An iconic stadium and its two historic courses
Did you know that the iconic Rose Bowl stadium has it's own 36-hole golf course?
In one of the greatest deals ever for Southern California golfers, the City of Pasadena and Tournament of Roses Association built a public golf course alongside the famed stadium in the 1920s to park cars for the game nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All."
The stadium now hosts UCLA games, plus concerts in addition to the Rose Bowl. Golfers still enjoy the benefit of the symbiotic relationship between land and stadium.
The two courses (together called Brookside Golf Club) were the first public courses in Southern California. And while they may need a little cleanup after each game or concert, most of the year belongs to public golfers. The 36-hole facility sits in the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains -- one of the most beautiful settings anywhere.
Brookside -- designed by famed architect William P. Bell -- has hosted some of the game's best over the past 95 years. Brookside has hosted the Los Angeles Open (1968 - won by Billy Casper), the LPGA Tour (1971) and the USGA Public Links (1974).
But the annual rite-of-passage for Southern California golfers looking to test their games is the Pasadena City Championship. It's a 54-hole medal play championship with a big scratch division, along with flights for anyone with a handicap of 36.0 or lower.
Last year the tournament was noticeably missing from the schedule for a variety of reasons. But a group that includes the Brookside Men's Golf Club, Rose Bowl Operations, Brookside GC staff, and AmateurGolf.com have convened to make sure that everyone knows, like our former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Pasadena City is "back."
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Nobody has won more of them than Tim Hogarth, who captured his 6th title in 2018, the last time the tournament was played. Judging from the list of early entries, we're guessing Hogarth will have plenty of players giving him a run for his money. But we still wouldn't bet against him.
Entries open January 22, 2020 and close March 15, 2020. Click the tournament name above for a link to the entry form, or visit https://2020pasadenacity.golfgenius.com.
INCLUDED IN PLAYER ENTRY FEE
Greens fees, commemorative tee prizes, prize fund, trophy for each net flight winner, trophy for Championship flight winner and name/year on Pasadena City Championship perpetual trophy.
For net flights, a membership with a club in the Southern California Golf Association is required. This can include a club without real estate, like the "virtual" one run by AmateurGolf.com. Net players from outside the area can join the AmateurGolf.com Associate Club to get a valid SCGA handicap. Contact us to learn more.
ABOUT THE Pasadena City Championship
The Pasadena City is a historic championship that
dates back to 1929 and has
long been one of
Southern California's most prestigious tournaments.
A WAGR counting event
SCGA Player of the Year points tournament. Proceeds
from the Championship will support youth
programs for the First Tee of Greater Pasadena.
The Championship Flight is an open flight (no age
limit) conducted over 54 holes. The field will be
cut to the top 30% and ties after 36 holes, to play
the finals on Course #1 Sunday.
Net Flights are open to all players 18 or older with
12-month low handicap index ranging from 2.7 to
31.5. The field will be divided into
six flights to play over 54 holes. Cut after Saturday
rounds to 30% and ties for all flights. Finals for all
Net Flights are to be played on Course 1 on Sunday.
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