FIRST ROUND COVERAGE BEGINS JUNE 25TH!
MURRIETA, CA – In its 120th year of existence, the California State Open will be played June 25th – 28th, at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, CA. The field of 150+ players will consist of PGA Professionals, past champions, top performers in 2018 and players exempt based on performance and a number of open qualifiers. This elite group of professionals and amateurs will tee it up for the opportunity to have their name engraved on the Championship trophy alongside the likes of defending champion Andre DeDecker, the venerable Walter Hagen, first Masters winner Horton Smith, U.S. Open champion Gene Littler, PGA champion Jerry Barber, PGA Tour winners such as Dutch Harrison, Jimmy Powell, Roger Maltbie, Dennis Paulson, Greg Twiggs, Kirk Triplett, Tim Norris, Rex Caldwell, Ron Reif, and Jason Gore.
Having first been played in 1900 and considered a PGA TOUR event in the 1920’s and 30’s, the California State Open has always boasted one of the most competitive State championship fields. The Championship will commence over four days and 72-holes with a 36-hole cut to the low 60 competitors on Wednesday evening. Spectators are welcome to walk along and cheer on their favorite players at the Championship and admission is free. The California State Open is owned and operated solely by the Southern California PGA.
The Championship will be a 72-hole stroke play tournament contested over four days. Following the conclusion of 36-holes, the field will be cut to the Top 60 players and ties who will play the final rounds on June 27th & June 28th with a single morning wave of starting times.
Championship is open to both Professionals and Amateurs. To enter the Championship field, participants must either qualify or meet one of exemptions.
June 25 -26
Morning and Afternoon Waves
*Players will Flip Waves From Day 1 to Day 2
June 27 – 28
*Subject to Change Based on Number of Participants Making the Cut
Bear Creek Golf Club – Murrieta, California
ABOUT BEAR CREEK GOLF CLUB
Bear Creek Golf Club is tucked away in the foothills below the Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta, CA. It is a spectacular member-only golf club with breathtaking views and a historic signature design by Jack Nicklaus.
Established in 1982, Bear Creek has remained a prestigious course in the Inland Empire that continues to attract new members. In August of 2015, Steele Canyon Golf Club Corporation purchased the course and clubhouse and immediately raised the level of service and commitment to its members. That dedication is evident in the beautiful clubhouse renovation completed in the spring of 2016.
22640 Bear Creek Dr N.
Murrieta, CA 92562