PGA Club Championship

WOMEN'S & SENIOR WOMEN'S
DECEMBER 4-6

OVERVIEW

2021 PGA National Club Championship

December 4th-6th 

Women & Senior Women

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Contact Matt Weinberger

Mweinberger@pgahq.com

617-849-7019

Location

PGA WEST

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort 

Palm Springs, California

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The Women’s and Senior Women’s 2021 PGA National Club Championship will be headed to PGA WEST Stadium Course, Indian Wells Golf Resort and Desert Willow Golf Resort in December 2021. This invite-only tournament field will be made up of the top amateur men’s and senior men’s golfers from around the country who have won their club championship during the 2021 calendar year.

Receiving an invitation to the PGA Club Championship is quite an honor since the field is only made up of an exclusive group of club champions. The championship brings together a wide variety of golfers from nearly all 50 states. Public or private. Small or large. All club champions from facilities with a PGA Professional and their families are welcome to attend the event.

The championship is a 3-day, 54 hole stroke play competition with Women’s, Senior Women’s (50-59), and Champions Women’s (60+) divisions each with separate playing distances & prizing. Competition rounds will take place across PGA WEST Stadium Course, Indian Wells Celebrity Course and Desert Willow Firecliff Course.

Invitation, recognition, & registration

PGA Professionals submit their amateur club champions and invitations are sent out to players via email. If you are a club champ, please ask your PGA Professional for the invitation or contact Matt Weinberger at Mweinberger@pgahq.com. All club champions will need to be verified by the PGA Professional. 

The World Amatuer Golf Rankings will recognize the Women’s PGA National Championship – WAGR coverage includes more than 10,000 players from 102 countries, and more than 4,000 ranking tournaments played in 104 countries.

The field will be limited to club champions only and due to the nature of the invite process, acceptances will be taken first come first served until the field is full.  If you are interested in adding your name to the Official Waitlist.

Previous Championship Results from 2020 Club Champions

NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Please fill out the form to receive information on qualification procedures and/or to stay up to date on event details. Thank you!

The courses

A Pete Dye golf course, Stadium delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round. Stadium is the host course for the American Express PGA Tour event as well as the “Q-School” Finals every other year. Named “Stadium” thanks to Dye’s ingenious plan to sculpt spectator seating into the natural terrain, many historic moments in golf have occurred here, including Lee Trevino’s unforgettable hole-in-one on Alcatraz.

Golf architect Clive Clark’s much anticipated Indian Wells Celebrity Course opened November 2006 to rave reviews. In addition to spectacular mountain views, the Par-72 Celebrity Course features undulating fairways, and flowing water in the form of streams, brooks, and split-level lakes connected by striking waterfalls, with vibrant floral detail. This California golf course is unrivaled in beauty and playability. From start to finish, the Celebrity Course offers an unmatched golf experience that will have players returning again and again.

The Firecliff golf course, measuring up to 7,056 yards, is a true test of skill where golfers must negotiate their way around extensive natural areas, numerous water features and more than 100 bunkers/waste areas. While enjoying your round, remember to take in your surroundings and appreciate the Desert Willow views and beauty.

schedule of events

Practice Round Information

PGA West – Stadium Course

Indian Wells – Celebrity Course

Desert Willow – Firecliff Course

 

Additional Discounts for Competitors

 

 

Championship Rounds

PGA West – Stadium Course

Indian Wells – Celebrity Course

Desert Willow – Firecliff Course

 

Saturday December 4th

Morning Double Tee

 

Sunday December 5th

Morning Double Tee

 

Monday December 6th

Morning Double Tee

Course Set-up

Women’s Yardage

 

PGA WEST Stadium Course: 5,370 yards, Course Rating: 71.7, Slope: 130

Indian Wells – Celebrity Course 5,280 yards, Course Rating: 71.7, Slope: 128

Desert Willow – Firecliff Course: 5,542 yards, Course Rating: 72.5, Slope: 133

 

Senior Women’s (50-59) Yardage

 

PGA WEST Stadium Course: 5,092 yards, Course Rating: 69.9, Slope: 127

Indian Wells – Celebrity Course 5,080 yards, Course Rating: 71.2, Slope: 127

Desert Willow – Firecliff Course: 5,079 yards, Course Rating: 69.4, Slope: 127

 

Champions Women’s (60+) Yardage

 

PGA WEST Stadium Course: 4,829 yards, Course Rating: 68.9, Slope: 125

Indian Wells – Celebrity Course 4,937 yards, Course Rating: 68.3, Slope: 125

Desert Willow – Firecliff Course: 4,899 yards, Course Rating: 69.1, Slope: 126

 

*Yardage is subject to change based on weather and course conditions

ACCOMMODATIONS

Discounted accommodations rates available for competitors and spectators in the following hotels:

Primary Host Hotel – Renaissance Esmeralda – More Info

Experience a relaxing getaway at the newly renovated Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells. Set within the beautiful Coachella Valley, this resort is a true desert oasis in California. Settle into our oversized guestrooms, boasting private balconies with scenic resort views. Parking fee is paid on-site optional.  

