Principal Charity Classic

About the Principal Charity Classic

Great golf, great fun and all for a great cause!


The Principal Charity Classic is Des Moines' annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event. Since 2007, the tournament has raised more than $30 million for Iowa children's charities. Recent competitors have included 2019 champion Kevin Sutherland, Bernhard Langer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, John Daly and many more. 

Benefiting Iowa Children's Charities
The Principal Charity Classic raises funds for Tournament Charity Partners, which are select organizations that provide a broad level of support to children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness, as well as for Birdies For Charity Partners, which include more than 100 additional children's charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament.

Tournament Charity Partners
United Way of Central Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Variety - the Children's Charity


CourseWakonda Club 
LocationDes Moines, Iowa
Tournament Course Par72
Tournament Course YardageEstimated 6,833 total yards
FormatThree-day, 54-hole stroke-play competition; no cut 
Field78 PGA TOUR Champions Players
Purse$1.85 million
2019 ChampionKevin Sutherland
2019 Attendance83,442
Volunteers1,200
Economic ImpactEstimated $23 million annually

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Membership during the Classic looks like...
Volunteers
Volunteering as a Hole Marshall on #10

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Watching from the Wakonda Club Skybox
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Relaxing in the Member-only Hospitality Tent