Regular (Green Grass) Club Championships

Entry into club championship events is through your Club Official Only. Clubs are not required to hold qualifying for their teams, but may do so if they like.

For clubs wishing to pay entry fees by credit card please click the Online Event Registration Link here and create a new user account with our new registration system. Once you have created an account please contact Alex Anderson or Spencer Sorensen in the Rules and Competitions Department at 831-625-4653 to have your account as a club officer activated.

For clubs wishing to pay entry fees by check please print and fill out the entry form and mail it to the address below.

NCGA Tournaments
3200 Lopez Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

2018 Championship Handbook

Zone Championship

Regional Dates: See chart below.
Regional Sites: See chart below.

Regional Zone qualifying will play one round at Carmel Valley Ranch GC and one round at Poppy Hills GC.

The top two teams from each regional zone will return for the Zone Championship.

Zone Championship Dates: August 27-28, 2018.
Zone Championship Sites: Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill GC.
Limit: One four-person team per club. Entry Fee: $640 per team.

Eligibility: NCGA regular member clubs only (one team). Multi-members can only represent one club. No players under 18 years of age. A numeric Handicap Index listed on their club’s Master Report on the date of registration not to exceed 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women).

Format: Best two balls of four net. Play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of the Course Handicap using a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4 for calculation. All players with Handicap Indexes of 18.5 or above are eligible but must play to a maximum current Handicap Index of 18.4.

Zone Dates

Zone Entry Close Regional Tournament Courses
North Bay 3/18 4/9 – 4/10 PH / CVR
North 3/18 4/9 – 4/10 CVR / PH
South Valley 3/25 4/16 – 4/17 PH / CVR
East Bay 3/25 4/16 – 4/17 CVR / PH
South Coast 4/22 5/17 – 5/18 PH / CVR
San Francisco Bay 4/22 5/17 – 5/18 CVR / PH
Central Valley 5/6 5/31 – 6/1 PH / CVR
North Valley 5/6 5/31 – 6/1 CVR / PH
South Bay 6/3 6/25 – 6/26 PH / CVR
Sacramento 6/3 6/25 – 6/26 CVR / PH
East Sacramento 7/1 7/26 – 7/27 PH / CVR
Northeast Bay 7/1 7/26 – 7/27 CVR / PH
North Sierra 7/15 8/6 – 8/7 PH / CVR
South Sierra 7/15 8/6 – 8/7 CVR / PH
Zone Championship 8/27 – 8/28 Poppy Hills / Spyglass Hill

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Four-Ball Net Championship

(Two-Person Better Ball)
Entries Close: April 29, 2018
Qualifying Date: May 24, 2018
Championship Dates: June 18-19, 2018
Championship Site: Poppy Hills GC
Entries: One to three teams based on club membership
Entry Fee: $270 per team

Eligibility: NCGA regular member clubs only. Multi-members can represent only one club. No players under 18 years of age. A numeric Handicap Index listed on their club’s Master Report not to exceed 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women) on the date of registration.

Number of entries: Clubs are entitled, but not required, to submit a specific number of teams based on their active golfing membership as of their January 15 Master Report as shown below.

1 – 2 person teams: 20-150 active golfing members
2 – 2 person teams: 151-350 active golfing members
3 – 2 person teams: Over 350 active golfing members

Format: Four-Ball stroke play (Two-Person Better Ball). 18 holes qualifying 48 teams will advance to championship. The championship proper will be 36 holes (18 holes per day). Play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of the Course Handicap using a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4 for calculation. All players with Handicap Indexes of 18.5 and above are eligible but must play to a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4. If partners’ Course Handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10 percent reduction will be applied to their Course Handicaps. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a stipulated round for qualifying or the championship proper.

Qualifying Sites: Castle Oaks GC, Coyote Creek GC, Del Monte GC, Diablo Creek GC, Haggin Oaks GC, Paso Robles GC, Peach Tree GC, Peacock Gap GC, Poppy Ridge GC, Rancho Solano GC, Reserve at Spanos Park, Sunnyside CC.

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Senior Four-Ball Net Championship

(Two-Person Better Ball)
Entries Close: July 15, 2018
Qualifying Date: August 8, 2018
Championship Dates: September 10-11, 2018
Championship Site: Poppy Ridge GC
Entries: One to three teams based on club membership
Entry Fee: $270 per team

Eligibility: All NCGA member clubs. Multi-members can only represent one club. Players must have reached their 55th birthday on or by September 10, 2018 and have a numeric Handicap Index listed on their club’s Master Report not to exceed 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women) on the date of registration. Note: SIRS – Each club may send entries based on their membership.

Number of entries: Clubs are entitled, but not required, to submit a specific number of teams based on their active golfing membership as of their January 15 Master Report as shown below.

1 – 2 person teams: 20-100 active golfing members
2 – 2 person teams: 101-350 active golfing members
3 – 2 person teams: Over 350 active golfing members

Format: Four-Ball Stroke Play (Two-Person Better Ball). 18 hole qualifying. 48 teams advance to championship. The championship proper will be 36 holes (18 holes per day). All play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of the Course Handicap using a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4 for calculation. All players with a Handicap Index of 18.5 and above are eligible but must play to a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4. If partners’ Course Handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10 percent reduction will be applied to their Course Handicaps. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a stipulated round for qualifying or the championship proper.

Qualifying Sites: Boundary Oak GC, Castle Oaks GC, Coyote Creek GC, Del Monte GC, Haggin Oaks GC, Monarch Bay GC, Oakmont GC, Paradise Valley GC, Paso Robles GC, Peach Tree GC, Reserve at Spanos Park, Sunnyside CC.

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Net Amateur Championship

Entries Close: August 19, 2018
Qualifying Date: September 13, 2018
Championship Dates: October 15-16, 2018
Championship Site: Poppy Hills GC
Entry Fee: $135 per player

Eligibility: NCGA regular club members only. Multi-members can only represent one club. Players must have a numeric Handicap Index listed on their club’s Master Report, not exceeding 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women) on the date of registration. No players under 18 years of age.

Number of entries: Clubs are entitled, but not required, to submit a specific number of players based on their active golfing membership on their January 15 Master Report as shown below.

2 entries/players: 20-150 active golfing members
4 entries/players: 151-350 active golfing members
6 entries/players: Over 350 active golfing members

Format: 18 holes stroke play qualifying 96 players will advance to championship. Championship is 36 holes stroke play (18 holes per day). Players will use 100% of their Course Handicap at all levels of play.

Flights: Flighting is optional at club qualifying. Sectional qualifying rounds are not flighted. Players will be divided into three flights at the championship proper based on October 1 Index.

Qualifying Sites: Bidwell Park GC, Castle Oaks GC, Coyote Creek GC, Del Monte GC, Haggin Oaks GC, Paradise Valley GC, Poppy Ridge GC, Sunnyside CC, Tilden Park GC.

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Team Match Championship

Team Match Program is a competition between players that belong to regular NCGA member clubs. Events use a format where two players from a side face off against two players from an opposing side in four-ball and individual matches concurrently, with players earning two points for a win and one point for a halve.

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Cal Scratch League Championship

California Scratch League Program is a competition for clubs held in the Fall. The league uses a format where every hole is worth 16 points–7 to the winner, 5 to second, 3 to third and 1 for fourth. Each player then competes against the other three players in the foursome. If all the players tie on a specific hole, each player receives four points. At the end of the season, the best team from Northern California takes on the Southern California champion in the finals.

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