AJGA Host Hotel: Big Sky Resort
Hotel Address: 50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
AJGA Special Rate: $159 per night in the Huntley Rooms (Average rate - $239)
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (800) 548-4486 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Cutoff Date: Monday, August 5
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.
Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Tanner Hall at (859) 420-1509 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need or are seeking more information on private housing. This option is first come, first served, and is not guaranteed, so please contact the tournament director as soon as possible.
In order to fully process your request for private housing, you will be sent information via email to complete. The AJGA will be facilitating background checks of all possible housing options as a way to ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere during the event. These checks come with a $50 non-refundable, administrative fee. Upon your request for private housing, the AJGA will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.
Airport: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
Distance to Host Hotel: 1 hour
Distance to Golf Course: 1 hour
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Budget & Avis
Date: Friday, August 30
Time: 2 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Big Sky Golf Course
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, August 29
An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range from 1 – 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 30, to confirm your starting hole and provide hole locations and a sand bottle. All players will be asked to carry their own bag or utilize a push cart during the practice round. Please note that the AJGA Qualifier for the AJGA Junior at Big Sky taking place at Big Sky Golf Course on Friday, August 30 at 8:30 a.m. will take precedence over the practice round. AJGA staff will have updates on-site regarding any delay to the practice round start time.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Big Sky Golf Course at (406) 995-5780 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds - Junior: $50/person includes cart fee. Adults/Parents: $100/person includes cart fee.
DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY
Dates: August 30 – September 2
Times: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Balls: Balls on the range are compliments of Big Sky Golf Course.
Note: After play please stay in designated area
Function: Players Registration
Date: Friday, August 30
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Big Sky Golf Course
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Tanner Hall prior to August 30 at (859) 420-1509.
Both events are mandatory. Players who fail to attend either or both of these functions without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss Players Registration and Players Meeting will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS
Official Pairings Available: Thursday August 29
Tee Times: 9 – 11 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
9 – 11 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
9 – 11 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
Final Round Pairings Available: September 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.
A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Driving Range
Social Activity: Putting Skills Competition
Cost: Players & Guests are Complimentary
HQ Location: Bag Room
TD Name: Tanner Hall
Phone Number: (859) 420-1509
Big Sky Resort would like to provide you with instructions to book Basecamp activities online before your arrival so that AJGA guests can receive discounted prices on Lone Peak Expeditions, Ziplines, and all other activities hosted at Big Sky Resort. Using this group-specific link to reserve and pay for activities online will allow our Basecamp team to staff accordingly based on how many trips are booked each day and will provide your guests with discounts for choosing to book ahead of time. Please see the steps below:
- Book Basecamp activities on the Big Sky Resort website using this link: https://bigskyresort.com/summer-activities
- Use the promo code “BSR_AJGA_S19” to receive:
- 10% off 1 activity, 15% off 2 activities, and 25% off three or more activities, if all are booked at the same time
- 20% off activities booked for 8 or more people
If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Basecamp office directly at 406-995-5769.
TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF LIVE SCORING: Visit ajga.org on your computer or mobile device for TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.
IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: Highlight here any important course notes that players and parents NEED to know prior to arriving at the event. Examples include: the course is a cashless facility, etc…
AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: At all events players will receive a small sand bottle prior to the round to use throughout the day to fill divots on the course. Sand-filling stations will be set up around the course for players to use during their round. The driving range will be set up with sand for players to use following their practice session before and after the round.
JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS: All Junior Plus Members will have the opportunity to have their swings taped on the driving range for the College Coaches website at any time during the event. Players must see the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video. If you are unsure of your membership status, a list is available in tournament headquarters.
Code of Conduct: All AJGA participants are expected to abide by the AJGA Code of Conduct. Violations of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct. Proper attire is required at all times and failure to comply may result in disqualification. Click here https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/conduct.asp to view the AJGA’s Code of Conduct.
PACE OF PLAY: All AJGA participants are expected to abide by the AJGA Pace of Play policy. Pace of play will be reviewed with all players during the Players Meeting, the Practice Round and on the starting tees before each round. Click here https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/pace.asp to review the AJGA Pace of Play Policy.
· The condition of competition requiring a player’s clubs conform to the groove and punch mark specifications as detailed in the Rules of Golf Effective January 2019 is IN effect for AJGA competitions. To determine if a club or set of clubs conforms to the new specifications, players should first search the Informational Club Database (Grooves) which is available at http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/index.asp.
· Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.
· Caddies are not permitted in AJGA tournament play.
· Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.
NO SHOW POLICY: If you find that you cannot compete in this event, you must withdraw from the event online through the Player Center. If the online withdrawal option is not available, you must speak directly with the tournament director. Complete withdrawal procedures prior to the start of an event are available at ajga.org. This allows the AJGA to replace you with an alternate. If you cannot compete and do not withdraw properly, you are considered a "no show," and the following action may be taken:
1. If you have already been accepted for another event, you may be notified of your disqualification from that event.
2. If you have not been accepted in another event at this time, your next application may not be considered.
3. If this offense is repeated, you may not be allowed to play in any more events for the remainder of the year.