January 8 - 11, 2023
The annual Palm Springs Amateur (formerly the Palm Springs Golf Championships) returns to the Western Home of Golf in America PGA WEST for the fifth straight year! Hosted one week before the PGA Tour's "American Express". Come experience the magic of PGA WEST during the prime golfing season.
Gross Division plays 54 holes at the home of the PGA Tour's American Express. Players will enjoy two days on the Dyeobolical Pete Dye Stadium course and one day on the Golden Bears Nicklaus Tournament course.
Net Division will be challenged by Desert Willow Golf Resorts Firecliff course, ranked 20th by Golf Week in the Top Courses you can play in California. That will be followed by two days at the "Dyeobolical" PGA WEST's Dunes & Mountain courses former host courses to the PGA Tours Q-School.
So make sure to put the Palm Springs Amateur on your 2023 golfing calendar.
Prime Golfing Season
Gross & Net 54 Hole Stroke Play Tournament hosted during the prime golfing season in the Coachella Valley!! Gross Division competes at PGA WEST one week before the PGA Tours American Express!! Net Division plays Desert Willow Firecliff course, and the Dyeobolical Dunes & Mountain course at PGA WEST.
Stay & Play Package
Enjoy 4 nights lodging at Indian Palms Intervals. Single story 750 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condos located a short 10 minute drive to PGA WEST & the Dunes & Mountain course in La Quinta. Additional nights are available for early or late check in / out.
Afternoon Horse Race
Compete in the annual rowdy afternoon Horse Race for your chance to win some serious CASH and meet other golfers in the tournament!! Also you'll be randomly paired up so bring your A game for your partner. This is always a rowdy event, you won't want to miss out.
19th Hole Cochran Ranch
Come relax at the newly designed 19th Holes Cochran Ranch located just out back of your condos! Come participate in the putting and chipping competitions while enjoying your favorite cocktail!
Starting at $795 Per Player
Gross Players Division
YoungGunz 18 - 49, Senior Men 50+ Women 18+
The Players Division will be hosted at PGA WEST for all three days of the tournament. You'll be tested right off the tee with first round being played on PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament. On Tuesday test your shot making abilities on the world famous Pete Dye Stadium course. The final round will conclude back at the Golden Bears iconic Nicklaus Tournament course. The courses will be in their finest tournament condition with viewing stands surrounding the key TV holes for the following weeks PGA Tour Event "The American Express". Players can walk the course just like the pros since these courses are "cart path only" the week before the tournament.
Challenge, beauty and drama permeate every Jack Nicklaus Course, and the masterfully designed Nicklaus Tournament is no exception. It is one of the only courses in the world to feature two island greens. The enormous and undulated double-green of holes 9 & 18 are perfectly viewed from the PGA West Clubhouse.
|7,204 / 75.3 / 143||6,522 / 72.2 / 134||5,627 / 68.1 / 122||5,023 / 69.4 / 124|
Rated as one of the “Top 100 Courses in the World” by GOLF MAGAZINE and 4th toughest course in America in Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Toughest Courses in America (2007),” there may be no greater challenege or excitement in the game of golf than the Stadium at PGA WEST! The world famous Stadium is one of Pete Dye’s finest course creations, delivering multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round.
|7300 / 75.8 / 148||6739 / 73.1 / 140||5700 / 73.7 / 137||5092 / 70.2 / 124|
Net Players Divisions
YoungGunz (18 - 49), Senior Men (50 - 65), Legends (65+), YoungGalz (18 - 49), Senior Women (50+)
The Net Players Divisions will play Monday at the highly awarded Desert Willow Firecliff course in Palm Desert. Tuesday Pete Dyes Mountain course will surely test your shot making abilities. The Dunes course will host the final round for the 5th Annual PSGC.
This Par 72 Pete Dye designed course offers traditional rolling links style golf with Scottish and Irish flair, characterized by rolling mounds framing manicured fairways and thick rough. The course provides an invigorating round of golf against a backdrop of rugged mountain landscapes.
|6,732 / 72.9 / 135||6,300 / 70.7 / 128||5,768 / 68.3 / 121||4,875 / 71.0 / 123|
PGA West Mountain course combines everything the desert has to offer. Many famous tournaments have been played on this legendary and exclusive ” VIP players only ” golfer’s paradise. Noted for pot bunkers, rock formations, sand and water. Watch for the par-3 16th hole that has a green that is surrounded by desert mountain rocks.
|6,666 / 72.9 / 135||6,280 / 70.7 / 128||5,732 / 68.3 / 121||4,884 / 68.7 / 123|
Desert Willow Golf Resort opened in 1997 and year after year it is always ranked among the top public city owned golf courses in the country. Desert Willow Golf Resort has to many awards to list but they are ranked 24th in the Top 50 US Golf Courses and 2nd best course you can play in California by GolfPass. It's no wonder why most players that come to experience the perfectly striped rye fairways will think they are playing at a private country club.
|6,676 / 72.1 / 136||6,173 / 69.9 / 128||5,642 / 67.5 / 120||5,079 / 69.4 / 127|
Frequently Asked Questions
Golf Essentials Package – Entry fee includes 54 holes of individual stroke play competition on three world class courses. Unlimited use of the range and practice facility, golf cart each day, daily on course skills competitions, player tee package and overall prize purse.