Included in price for all guests on-site:

– Enhanced Guestroom High Speed Internet Access 

– Fitness Classes with professional instructor

– Yoga Classes with professoinal instructor

– Bike Rentals

– Tennis & Basketball Court Acess (including racket and ball rental)

 

 

Homewood Suites – More Info

significant other/FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Aerial Tramway – Get some of the best views around with this 10 minute gondola ride showcasing the entire Coachella Valley. 

Spas – Relax at the world class spa offered at the Renaisssance Esmerelda.

Pools – Go for a swim or lounge by the pool at the Renaissance Esmerelda or take the kids to one of the many nearby water parks such as Splashtopia. 

Hiking  Local hiking trails at Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons are a short drive and have some of the best trails and views in the area.

FAQs

All questions can be directed to Matt Weinberger, PGA Director, via phone or email. 513-277-9992 | mweinberger@pgahq.com

Club Champions are submitted to pgaclubchamp.org and invitation and sign-up information is sent to all 2021 club champions.  If you have questions during the sign-up process, please contact Matt Weinberger mweinberger@pgahq.com.  For clubs that host their club championships after Oct 18th, 2021, the 2020 club champion at the club is eligible to compete.  Contact Matt Weinberger at mweinberger@pgahq.com for more details.

Any golf course with a PGA Professional* which holds an 18 hole club championship event will act as a qualifier. Amateur Club Champions in the Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s, and Senior Women’s who win a championship during the 2021 calendar year are sent an invitation to compete in the 2021 PGA Club Championship in Palm Springs.  *champions who work with a PGA Professional at a different facility are eligible for an invitation

The PGA Club Championship is a 54-hole stroke play competition.

No, this event features the amateur club champions at golf courses with a PGA Professional on staff.  PGA Professionals are encouraged to promote the PGA Club Championship invitation to their members to help increase participation in their course’s club championship divisions.

Players qualify by default for the division they won at their course (e.g. if a 62 year old wins their Senior Club Championship they qualify for the Senior Division at the PGA National Club Championship).  Senior Club Champions have the option to compete in the Women’s Division. Players the age of 50-59 have the option to compete in the Senior Women’s division and those 60+ can play in the Champions division. Players must indicate their division preference in their post sign-up form.  Switches between divisions can only be done if space permits and must be approved by Matt Weinberger mweinberger@pgahq.com

The cost is $700 for the entry fee which includes 3 rounds of championship golf (cart is included or players may walk or bring their own caddies).  The entry fee also includes premium player welcome gifts, as well as a daily food card that can be used at restaurants on-site at the courses or resort during each competition round.

Players need to sign up and pay for the Player Entry Fee to “reserve their spot.”  Since registrations are completed on a rolling basis spots cannot be held.  

Yes, exclusive discounts will be available on a finite amount of additional rounds on courses like the famed No. 4 redesigned by Gil Hanse.

The field will be capped at 624 players.

Club Champions may add their name to the Official Waitlist here

In order to be eligible for the National PGA Club Championship champions must qualify from a course with a PGA Professional.  For questions contact Mweinberger@pgahq.com

No, the PGA National Club Championship is only open to Amateur Club Champions

Junior Club Champions are not eligible for the 2021 championship.

No. Only Gross Champions from a golf club are eligible. There are no handicaps or net champions at the PGA Club Championship.

Yes, competitors must have amateur status to be able to compete in the event.  Players in the process of receiving their amateur status back may request approval for event entry by emailing Matt Weinberger mweinberger@pgahq.com and providing the proper supporting documentation. 

Players will be awarded championship trophies and sponsored product (below the threshold for USGA amateur status).  The Top 5 finishers in all divisions will receive an invitation to the 2022 PGA National Club Championship.

Competitors are permitted to bring their own caddies.

Spectators are permitted and may take advantage of the group hotel block and limited practice round play.  There will be two carts assigned per foursome and spectators will not be able to ride in the competitor’s cart during the round.

If there is any pandemic related interferences with hosting the championship, a rescheduled date will be announced.

Players will be asked to verify their 2021 championship details and our staff will confirm with the course PGA Professional that all winners are eligible.  In the event a club champion falsifies championship results, he or she will receive a 3 year ban

No, club champions are attending individually. Multiple champions from the same course may attend however.

Refunds are available as long as they are made more than 45 days before the competition.  There is a refund fee of 25% for the Player Entry Fee and practice or golf rounds and a 10% refund fee for hotel cancellations.  The PGA Club Champ charges a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.9% and 30 cents for each transaction processed on pgaclubchamp.org. To avoid the non-refundable convenience fee, PGA Club Champ accepts checks as a preferred alternative payment method. Checks can be made payable to Nextgengolf, Inc and mailed to 162 Saratoga St. Boston, MA 02128. Please note, convenience fees will not be refunded even if the payment to which it relates is canceled, refunded, credited or charged back. Any questions, please contact billing@nextgengolf.org.

In the event of inclement weather, if the course staff deems the golf course unplayable, the PGA staff will work with the host course to provide rain checks, partial refunds, or full refunds depending on the nature of the situation and the course’s policies. If nine holes of golf are completed, no refunds (both partial and full) or rain checks will be provided.

The Liability Release and Tournament Participation Terms can be found here.  Any questions contact mweinberger@pgahq.com