AJGA Host Hotel: The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
AJGA Special Rate: $145 ($179 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13.25%
Rate Includes: High speed Wi-Fi access in guest room and public space, access to little links miniature golf course, access to Pete Dye golf practice facilities, two welcome beverages per stay (21+), in-room bottled water
Reservation Method: (877) 253-0041 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here to Book at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, May 26
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 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: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Airport Transportation: The Westin Mission Hills does not offer airport transportation. Please visit the Palm Spring International Airport – Website for additional ground transportation options.
Cost: Cost varies on service used and destination.
Distance to Host Hotel: 15 minutes / 7 miles
Distance to Golf Course: 15 minutes / 7 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:
Onsite Transportation: There is no on-site transportation provided.
PRACTICE FACILITIES: To promote social distancing players will be assigned practice times on the driving range and practice putting green before the round. A player’s 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.
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.
POST ROUND: All players will be required to leave the facility immediately following their round.
OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: If players wish to have more time to warm up prior to the round or practice following play the Westin Mission Hills driving range located 1 mile away.
Date: Monday, June 14
Time: 7 – 8:50 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Mission Hills Country Club – Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Signup: Golf Genius (link will be sent out one week before practice round)
Signup Dates: Monday, June 7 – Sunday, June 13
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the starting tees to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.
Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations are available on the tournament website. The AJGA will not have hard copies of these available. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a pushcart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Information regarding additional practice rounds will be available soon.
AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:
· 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
· 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty
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.
PLAYER REGISTRATION: Players are to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their allotted one-hour warmup time (i.e. 11:50 a.m. for a 1 p.m. tee time). The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration.
Date: Monday, June 14
Time: 7 – 8:50 a.m.
Location: Mission Hills Country Club
Room: Front Entrance
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott prior to June 14 at (618) 402-7399. Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration 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: Sunday, June 13
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round – Tuesday)
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round – Wednesday)
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round – Thursday)
Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, June 16
Time: 5 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: Tuesday, June 15 – Thursday, June 17
Location: 55th Grille Window
Cost: Players Complimentary
All players will be provided with at least one additional complimentary meal, more details to follow at a later date.
HQ Location: Mission Hills Country Club – Dinah Shore Room
TD Name: Nathan Nottrott
Phone Number: (618) 402-7399
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.
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.
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 contact the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video.
OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine
StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Se Ri Pak Desert Junior hosted at Mission Hills Country Club. 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.