Date: Sunday, June 13
Golf Course: Westin Mission Hills – Pete Dye Resort Course
Address : 71333 Dinah Shore Drive
City, State: Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Important Note: This property is not associated with Mission Hills Country Club.
Starting Times: 6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees. Pairings will be posted on ajga.org 48 hours prior to the first tee time. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to the tee.
Registration Time: Players are required to register before the start of their round. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to the tee. Players may arrive one hour and 10 minutes before their tee time to register (i.e. 6:50 a.m. for an 8 a.m. tee time). Players are not allowed to arrive at the facility any earlier than this.
Registration Location: The cart staging area of the Westin Mission Hills.
Driving Range opening time: To promote social distancing players will be assigned practice times on the driving range and practice putting green before the round. A players time on the driving range will start one hour prior to their tee time and depending on the tournament the player will be allotted up to 30 minutes to warm up on the driving range. An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range monitoring players and enforcing social distancing. At the end of the player’s driving range time they may then go to the practice putting green and short game area.
Off-Site Driving Range: More information about a preferred off-site driving range will be available soon.
Code of Conduct: The AJGA will not tolerate players or parents who do not adhere to guidelines put in place to promote social distance and player safety. We reserve the right to penalize and/or disqualify players who knowingly and willingly disregard our policies to promote social distance. Players are also responsible for the actions of their family members.
Qualifying Policy: Players must declare their intention in the scoring area to either accept a spot in the tournament field should they qualify or not. Once a player has signed his/her scorecard, the decision is final. Players who earn Performance Based Entry status will have the current season and the following season to use the Performance Stars. Players who qualify or accept a spot in the tournament do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status earned in the AJGA Qualifier.
Qualifying Spots: The exact number of qualifying spots will be available at qualifier registration and the starting tee. Any ties for the final qualifying spots will be determined by a scorecard playoff.
Qualifying Playoff: All ties for qualifying spots will be determined by players individual scores starting on No. 18 and continuing backwards until ties are resolved. If all individual hole scores are the same, qualifying spots will be determined by a random method.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather that warrants a cancellation of the AJGA Qualifier, the remaining tournament spots will be decided by Performance Based Entry.
Alternate Status: In case of tournament withdrawals, participants who fail to qualify with the next best score will be placed on an alternate list. Alternate status will be determined by players individual scores starting on No. 18 and continuing backwards until ties are resolved. If all individual hole scores are the same, the alternate status will be determined by a random method.
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 contact the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video.
Clubhouse Guidelines: Masks must be worn anytime indoors at the Westin Mission Hills.
Important Course Notes: All players and approved spectators must check-in with the on-site medical professional to be allowed on-site.
Scorecards: Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here and here. Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.
Flagstick: The flagstick is fixed in the hole and MUST NOT be deliberately removed by any player. If a player removes the flagstick, he or she will incur a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.
Tournament Information: Tournament Information will be given to all qualifiers by the Tournament Director via e-mail and text at the conclusion of the Qualifier. For those players who qualify, the $295 Tournament entry fee will need to be paid via the Players Center prior to Tournament Registration. Qualifiers who are not AJGA members must complete the AJGA membership application online and pay the membership fee prior to the tournament.
Tournament Headquarters: Se Ri Pak Desert Junior Tournament Headquarters is in the Dinah Shore Office at Mission Hills Country Club. Please feel free to call Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott at (618) 402-7399, with any questions. Players and parents are encouraged to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions that they may have and avoid visiting the Tournament Headquarters.
PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION:
Dates available for play: Special rates are available from June 1-12, 2021.
Tee Times Available for play: Anytime given availability.
Check Westin Mission Hills for exact tee times and to book your tee time. Use promo code AJGA for discounted rates to junior tee times. Parent rate will not be applied with the promo code and will be adjusted upon check-in at Westin Mission Hills.
Practice Facility Times: Please call the golf shop to confirm facility times as these are subject to change over the course of the year.
Greens Fee Rates: Junior: $25. Adults/Parents: $40
Code of Conduct: Practice rounds are at the individual’s expense and are provided at a reduced rate by the AJGA and the host facility. Players and guests must comply with all rules & expectations at the host facility including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests. Failure to comply with these rules and Westin Mission Hills rules and regulations with regards to social distancing may result in the forfeiture of your practice round and potentially disqualification from the tournament.
AJGA Host Hotel: The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
AJGA Special Rate: $145 per night + $15 resort fee (Average rate at this time: $199 per night + $37 resort fee)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13.25%
Rate Includes: Complimentary High-Speed WiFi access, golf bag storage, two welcome beverages per stay & in-room bottled water.
Reservation Method: Please use the provided booking link below.
Booking link: Westin Mission Hills Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, May 26
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 p.m.
Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.
Airport: Players should make reservations into one of the following airports (please note travel times may vary based on traffic):
· Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 15 minutes / 7 miles
· Ontario International Airport (ONT): 1 hour 20 minutes / 80 miles
· Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 2 hours 15 minutes / 135 miles
· John Wayne Airport (SNA): 1 hour 45 minutes / 110 miles
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:
Shuttles: The Westin Mission Hills does not provide shuttle service.
Official Yardage Book and Green Guide – StrackaLine: StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the qualifier for the Se Ri Pak Desert Junior hosted at The Westin Mission Hills – Pete Dye Resort Course. The discount can be accessed online here.
Rangefinders: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).
Spectator Golf Carts: 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.
Push Carts: 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.