Welcome to The Claret Junior Tour. All content on this website is the acquired property of The Claret Junior Tour. The Tour is owned and operated by Keith and Fiona McColl.

*IMPORTANT* Disclaimer: We wish to make clear that while our professional experience was 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 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 and professional 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 keith@claretjuniortour.com

Welcome everyone to the 2022 season and a commitment and promise from Fiona and I that it is our intention to make this season our best 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. That was the name of our previous junior tour which was operated as a partnership business and it 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 way back in the 1400’s!  We are also 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 do our bit 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 just 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 as attending competitors complete their 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 ancient family Clan and we are pleased to recognize it in our new logo. Bagpipes and golf are an ancient and loved combination around the globe, by many, and our new branding now also 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. We want 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 always 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 all. 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 during the 2022 season 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 for player registrations. Good luck players and thank you for your support.

Keith and Fiona McColl


**THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENTS ARE AVAILABLE – CLICK ON REGISTER NOW BUTTON TO BOOK OR FOR MORE DETAILED INFO ON EACH SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE**

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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

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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!

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THE CLARET JUNIOR TOUR FHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW TOURNAMENTS

When: Sunday November 6th, 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 4th 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 4th 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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Juliette Falls Golf Club Logo

Juliette Falls GC is a venue we get VERY excited about! As many of you know 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 given the opportunity you just HAVE to go and play them and Juliette Falls is unquestionably one of those! It’s consistently ranked as one of the best in Florida and having had the chance to play it in September on our first tour visit there we think that YOU are going to LOVE every minute of this one!

Save the date for this VERY special award-winning championship venue and register NOW!

When: Saturday November 19th, 2022. Tee Times from 1 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: $69 inc. range/warm up balls and cart rental is included for the first 20 sign-ups! 

Non-member’s entry: $85 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 : $69 inc. range/warm up balls**

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY 17th 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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THE CLARET TOUR CHAMPION GOLFER of 2022

Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022

 

In conjunction with our sponsors at Phillips Toyota of Leesburg and TCL (Tri-County Landscapes) in The Villages we are delighted to bring you our final and biggest MAJOR Championship of 2022. Once again we are excited to be playing this Junior Championship over the BEST Championship Venues of them all, The impressive Glenview Champions in The Villages, Florida.

The dates are Saturday December 10th and Sunday 11th, 2022 and we will commence play on both days from 12pm.

In 2021 it was Longwood youngster, Riley Sillaway who was presented with the coveted Claret Jug Trophy alongside the title of our Champion Golfer of 2021. Riley did it in style last year in an impressive and talented field of players by shooting the lowest score after 36 tough and challenging holes of junior tournament golf! Can he do so again or will there be another name and recipient of this very special award, and that very exclusive Claret Jug Trophy?

 

Once again we will play for this unique Silver-plated Claret Jug Trophy which will carry on it a plaque bearing the winner’s name. In addition there will be FJT Exemption Certificates presented to each of our lowest scoring player flight winners in the age ranges 13-15 and 16+ and a host of great additional and valuable prizes which will be announced as we get closer to the competition date, this really is an event not to be missed!

 

As well as medals, prizes and player giveaways for all entrants there are also ranking points to play for from both Junior Golf Scoreboard AND Global Junior Golf Rankings.

 

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Date: Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th at Glenview Champions in The Villages with Tee Times from 12pm on both days.

Note: A 36-Hole Major Championship Event ranked by GJGR (Global Junior Golf Rankings) and JGS (Junior Golf Scoreboard) FJT (Florida Junior Tour) Commemorative Medals, Exemption Certificates and valuable Prizes for Flight Winners. $50 Edwin Watts Golf Gift Cards for Nearest The Pin Winners on both days and golf goodie bags for all entrants.

Our exquisite Claret Jug similar to that pictured above will be presented to our lowest scoring player by one of our attending Tour Sponsors.

This is a limited field event. No more than 30 player entries will be accepted for this tournament event.

Entry Cost:  Member Rate of $89 per player.

Entry Cost: Non-Member rate of $109 per player.

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

Please note golf cart rentals, if required, can be arranged for players at a cost of $20+tax.on each day

Players/families/spectators who live in The Villages are welcome to bring/ use their own golf cart if they wish.

Venue info click HERE

**Please Note Registration closes for the above Tournament at noon on Thursday December 8th**

Dependent upon when your entry is received late entries may NOT be included. If we ARE able to include you in the field your entry will incur an additional $25 administration charge***

 

Thank you to our Sponsors.


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**Join us for an exclusive first tour visit to yet another Top 50 ranked Florida Golf venue**

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

Where: Candler Hills GC, Ocala,FL

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

Member’s entry: $55 inc. range/warm up balls.

Non-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. Entry : $55 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 DECEMBER 15th AT 9PM. IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE YOU AFTER THIS TIME A LATE FEE OF $20 WILL BE APPLIED.

 

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Home of the Ocala Open golf tournament, the Candler Hills Golf Course is a beautiful Par-72 semi-private championship golf course that has five sets of tees ranging in length from 4,877 to 7,233 yards creating a rewarding experience for golfers of various handicaps. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and unique layout, but most importantly, enjoy your round of golf! With a Palm Springs-style landscape the course’s natural splendor is enhanced by the variety of trees including sabal palms, live oaks and slash pines and various ornamental grasses…this is not your typical Florida golf course!

A Challenge to Golfers of All Levels!

Designed by renowned golf course architect Gordon Lewis of Naples, Florida, Candler Hills Golf Course in Ocala is a masterpiece in design. With a Palm Springs-style landscape…this is not your typical Florida golf course. Five sets of tees ranging in length from 4,877 to 7,233 yards create a rewarding experience for golfers of various handicaps. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and unique layout, but most importantly, enjoy your round of golf!

At Candler Hills Golf Course you’ll also have access to our driving range, short-game area, and two putting greens so you can warm up before you tee off. PGA and LPGA professionals on staff provide members with regularly scheduled special golf and social events.

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