The 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

One of the biggest summer weekends for vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe (aside from 4th of July of course) is The Celebrity Golf Tournament. Taking place at Edgewood Golf Course, this 54-hole event includes a purse of $600,000 with a $125,000 for the winner. This high profile tournament also raises money for the Stowers Institute for Medical Research which is a non-profit, basic biomedical research organization that studies the fundamental processes of life and is dedicated to improving human health. This event has raised over $4 million in charity to date and also benefits the regional Lake Tahoe non-profits as well. One of the funnest parts of this event is seeing so many professional athletes and celebrities take on our local links. This year, we can look forward to Charles Barkley, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Rodgers, Emmitt Smith, Larry Fitzgerald, John Elway and many more.  Not only is the town filled with celebrities and professional athletes, but there are major headliners at the Harvey’s outdoor summer concert series and several other events that happen around town during this week. Which makes for a busy town with lot’s of traffic and very little vacancy with South Lake Tahoe vacation rental accommodations. If you are planning a trip to the area during July 19th-24th, be sure to book your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental now as our properties go quickly. We have vacation rental properties in South Lake Tahoe ranging from the charming Ol’ Tahoe cabin to the Luxury Lake Tahoe mountain lodge. If you are thinking of attending the celebrity golf classic, click here for more information. If you would like to check out the South Lake Tahoe vacation rental properties, click here and feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Below is ticket information for the Celebrity Golf Classic.


  • $20 for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Amateur on Tuesday, the practice round on Wednesday and for the American Century Celebrity-Amateur on Thursday.
  • $30 for each tournament rounds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • A $60 Patron Badge Season Pass allows you to access all six days of the event but has to be purchased by 06/19 otherwise cost goes up to $70.
  • Kids 10 and under are free so long as they are accompanying a paid adult.

Lake Tahoe Golf Courses

Lake Tahoe Golf Courses – World Class Lake Tahoe Golfing Adventures

Golfing among the pines, shores, meadows, and mountains of Lake Tahoe is definitely the way to do it. For an incredibly relaxing and rewarding time, Tahoe has some excellent golf courses, and at 6500 feet, you’ll be soaring like that Titleist ball you just drove.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Rated by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses”, Edgewood Tahoe is a world-class destination for golfing, dining, weddings, and special events like the Celebrity Golf Tournament. The course is challenging yet fair, and with four sets of tees to choose from, stretches from 5500 to 7379 yards. Arguably one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, Edgewood was designed by legendary architect George Fazio in 1968. Equally notable, the Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant has remained unparalleled in Lake Tahoe fine dining for over forty years and Brook’s Bar and Deck was voted one of Golf Digest’s “Best 19th Holes in America” for 2008. Edgewood also provides a beautiful wedding venue. The golf course is open for the season from June 3rd to October 9th. For further information, rates and tee times, visit the website – Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, or call (800) 761-4653 for reservations.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Lake Tahoe Golf Course is located in a mountain meadow surrounded by the High Sierras, and is Tahoe’s best championships golf value. The spectacular 18-hole course will challenge golfers of all levels, from beginning to accomplished player. The facility features 6,685 yards of golf, from the longest tees for a par of 71. There are practice facilities and a driving range for players looking to hone their skills, and group events are sure to be flawless with help from the Tournament Staff. Lake Tahoe Golf Course specializes in group tournaments, and handles green fees, cart fees, contests, tournament services and private banquets. The golf course also plays host to weddings and special events. For rates, reservations, and information call (530) 577-0788 or visit their website – Lake Tahoe Golf Course Rates. The season runs from May 1st to October 31st.

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is nestled in the majestic pines of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and was established in 1960, making it Tahoe’s first executive course. It’s 18 holes of fun and challenging play, and very affordable. The staff is friendly and helpful, and specials are offered throughout the day for a great golf value. They also offer a Pro Shop, practice facilities and a snack bar for refueling with great hot dogs, drinks, and more. If you’re in the mood for enjoying a relaxing day regardless of your skill level, this is the course for you. For green fees and rates, visit the Tahoe Paradise Golf Course website or contact the Pro Shop at (530) 577-2121.

