might not be heading there until September but already its proving popular so save the date for this VERY special award-winning championship venue and register NOW!

When: Saturday September 10th, 2022. Tee Times from 12.30 pm

Where: Juliette Falls GC 6933 SW 179th Ave Rd. Dunnellon, FL 34432

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $65 inc. range/warm up balls and shared cart rental (2 players per cart)

Non-member’s entry: $80 inc. range/warm up balls.

Alumni/Senior entry: **18-21 Seniors and former junior players are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. Entry : $65 inc. range/warm up balls**

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $15 WILL BE APPLIED.

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When: Saturday September 17th, 2022. Tee Times from 12.00 pm

Where: Eagle Ridge GC, Summerfield, FL

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $35 inc. range/warm up balls.

Alumni/Senior entry: **18-21 Seniors are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. Entry : $35 inc. range/warm up balls**

Non-member’s entry: $50 inc. range/warm up balls.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $15 WILL BE APPLIED.

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The Venue: We are always excited to return to our long standing “home venue” at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Summerfield. Great practice facilities, good greens and a challenging course, that’s always well maintained, means we usually see some good scores returned by our players. Head Professional Dale Smauder and his professional team have always shown great commitment to the development of Junior Golf in our community and a great welcome to everyone and, in turn, we really enjoy playing there. We try to return here monthly and always keep things fresh by playing different 2 x 9 hole layouts each time.

 

Venue info and more course detail by clicking HERE

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When: Saturday September 24th, 2022. Tee Times from 11.30 am

Where: Red Tail Golf Club, Red Tail Golf Club, 26026 Member Lane, Sorrento, FL 32776

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Junior Event (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $60 includes Cart Rental for EACH player.

**18-21 Seniors are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. Entry @ $60 inc. cart and range/warm up balls**

Non-member’s entry: $75 includes cart for EACH player

Range balls for practice and warm up included.

*Please note a golf cart rental for EACH player who registers is INCLUDED with entry fee* 

This event is ranked by GJGR – Global Junior Golf Rankings.

**PLEASE NOTE ENTRY FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2022, at 9pm. AFTER THIS TIME ENTRY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. IF WE CAN INCLUDE YOU A LATE FEE MAY BE APPLIED**

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Venue info and more course detail by clicking HERE

Welcome to Red Tail Golf Club.

Nestled among the 100-yr old oaks of Lake County, most people find it hard to believe that Red Tail Golf Club is in Florida. Rolling hills peppered with majestic trees and the feeling of being immersed in nature make it no wonder that the club’s culture is considered ‘laid-back luxury’. The crowning achievement of Red Tail is the spectacular 18-hole golf course. Players of all abilities will love the course which was designed by famed golf course architect Dave Harman. Play spans 7,152 yards, creating a par 72 links-style course. There’s also a 10-acre practice facility for golfers to improve their game, along with two putting greens. The well-stocked pro shop also features all the latest apparel to fulfill all your golfing needs.


 

When: Saturday October 1st, 2022. Tee Times from 12.00 pm

Where: Southern Oaks Championship, The Villages,FL

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $45 inc. range/warm up balls.

Alumni/Senior entry: **18-21 Seniors are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. Entry : $45 inc. range/warm up balls**

Non-member’s entry: $60 inc. range/warm up balls.

Golf Cart Rentals are available for players who wish to use them at the venue at a cost of $20 plus tax

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29th AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

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We are delighted to bring you this exclusive Claret Junior Tour opportunity to join us and play in the first ever ranked (GJGR) junior tournament here on the latest Championship Golf Course opened in The Villages. those of you who have played in The Villages will know already just how well maintained these Championship venues are, Southern Oaks is yet another example of an expertly designed and challenging course and we can’t wait to be the first EVER Junior Tour to experience all that it has to offer as a competition venue.

Tyler Krager is the Head Professional at Southern Oaks. Tyler is a great friend and supporter of junior golf who was instrumental in assisting us forge a great relationship with The Villages when he was at another of our, now regular, Villages venues- Glenview Champions. We are very much looking forward to reconnecting with Tyler and his team at Southern Oaks and hopefully this first event leads to many future visits to this awesome location.

We hope you can join us for this one, we expect it to be popular so please register early to avoid disappointment. Southern Oaks, for many traveling into the Villages, is in a great location too being very close to The Turnpike.

Here’s some info from The Villages Golf Website:

Designed by The Villages long time course architect Kenny Ezell, Southern Oaks Golf Club is unique with three Par 3’s, three par 4’s and three par 5’s on each of the 9’s. Each of the par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s play in different directions, giving you a unique experience on each and every hole. Five sets of tees ranging from 6500 yards from the Gold Tees down to 4000 yards from our Friendly Tee’s offer an exceptional, playable golf course no matter the ability level.

