January 8 - 11, 2023
The annual 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 "The American Express". Gross Players Division will take on Nicklaus & Stadium course in PGA Tour tournament conditions.
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 Golf Championships on your 2023 golfing calendar.
Starting at $795 Per Player
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.
19th Hole Cochran Ranch
Come relax at the newly designed 19th Holes Cochran Ranch located just out back of your condos! Cone participate in the putting and chipping competitions while enjoying your favorite cocktail!
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 Classic Club in Palm Desert. Tuesday Pete Dyes Dunes course will surely test your shot making abilities. The Mountain course will host the final round for the 4th Annual PSGC it is a former host site for the annual PGA Tour's Q- School. Who will make an ace on the famous Par 3 16th.
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
Come experience the 4th Annual Palm Springs Golf Championships.
First, January is Prime Time in Palm Springs – The Championships are being played in the heart of the prime Palm Springs golf season. The daily highs should be between 60 and 75 degrees.
Second, Is a Gross Players Division - Compete on the same courses & in the same tournament conditions as the PGA Pros in the annual PGA Tours American Express. The Gross Division will consist of three Divisions - YoungGunz 18 - 49, Senior Men 50+ & Womens 18+. There will be a 1st Place Champion for each Division.
Both the PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium courses will be set up for and be in their finest tournament conditions. Viewing stands will surround the key TV holes. Competitors can walk the course just like the pros since these courses are cart path only the week before the tournament.
THIRD, is flighted net divisions - The Net Divisions, which consist of the YoungGunz 18 - 49, Senior Mens 50 - 65, Legends 66+, YoungGalz 18 - 49 & Senior Women 50+
Flights will play the world class Classic Club in Palm Desert and Pete Deyes famous Dunes & Mountain course (former host site to the annual PGA Q-School).
Fourth, More Than One Champion is Recognized – The name Palm Springs Golf Championships is plural for a reason. Trophies are awarded to each flight’s first place finishers.
Fifth, Optional Daily & Cash Honey Pots - There are three daily honey pot payouts for each flight’s top 25% finishers. This is possible since the daily payouts are not paid from the entry fee; but rather from the optional $160 per player honey pot.
Each days payout competition is a stand-alone event. **See information section on gambling and amateur status**
Sixth, Lots of Great Par Three Prizes -
Seventh - Is a Tuesday Horse Race –
Tuesday at 2:00, on the Mountain course, join your fellow competitors for a fun afternoon of golf and beverages. The top four teams split the pot. Entry fee is $25.00 per player.
Eighth, compete against other golfers from around the country -
Ninth, the santa rosa ranch 19th hole - Come enjoy the 19th Hole Santa Rosa Ranch Estate. Mondays kick off Horse Race Pairings Party is sure to impress, come enjoy drinks on the spectacular outdoor patio area, meet your Tuesday Horse Race partner and enjoy some college football on the 75” Flat Screen or enjoy the other cool activities around the property.
Tenth, awards dinner by UNCORKED CUISINE - The awards dinner is being served up by one of the Coechella Valley’s best catering companies Simple Kitchen. You wont want to miss out on their amazing dishes!!
Stay and Play
Stay and Play
Very comfortable two bedrooms 1 bathroom, 760 sq ft casitas.
Three flat screen TVs, nicely appointed living room, dining area, full kitchen. Everything that you need to feel at home
Outdoor covered patio.
Two pools and BBQ areas
Ten minutes to PGA West and La Quinta Resort & Spa
Come enjoy the 19th Hole Santa Rosa Ranch Estate. Mondays kick off Horse Race Pairings Party is sure to impress, come enjoy drinks on the spectacular outdoor patio area, meet your Tuesday Horse Race partner and enjoy some college football on the 75” Flat Screen or enjoy the other cool activities around the property.
Sunday January 9th, 2022 -
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 10th, 2022
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 11th, 2022
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 12th, 2022
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 12th, 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 - 64 play White Tees
Senior Men 65+ 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
Classic Club 6,600 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 $70 per day 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 following are the expected distributions based on three different field sizes:
The USGA Appendix - Policy on Gambling is included with the Rules of Amateurism later in this Player Handbook
- Fun Golf Vacations Inc. has a very generous refund program. All but $150 of each person’s deposits is refundable through November 1, 2021. Even then, the $150 can be applied to future Fun Golf Vacation Tournaments.
- COVID 19 If the event gets canceled due to COVID 19 all players will receive a FULL REFUND on the event.
Early Bird Rate TBD