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SERI PAK Desert Junior presented by Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
Hotel Address: 67967 Vista Chino
AJGA Special Rate: $119 + $23 reduced resort fee ($149 Average rate at this time + $35 resort fee)
Hotel Tax Rate: 15%
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Parking
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

Reservation Method: (760) 322 – 7000 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Friday, May 31
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)
Distance to Host Hotel: Click Here
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

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:

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than one hour before their posted tee time.

POST ROUND: More information regarding practice at the host facility following play will be available closer to the event date.


Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Mission Hills Country Club – Pete Dye Challenge Course
Practice Facilities Time: 5:30 a.m.

Signup: Golf Genius link here
Signup Dates: Tuesday, June 4 – Monday, June 10 

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.

Practice Round Hole Locations will be available at the starting tee. Tournament Hole Locations will be on the tournament website. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round. Please review the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct prior to the practice round.

Additional Practice Round Information:

Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations 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 Mission Hills Country Club’s rules and regulations and the AJGA Player  and Spectator  Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:

  1. Forfeiture of your official practice round
  2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
  3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved 

Reservation Method: Call (760) 324-9400
Player Cost: $75 (no cart) // $125 (with cart)
Cost to Ride: $50
Dates Available: Anytime from May 11th forward. The course is closed from May 20 – 24.

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 . 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: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 5:30 – 7:40 a.m.
Location: 55th Grill Patio

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Jordan Alejandre prior to June 11 at (408) 807-7172.

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 or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.


Official Pairings Available: Monday, June 10
Tee Times:
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (First Round, Wednesday)
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (Second Round, Thursday)
6:30 – 8:09 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (Final Round, Friday)

Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, June 13
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Tournament Website

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.


Each junior will receive a gift card at registration for Chipotle and In N Out in lieu of a tournament cookout.

Social Activity: Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: Following scoring
Location: 55th Grill
Cost: Free


HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Dinah Shore Room
TD Name: Jordan Alejandre
Phone Number: (408) 807-7172
Email: jalejandre@ajga.org

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.

JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the SERI PAK Desert Junior presented by Bay Area Lyme Foundation hosted at Mission Hills Country Club – Pete Dye Challenge Course. The discount can be accessed online here .

As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form. Push carts cannot be reserved prior to arriving on-site.

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.