The IJGA WorldStars of Junior Golf Championship

The IJGA World Stars Junior Championship returns for its 11th year at the renowned Paiute Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Set to take place from July 15th – 18th, this exclusive tournament boasts some of the most talented junior golfers from across the world, attracting over 2,000 players from 50 different countries. Due to the International field, the strength and skill of the participating players, and the quality of the course itself in glamorous Las Vegas, the World Stars Junior Championship has quickly become one of the most prestigious junior golf tournaments in the nation.

Our mission is to provide junior boys and girls of all ages with the most accomplished player field and ultimate tournament experience. This professionally operated event by PGA golf pros and volunteers makes this a must play for all junior golfers looking to make their mark over in the United States. This Championship is nationally ranked by NJGS, Golfweek, Scratch Player World Ranking, and WAGR, and provides these young athletes with a platform to truly demonstrate their abilities among their peers, in a highly competitive atmosphere.

This year, the International Junior Golf Academy will be sending 15 of our finest youngsters to compete in the event, with an eye on coming out on top in the dry heat of the Nevada desert.

Our IJGA participants will be:

  • Boyoung Chang
  • Monisha Chowdary
  • Merlin Dohm
  • Nolan Donze
  • William Hage
  • Shuya Hagiwara
  • Peerapol Huangching
  • One Kashima
  • Ryoma Kumazawa
  • Kevin Li
  • Sae Saito
  • Aaryan Singh
  • David Wu
  • Kazuki Yamauchi

History of the Paiute Golf Club

Not only does the tournament boats some incredible junior talent, but the host course itself is well-respected in the state of Nevada, and in the United States. World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Pete Dye, is the design force behind the three distinctive layouts found at this unique golf club just 25 minutes northwest of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

According to the Paiute Golf Club website, their history reads as:

“Opened in 1996, Sun Mountain – the second course and still reigning staff favorite – offers a total of 7,112 yards with a par 72 layout. Golfers discover its charm and challenge equally in the sheer length of its daunting par 5s and crisp finish in specifically hole #4 – the best par 3 on the property. Known for Mother Nature at her purest, the spectacular views of sky-scraping mountain ranges and vivid wildflower blooms flank this deceptive design of narrower fairways, strategic bunker placement, and fast-rolling greens. The most requested course for events and by large groups, Sun Mountain has received plenty of top-ranking awards, including Golf Digest’s 4½ stars each year since its opening and also chosen as part of Golf Magazine’s top 15 courses in Nevada in the “Best Public Golf Courses” listing to name just a few.”