Spring Break Golf Tournament at Panama City Beach

Tournament Details

Tournament Format

36 hole event

2-person best-ball format

Tournament Field

Co-ed event

College golfers and recent alumni

Awards and Prizes

Tee gifts and team prizes

Daily on-course contests


National field representing

colleges from across the US

Location & Date

Bay Point Golf Club

4701 Bay Point Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Date: March 4th & 5th

Club Website

Minutes from the beach

Why Bay Point?

Bay Point Resort Golf Club offers two spectacular Florida Panhandle golf courses, located minutes from the white, sandy beaches of Panama City Beach. Both golf courses are carved from Northwest Florida's natural terrain of scrub oaks, pines and saltwater marshes.

You'll find each award winning golf course layout unique, challenging and definitely unforgettable. Whether you are a pro-golfer or beginning golf enthusiast, there is plenty that Bay Point can offer you. Bay Point Resort Golf Club, has the best driving range Panama City Beach, FL, has to offer.

The Nicklaus Course opened in September 2005 and is the first Nicklaus Design in Northwest Florida. It is a challenging course, which spans over 7,000 yards.

The Meadows Course, renovated in 2004, is the epitome of country club golf.It is a relaxing yet competitive course that you can play day in and day out without even a touch of boredom.


The Chateau Beachfront Hotel

12525 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Hotel Website

See what golfers had to say about the 2016 Spring Break event
Photos from last year's tournament
Signup Information

The Spring Break Open tournament scheduled for March 4/5 in Panama City Beach has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format?

The format of the Spring Break Open tournament is 2-man best-ball. The tournament is 36-holes (over two days), and the pair with the lowest best-ball score at the end of the tournament will be deemed the champion!

How many people can I bring?

There is no minimum or maximum for number of people you can bring. The format is 2-person best-ball, so if you have an odd number we will pair you with another player.

Can our group pay separately?

If you are NOT booking lodging through us, your group is absolutely able to pay separately. Simply follow the registration process and make payment! If you want to be paired on the golf course with a certain player (format is 2-person best-ball), please email springbreak@nextgengolf.org with the request.

If you ARE booking lodging through us in addition to your tournament fee, we will require one group payment. We recommend designating one person to make the payment, and the other group members writing that person a check, use Venmo, etc.

Can I receive an invoice?

Yes! If you require an invoice (many schools need one to process payment), please email springbreak@nextgengolf.org with all of your details (how many players, lodging, etc.) and we can create an invoice for you!

Do I have to pay for everything at once to receive the discount?

No! We are currently running a special of $20 off per player until 1/20/2017. To lock in the discounted rate, all you have to do is pay the non-refundable deposit before the respective deadline.

What kind of deposit is required for the package?

We require a $50 per person deposit to reserve your place in the event. The remaining balance for the event is due 30 days prior to the tournament.

Can we get our own lodging?

Yes, you can pay the tournament fee for the event and book your own lodging. Packages are customized to your needs.

Are meals included in the package price?

Yes. In an effort to provide an “all-in” package for our golfers, you will get 5 meals included in the package. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the course each day as well as a player social gathering on Saturday evening of the tournament which includes a light dinner.

Why is the package so affordable?

The Nextgengolf Spring Break Package was designed with the price sensitive college golfer in mind. Our goal was to put together a complete spring break package for golf teams at a location which could offer great golf courses, excellent practice facilities, good food, nearby lodging as well as entertainment outside of golf. Our goal is to keep everything really simple and provide a great experience and pre-season open event for college golfers.

Can parents or alumni be included in the package?

Yes, teams will often bring recent alumni and friends of the team to play in the event.

Can we play courses other than those that are scheduled?

Yes, if you are looking to play other courses outside of the tournament, let us know and we will do our best to get you discounted rates on those courses.

What happens if it rains and we can't play?

If we are unable to play due to inclement weather, the event will turn into a 1-day tournament and 1 round of golf will be refunded.

Do we have to play in competition against other schools?

No. If you are a golf team just looking to come down and play/practice with your team, your scores can be hidden from the tournament field. This is especially important for varsity golf teams to remain compliant with their governing conference.

Is it compliant to compete against other schools?

The National Collegiate Club Golf Association is sanctioning this event. NCCGA is the governing body for collegiate club golf. For the spring break open, any varsity or club golf team is able to compete in this tournament. Since the event format is a two-person best ball, this event should not be considered a team-based competition.
Teams part of the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and other athletic associations need to check with their compliance officer for team compliance. This event does not count in any National, Regional, or Conference standings. The NCCGA is not held responsible for any compliance sanctions for golf teams playing in the Spring Break Open.

How many days do we need to stay?

Teams usually stay for 3-4 days. We have no minimum or maximum requirements.

What airports service the Panama City Beach area?

International airports near Panama City Beach, FL

273 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport

283 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

332 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport

Domestic airports near Panama City, FL

22 miles: Panama City, FL (ECP / KECP) Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

77 miles: Valparaiso, FL (VPS / KVPS) Northwest Florida Regional Airport

94 miles: Dothan, AL (DHN / KDHN) Dothan Regional Airport

96 miles: Tallahassee, FL (TLH / KTLH) Tallahassee Regional Airport

135 miles: Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International Airport

Contact Us
Matt Weinberger

Contact us with any questions you have about the NCCGA and how you can get involved

Matt Weinberger
(513) 277-9992