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The Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic is Celebrating 20 years!

Welcome to the 2016 Pacific Amateur

The Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, brought to you by the Central Oregon Visitors Association, is the driving force for championship-caliber amateur golf in the West. In 2016, this prestigious annual event will celebrate its 20th year during the third week of September.

The three-day, net, stroke-play tournament takes place on some of the finest golf courses in Central Oregon and offers divisions for golfers of every skill level including: the Open/Gross Division for golfers looking to play without handicaps, multiple Competitive Net Divisions separated by age (Men, Senior Men, Mid-Senior, Super Senior, and Women) and the Non-competitive Division for the golfer looking for all of the great fun of the PacAm but with the allowance of the occasional foot wedge.

Registration will open shortly for the 2016 Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic. Please check back for tournament updates, pricing, and promotions.

Tournament Courses

The 2016 Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic takes place over 6 full days

  • Saturday 9/17 — 12pm - 5pm & Sunday 9/18 — 9am - 5pm Player Check-In

    All participants have this opportunity to check in, shop in the exclusive Taylormade-adidas-Ashworth store, registration packets, final course assignments, course directions & the final schedule of events.  Check-in for the Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic will take place over an extended, two-day period.

  • Saturday 9/17 & Sunday 9/18 — 10am - 5pm Equipment Demo Day

    Come out and experience the latest in golf club technology as PacAm equipment sponsors show off their brands at an interactive demo session on the Meadows Driving Range in Sunriver.

  • Sunday 9/18 — 9am - 4pm Caldera Short Game Contest

    This event will take place on the Caldera Springs Golf Course, a challenging and exciting par-3 course. Prizing will be awarded for skills contests on each hole. *An additional entry fee for this event will be required.

  • Monday 9/19 — 9:30am Shotgun Start at all courses Tournament Round

    Players should plan to arrive 45-minutes prior to start to allow time for check-in and warm up.

  • Monday 9/19 — 4pm - 7pm Charity Festival of Golf

    The first evening of the PacAm offers participants a chance to play for charity and win prizes galore!

    Tickets will be sold for the raffle and the skills contests with 100% of proceeds being donated directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon.

    Golf Skills Challenge is open 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Food will be served from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    We are very proud to donate the proceeds from ticket sales during Monday night’s Charity Festival of Golf to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. Additional donations are gladly accepted and will be given directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon on behalf of the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic.

    Complimentary beverages for this party include beer from Deschutes Brewery, wine, and Pepsi products from Bigfoot Beverages.

  • Tuesday 9/20 — 9:30am Shotgun Start at all courses Tournament Round

    Players should plan to arrive 45-minutes prior to start to allow time for check-in and warm up.

  • Tuesday 9/20 — 4:30pm - 6:30pm Lithia Scoring Reception

    Lithia’s Chevrolet of Bend store will be the site for the 19th Hole Event on Tuesday. Come check your scores from the day, grab some nibbles and beverages with your fellow PacAm competitors and test drive your favorite new Chevy vehicle. Every PacAm attendee will receive a gift from Lithia and a chance to drive the hottest Chevy models in the showroom. This is one party you don’t want to miss!

    Take a test drive and be entered to win a TaylorMade Driver courtesy of Lithia Auto Stores.

    Complimentary beverages for this party include Pepsi products from Bigfoot Beverages.

  • Wednesday 9/21 — 9:30am Shotgun Start at all courses Tournament Round

    Players should plan to arrive 45-minutes prior to start to allow time for check-in and warm up.

  • Wednesday 9/21 — 5:30pm - 8:30pm Awards Dinner & Ceremony

    Gather with new and old friends to feast on a hearty meal and share stories from the weeks events while we wrap up the Lithia Pacific Amateur Golf Classic at the Awards Ceremony. View the final standings and interact with sponsors and fellow competitors as the names of Flight Finalists are announced and Flight and Daily prizes are awarded.

  • Thursday 9/22 — 10am Shotgun Start Tournament of Champions

    The top 4 finalists in each flight tee it up to meet the challenge of Sunriver Resort’s award winning Crosswater Course to determine who the Flight Champions will be as well as the Overall Pacific Amateur Golf Classic Champion. Sculpture Presentations for each Flight Champion and the Overall PacAm Champion will be done immediately following play.

    *Schedule of Events is considered tentative and will be confirmed at Tournament Registration.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

    What is included in the entry fee?

    Each player receives

    • Three rounds of golf, on a different course daily
    • Shopping Credit at Player Check-in to the exclusive Taylormade-adidas-Ashworth onsite store
    • Demo Days onsite
    • Daily Closest-to-the-pin Competition for every flight
    • Admission into the 19th Hole Dinners (Monday, Wednesday)
    • Range Balls and cart provided all three days of tournament golf
    • Upon qualification, entry into Friday Tournament of Champions (no additional fees for qualifiers)
    • Eligibility to enter the *Caldera Short Game Contest(*Additional $35 fee – please call to register)

    What is NOT included in the entry fee?

    Lodging, transportation and additional meals or practice rounds (practice rounds may be available through lodging packages at Sunriver Resort).

    Breakfast is not included but will be available at the discretion of each course.

    What is the Cancellation Policy?

    All Tournament Registration cancellations will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee, and Caldera Short Game subject to a $5.00 processing fee. Full refunds will be provided for cancellations received in writing at the COVA/PacAm tournament office in Bend, OR, by 5:00 p.m. PST, August 15, 2016. Cancellations received after that date, but prior to 5:00 p.m. PST, September 1, 2016, will be refunded a total of $100.00. No Tournament Registration, Caldera Short Game nor Guest Fee Refunds, regardless of circumstance, will be provided after September 1, 2016. Please allow up to four weeks for processing of refunds. Thank you.

    What are the handicap breaks for each flight?

    Flight sizes will include approximately 20-25 participants. Preliminary flight handicap breakdowns will be determined at the close of registration and will be posted in the Player Resources Section for viewing. Final assignments will be released for view online approximately one week prior to the event.

    Does my handicap need to be established through the USGA?

    No, but you must have an established handicap with a recognized Golf Association. Examples would be the Southern Nevada Golf Association, Executive Womens Golf Association and the Southern California Golf Association. Contact the PacAm tournament office if you have questions about whether your handicap is acceptable.

    I am coming with some of my friends. Can we be paired together?

    No. To uphold the integrity of the tournament, pairings requests can not be honored. Players can however request to play in the same flight. Players can “play down” in age or handicap to be in the same flight as friends. Example: if four players are coming together and three of them are 10 handicaps and the fourth is a 12 handicap, the 12 can play as a 10 handicap for the tournament so he/she can play in the same flight; likewise someone who is in the Senior, Mid-Senior or Super Senior Division can play down to the Men’s age division. Players can not “play up” in age or handicap.

    Players in the “Weekend Warrior” Division will have the choice to play with other golfers if both golfers have registered for that Division.

    What date handicap will you be using?

    Tournament Handicaps are assigned based upon a participants handicap index range during the current year. Participants may be assigned a “tournament handicap” that is different than their USGA handicap based upon the lowest index from the current fiscal year or from past year’s scores and/or other factors. Your final tournament handicap will be made available prior to tournament play.  See the Rules page for more information on how Tournament Handicaps are calculated.

    Can I have a friend "caddy" for me?

    The use of caddies is NOT permitted during the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic.

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