The Els for Autism 2023 Golf Challenge is a series of regional golf events open to amateur golfers of either gender to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation. The Golf Challenge will be played throughout the US and Canada during the 7-month period from May through October, 2023. The Els for Autism Golf Challenge also includes an option of running your own affiliate event or donating as a non-golfer. Teams that raise $15,000 (18,000 CAD) or more in donations will advance to the Grand Finale, to be held during the Fall of 2023. 

The Golf Challenge is open to all amateur and professional golfers. A professional golfer may not be elibigable to win the tourament and scores will not be counted toward final tournment results. At least one team member must be 18 years of age or over.

Teams that raise $15,000 (18,000 CAD) or more in donations will qualify for the Golf Challenge Grand Finale on October 30, 2023. Teams competing in regional events or members of the Affiliate Event Program can only qualify for the Grand Finale by raising $15,000 (18,000 CAD) or more. All teams across the Golf Challenge series and in the Affiliate Event Program will have until September 6th, 2023, at 3 PM EST to qualify for the Grand Finale.

  • Access to the Grand Finale for a two-person team with one non-golf guest per player
  • 1 x two person team in the Grand Finale golf tournament 
  • Invitation to the Welcome Reception
  • Invitation to the Gala Celebration & Awards Ceremony
  • Two nights’ accommodation (based on double occupancy) 
  • Luxury gift bag for each player

Visit the Donate page. Search for the person you are looking to donate on behalf of and click the link for their team. Now that you are on their team page, click the ‘donate now’ button and donate. They will receive notification of your donation.

You may also donate by check. Please make all checks payable to 'Els for Autism' and mail to:
Els for Autism
Attn: Golf Challenge Accounting
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Due to COVID-19, some regional events may have to play tee times rather than a shotgun start. If tee times are issued, players will be notified three days prior to the event on what time they will tee off at. However, if a shotgun start is permitted, players will be assigned to a specific hole to start on.

Prior to play, all players will be provided with breakfast or lunch. After play, golfers will be served lunch or dinner. The serving style will depend on the social distancing guidelines at the golf course venue. Please be aware that a boxed or plated meal may be the only option at some events.