Bijou Municipal Golf Course
The Bijou Municipal Golf Course was the first of the Tahoe golf courses, built in 1920 by Virgil Gilcrease. The historical course is set in tranquil Alpine Meadows with views of the Heavenly ski area and Freal Peak. It is a 9-hole regulation course, and the short layout promises to provide a fun golf outing for the whole family. This 32 par, 2002 yard course rewards good shots, and tee times are often offered at a discount. Bijou Municipal golf course includes a driving range, Pro Shop, rentals, a snack bar, and also does weddings and receptions. It’s inexpensive, scenic and fun, and is open from May 13th to October 30th. For rates and information, call (530) 542-6097 or check out the Rec Center website here – Recreation in Tahoe.

Take advantage of our Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways Golf Specials.

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Edgewood Lake Tahoe Golf Course

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American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament

American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament

John Elway - American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood South Lake TahoeJohn Elway teeing off at the 2009 American Century Golf Championship

American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament 2011 Info Coming Soon!

The American Century Championship is considered by many to be the highlight of their summer vacation in South Lake Tahoe. The event, held annually at scenic Edgewood Golf Course, sees wide ranging star quality that other events can’t rival. Fans come from around the world to brush elbows with the favorite celebrities and to watch them compete in this charity tournament set against the incomparable backdrop of Lake Tahoe.

This year’s 21 annual 54-hole, $600,000 tournament features competing celebrities including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, Tony Romo, Taylor Hicks, Don Cheadle, John Elway, Marcus Allen and Ray Allen. The list of challengers is more talented than ever. The past two years, Romo has finished runner-up and third, Dan Quinn and Billy Joe Tolliver are previous champions, and Elway has been aspiring to win the event for the past two decades.

The event helps raise funds for needy causes such as Autism Speaks and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Combine the beautiful atmosphere of the lake with the chance at meeting over 75 sports and entertainment celebs and you’ve got one starry-eyed vacation.

Here, you can view the Complete Player Roster.
The event tees off July 13th through 18th at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Additional information and tickets are available at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf website, or call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority at (530) 544-5050 ext. 224. Tickets can also be purchased daily at the front gate, starting at 7 am.

Event Schedule

7 a.m. -3 p.m. — Celebrities and sponsors practice rounds
9 a.m. shotgun start — Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Celebrity-Am

8:40-9:10 a.m. — First tee, practice rounds
8:45-9:15 a.m. — 10th tee, practice rounds
12:40-1:50 p.m. — First tee, Harrah’s Celebrity-Am Tournament
12:35-1:45 p.m. — 10th tee, Harrah’s Celebrity-Am Tournament
4-5 p.m. — KORBEL California Champagne media putting contest

7-9:10 a.m., 12:05-2:15 p.m. — American Century Celebrity-Am Tournament, first tee
7:05-9:15 a.m., Noon-2:10 p.m. — American Century Celebrity-Am Tournament, 10th tee
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. — Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off competition,
17th hole

8:35-10:35 a.m., first tee — ACC first round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC first round
4:15 p.m. — Korbel Long Drive competition, driving range

8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC second round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC second round

8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC final round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC final round

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American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament-Player Roster

