Heading into its second year, the Invited Celebrity Classic is already a favorite for competitive and casual golf fans alike. An officially sanctioned PGA TOUR Champions and Charles Schwab Cup event, the 2023 Invited Celebrity Classic will also feature a star-studded field of 50 celebrity golfers competing alongside the pros throughout a fun and exciting week at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. This event has an additional unique component that provides a limited number of Members in the portfolio of Invited clubs to compete in a regional and national competition for the chance to be one of 10 amateur players who earn a spot to play in the Invited Celebrity Classic.
The tournament features a professional prize purse of $2 million, among the largest professional purses outside the major championships, as well as a $500,000 celebrity prize purse. Televised on Golf Channel, the competition will highlight an incredible week of golf and entertainment for fans, golfers, and viewers.
- The PGA TOUR Champions competition is a 54-hole standard event with traditional scoring rules.
- The celebrity tournament will use a 54-hole modified Stableford Scoring System, which allows celebrity players of all abilities to have fun and enjoy a great week.
- In a fun and entertaining twist, the celebrities will play alongside PGA TOUR Champions players throughout the week.
- A group of amateur golfers, who gain entry through an Invited qualifier, will also play alongside the stars and professionals during official tournament rounds.
2023 Event Schedule
April 18: Pro-Am Draft Party
April 19-20: Invited Celebrity Classic Pro-Am
April 21-23: Invited Celebrity Classic Competition
Las Colinas Country Club
Named among the top 100 courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News and selected as one of 2019 Best Country Clubs by Avid Golfer, the 18-hole Las Colinas golf course is truly a sight to behold. It features Trinity Zoysia fairways, Tif Tuf Bermuda rough and G12 Bermuda Greens.
A practice facility that covers more than 10 acres was designed by Golf Hall-of-Famer Lanny Wadkins and features the same grass found on our beautiful course as well as a new short game area. Standing atop the No. 1 tee box, it seems as if the entire world is spread out before you, as a carpet of treetops and rooflines roll all the way down to the Dallas skyline. The Las Colinas golf course was classically designed in 1963 by Joe Finger and provides plenty of challenges for all golfers, whether pro or novice.
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions and memorable moments for its more than 414,000 members. With approximately 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of over 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, and stadium clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, work spaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers and robust programming.
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Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos feature a variety of gaming, hotel and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma. Locations include Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. The Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant underwent a $500 million expansion in August 2021 that added 1,000 more rooms and created 1,000 new jobs. The new 21 story Sky Tower includes an expanded gaming floor and fresh amenities such as new pools, parking garage, retail space, entertainment options and dining venues.