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2022 VGA Club Championship to be held at Oak Creek Country Club. Course info here.

The VGA Club Championship is a two-day stroke play tournament held this year on Saturday, September 10th, and Sunday, September 11th.  All VGA members who have participated in a minimum of ten VGA sanctioned tournaments are eligible to play.  The event is a 36-hole tournament to be played at Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona.  For information regarding this fantastic golfing venue, please see their website @ https://www.oakcreekcc.com/

The VGA is paying a total of $1,000 or $500 per flight as follows:  First Place $200, Second Place $150, Third Place $100, and Fourth Place $50.  Your winnings will be distributed at the annual awards affair to be held at a Saturday tournament venue in November.

Tee Times and Fees are 9:56 AM for both days @ $75.00 per round. Start times are flexible enough for those who want to commute to the tournament or make a weekend of it and stay a night or two in Sedona.  A list of accommodations are sedona hotels on a budget – Search (bing.com).  Carpooling and hotel sharing can make it more fun and less expensive.

The Saturday tournament is a usual VGA event with the standard $10.00 entry fee, standard price money, and Big Dog points available.  The Sunday tournament applies to the Club Championship only. 

Even if you haven’t played in 10 sanctioned events, come out anyway and enjoy a fabulous golf course.  The views are spectacular. 

If you have any questions contact Danny Campos at dc_cmp@yahoo.com.

Oakcreek Country Club, designed by the famous father and son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., can truly be described as a work of art. The par 72, 18-hole championship golf course is nestled among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona with views beyond compare, and the golf course’s design is a masterpiece. The golf course is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the mid-western United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree-lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded by large swirling green side bunkers. The course is “player friendly”, allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play. The golf course consists of 145 acres, including three lakes. Water comes into play on the front nine on holes #4, #6, and #7. On the back nine, the water comes into play twice on holes #10 and #18. “Every hole must be a hard par and an easy bogey” — Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Map to Oakcreek Country Club in the Sedona area.

Be advised of 2 new VGA local rules going into effect immediately. All VGA local rules are on the website.

  1. Ground Under Repair Rule: When a ball lands in a dirt patch, not declared as “ground under repair”, in a fairway only, then the ball may be dropped into the grass on that fairway no closer to the hole with consensus or agreement from the other players in the foursome. This rule does not apply to a ball coming to rest in a divot.
  2. Paying Eagles/Doubles Eagles Rule: A player is eligible for an eagle or a double eagle when playing only 1 tee box up from the base tee box only.

Saturday, August 20, 2022 TPC (+) 8:00 AM $69.00. Tap here to get the course website.

Home of the largest-attended tournament in the world, the fan-favorite WM Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale is a masterful blend of challenge and playability – compelling the sport’s top players and recreational golfers alike. Set in the rugged Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the stunning McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale boasts two championship courses for players to enjoy – the world famous Stadium Course and the stunning Champions Course. As Arizona’s only PGA TOUR property, you’ll experience the standards of quality and service normally reserved for the TOUR professionals. Home to the PGA TOUR’s fan-favorite WM Phoenix Open, The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale has hosted some of contemporary golf’s greatest moments since opening in 1986. The course was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf specifically to serve as the stage for the tournament – what’s now become the largest spectator golf event in the world. Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers an ideal desert golf experience. Built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, the layout was completely revamped in 2007 to flow seamlessly within the naturally rugged terrain, meandering between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Rancho Manana (+) 8:09 AM $45.00. Tap here to get the course website.

Rancho Manana Golf Club is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, and features a Scottsdale area par 70, championship course with dramatic elevation changes and unspoiled desert terrain. Our stunning, high desert course invites you to match your skills against nature while enjoying the unparalleled and unforgettable surrounding desert. It’s an experience that truly represents golf in the Arizona desert.

Saturday, August 27, 2022, Palm Valley (+) 7:30 AM $45.00. Tap here to get the course website.

Palm Valley Golf Club is home to the Championship Palms Course, notable for superb conditions with complete practice facilities, and regarded as a true gem of the West Valley and a must-play destination for those visiting the Phoenix area. It’s a supreme challenge for the low handicap golfer yet forgiving for someone who wants an enjoyable experience regardless of the score. The Arthur Hills-designed Palms Course, a par-72 layout that covers 7,015 yards from the back tees, features one of the finest closing holes in the region the par 5 18th with a lake on the left side of the fairway that wraps around a three-tiered green. Palm Valley features a well-appointed golf shop, a practice facility, and the Fairway Grille, a full-service bar and restaurant with several big-screen TVs plus a spacious patio offering spectacular views of the golf course and surrounding mountains. Palm Valley also is home to the Waterfront Pavilion, a popular venue for weddings, banquets, and special events. Less than 20 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Palm Valley Golf Club is located in the heart of the West Valley’s top sports and entertainment venues at 2211 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395 just minutes from University of Phoenix Stadium, Jobing.com Arena, Camelback Ranch (spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox), Goodyear Ballpark (spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians) and Phoenix International Raceway. What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Las Sendas (+) Shotgun 7:00 AM $59.00. Tap here to get the course website.