American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament-Player Roster



2010 Player Acceptance List

This Official Players List for the American Century Championship will be updated regularly right up to the tournament. And as a reminder, last-minute business or personal conflicts could affect your favorite player’s ability to attend, so check back here often.
As of 7/2/2010Those whose names are bold are first year participantsItalicized names are still active players
Troy Aikman NFL Hall of Fame QB
Jared Allen NFL All-Pro DE: Minnesota Vikings
Marcus Allen NFL Hall of Fame RB
Ray Allen NBA All-Star, Boston Celtics
Derek Anderson NFL QG: Arizona Cardinals
Ronde Barber NFL All-Pro DB: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Barkley Former NBA All-Star
Brian Baumgartner Actor: The Office
Shane Battier NBA Forward: Houston Rockets
Jerome Bettis Former NFL All-Pro RB
Joe Carter Former MLB All-Star OF
Chris Chandler Former NFL All-Pro QB
Don Cheadle Actor: Crash, Hotel Rwanda, Oceans Eleven
Vince Coleman Former MLB All-Star OF
Stephen Curry NBA G: Golden State Warriors
Oscar de la Hoya Legendary Boxer
Vinny Del Negro Former NBA Head Coach & Player
Jack Del Rio NFL Head Coach: Jacksonville Jaguars
Trent Dilfer Former NFL All-Pro QB
Herm Edwards Former NFL Head Coach
Trent Edwards NFL QB: Buffalo Bills
John Elway NFL Hall of Fame QB
Mike Eruzione Captain, 1980 US Hockey Team
Marshall Faulk Former NFL All-Pro RB
Grant Fuhr Former NHL All-Star
Trent Green NFL All-Pro QB
Robbie Gould NFL Pro-Bowl K: Chicago Bears
Todd Haley NFL Head Coach: Kansas City Chiefs
Anfernee Hardaway Former NBA All-Star
Rodney Harrison Former NFL Pro-Bowler
AJ Hawk NFL LB: Green Bay Packers
Taylor Hicks American Idol Winner
Lou Holtz Former Notre Dame Head Football Coach
Oliver Hudson Actor: Rules of Engagement
Brett Hull Former NHL All-Star
Dan Jansen Former Gold Medal Speed Skater
Dale Jarrett NASCAR Driver
Michael Jordan NBA Legend
Jason Kidd NBA All-Star: Dallas Mavericks
Jamie Langenbrunner Captain, 2010 US Hockey Team
Kenny Lofton Former MLB All-Star
John Lynch Former NFL All-Pro S
Greg Maddux Former MLB All-Star P
Bruce McGill Actor: Animal House
Fred McGriff Former MLB All-Star
Jim McMahon Former NFL All-Pro QB
Bode Miller Gold Medal Winning Skier
Mike Modano NHL All-Star
Mark Mulder Former MLB All-Star P
Jonathan Ogden Former All-Pro OL
John O’Hurley Actor/Host: Seinfeld, Family Feud
Chris Paul NBA All-Star G
Digger Phelps ESPN Analyst, Former Notre Dame Basketball Coac
Stone Phillips Former Dateline Anchor
Dan Quayle Former U.S Vice President
Dan Quinn Former NHL C
Rick Rhoden Former MLB All-Star
Alfonso Ribeiro Actor: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Jerry Rice NFL Hall of Fame WR
Aaron Rodgers NFL All-Pro QB: Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Roenick Former NHL All Star
Ray Romano Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond
Tony Romo NFL All Pro QB: Dallas Cowboys
Matt Ryan NFL QB; Atlanta Falcons
Mark Rypien Former NFL All-Pro QB
Bret Saberhagen Former MLB Pitcher/World Series MVP
Joe Sakic Former NHL All-Star
Matt Schaub NFL All-Pro QB: Houston Texans
Mike Shanahan NFL Head Coach: Washington Redskins
Sterling Sharpe Former NFL All-Pro WR
Ozzie Smith MLB Hall of Fame SS
John Smoltz Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Steve Spurrier Head Football Coach: University of South Carolina
Wally Szczerbiak NBA All-Star
Vinny Testaverde Former NFL All-Pro QB
Joe Theismann Former NFL All-Pro QB
Billy Joe Tolliver Former NFL QB
Jack Wagner Actor: Melrose Place
David Wells Former All-Star Pitcher
Ken Whisenhunt NFL Head Coach: Arizona Cardinals
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Lake Tahoe Golf Courses-Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Golf Courses Tahoe Paradise Golf Course



The Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is situated a mere 4 miles from the attractions of South Lake Tahoe and sits amidst tall pines and every one of the 18 fantastic holes has magnificent views of the high Sierra. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course has long been recognized at being one of the most beautiful and affordable golf courses anywhere in the Lake Tahoe region. The course is a full service 18 hole layout that challenges even the most tested golfers. The proper use of the irons in your bag will definitely be tested throughout your round! At the turn or after your round enjoy some of the best Hot Dogs on the west coast…reminds me of the the dogs in Manhattan! A cold beer will round the day off perfectly.

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