Tournament Information

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Tournament

Tournament Information

Richland Country Club, in partnership with the Tennessee Golf Foundation, is excited to host a prestigious junior golf invitational tournament that will be recognized nationally and feature the most elite junior golfers in the country. The 2024 Granny Junior Invitational will be the inaugural year of the event. This year’s event will be contested over 54 holes featuring 48 of the top boys and 30 of the top girls from across the country.

Boys Yardage

Par 71 7011 Yards
Slope: 140 Rating: 74.6
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 17 7 5 15 9 13 1 3 6 18 10 4 14 16 12 8 2
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4
Yardage 512 195 431 434 213 566 216 467 455 426 201 383 445 503 175 537 424 428

Girls Yardage

Par 71 6133 Yards
Slope: 140 Rating: 76.5
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 17 7 5 15 9 13 1 3 6 18 10 4 14 16 12 8 2
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4
Yardage 481 150 358 391 160 518 146 388 394 374 157 358 403 480 159 488 370 355

Monday, August 5

  • Pro-Am & practice rounds
  • Welcome reception that evening with dinner provided to players, parents and Pro-Am participants
  • Tournament host will have a Q&A, along with live entertainment

Tuesday, August 6

  • First round of the event (18 holes)
  • To Go breakfast items provided prior to your round
  • Fruit, snacks and water provided during the event
  • Boxed lunch or buffet after the round provided for participants (parents for additional fee)

Wednesday, August 7

  • Second round of event (18 holes)
  • To-go breakfast items provided prior to your round
  • Boxed lunch or buffet after the round provided for participants (parents for additional fee)

Thursday, August 8

  • First round of the event (18 holes)
  • To Go breakfast items provided prior to your round
  • Boxed lunch or buffet after the round provided for participants (parents for additional fee)

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Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Tournament Information

78 total players 

The Granny Junior Invitational is open to all Junior golfers between the ages of 12-19 who have not enrolled in and started taking college classes.

We will accept applications for the 2024 Granny Junior Invitational beginning March 1st, 2024 .  All eligible junior players are welcome to apply.  The Club has up to 4 total exemptions.  In addition, up to 5 boys and 5 girls exemptions will be awarded to top finishers in certain Tennessee Sneds Tour Elite Series Championships taking place at Mossy Oak, Harrison Bay, Hermitage Golf Course, & TN National Golf Club.  Click here to go to the Sneds Tour site where a junior golfer may apply to participate in these events. The remaining field will be determined based on rankings from the Junior Golf Scoreboard, AJGA Rolex and WAGR.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.  All junior golfers who wish to participate in the tournament must submit an application by the deadline, regardless of whether they ultimately qualify for any of the above exemptions.

Except for the exemptions discussed above, the remaining participant selections will be made and notice provided by no later than Monday, May 6, 2024.  An applicant will have until 5:00 pm CT on Monday, May 13, 2024 to accept or decline the invitation. The tournament committee will then fill any openings from the waitlist until the field is full.

As mentioned on our site, there is NO entry fee or other additional charges for the player to participate in this tournament.  That said, when an applicant accepts an invitation to participate, a deposit in the amount of $300 will need to be made by valid credit card to hold the position by the above May 9, 2024 deadline.  The credit card will only be charged if the participant withdraws or fails to show up for the event for any or no reason whatsoever; provided, however, that no charge will be incurred for any girl participants who withdraw from the tournament because they have qualified for the 2024 USGA Women’s Amateur Tournament as long as they withdraw within 5 days after the qualifying event and thereafter, must register and participate in the USGA Women’s Amateur event.

Monday, August 5
  • Players’ practice rounds will take place with a shotgun start between 11:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Welcome reception that evening with dinner provided to players and parents (5:30 – 7:00 pm)
  • Live entertainment to follow (7:00-8:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 6
  • First round of the event (18 holes) Double tee start off of Holes 1 and 10 from 8:30-9:00 am to 10:30 – 11:00 am
  • To Go breakfast items provided prior to start
  • Fruit, snacks and water provided during the event
  • Lunch provided for participants (parents can eat for additional fee)
Wednesday, August 7
  • Second round of the event (18 holes) Double tee start off of Holes 1 and 10 from 8:30-9:00 am to 10:30 – 11:00 am
  • To Go breakfast items provided prior to start
  • Fruit, snacks and water provided during the event
  • Lunch provided for participants (parents can eat for additional fee)
Thursday, August 8
  • Final round of the event (18 holes) Double tee start off of Holes 1 and 10 from 8:30-9:00 am to 10:30 – 11:00 am
  • To Go breakfast items provided prior to start
  • Fruit, snacks and water provided during the event
  • Box Lunch provided at turn for participants (parents can eat for additional fee) 

Multiple gifts to be provided by sponsors. 

