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The Champions Club

The Best Mens and Ladies League in the Desert

$299.00 for new members $199.00 for returning members
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to participate in the Champions Club or temporary letter from the Recreation District

Champions Club Memberships may be purchased in the Golf Shop only. Please bring your valid Palm Desert Resident's Card at time of purchase. 

  • Season Long NET Points Race
    • ​Hayes Cup (Ladies) & Hinds Cup (Men)
  • Complimentary SCGA Handicap
  • 50% OFF Resort Practice Range Fee
  • 25% OFF Golf Shop Apparel (Non-Sale Items)
  • 15% OFF Accessories, Gift Items and Footwear (Non-Sale Items)
  • 10% OFF Restaurant Dining (Food Only)

Champions Club Tournament Schedule


Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will not be accepted. Players may not sign up other players. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.

2020-2021 Season

Date Format Time Course
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Two Person Best Ball 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Individual Stroke Play - Mystery Holes 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9 The Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Two Person Scramble 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Orange Ball 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 NO EVENT THANKSGIVING BREAK
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9 The Hard Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Skills Challenge 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 NO EVENT CHRISTMAS BREAK
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Best 9 holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4s 5s and 6s 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Individual Stroke Play- Fairways 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9 The Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Mystery Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2 Person Best Ball - Member/Member 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Cha Cha Cha 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Skills Challenge 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9 the Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Mystery Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Individual Stoke Play 7:30AM MV
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9 the Hard Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2 Person Best Ball 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 26, 2020 666 Devils Delight 7:35AM MV

**Please note this is a tentative schedule. The events and times are subject to change. Large outings will take precedence over Wednesday events. Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will work with Club Representatives to reschedule events.**

Eligibility
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to be a participant in the Champion's Club or a Temporary Residents Letter from the Recreation District.

Weekly Play Rate
Palm Desert Resident Rate (Currently $52) + $5 Buy In = $57 per week.


Start Times
7:30 AM / 7:35 AM Wednesday Shotguns. Minimum of 40 players for a Shotgun Start. Straight Tee Times will be utilized for 39 Players or less. Tee Times/Shotgun Hole Assignments will be posted under the "Starting Assignments" Tab on the Champions Club webpage the Monday prior to each Wednesday event.


Season Length
October 2020 through May 2021


Number of Players
Maximum of 52 players per week (a wait list will be utilized after 52 players are signed up)


Formats | Prize Pool Fee/Payouts
Determined by Champions Club Representatives


Pairings
Pairings will be done in accordance to the sign up form unless otherwise changed by the Champions Club Representatives. Pairing requests will typically be granted, but may be adjusted if necessary.


Weekly Sign Ups
Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will unfortunately, not be accepted. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.


No Shows
All no shows will be charged the Palm Desert Resident Rate ($52). Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


Cart Signs | Scorecards | Scoring
Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will provide Cart Signs, Scorecards, and Scoring for each Wednesday event. The Results will be posted under the "Results" tab on the Champions Club webpage upon completion of the event. The Champions Club Commissioner will post weekly scores to the participants active GHIN Handicap. A Valid GHIN Handicap is necessary should a competitor want to be eligible for NET prizes & the NET Points Race.

Starting Assignments for Wednesday May 5th are UPDATED. WE WILL HAVE TEE TIMES THIS WEEK! 

         

 Mountain View

Ind. Stroke Play

 Player One Player Two Player Three Player Four
7:35 AM MV Jitka Cirvna Karen Highstreet Lynn Dekock  
7:45 AM MV Barbara Johns Andrea Rifkin Madeleine Mathieu Maribelle Kim
7:55 AM MV Fred Johns Chuck Collins Fred Hardy Chuck Killion
8:05 AM MV Randall Catlett John King Tom Osenton Jim Bantley
8:15 AM MV Chris Hector Jim Shuler Don Wallace Pat Beyer
8:25 AM MV Bruce Mailhes Avi Lasman Ben Wieringa Doug Ferguson
8:35 AM MV Tom Kenworthy Dale Birkland Les Anderson  
8:45 AM MV Michael Downey Michael Kelly Martin Dresser David Freeman
8:55 AM MV Don Swarm Ellis Fluet Ray Padilla Hal Hinds
9:05 AM MV Tom Walton Lou Gonzalez Orrin Weinstein Will Carrillo
         
         
         
         
         
         

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Adam Hazard at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance!

Champions Club

Individual Stroke Play

Ladies Gross Winner

Karen Highstreet - 87 - $12.50

Ladies Net Winner

Barbara Johns - 65 - $12.50

Mens Gross Winners

T1st Place - Bruce Mailhes - 76 - $14.72

T1st Place - Ben Wieringa - 76 - $14.72

T3rd Place - Randy Catlett - 77 - $11.11

T3rd Place - Orrin Weinstein - 77 - $11.11

 

Mens Net Winners

1st Place - Will Carrillo - 68 - $15.89

2nd Place - Mike Kelly - 70 - $13.56

3rd Place - Don Swarm - 71 - $11.23

T4th Place - Tom Osenton - 72 - $9.88

T4th Place - Peter Fraser - 72 - $9.88

T6th Place - Fred Johns - 73 - $7.23

T6th Place - Doug Ferguson - 73 - $7.23

T6th Place - Louis Gonzalez - 73 - $7.23

T9th - Pat Beyer - 74 - $5.96

T9th - Avi Lasman - 74 - $5.96

T11th - Ellis Fluet - 75 - $4.64

T11th - Dale Birkland - 75 - $4.64

 

Winnings are distributed as shop credit!

 

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Lynn Dekock (201 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Barbara Johns (162 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Judy McLennan (152 pts)
  • 4th Place  Karen Highstreet (152 pts)
  • 5th Place -  Madeleine Mathieu (134 pts)

The Hinds Cup

  • 1st Place - Lou Gonzalez (605 pts)
  • 2nd Place -  Ben Wieringa (594 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Tom Walton (584 pts)
  • 4th Place - Bruce Mailhes  ( 567 pts)
  • 5th Place - Randy Catlett (560 pts)

 

Points Race Rules & Regulations

  • Two Divisions - Men & Ladies
  • Points are weighted based on event participation
    • Example: If Three Players play in the event for the Men's Division, point distribution would be as follows;
      • ​1st Place = 3 pts
      • 2nd Place = 2 pts
      • 3rd Place = 1 pt
  • Points are distributed to BOTH players in a Partner Event
  • The Winner of each Division will receive a $299 Desert Willow Gift Card!!

 

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