Click on the link for a downloadable scorecard of Southern Oaks.  SOUTHERN OAKS

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When: Saturday October 8th, 2022. Tee Times from 12.00 pm

Where: Eagle Ridge GC, Summerfield, FL

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $35 inc. range/warm up balls.

Alumni/Senior entry: **18-21 Seniors are invited to play this event in a separate senior player only flight. Entry : $35 inc. range/warm up balls**

Non-member’s entry: $50 inc. range/warm up balls.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

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The Venue: We are always excited to return to our long standing “home venue” at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Summerfield. Great practice facilities, good greens and a challenging course, that’s always well maintained, means we usually see some good scores returned by our players. Head Professional Dale Smauder and his professional team have always shown great commitment to the development of Junior Golf in our community and a great welcome to everyone and, in turn, we really enjoy playing there. We try to return here monthly and always keep things fresh by playing different 2 x 9 hole layouts each time.

 

Venue info and more course detail by clicking HERE

Register now for the Claret Jug Golf Tour Annual Membership


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When: Saturday October 22nd, 2022. Tee Times from 12.30 pm

Where: Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake, FL

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age)

Member’s entry: $55 **includes cart rental per player and range access

Non-member’s entry: $75 **includes cart rental per player and range access

 

*IMPORTANT NOTICE– Please note the above paid entry fees INCLUDE a rental cart for each player. If any player chooses to walk and not ride you are welcome to do so. Cart can be allocated to a spectator/family member. No cart refunds can be given if cart not used.

This event is ranked by GJGR – Global Junior Golf Rankings.

 

**PLEASE NOTE ENTRY FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 20th 2022 at 9pm. AFTER THIS TIME ENTRY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. IF WE CAN INCLUDE YOU A LATE FEE OF $20 MAY BE APPLIED**

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Harbor Hills was last year’s host venue for the PGA Tour (LatinoAmerica) LOCALiQ competition where 144 professionals battled it out for a place in the final season event in The Bahamas. This year Harbor Hills have also hosted two FSGA Junior event (Florida Junior Tour – FJT) and we expect this great venue will become a regular for FJT as well as our own junior tour.

This event, ranked by GJGR, will give juniors of all ages and abilities an opportunity to test yourself in challenging competition play over this great championship layout.

Tom Leimberger, Krista and the team at HH work extremely hard to support junior golf in our community and they always provide a fine welcome to our Tour. Harbor Hills is deceptively challenging and it always proves tough for most of the field to post their lowest numbers. Lots of elevation changes and usually a firm breeze contribute to that!

Harbor Hills has provided us with quite a few great moments, fine individual performances and some wonderfully competitive junior golf. You really don’t want to miss out on this one and we advise you register as early as you can!

More venue info by clicking HERE

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THE CLARET JUNIOR TOUR FHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW TOURNAMENTS

When: Sunday November 8th, 2022. Tee Times from 11.30 am

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age) on El Campeon Course

Member’s entry: $95 inc. range/warm up balls.

Non-member’s entry: $110 inc. range/warm up balls.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

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THE CLARET JUNIOR TOUR FHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW TOURNAMENTS

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When: Sunday November 6th 2022. Tee Times from 11.30 am

Details:18 Hole Stroke Play Competition (Flights classed by age) on Las Colinas Course

Member’s entry: $85 inc. range/warm up balls.

Non-member’s entry: $100 inc. range/warm up balls.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

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The Legends at Orange Lake

 

When: Saturday November 26th 2022. Tee Times from 12.00 pm


Where: THE LEGENDS  at ORANGE LAKE, KISSIMMEE, FL

Note: 18 Hole Stroke-Play Competition (All players will be placed into age based flights) 

This event is ranked by GJGR (Global Junior Golf Rankings)

Annual Members entry price $65 and Non Members $80

**PLEASE NOTE THIS RATE NOW INCLUDES RENTAL CART FOR EACH PLAYER**

It’s ALWAYS a pleasure to return to this Arnold Palmer signature design course which has been a regular on our venue rota now for almost 3 years! Their winning combination that keeps us coming back consists of a great General Manager (Jimmy Bilsky) and staff who are very “Junior Golf” supportive, excellent practice/warm up facilities and an awesome golf course that’s always very well maintained and will challenge ALL abilities.

(From their website:)

The Legends At Orange Lake

18 HOLE ARNOLD PALMER SIGNATURE DESIGN

Located in the East Village of Orange Lake Resort, The Legends is an 18 Hole Arnold Palmer Signature Design and this 7,072-yard championship course offers two distinct play experiences. Scottish-style golf is featured on the front nine; while the towering pines, majestic oaks, winding fairways and flowing water on the back nine are reminiscent of the Carolinas.

The course has multiple sets of tee boxes to ensure that all skill levels can enjoy a challenging round. Legends is the longer of the two championship courses but is more wide open. Driving range available during the day.

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