The event is set to play on March 17, March 19, Go To External Site. The Florida Azalea was started in as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. The man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after holes. The next five flights are Net.
The festival celebrates the seasonal arrival of the azalea blossom to the northeast Florida region. The first official Florida Azalea Festival was held in Originating as Jaycees Day, the local chapter of the Jaycees organization transformed the event into the festival celebrated today. In the early years the festival was centered at the Ravine Gardens.