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Talking Stick Resort Amateur Golf Championship

2019 Talking Stick Resort Amateur Golf Championship

SEPTEMBER 9th - 11th, 2019

Talking Stick Resort is excited to announce the 1st Annual Talking Stick Resort Amateur Golf Championship. The tournament will span three days, multiple resort events, and, in the end, will crown winners for each of six flights. Sign up and be a part of three days of pristine championship golf in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.  


To register, call Reservations at 866-877-9897, or fill out the online form. 





The Talking Stick Resort Amateur Golf Championship is a three-day event which includes one practice round followed by a 36-hole Championship Tournament.

Scoring will follow a net, stroke play tournament format with players designated to one of six flights determined by an established handicap (see Registration Info).

Each day of the event will consist of golf at Talking Stick Golf Club followed by exclusive events at Talking Stick Resort.  



Talking Stick Golf Club consists of two, highly-acclaimed, 18-hole championship courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. 

The O'odham Course (North) is a classic, links-style design that features rolling fairways, unique bunkering and multiple green run-off areas. It's name is derived from the Pima Tribe which has a rich, cultural history in the region.  


The Piipaash Course (South) is a traditional American layout with tree-lined fairways and water features. It's name is derived from the Maricopa Tribe which also has centuries-old traditions in the valley. 




Clubs Package: Single-Player, No Hotel - $500
Spades Package: Single-Player, Two Nights Hotel - $800
Hearts Package: Single-Player plus Spouse, No Hotel - $635*
Diamonds Package: Single-Player plus Spouse, Two Nights Hotel - $935* 

* Spouse Package includes a Plus-One Entry for the Kick Off Party, Buffet Dinner, and Awards Banquet.

Tournament Entry includes:

Three Rounds of Golf
Breakfast & Lunch Daily
2 Drink Tickets Daily
Long Drive Contest
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres at Sun Watchers Bar
Dinner at the Wandering Horse Buffet
Awards Banquet

Optional Add-On Event

Golfer-Exclusive, No-Limit Hold'em Poker Tournament - $50


Championship Flight  (0-6 Handicap)
First Flight (7-15 Handicap)
Second Flight  (16+ Handicap)
Ladies' Championship Flight  (0-9 Handicap)
Ladies' First Flight  (10+ Handicap)
Senior Flight  (Gross and Net)


Championship Flight  (Gross Only)
First Flight (Net Only)
Second Flight  (Net Only)
Ladies' Championship Flight  (Gross Only)
Ladies' First Flight  (Net Only)
Senior Flight  (Gross and Net)





Monday, September 9th

@ Talking Stick Golf Club

7:30am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - Practice Round (Shotgun start)
1:00pm - Lunch

@ Talking Stick Resort

5:00am - Dinner
7:00pm - Kick Off Party (Sun Watchers Bar)


Tuesday, September 10th

@ Talking Stick Golf Club

8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Tournament First Round (Shotgun Start)
1:00pm - Lunch

@ Talking Stick Resort

5:00pm - Dinner at Wandering Horse Buffet (gratuity included)
5:00pm - Poker Tournament (optional)


Wednesday, September 11th

@ Talking Stick Golf Club

8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Tournament Final Round (Shotgun Start)

@ Talking Stick Resort

2:00pm - Awards Banquet & Final Scoring



Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5-8pm

Tournament Buy-in: $50  (no re-buys)
Tournament Chips: $5,000
Tournament Type: No-Limit Hold'em

Full details coming soon.  



Monday, September 9, 2019, 7pm

Two Drink Tickets
Hors d'oeuvres
Long Drive Contest



Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2pm

Hors d'oeuvres
Final Scoring
Awards Presentations



What is included in the Kickoff Party?
The kickoff party will include hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets and a long-drive competition. This event takes place at Talking Stick Resort, outside, by the pool at the Sunwatcher Bar from 7pm to 9pm.

What is the Wandering Horse Buffet Dinner?
When you receive your welcome packet, it will include a coupon for the Talking Stick Resort Wandering Horse Buffet or any outlet of your choice for equal or lesser value. This coupon must be redeemed on September 10 at your leisure.

What is included in the Awards Banquet?
The awards banquet will include hors d'oeuvres and tournament prize payouts. This event begins at 2pm inside of the Talking Stick Resort Showroom.

How do I participate in the Poker Tournament?
Guests may sign up for the poker tournament by calling the Talking Stick Resort Box Office, 480-850-7734, by 5pm, September 9th. Entry is $50 (not included in golf package).

What is the payout for the Poker Tournament?
The casino is adding $4,000 to the prize purse, plus $30 from every entry.  The Poker tournament is only for registered golf participants.

Do I need to sign up for any type of membership at the casino?
Yes, events require Player Rewards Club membership. Membership is free.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will not be allowed for this event. The event is non-refundable.

Who can I call for questions about the golf tournament?
(480) 850-7304

How many players will be paid out per flight?
One-third of the field will be paid out for each flight. Winners will be paid in golf shop credit to be spent at Talking Stick Golf Club.

Can I play extra practice rounds before the event?
Yes, a special rate will be offered for contestants in the tournament beginning one week prior. Please call the golf shop for details and availability.
(480) 860-2221

Can I choose who I play with in the tournament?
No, players will be randomly paired with other players within their flight.

Are caddies allowed?
Yes, but if a player chooses to have a caddie, both the player and the caddie will be required to walk and keep up with the pace of play.

When will handicaps be collected?
USGA handicaps will be indexed on September 1st, 2019 and the player's tournament handicap will be calculated at that time.

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