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.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 13
7 a.m. -3 p.m. — Celebrities and sponsors practice rounds
9 a.m. shotgun start — Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Celebrity-Am
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 AMERICAN CENTURY GUESTS
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
THURSDAY, JULY 15
AMERICAN CENTURY CELEB-AM TOURNAMENT
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,
FRIDAY, JULY 16
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
SATURDAY, JULY 17
8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC second round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC second round
SUNDAY, JULY 18
8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC final round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC final round
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|
The American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament is from July 8-13, 2008. With over 80 Celebrity Pro Athletes and Entertainers gunning for the $600,000 purse this may be the largest field since the tournaments inception 19 years ago. Many think this is the best destination vacation event anywhere in the United States and maybe the world! Many of the visitors coming to Tahoe to “Star Watch” stay in one of our fine Lake Tahoe vacation rentals
The entire event takes up the whole week with many events that are “Fan Friendly” such as autograph signing day, open practice rounds and of course the tournament itself where all fans can get “up close and personal”.
Many fans and celebrities alike look forward the entire year to coming to Lake Tahoe with their families and friends for this fantastic event. Not only is the “people watching” the best anywhere but Edgewood Golf Course may be the most beautiful course in the world. It is truly amazing that many fans watch the 17th hole competition from the comfort of their…..boat! With temperatures typically in the 80′s and a relative humidty level between 5-20% Lake Tahoe can boasts that it’s climate may be the best anywhere in the country.
2008 Spectator Schedule of Events and Activities
Tickets go on-sale at 7:00am each morning at Edgewood Golf Course.
Tuesday Admission $15.00
9:00 am Shotgun First Tee Start Lake Tahoe Celeb-Am Tournament
7:00 am-3:00 pm Practice Rounds
Celebrities and Sponsors
Wednesday (Admission $15)
8:40-9:10 am, 1st Tee
8:45-9:15 am, 10th Tee Practice Rounds
12:40-1:50 pm, 1st Tee
12:35-1:45 pm, 10th Tee Harrah’s Celebrity-Am Tournament
Thursday (Admission $15)
7:00-9:10 am, 12:05-2:15 pm, 1st Tee
7:05-9:15 am, 12:00-2:10 pm, 10th Tee American Century Celeb-Am Tournament
Friday (Admission $25)
8:35-10:35 am, 1st Tee
8:30-10:30 am, 10th Tee
ESPN2: 7-9 p.m. ET, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. PT American Century Championship
4:15 pm Driving Range
Long Drive Competition
Saturday (Admission $25)
8:25-10:25 am, 1st Tee
8:30-10:30 am, 10th Tee
NBC: 4-6 p.m. ET, 1-3 p.m. PT, Live American Century Championship
Sunday (Admission $25)
8:25-10:25 am, 1st Tee
8:30-10:30 am, 10th Tee
NBC: 3-6 p.m. ET, Noon-3 p.m. PT, Live American Century Championship