Golf Life Package – Entry fee includes 54 holes of individual stroke play competition on three world class courses. Lodging for 4 nights in a two-bedroom 1 bath condo located 10 mins from PGA WEST. Unlimited use of the range, daily cart, daily on course skills competitions, player tee package and overall prize purse.
All entry fee’s include Open Bar Kickoff Tournament Party hosted at the Cochran Ranch 19th Hole, Monday night Horse Race Pairings Party, optional afternoon Horse Race Shootout and Wednesday night Awards Dinner & Ceremony.
Stay and Play
Stay and Play
Indian Palms Intervals is tournament headquarters. We have 50 two-bedroom 1-bathroom condos located just a short 10 min drive to PGA WEST and 20 min drive to Desert Willow Golf Resort. Each unit is 750 square feet and has full kitchen with all the comforts of home.
We've got some great things in the works. You'll have to come back when more details can be announced.
Sunday January 8th, 2023 -
Practice rounds available at all the courses on the schedule. Use the code “CHAMPIONSHIPS” to get the pre arranged discounted time. Prices vary based on time of day and course.
- 2:00 - 4:00pm Registration Check In at the PGA WEST driving range. Come meet your organizers and grab your player gift bag
- 4:00 - 6:00pm Registration Check In inside PGA WEST Clubhouse. Come meet your organizers and grab your player gift bag
Monday January 9th, 2023
Gross Division PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament- Tee Times, check your FGV App for tee times and starting hole.
Net Division - Classic Club , 8:30 Shotgun Start check FGV App for starting holes
Tuesday January 10th, 2023
Gross Division - PGA WEST Stadium - Tee Times, check your FGV App for tee time and starting hole.
Net Division - PGA WEST Dunes, 8:30 Shotgun Start check FGV App for starting holes
- Afternoon horse race shootout - 2:20pm at the PGA WEST Mountain course - this was a huge hit last year. We had over 40 players in the PSGC Annual Horse race shootout. Teams are paired by low handicap to high handicap then each team plays alternate shot. Guaranteed two holes, then elimination begins until we have the top 4 teams battling it out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Wednesday January 11th, 2023
Gross Division - PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament - Tee Times, check your FGV App for tee time and starting hole.
Net Division - PGA WEST Mountain - 8:30 Shotgun Start check FGV App for starting holes
Wednesday evening January 11th, 2022 -
Evening awards dinner & celebration location TBD.
Keopka Division 18 - 49
Keopka Plays Black Tees Michelson Blue Tees
Davies Flight plays Gold Tees
YoungGunz >49 play Combo Tees
Men 50 - 65 play White Tees
Senior Men 66+ play Silver Tees
Women 18 - 49 Senior Women 50+ play Red Tees
Course ratings, slopes and yardage are shown below:
Course Championship Yardage Championship Rating / Slope Ladies Combo Yardage Ladies Combo Rating / Slope
Nicklaus 7,204 75.3 / 143 6,522 72.2 / 134 5,316 71.5 / 123
Stadium 7,300 75.8 / 148 6,739 73.3 / 142 5,400 71.8 / 130
Course Combo Yardage Combo Rating / Slope White Yardage White Rating/Slope Silver / Tan Yardage Gold Rating / Slope Red Yardage Red Rating / Slope
Dunes 6,477 71.8 / 133 6,159 70.8/128 5,785 68.5/122 4,849 68.7/123
Mountain 6,465 71.7 / 131 6,280 70.7/128 5,732 68.3/121 4,844 68.7/123
Desert Willow Firecliff 6,700 72.9 / 132 6,218 71.0/129 5,777 68.7/125 5,044 71.0/132
OPTIONAL HONEY POTS
Each competitor can voluntarily elect to participate in his/her flights daily Honey Pots.
The daily Honey pot payouts ARE NOT financed from the entry fee; rather they are paid out of an optional $150.00 contribution to the Honey Pots.
Each flight has its own Honey Pot. The top 25% of each flight will be paid out each day. The payouts will vary range depending on the number of players in each Honey Pot.
We have reviewed this Honey Pot program with the USGA and confirmed these Honey Pot payouts do not result in players playing for “prize money.”
If a player wishes to receive his payout in a VISA gift card notify The Competition Committee at the time of registration prior to the start of the Championships.
Each day’s Honey Pot competition is a stand-alone event for purposes of the cash payouts.
The USGA Appendix - Policy on Gambling is included with the Rules of Amateurism later in this Player Handbook
If you need to cancel, below is the cancelation schedule and accompanying processing fee.
• First two weeks after registration no processing fee for cancelation.
• After 2nd week of registration and end of day Dec. 8, 2022 a $75 processing fee
• Between date of Dec 8, 2022 and end of day Dec 17, 2022 a $150 processing fee
• Between date of Dec 17 to end of day Dec 30, 2022 a $250 processing fee
• No refunds after end of day Dec 3oth
Raincheck Policy, if you can’t make the tournament but would like to roll over your entry fee to a future tournament or date that is an option. Email email@example.com for details.