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions

Flying into Nashville, you will use the Nashville International Airport (BNA). It is located approximately 16 miles northeast of Richland Country Club. The Club is located at 1 Club Drive, Nashville, TN approximately 12 miles from the downtown area

Below are the two room block options set up for the event:

1) Courtyard by Marriott

103 East Park Dr. Brentwood, TN 37027

  • Group rate – $129/night
  • Dates room(s) can be booked from Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9th
  • Cut Off date to book a room(s) – Monday, June 17th

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2) Springhill Suites Nashville

7109 Town Center Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

  • Group rate – $169/night (minimum 2-night stay)
  • Dates room(s) can be booked from Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9th
  • Cut Off date to book a room(s) – Friday, June 28th

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There are also numerous other lodging options available in the area. In addition to hotel options, there will be a limited number of members who will host participants traveling alone upon request. Such host requests should be made at the time of acceptance of the invitation. 

Participants who are staying with club member hosts will have transportation to and from the Club for the practice round events on Monday as well as tournament days. Rental cars can be arranged by the participants directly at the airport along with Uber or Lyft rides.

Players are allowed to carry their own clubs or use their own pushcart. No caddies will be allowed.

Participants will have access to the Club practice areas for designated times Monday and prior to tournament round play Tuesday through Thursday.  Participants shall not use the practice facilities and putting greens after the practice round and tournament rounds. If you are arriving in Nashville ahead of Monday, our professional staff can assist in setting up play at other area golf courses to fit your travel schedule.

There are no spectator carts allowed during the tournament, except for certain limited availability for rent by family/friends of participants who provide a handicap placard and register no later than 7 days prior to the tournament.  Spectator carts must stay on the cart paths at all times.

About the Course

Richland Country Club History

Founded on April 9, 1901

Steeped in history and tradition, Richland Country Club was founded on April 9, 1901, originally with 150 members and known as the Nashville Golf & Country Club. The club fronted the Richland Turnpike and extended near the historic Natchez Trace.

In 1911, the membership split on the decision to move to a new location in Belle Meade, and more than half of the members left to ultimately form what is known today as Belle Meade Country Club.

Richland Golf Club

On October 27, 1920, the remaining membership formed Richland Golf Club with the club being located at the original location, but with a new course designed by Donald Ross.

Over the years, the Club hosted several professional golf events, including multiple Nashville PGA Invitational Golf Tournaments, as well as the U.S. Women’s Open in 1980, which was won by Amy Alcott.

A grand open house for the new club

In the early 1980s, the club considered multiple offers from developers to re-locate, and in 1985, the Richland members voted to move the club to its current location on Granny White Pike near Old Hickory Boulevard with the new course designed by Jack Nicklaus.  A grand opening for the new club was held on September 30, 1988.  

Present Day

The clubhouse and course have undergone multiple renovations over the last thirty five years with the most recent being a clubhouse renovation completed in 2019, which added a new fitness center, pool bar area, substantial renovations to the tennis center, and extensive interior/exterior renovations to the clubhouse, as well as a course re-design and renovation by architect Bill Bergin, which, upon reopening in May of 2022, featured a new course layout, including multiple hole re-designs, two new comfort station facilities, and a switch from bent grass to Bermuda grass greens.

Today, Richland Country Club is one of the premier golf clubs in the Southeast with facilities and services that are top shelf and also features an elite golf course that is beautiful and challenging for golfers of all levels.  

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Tournament History

Granny White and Tournament History

People have asked who is “Granny White” and what is the connection with Richland and this tournament?  During the Club’s rebranding efforts in the late 2010s/early 2020s, one of the new logo designs considered by the Board included the silhouette of an older lady in a rocking chair (see logo depiction below).  The design was inspired by Lucinda “Granny” White, who was a prominent 19th century figure in Nashville history.  She settled in an area a couple of miles north of the club’s location today with her two orphaned grandchildren in the early 1800s and started a tavern and inn that was patronized by people such as Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, which allowed her to achieve wealth and exceptionally unique status as a female entrepreneur during that time period. The road that fronts the Club’s property is named for her (Granny White Pike).  

Given the unique design and connection to the area, the Board decided to incorporate the Granny White logo into its rebranding project, and it has since become extremely popular and a fixture on Club merchandise. Also, the logo can be seen on the flag flying high beside our comfort station near Holes 7, 8, 14 & 15 appropriately named “Granny’s”.  

In addition, the Club’s Fall Member Guest Invitational has, in recent years, been renamed “The Granny” and the championship trophy holds the names of each year’s winners on a pedestal topped by a 3D depiction inspired by “The Granny” logo.

In recent years, the Club has supported renewed efforts to showcase the course and Club facilities by hosting local junior events to allow amateur golfers access to the Club, course, and an overall elite tournament experience. Now, with The Granny Junior Invitational, the Club is expanding that access for a minimal cost to junior golfers from across the United States and internationally who will have the opportunity to showcase their talents with the winners being able to hoist The Granny Junior Invitational trophy. Welcome to Richland and good luck to all participants in The Granny Junior Invitational inaugural event!

Contact us

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Feel free to email The Granny Committee with any questions regarding the event.