Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco is located approximately 953 miles—or said another way, roughly 13 hours and 51 minutes if adhering to the posted speed limits—from Augusta National Golf Club. While the two sites couldn’t be more distinct—one a former Texas cattle ranch, one a former Georgia nursery—there is a little known connection between the courses: hosts of the event that is now known as the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
When the 83rd edition of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship takes place next month in North Texas, it will have evolved significantly from those inaugural 1937 and 1938 Championships, contested at Augusta National, but rightfully maintains its position as the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. A designation befitting a Championship with beginnings so entrenched at perhaps the most famous golf course in the world and with a list of past champions equally as impressive. Legends of the game, from Sarazen and Snead to Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino, and Watson, have had their name etched on the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy.
This May’s 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is the inaugural Major Championship to be contested on Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco, or what is affectionately being referred to as the “Modern Home of Golf .” PGA Frisco (consisting of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, the Home of the PGA of America, the headquarters of the Northern Texas PGA Section, a retail and entertainment district, all centered around the Fields Ranch East and West golf courses), will be home to more than 26 PGA of America spectator, amateur, and member championships between now and 2034. The run of Major Championships slated to be held on Fields Ranch East also includes the 2025 and 2031 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the 2027 and 2034 PGA Championships, as well as another KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2029.
KitchenAid’s involvement with the Senior PGA Championship dates back to 2011 and has added a bit of “foodie” culture to this Major Championship. Any self-proclaimed “foodie” should check out KitchenAid’s main activation at the event, the Fairway Club, which is highlighted by the chef demonstrations taking place in the Club throughout the week—including some likely familiar faces to any fans of the Food Network or Cooking Channel. In addition to the Fairway Club, KitchenAid will have a number of other activations and product displays throughout the PGA District and Fields Ranch East.
There are a limited number of hospitality, pro-am, and ticket opportunities that remain available to join us at the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. If you would like more information on options for hosting clients, potential clients, employees, or your family during the Championship, please visit SRPGA.com.
*The 83rd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will be contested May 24-28.