Guide to Sanderson Farms PGA Championship 2023

The Sanderson Farms Championship is back, October 2-8 at the Country Club of Jackson, featuring some of the world’s best golfers showcasing their talent on the PGA Tour.

We’ve put together our guide for the exciting tournament schedule, special events, dining options, accommodations, and off-course activities to help you make the most of your visit.

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History and Charitable Contributions

The Sanderson Farms Championship has been a staple on the PGA Tour since 1968, and a significant milestone came in 2013 when Sanderson Farms, based in Laurel, Mississippi, took on the role of title sponsor.

Beyond being a remarkable sporting event, the championship takes pride in giving back to the community. With a total of more than $8.1 million raised for statewide charities, the primary charity for the championship is the Friends of Children's Hospital, benefiting Children's of Mississippi, where over 150,000 children are treated each year through state-of-the-art medicine and research.

Tournament Schedule

You can find the detailed schedule of events, tee times, and activities on the official tournament schedule here. Make sure to mark the dates and events that interest you the most!

Crazy Cat "bis-cat"
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Where To Eat

While you're in town for the championship, make sure to explore Jackson’s diverse culinary scene in Northeast Jackson (Sal & Mookies, Crazy Cat Eat Up, Aplos Simple Mediterranean), Fondren Neighborhood (The Station, Green Ghost Tacos, Zundo Ramen Bar, The Pig & Pint), Belhaven Town Center (Elvie’s, The Manship, Pulito Osteria), and Downtown Jackson (Estelle Southern Table, Sugar’s Place, Martin’s Downtown).

See the full list of Local Restaurants

Where To Stay

If you want to stay closest to the greens, the Hilton Jackson (County Line Road) is your best choice. Or, consider booking your stay at The Westin Jackson downtown, Homewood Suites by Hilton Jackson Fondren Medical District, Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown, or Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover.

See a list of hotels

Things To Do Off The Course

Jackson offers more than just golf! Take some time to explore the city's cultural and artistic side by visiting the LeFleur Museum District, going on a public art tour, and stopping by the Two Mississippi Museums and MS Museum of Art. Forget some of your golf apparel? Find shopping and dining at Highland Village to make sure your trip is a hole-in-one.

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Mc Kenzie Hughes holds up the Sanderson Farms trophy
Hughes accepts the 2022 Sanderson Farms trophy
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Last Year's Champ

In 2022, Mackenzie Hughes captured the Sanderson Farms Championship, defeating Sepp Straka in a playoff at The Country Club of Jackson. Hughes birdied the second playoff hole to seal his second win on the PGA TOUR, his first six years ago at the 2016 RSM Classic, also in a playoff.


All tickets for the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship will be mobile only and digitally delivered to your mobile device.

As soon as you order your tickets online, they will be delivered to the email address you used to purchase them. You can then save the tickets to your mobile wallet or transfer them to family or friends.Members of the military and first responders will be admitted free each day to the 2023 tournament. Military and first responders who upload their official identification online may access four (4) free mobile Daily Grounds.

Wednesday’s Pro-Am is open to the public free of charge with a mobile ticket in hand. Convenient parking and shuttle transportation will be available at Northpark on County Line Road in Ridgeland as well as accessible parking spaces located behind Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

For more information or assistance with purchasing mobile tickets, call 904-280-6892 or email

Anne Marie Hanna


Anne Marie Hanna