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2019 AJGA Vista Valley Junior Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: Hyatt Place San Diego Carlsbad/Vista
Hotel Address: 2645 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081
AJGA Special Rate: $115 (Average rate at this time $130)

Reservation Method: (760) 814-8879 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here
Cutoff Date: December 28, 2018
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.


Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to Host Hotel: 25 minutes
Distance from Golf Course: 45 minutes
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:


Date: January 18, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Vista Valley Country Club
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, January 17

An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, January 18, to confirm your starting hole and provide hole locations and a sand bottle.

All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Vista Valley Country Club at (760) 758-2800 on an individual basis no more than one week out from the desired tee time. All tee times will be based on available. Vista Valley Country Club rates for 18 holes are $85 to walk and $99 for a golf cart. Non-playing guest such as parents, coaches or friends are $20 per person. Vista Valley Country Club ask ALL participants not to hit multiple balls from the fairway to the green with the grass being dormant. Range balls prior the practice round will be complimentary of Vista Valley Country Club, and players may purchase additional range balls following the practice round.


Dates: January 18 - 21
Times: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Friday), 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday - Sunday)
Balls: Complimentary before all rounds.
Note: After play please stay in designated area


Function: Player Registration / 2019 Rules of Golf Meeting
Date: Friday, January 18
Time: 10 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.
Location: Vista Valley Country Club

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Houston Denney prior to January 17 at (615) 812-8096. 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.

Function: Parents Open House
Date: Friday, January 18
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Vista Valley Country Club


Official First-Round Pairings Available: January 17, 2019
Tee Times: 8 – 10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Round); 8 – 10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Round); 8 – 10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Final Round)
Final-Round Pairings Available: January 20
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: ajga.org
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. Should the player need to withdraw for travel related reasons please understand the withdrawal will be classified as questionable. Keep in mind that San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel and the golf course.


Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 12 - 3 p.m.
Location: Vista Valley Country Club
Cost: All juniors are guests of the AJGA. Parents and guests may eat at the cookout for a fee, payable at the front of the buffet.


HQ Location: The Library
TD Name: Houston Denney
Phone Number: (615) 812-8096
Email: hdenney@ajga.org


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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.


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.


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 to view the AJGA’s Code of Conduct.


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 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.


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.