Palm Springs Amateur

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JANUARY 12 - 16, 2025

The annual Palm Springs Amateur returns to the Western Home of Golf in America PGA WEST for the seventh straight year! Hosted the week of the PGA Tour’s “American Express”. Come experience the magic of PGA WEST during the prime golfing season.

Gross & 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 2025 golfing calendar.

FAQs

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Golf Only 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 Stay & Play 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 at Indian Palms Villas located just 10 mins from PGA WEST and 20 mins from Desert Willow Golf Resort. Unlimited use of the range, daily cart, daily on course skills competitions, player tee package and overall prize purse.

All entry fee’s include Kickoff Tournament Party hosted at the PGA WEST Mountain Clubhouse, where will have a closest to the pin contest on the new Trackman golf simulators.  Afternoon Horse Race Shootout and Wednesday night Awards Dinner & Ceremony.

Golf Only – $1095.00
Golf Stay & Play Double Occupancy (2 Golfers) – $1,595
Golf Stay & Play Single Occupancy (1 Golfer) – $1,995

Contact Chief Fun Officer Eric Hoskinson at eric@fungolfvacations.com for more information or for returning player & group discount code.

54 Hole Individual Stroke Play

Flighted Divisions by Age

Indian Palms Intervals is tournament headquarters.  Located at the Indian Palms Country Club & Resort, just a short 10-minute drive from PGA WEST.  

Each player(s) will share all the comforts of home at these nicely appointed 700 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bath condos, including kitchen and living room area.  

If you need some extra practice with the flat stick, make sure to check out the newly designed 2,250 square foot practice putting green outside of your condo. 

Kickoff check in party at the PGA WEST Mountain Clubhouse.  Come grab your tournament swag, meet the organizers and compete in the Trackman Closest to the Pin Contest.  

Final Nights awards dinner at the world famous Tack Room Tavern.  

Kickoff Check in Party
Sunday January 14th
4:30 – 7:30pm
PGA WEST Mountain Clubhouse
Closest to the Pin Contest
Cash Bar

Golf Schedule
Monday January 13th
Shotgun Start – 8:00am
PGA WEST Dunes Course

Tuesday January 14th
Shotgun Start 8:00am
PGA WEST Mountain Course

Tuesday Afternoon – 2:45pm
PGA WEST Horse Race Shootout

Wednesday January 15th
Shotgun Start 8:00am
TBD

Awards Dinner & Ceremony
Wednesday January 15th
6:30 – 8:30pm
Famous Tack Room Tavern

Choose between either gross or flighted net divisions. 

Men
YoungGunz 18 – 59
HDCP 0 – 10.0
Black Championship Tees (6,400 – 6,600 yards)
HDCP 10.1 – 18+
White Tees (6,100 – 6,200 yards)
Senior Men 60 – 69
All Handicaps
White Tees (6,100 – 6,200 yards)
Legends 70+
All Handicaps
Gold Tees 5,700 yards

Women
YoungGalz 18 – 49
HDCP 0 – 10.0
Yellow Tees (5,600 – 5,700 yards)
HDCP 10.1+
Red Tees (5,000 – 5,200 yards)
Senior Women 50+
All Handicaps
Red Tees (5,100 – 5,200 yards)

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 four weeks after registration no processing fee for cancelation.
  • After fourth week of registration and end of day Dec 17, 2023 a $150 processing fee
  • Between date of Dec 17 to end of day Dec 30, 2023 a $250 processing fee
  • No refunds after end of day Dec 30th

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 eric@fungolfvacations.com for details.

The Courses

The 2025 course rotation.  Monday & Tuesday you’ll play the newly renovated PGA WEST Dunes and Mountain course.  Wednesday final round will be at the 23rd ranked best public resort course in California Desert Willow Firecliff course in Palm Desert. 

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