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.

The Summer Concert Series Is Back! Where Are You Staying?

Harrah’s and Harvey’s recently announced their line up for the outdoor summer concert series and it consists of some major award winning artists. If you plan on attending one (or more!) of these world class music events, be sure to book your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental before they sell out.

Slightly Stoopid, Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 06:00 PM $37.50.

Slightly Stoopid hails from Ocean Beach, California and is known for their blend of reggae, reggae rock, punk, dub and blues. This concert will unveil their latest music experiment “Meanwhile….back at the lab”. This project started back in 2013 at their own record label Stoopid Records. This touring act is a local favorite and not to be missed as one of the first concerts in Harrah’s & Harvey’s outdoor summer concert series.

Widespread Panic, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:30 pm $49.50

Since Widespread Panic came on to the scene in 1986 in Athens, Georgia they have achieved elite status among American jam bands. Their blend of Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard rock genres is constantly resulting in them being compared to Grateful Dead and Phish. This group is widely known for their live performances and record sold out performances.

James Taylor, Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 7:30pm $59.50-$129.50

James first came on the scene in 1970 and ever since then has won multiple Grammy’s, been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is one of the best-selling artists of all time thanks to selling more than 100 million records worldwide.  He is best known for articulating moments of happiness and sadness in his music in a way that fans and listeners resonate with.

Tim McGraw, Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:30 pm $89.50-$179.50

Tim McGraw’s performance will be a major highlight to the 27th Annual American Century Championship which is happening the same week as Tim McGraw’s performance. This is the country’s premier celebrity golf tournament and is broadcasted live on NBC Sports television. Selling more than 40 million records globally and having 36 #1 chart singles, winning multiple Grammy’s and other awards, Tim McGraw is an iconic performer and this show is sure to be one for the books.

Don Henley, Sunday, July 24, 2016, 8:00pm $59.50-$149.50

If you love the Eagles, you won’t want to miss this. Don is one of the founding members before he launched his own solo career which turned out to be very successful. As a solo musician, he has sold over 10 million albums globally, has had 8 top 40 hits, won multiple awards and was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 87th greatest singer of all time.

Sting & Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors, Friday, July 15th, 7:00pm, $97.56-$277.95

Two of music’s most iconic artists will come together in Lake Tahoe to put on an unforgettable concert.  These two first toured in the 80’s and we will reunite to perform both solo and with each other’s bands during this event.  Peter Gabriel was first known for the band he co-founded, Genesis. Since leaving the band in 1975, his recording career has included eleven studio albums, film soundtracks, multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the Real World Records label, and the creation of WOMAD, a festival that has launched over 170 festivals in 30 countries along with the careers of many world music artists. Sting is known for his involvement in The Police. Since then, the band released five studio albums, received six Grammy Awards, two Brits and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a solo artist, Sting has released fourteen solo albums and received additional awards including 10 Grammy’s, a Golden Globe, two Brits, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations and so much more. This dual performance is sure to be a huge hit.

Keith Urban’s ‘RipCORD World Tour 2016’, Wednesday July 27th & Friday July 29th, 7:00pm $63.24-$114.20

Keith Urban has long been considered  one of the music industry’s best live performers giving his audience unpredictable shows with amazing production and a set list that is filled with many of his No. 1 songs. Keith Urban’s concerts are said to be “electrifying and emotional, face-paced and inclusive” and a “concert event not to be missed.” This World Tour is debuting on the heels of his 8th studio album release.

Steve Miller Band, Thursday August 18th, 7:00pm $39.50-$139.50

Formed in neighboring San Francisco, The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band best known today for a string of mostly mid-1970s classic rock hit singles. The band’s Greatest Hits 1974–78 sold over 13 million copies. The band has continued to produce more albums and has toured with Journey. In 2015, Steve Miller was nominated as a solo artist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Friday August 26, 2016, at 7:30 pm $69.50

For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been known as one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists. Known as the “Red Rocker”, Sammy is recognized for the seminal hard rock band Montrose, his multi-platinum solo career and his role as front man of Van Halen. He’s earned a Grammy Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Van Halen and is currently on his fourth platinum run with the group Chickenfoot which is made up of some pretty big names in music.

Stevie Wonder, Friday September 2, 2016, at 7:00 pm, $99.50-$249.50

Known for both his music career and humanitarian and philanthropic leadership, Stevie Wonder  has created 49 Top Forty singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide sales of over 100 million units. He has also won 25 Grammy Awards, a prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and more. As a live performer, Stevie continues to astound audiences around the world. Be sure to snag your tickets while you can, this is one of the most anticipated shows of the summer.

For more South Lake Tahoe events, be sure to visit Tahoe South. If you have any questions about booking a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental, be sure to call us as we have many vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe available.

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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