The eight semifinal college golf teams from the 2023 women’s and men’s NCAA Championships will gather in Atlanta this October for the ninth annual East Lake Cup. The competition will take place Monday through Wednesday (Oct. 30-November 1) and air live on GOLF Channel with live streaming available on Peacock in the U.S. and Sky in the UK.
- Monday, Oct. 30 3-6 p.m. ET (Live)
- Tuesday, Oct. 31 3-6 p.m. ET (Live)
- Wednesday, Nov. 1 3-6 p.m. ET (Live)
The East Lake Cup has become an annual staple on college golf’s fall calendar. Recent individual champions of the East Lake Cup include current World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (2016), World No. 5 Viktor Hovland (2018), and last year’s men’s medalist, Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent, who also won the 2022 NCAA Individual National Championship title and is currently the top ranked men’s amateur in the world.
EAST LAKE CUP 2023 FIELD: The women’s field will include Stanford, Texas A&M, this year’s NCAA second-place finishers USC and reigning NCAA champions Wake Forest. The men’s side will feature current NCAA champions Florida, Florida State, 2023 NCAA runners-up Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
Former East Lake Cup champions competing in this year’s event include the Wake Forest Women’s team, winners of the 2019 East Lake Cup, and the USC Lady Trojans who took home the trophy in 2015, 2017 and 2018. The USC Women remain the only program to win three East Lake Cup titles.
The rosters for the 2023 East Lake Cup will be announced in October.
EVENT FORMAT: The tournament format is modeled after the NCAA Championships, consisting of an opening round of stroke play to determine an individual male and female champion, and to assign seeding for the following two days of team match play.
HOST COURSE: East Lake Golf Club has hosted the East Lake Cup since its inception in 2015. Additionally, the course annually hosts the TOUR Championship on the PGA TOUR. Due to renovations the Club will undergo at the conclusion of that event in 2023, this year’s East Lake Cup will be contested at historic Atlanta Athletic Club, located just north of Atlanta in Johns Creek, Georgia, on its championship Highlands Course. The East Lake Cup will return to East Lake Golf Club in 2024.
The Atlanta Athletic Club was founded in 1898 and opened East Lake Golf Club in 1904 as a complement to their downtown Atlanta fitness club. In 1969 Atlanta Athletic Club relocated to its current location and sold East Lake Golf Club to a group of members. The two clubs have a long-standing historical connection, including their shared association with the legendary Bobby Jones. 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of Atlanta Athletic Club.
The Atlanta Athletic Club has hosted numerous national and international golf events, including: three PGA Championships (1981, 2001 and 2011), U.S. Open Championship (1976), Ryder Cup Matches (1963), U.S. Women’s Open Championship (1990), and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2021). The Club will host the 2025 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2030 U.S. Amateur and 2035 U.S. Women’s Amateur championships.
“Part of the mission of the Atlanta Athletic Club is to host major golf championships. As we celebrate our 125th anniversary this year, we are both honored and excited to team with the East Lake Foundation and Golf Channel to continue this mission by hosting the 2023 East Lake Cup. Our membership has already been buzzing about the event and looks forward to welcoming these amazing collegiate players,” said tournament co-chair Davis Stewart.
“The men and women who will be competing are some of the finest amateurs in the game, many of whom will ultimately turn pro, and our Highlands course, host to many majors, will provide a challenging test for the competitors and an exciting event for the viewers. We can’t wait to host the Cup!” added co-chair Richard Grice.
EAST LAKE FOUNDATION: The event benefits the East Lake Foundation, a charitable organization that collaborates with The Villages of East Lake residents, Charles R. Drew Charter School families, and other key services partners to ensure every member of our community has equitable access to the resources, tools, and supports needed to thrive. Its innovative holistic approach to community redevelopment incorporates mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, community wellness and economic vitality.
The Tom Cousins Award is an annual recognition at the East Lake Cup, presented to an outstanding male and female golfer who exemplify the values of the East Lake Foundation: exceling in academics and engagement in his or her community. The award—presented on Monday night of tournament week—is named for Atlanta philanthropist Tom Cousins, founder of the East Lake Foundation, who partnered with East Lake resident-leader, Eva Davis, Atlanta Housing Executive Director, Renee Lewis Glover, and countless other public and private partners to transform a community that had experienced disinvestment and lack of opportunities for decades into a neighborhood where children and their families thrive.
The success of the East Lake Foundation’s work has served as the blueprint for a national model of holistic community redevelopment through Purpose Built Communities. Today, there are 27 Purpose Built Communities across the country—all of which are successfully creating opportunities for residents and building strong, economically diverse communities.
The East Lake Cup is one of the largest contributors to the East Lake Foundation, having raised more than $1.5 million for the Foundation since the tournament’s inception in 2015.
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GOLF Channel is the U.S. television home for college golf, currently providing live coverage of nine college golf championships. GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage year-round in covering collegiate golf, including season preview shows, signing day specials, regional and national qualifying coverage, serving as the exclusive media partner of PGA TOUR University and the PGA TOUR University Ranking, and exclusive annual coverage for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards Presented by Stifel.
Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s NCAA Championships since 2014 and the women’s NCAA Championships since 2015, which are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. GOLF Channel also annually televises the three-day East Lake Cup at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.; the Western Intercollegiate Presented by Titleist, one of the longest-running college tournaments in the U.S. taking place at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Presented by Principal Financial and PXG at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.; the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark; the Jackson T. Stephens Cup; the Southwestern Invitational Presented by ZipRecruiter at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.; and the Southwest Airlines Showcase at Cedar Crest at Cedar Crest in Dallas, Texas. In summer 2023, NBC Sports and the St Andrews Links Trust announced the inaugural St Andrews Links Intercollegiate Presented by Top Golf and World Wide Technology, which will be held at the historic Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland from October 23-25 on GOLF Channel and Peacock.
Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Jennifer Kupcho, Bronte Law and Maria Fassi are just a few of the professional golfers who appeared on GOLF Channel while competing in college.