PREVIEW: Winter Series
03 Oct 2023
by Justin Golba of

Del Monte Golf Course
Del Monte Golf Course

As the holiday season gets underway, the Winter Series gets underway as well.

Six events at some of the nicest courses in California are ready for you! Stops include Del Monte Golf Course, Corica Park South Course, Aviara Golf Club, Stanford University Golf Course, Steele Canyon Golf Club, and Pacific Grove Golf Links.

Established in 2001, the Tour presented by Callaway hosts competitive amateur golf events at amazing courses across California. Past winners of AGC tour events include PGA Tour players, top-ranked collegiate players, and nationally ranked senior and mid-am players. events offer divisions for male, female, senior, mid-am, and (for 3 of the 6 events) net players.

Make sure to register now, as spots are limited and fill up fast!

You can register HERE Winter Series Events (Presented by Callaway Golf)

2023 Christmas Classic

Del Monte Golf Course
Dec. 2, 2023 – Dec. 3, 2023

The Christmas Classic was founded by two-time California State Amateur Champion Casey Boyns over 20 years ago and it always attracts a great field.

2023 Winter Invitational

Corica Park South Course
Dec. 16, 2023 – Dec. 17, 2023

This is a gross competition with Championship and Senior divisions. There will be no Net division.

2023 San Diego Amateur (North)

Aviara Golf Club
Dec. 18, 2023 – Dec. 19, 2023

The San Diego Amateur returns to Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad. Once again we are going to be treated like pros at one of the best venues in Southern California, Aviara Golf Club -- as seen on TV during the LPGA's Kia Classic played in March!

This is a gross competition with Championship, Senior and Net divisions.

Your entry fee includes 2 rounds of golf with cart, prizes, trophies for division winners, and the opportunity to play a Tour-proven golf course in a competitive setting. Special rates for practice rounds and lodging will be offered.

This is a SCGA points event.

2024 Silicon Valley Amateur

Stanford University Golf Course
Jan. 8, 2024 – Jan. 9, 2024

The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first tournament to have on its past winner's list, a TWO-TIME MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over four years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. He followed that up by winning the 2022 Open Championship.

Multiple PGA Tour star and Morikawa's fellow 2023 USA Ryder Cup team member Max Homa also won the Silicon Valley Amateur in 2011.

For 2024, the tournament is moving to a new venue -- Stanford University Golf Course. Tournament players will relish competing at a course normally reserved for university students and faculty. Please note that we will play on Monday and Tuesday and expect this event will fill very quickly.

2024 San Diego Amateur (South)

Steele Canyon Golf Club
Jan. 8, 2024 – Jan. 9, 2024

The San Diego Amateur now has a second location, the historic San Diego Country Club. Players will be treated to a very walkable private club that has hosted USGA and major collegiate events and where legends like Billy Casper and Mickey Wright called home.

2024 Pacific Grove City Championship

Pacific Grove Golf Links
Feb. 17, 2024 – Feb. 18, 2024

New event (started in 2021) at the wonderful Pacific Grove Golf Links, known to many as "The Poor Man's Pebble Beach." That's because the back nine plays right along the Pacific Ocean in an out-and-back links-style layout.

If you haven't played this Monterey Peninsula gem, entering this tournament with a friend or relative is the perfect way to experience it.

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