As one of the best golf courses in all of Arizona, you will play on a world class layout that provides, “A golf experience to remember for a lifetime.” In 1995, Robert Trent Jones Jr. made his Arizona debut joining an elite list of world class architects who have left their mark in the desert southwest with the opening of Las Sendas Golf Club. A demanding desert-style layout winding through the Usery Mountains in eastern Mesa, this upscale course is setting the standard for customer service in the Mesa, Scottsdale, and Greater Phoenix areas. Las Sendas’ spectacular views of the Phoenix metropolis and skyline help soften the demand of managing your game through the rugged terrain, nearly 1800 feet above the desert floor.

Complete Entry Rules

Complete Signup rules: Please review the signup policy below as there may have been changes. You may want to print this page for your use. Definitely review the VGA Local Rules as they are always changing. They are on the Rules page on the VGA website.

Wednesday Events coordinators are Neal Fisel at (623) 363-6658 or Email, Paul Mickela at (602) 315-6610 or Email, and Jim Cox at (480) 221-7492 or Email. You must sign up no later than the Sunday prior for the event. Saturday Events coordinators are Fred Baldwin at (480) 282-3207 or Email and Dan Christiansen at (602) 481-0811 or Email. You must sign up no later than the Wednesday prior for the event.

Signup Policy: Players who intend to participate in any VGA event will receive an email invitation from the event coordinator 2 weeks prior to the event date. You may choose Playing or Not Playing. If you choose to play, you will receive a Round Signup Confirmation confirming that you are either registered or are on the waitlist. If you choose not playing you will receive a Round Signup Confirmation confirming that you are not registered. Keep the response in the event you change your mind. If necessary, you may cancel your entry using the online entry page on the VGA website. You can communicate directly with the event coordinator thru Golf Genius software. Your name will be added or removed by your input using this method. (1) First come, first served. Those who sign up within the noted period shall be selected to fill available slots first; (2) If timely requests are greater than available tee times, the course will be asked to allow fivesomes or provide additional tee times; (3) Late requests will be given consideration only if slots are available; (4) Guests may only sign up one week prior to the event. The price shown is the green fee quoted by the course for the event. Both guest and members pay their own green fees. The price is subject to change based on later contract negotiations with our club. Members are required to pay $1.00 and are entered into the CTP pot. An additional fee of $3.00 and/or $6.00 is collected from VGA members who wish to participate in the birdie pot and or prize pot for the day (optional). Guests may not participate in the prize pot or birdie pot. (Fee for Guests is $5.00, which enters them into the CTP pot). Onsite check-in must be complete and all fees paid to the event organizer at least one-half hour prior to the tee time shown for the event. VGA Event Coordinator has the discretion to deny your optional entry payment if not paid prior to the 30-minute deadline. If you believe you may be late, call the coordinators at the top of the page and let them know or have a friend pay for you or make other arrangements.

GOLF COURSES MAY ASK VGA TO GUARANTEE PAYMENT FOR THE TEE TIMES RESERVED. If the VGA is charged green fees for players who signed up and did not show up or cancel 48 hours (about 2 days) prior to an event start time, the players will be billed accordingly. The player will not be allowed to enter additional events until he reimburses the VGA.VGA will enter your scores for VGA events but you must enter non-VGA events in the Ghin handicap registry yourself.

2022 Special events played this season.

2022 John Pierce Green Valley Open

Tubac hosts the practice round on Thursday and the 1st round on Friday. Next, we head to Star Pass Marriott courses for the 2nd round of the JPO and the regular VGA Saturday event combined. What a place that must be, looks fabulous in the pictures. The third and final round will be at San Ignacio to finish up and head home.

Top 5 finishers in the JPO Green Valley event.

2022 for Saturday Four-Ball top 3 money winners played at Encanto April 30th, 2022.

2022 for Wednesday Four-Ball top 3 money winners played at Aguila April 20th, 2022

2022 Saturday Champion of Champions Winners @ Ken McDonald. Played on April 9th.

2022 Wednesday, Champion of Champions Winners @ Foothills, played April 13th.