Frequently Asked Questions

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General Event Information

  • Two Person Best Ball – Play your own ball – Score is the lowest out of the two players.
  • We welcome couples.  If there are enough couples teams, we will have a couples division.  Ladies will play from the Red Tees.
  • Based on 50 teams, there will be five divisions.
  • The first division plays from the championship tees (6500 – 6800 yards) and the competition is both gross and net. Suggested team combined handicap below 10.
  • The rest of the divisions will play from the white tees (6000 – 6300 yards). Competition in the other four divisions is net competition, with an award for Low Gross of each Division
  • Seniors can play the silver tees (5600 – 5800 yards) Your handicap will be adjusted accordingly, to ensure fair & equitable competition among all players in the division. IE You may play with a partner in the same division and your partner may elect to play forward tees.
  • The tournament committee, reserves the right to adjust any player’s handicap retroactively if necessary.  In other words, sandbaggers are not welcome.  As a result, everyone has fun and a chance to win prizes.
  • In the last seventeen years, we have had to adjust only one player’s handicap.

Registration Fee Covers the Following

For $1,600.00 per player (new player price), each two-person team gets:

ACCOMMODATIONS – Seven nights lodging in a two-bedroom, one bath, 700 square foot condo at Indian Palms Intervals located on the Indian Palms Country Club & Resort grounds.

Each condominium has a full kitchen, a dining area and a living room. The condos have nice updated furniture, plantation shutters on the windows and sliding glass door to your personal patio.

There is a Flat Screen TV in the living room and both bedrooms – Full Size Bed & Two Twins

There is a DVD player in the living room. The kitchens have every appliance you could possibly want.

There are three barbecues next to both the Cooper Pool and the Valentino Pool located on the resort grounds.


Lots of golf.

  • OPTIONAL Saturday golf is not included in your package price. You may either participate in the Bermuda Dunes Country Club Two Person Shamble Event $100.00 or play practice round at either Desert Willow, PGA WEST or La Quinta. Practice round rates will be between $60 – $140 depending on time of day. See Practice Rate card.
  • Sunday’s golf is a 7:30am shotgun start at Desert Willow Golf Resort – Firecliff course.  Four player mixer. High & Low Handicap Teams paired together for 1 best ball score and two net scores.
  • Monday through Friday each player gets:
    • Unlimited rounds of golf Monday thru Friday, range balls and cart fees at the PGA WEST® Jack Nicklaus Tournament, TPC Stadium, Greg Norman and La Quinta Resort Mountain and Dunes courses.
    • These rounds include the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday best ball tournament rounds and the Friday combined aggregate tournament round.
  • Some of our crazier golfers have been known to play 36 holes in the afternoon after the morning tournament rounds.
  • NEW We have changed all the starting times for the tournament to 7:30am shotguns. NO MORE AFTERNOON HEAT FEST AT NORMAN
  • Sunday Evening BBQ April 29 at 7:00pm where your hosts will serve you Salmon, Rib-Eye Steak, asparagus, potatoes, fruit dish, Bloody Mary’s, Margaritas, Wine, Beer, Pop, Soda, and desert.
  • There is a Friday Night Awards Ceremony May 4th at 7:00pm at the Cooper Pool BBQ Area. We will award the Daily Honey Pot Payout for Friday as well as the Week Honey Pot payout.  Over 20 trophies will be awarded to the winning teams.

Early arrival or late departure

  • Based upon availability, it is usually possible to come a few days early or stay a few days later. It is always easier to stay later than come in earlier. The extra cost is $100 per condo per night.

Guests at no extra cost

  • Spouses or significant others can come at essentially no additional cost. There is no increase to the cost of accommodations. The only drawback for two couples staying in one condo is that there is only one bathroom for the two bedrooms.

Separate condo

  • One team can request a separate condo for each player. The additional cost is $295 per player or $590.00 for the team.

Cost of golf for guests

  • Players’ guests can golf for $45 any time on Saturday or Sunday at Indian Palms CC. Guests can also golf at the PGA West and La Quinta Resort and Club on Monday through Friday afternoons for only $45.

Honey pots – 5 day PGA WEST & La Quinta 

  • There are optional daily and weekly honey pots with cash payouts. There are separate honey pots for each division. The cost is $20 per player per day for each of the five daily honey pots and $50 for the one weekly honey pot.
  • Check out the Honey Pot Payout schedule under the player information tab on the website.
  • Sunday’s Optional Honey Pot Mixer is $20.00 per player. With a full field there will be approximately $1,600 pot.

Extra golf events

  • Sunday gross & net competition and on course skills challenge – There is $20.00 buy in to cover these two events, all of which is paid to the winning teams and individuals.
  • The details of this competition will be explained in the 2017 complete event brochure (available November 15 on the web). Last year’s event was a lot of fun and there was a lot of excitement at the Sunday evening barbecue shootout finals.

**Schedule subject to change

  • Fun Golf Vacations and PNWGT.COM has a very generous deposit refund program. All but $200 of each person’s deposits is refundable through April 1, 2018. Even then, the $200 can be applied to the 2018 tournament fee.
  • The $300.00 deposit and the $700.00 payment is fully refundable through March 1, 2018.
  • The deposit requirements are as follows:
  • $300.00 accompanies the entry form. To insure that you get your requested arrival date, please send this as soon as possible).
  • $700.00 – January 15, 2018
  • Balance – March 15, 2018
  • The advertised new player cash price is $1,600.00. The returning player price is $1,500.00.
  • Each player is responsible for their own airfare and car rentals which are quite reasonable at this time if the year.
  • The drive from the Palm Springs airport is approximately 30 minutes to the condos.  The drive from the Ontario airport is approximately 1 1/2 hours
  • LAX is an alternative but the drive is about two half hours.
  • Car rentals – the best deals can be found on Costco Travel roughly 35% off. I rented a car on Alomo one year for $230.00 for 14 days. Dont waste time looking else where.  There is also a new service called and it also has great rental program. Kinda like AirBnB for cars.
  • Upon receipt of your reservation deposits, we will forward information regarding driving directions, additional details about the Indian Palm’s Intervals time-share condominiums.
  • On or about November 15, 2017 the 2018 event brochure will be completed and available on the Internet.  This brochure provides more information about the various competitions and time schedules.
No No's:
  • No pets on the grounds anywhere!
  • No smoking in the rooms.  Outside is okay.


Any additional questions? Use the information below to get in touch with us

 Eric Hoskinson – Tournament Director

 Owen Hoskinson – Founder