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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.

2019-2020 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 2 Person Scramble  7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Individual Stoke Play 7:30AM FC
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.

Champions Club 

Champions Club Starting Assignments 

         
 Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
 Firecliff Course
 Individual Stroke Play
 Player One Player Two Player Three Player Four
 7:30 AM Tee Time Barbara Nuismer  Jitka Civrna Cindy Pieper Trudy Sylvester
 7:40 AM Tee Time Barbara Johns Jan Sarti Lynn Dekock  
 7:50 AM Tee Time Ray Padilla Don Swarm Ellis Fluet Hal Hinds
 8:00 AM Tee Time Ben Wieringa Avi Lasman Doug Ferguson Bruce Mailhes
 8:10AM Tee Time Fred Johns Chuck Collins Chuck Killion Fred Hardy
 8:20 AM Tee Time Tom Walton Lou Gonzalez Will Carrillo  
 8:30 AM Tee Time Orrin Weinstein David Newman Dave Freeman  
8:40 AM Tee Time Tom Osenton Lee Jaegar John King  
         
 Wednesday, October 14, 2020
 Firecliff Course
 Two Person Best Ball
Player One Player Two Player Three Player Four
 7:30 AM Tee Time Barbara Nuismer Trudy Sylvester Jitka Civrna Karen Highstreet
 7:40 AM Tee Time Jan Sarti Barbara Johns Lynn Dekock  
 7:50 AM Tee Time Orrin Weinstein Dave Freeman Tom Osenton Jim Bantley
  8:00 AM Tee Time Ben Wieringa Avi Lasman Doug Ferguson Bruce Mailhes
  8:10 AM Tee Time Ellis Fluet Hal Hinds Don Swarm Steve Sippel
  8:20 AM Tee Time Chuck Collins Fred Johns Chuck Killion Fred Hardy
 8:30 AM Tee Time Tom Walton Lou Gonzalez Will Carrillo John King
 8:40 AM Tee Time        
         
 Wednesday, October 21, 2020
 Firecliff Course
Mystery Holes
Player One Player Two Player Three Player Four
 7:30 AM Tee Time  Jitka Cirvna Karen Highstreet Cindy Pieper  
 7:40 AM Tee Time Lynn Dekock Trudy Sylvester    
 7:50 AM Tee Time Don Swarm Ellis Fluet Hal Hinds Tom Hobson
 8:00AM Tee Time Tom Osenton Jim Bantley Orrin Weinstein Jordan Rosen
 8:10AM  AM Tee Time Ben Wieringa Avi Lasman Doug Ferguson Steve sippel
 8:20 AM Tee Time Lou Gonzalez Tom Walton John King  
 8:30 AM Tee Time Chuck Collins Fred Hardy Fred Johns Chuck Killion
         
 Wednesday, October 28, 2020
 Mountain View Course
 9 The Easy Way
Player One Player Two Player Three Player Four
 7:05 AM Tee Time        
 7:15 AM Tee Time        
 7:25AM Tee Time        
 7:35 AM Tee Time        
 7:45 AM Tee Time        
 7:55AM Tee Time        
 8:05 AM Tee Time        

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Jackson Vance at jvance@desertwillow.com if you have any questions or need assistance.

Champs Club Results

Mystery Holes- 10/21/2020

Ladies

Net Winners

1st Place – Karen Highstreet  – Net 35 - $12.50

Gross Winners

1st Place – Cindy Pieper – Gross 41 - $12.50

 

Mens

Net winners

1st Place – John King – Net 31 - $26.00

2nd Place – Steve Sippel – Net 33 – $16.00

3rd Place - Tom Hobson - Net 34 - $11.00

 

Gross Winners

1st Place -Lou Gonzalez – Gross 35 - $26.00

2nd Place – Tom Osenton– Gross 37 - $16.00

 

*Winnings are distributed as shop credit!

 

 

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Lynn Dekock (17 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Jitka Cirvna (15 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Trudy Sylvester (12 pts)
  • 4th Place - Karen Highstreet (11 pts)
  • 5th Place -  Cindy Pieper (8 pts)
  • 6th Place - Barbara Nuismer (7 pts)
  • 7th Place - Barbara Johns (5 pts)
  • 8th Place - Jan Sarti (3 pts)

The Hinds Cup

  • 1st Place - John King (47 pts)
  • T2nd Place - Orrin Weinstein (45 pts)
  • T2nd Place - Lou Gonzalez (45 pts)
  • T4th Place - Tom Osenton (44 pts)
  • T4th Place - Fred Johns (44 pts)
  • 6th Place - Tom Walton (41 pts)
  • 7th Place - Chuck Collins (39 pts)
  • 8th Place - Hal Hinds (36 pts)
  • 9th Place - Ben Wieringa (35 pts)
  • 10th Place - Fred Hardy (34 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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