What are the Top Four-Ball Golf Tournaments in the USA?
14 Mar 2015
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com
Four Ball competition has always been popular.
The recent economic cycle -- which has forced
competitive golfers to "pick and choose"
the events they play in every year -- has only
home the fact that playing a tournament with a
friend is in many ways better than going it
After all, no matter what you shoot, spending
with a friend (or relative) will never be looked at
time wasted. And if you can get in the running or
win, you'll have memories to talk about forever.
Starting this year, the USGA has given further
validation to the concept by launching the U.S.
and Women's Four Ball.
Here is a look at ten of the best. If you're
wondering about Women's Four-Ball events, click here to view a story
about the top three including the Women's International Four
Ball, and the new U.S.
Women's Amateur Four-Ball. Click on the
tournament name for more information.
Hint: Reading this on
a phone? Flip it sideways for easy viewing.
||Champions Cup Invitational
Champions Golf Club
Apr 30, 2015 - May 03, 2015
Club, built by Jackie Burke and the late Jimmy
Demaret is one of the
purest golf experiences in Texas, if not the U.S.
Champions Cup draws a top national field. (Mid-
||U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
The Olympic Club - Lake Course
San Francisco, CA
May 2, 2015 - May 06, 2015
|What better place for the
USGA Men's Four Ball than San Francisco's
Club? Olympic has held five U.S. Opens, two
Amateurs, and countless other events.
Whisper Rock Golf Club
May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015
|The National Invitational at
Whisper Rock is a coveted invitation. The host
counts a number of PGA Tour players including
Mickelson (and his caddie) as members. And
pay monthly dues.
||Olympia Fields Four-Ball
Olympia Fields Country Club
Olympia Fields, IL
May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015
|In 2015, Olympia Fields
the U.S. Amateur. Their two courses promise to
excellent shape for their annual Four Ball -- but
your A game! (Mid-Am, Senior)
Winged Foot Golf Club
Jun 04, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
|It's hard to argue with the
Anderson being the top four ball event in the
year in and year out. The host club, like Olympia
Fields, is steeped in U.S. Open history.
Baltusrol Golf Club
Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015
|We're not sure how to get
the list for the Baltusrol Invitational, but if an
invitation arrives in your mail box you should
partner and make your way to New Jersey.
Secession Golf Club
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
|When the Devlin moved
Texas to South Carolina, it found a permanent
at a club that designer Bruce Devlin is a big part
The weekend is so full of fun activities that there
no need to leave the club. (Mid-Am, Senior)
The Honors Course
Sep 15, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015
|The Trans-Miss G.A.
some of the top clubs in the
U.S. They secure the best venues; the Honors
Course certainly fits the bill.
Trans-Miss events benefit their Turf Scholarship
Fund. We like that! (Mid-Am, Senior)
||John R. Williams Four-Ball
Oak Hill Country Club
Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015
|The John R. Williams
the Oak Hill member who is responsible for the
beautiful trees that line the fairways of this
Editor's Note: We have left off several
Winter events because we wanted to focus on
upcoming tournaments. Click the following link
view the complete list of Four-Balls listed on "
Majors of Amateur Golf."
And we wouldn't be doing ourselves justice
didn't mention The Two
Links Championship at Bandon Dunes,
played April 30 - May 4, 2015. We love bringing
group to Bandon every year, and we run this
at a level that is commensurate with any of the
invitational Four-Ball events or Member-Guests
might have played in. Scratch, Senior Scratch,
Net Divisions all have openings as of early
we can continue accepting registrations until
1st. Call us at 760-929-9297 or check out the
tournament listing here for more