Junior Golf Tournament Preview: April 6-7

Spring has started and that means that there are more opportunities to play golf around the whole country. The weather is warming up and our junior golfers are chomping at the bit to get on the course. This weekend on the Hurricane Tour we have six junior golf tournaments in five states; Ohio, Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, and Kentucky. Let’s take a look at each individual tournament going on this weekend across the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.

Cleveland Junior Open

We open the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio for the Cleveland Junior Open. The Signature of Solon will play host to our tournament this weekend. The Signature of Solon is a spectacular 18-hole Craig Schreiner-designed golf course, with an 85,000 square-foot clubhouse with dining, meeting, and banquet facilities, a fitness center, and a swimming pool, the features are fun for everyone. Whether you are spending time here with your family and friends or you are entertaining your top business clients, Signature of Solon is a country club that fills all of your needs. Members enjoy an array of first-class amenities a full social calendar and no member assessments.

If you are going out to Ohio this weekend, make sure to pack warm. The temperatures this weekend will be chilly. On Saturday it will be mostly cloudy with some light winds. The high for Saturday is 45 with a low of 29 at night. Be prepared for a chilly day on the course. Sunday’s weather improves drastically with the high temperature reaching 57 and the low only being 44 degrees at night. If you can get through the chilly weather on Saturday then you will get a warmer, more enjoyable, Sunday.

Coral Springs Junior Open

The next tournament takes place in Coral Springs, Florida. The Eagle Trace Golf Club will play host this weekend. The Eagle Trace Golf Club hosted the Honda Classic from 1984 to 1991 and then again in 1996. Members and guests will find six sets of tees to challenge their games. From the championship tees, the course plays to more than 7,000 yards while the most forward tees are just more than 5,100 yards. The layout has some unique characteristics for a Florida golf course, including an island green, three greens surrounded by wooden bulkheads, and it doesn’t have a single palm tree on the property – a rarity in southern Florida. All four par-3s require precise tee shots as water and bunkers protect each green. The 13th hole is our signature par-4 which demands a well-struck tee shot to find the fairway as out-of-bounds and water protect both boundaries of the hole. And the par-4 18th is perhaps the best finishing hole in Broward County as it can be stretched out to 470 yards. Eagle Trace is located east of the Sawgrass Expressway in western Broward County, just north of Atlantic Boulevard, and is easily accessible from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

Looking ahead to the weekend, it will be very warm. Saturday will bring perfectly sunny skies and a high of 82 degrees. Sunday will be a little cloudier with a high of 81. But don’t let the clouds fool you, the UV Index on Sunday will be a 10 out of 11. For this weekend in Florida, pack the sunscreen and the water. It is going to get hot down there.

Mission Inn Spring Junior Open

We stick around in Florida for our next tournament of the weekend. The next Florida host club will be the Mission Inn Resort and Golf Club. The Mission Inn Resort is swathed in natural Florida beauty, the historic courses at Mission Resort Golf beckon a distinct golfing journey. Follow in the footsteps of enthusiasts who became legends and embrace the profound heritage and honored traditions that permeate their grounds. Their courses are unparalleled golf adventures. At the courses El Campeón and Las Colinas. With El Campeón, world-renowned as Florida’s premier course, and Las Colinas, exuding classic architectural splendor, each course offers its illustrious narrative and distinctive challenge amidst lush landscapes.

The weather down there will be a little cooler than our other Florida tournament but not by much. Saturday is shaping up mostly sunny with a high of 74 degrees. Then Sunday will warm up and have a high of 79 while having scattered clouds throughout the day. The UV Index will be 9 both days so come prepared for the sun and the heat.

North Jersey Junior Open

Traveling up to New Jersey, High Bridge Hills Golf Club will be hosting the Hurricane Tour this weekend. High Bridge Hills Golf Club is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and has emerged as Northern New Jersey’s best true links course. The course is home to championship golf in the British-Irish tradition! Their par 70, 6,500-yard course provides golfers with an authentic true-links layout on spectacular terrain overlooking the beautiful Spruce Run Reservoir. Elevation changes are aplenty, including the dramatic Par 3, 8th hole with a tee-to-green drop of nearly 100 feet over a natural gorge. The High Bridge Hills is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey – about an hour west of New York City, just off Interstate 78.

The weather this weekend in New Jersey looks pleasant. The high for Saturday is 52 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. There will be light winds throughout the day as well. On Sunday it will warm up a little with the high being 55 degrees with still those mostly cloudy skies hanging around.

Parris Island Junior Open

South Carolina is hosting the next tournament of the weekend at The Legends of Parris Island Golf Course. The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island in Beaufort, SC offers an inspiring one-of-a-kind experience. As you step onto the par-72 layout that winds its way along salt marsh wetlands and deep-water creeks, you are immediately entranced by the course’s rich history and challenging layout. In 1996, MCRD Parris Island and MCCS South Carolina began developing a plan to rebuild the base’s 1947 Fred Findley-designed course. Because parts of the original course were located within the Santa Elena archaeology site, architect Clyde Johnson relocated three of the course’s original holes to sections found devoid of artifacts. The $4.5 million renovation was completed in 1999 and the course was reopened for play in 2000. It is now one of the premier courses in the Lowcountry and has been ranked one of the top military courses in the world. Quite simply, there is no other golf course like The Legends.

The weather at Parris Island, South Carolina looks pleasant this weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 66 degrees. There will be light winds throughout the day. Sunday will have more cloud cover but be warmer. The high for Sunday will be 69 degrees and there will still be light winds throughout the day. It will be a nice weekend in South Carolina.

Spring College Prep Series at the University of Kentucky

Last but not least is the College Prep Series at the University of Kentucky in Lexington Kentucky. The University of Kentucky’s golf course named Big Blue will be the course that the tour will play on this weekend. Re-designed by Arthur Hills Golf, Big Blue is 18 holes of championship golf in the heart of the Bluegrass. Big Blue can be played from 1 of 5 tees that play between 4874 and 7013 yards. This course has bent grass from tee to green and features numerous sand traps and water hazards over rolling terrain. Green complexes can be challenging due to the beautifully undulating features of the greens. There is a premium placed on driving the ball and positioning of shots in to the greens.

Lexington looks to have nice weather this weekend. Saturday will be generally nice with mostly sunny skies with a high of 56. Sunday will be warmer but with more clouds in the skies. There is a slight chacne of rain and some light winds that will blow in to go with a 63 degree temperatures. It will be a nice weekend in Lexington.


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