Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, Ark., has been selected as the home of the new PGA Tour Champions Tournament, the Simmons Bank Championship. The competition will debut Oct. 21-27 of 2024 and take place annually. Simmons Bank Executive Chairman George Makris, PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady, and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders were all in attendance when the five-year agreement establishing the event was announced today at the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
This will be the first ever PGA TOUR Champions event held in Arkansas and similar events have provided upwards of $15,000,000 in local economic impact. Furthermore, the tournament’s net proceeds will benefit several qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Arkansas.
“This is truly an exceptional time to be a PVCC member and we are honored and thrilled to be chosen for this tournament, said Board of Governors President Jason Garner.
The Simmons Bank Championship will serve as the second round of PGA TOUR Champions’ annual Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, with the top 54 players in the Charles Schwab Cup standings competing for their respective spot in the top 36 and garner entry into the final event of the season.
Pleasant Valley is a 27-hole facility designed by Joe Finger (who also designed Cedar Ridge CC in Broken Arrow) in the late 1960s and is regularly ranked as one of the top golf courses in Arkansas.