MEMORANDUM TO U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTANTS
We are grateful to Pinnacle Peak Country Club for hosting this USGA qualifying event. Please remember that we are their guests and our conduct should reflect our thanks. Letters may be addressed to Doc Belitz, General Manager, Drew Darrow, Head Golf Professional, Cody Horstman, Superintendent, Phil Vitale, Club President, at 8701 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.
Club Policies and Amenities:
Pinnacle Peak Country Club is a private club with a very active membership. Participants of the US Women’s Open Qualifier will need to limit time spent on the driving range, practice chipping and putting greens while at the facility for practice rounds. The club does not allow cell phone usage in indoor areas at the facility.
Field Size & Qualifying Spots
There are 69 contestants in the field at as of April 17, 46 Professionals and 23 Amateurs. The Arizona qualifying site will identify 2 Qualifiers spots and 2 Alternates. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot or either of the two alternate positions, an immediate hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted for the contestants involved.
Pairings & Assigned Start Times
Pairings and order of play were prepared by the USGA and starting times were assigned by the AGA. Changes to pairings or start times are not permissible for any reason. Pairings and starting times are available on the AGA website azgolf.org under the “Tournament” tab by selecting Event Directory and filtering under type by USGA Qualifier and then selecting US Women’s Open Qualifier Event Details.
This is a 36 hole qualifier. There will be a double-tee start in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning tee times will begin at 7:00 a.m., with the final group starting approximately at 9:00 a.m. The afternoon tee times will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the final group starting approximately at 2:30 p.m.
Food & Beverage Service
PLEASE NOTE: Pinnace Peak Country Club is a cash only facility, all food and beverage outlets will only accept cash!!! The club will NOT be open for breakfast, however, the restaurant will be open for lunch. For spectators seeking quicker lunch options, the Snack Shack near the driving range will be open from 8a.m. to 3p.m. with limited lunch options and snacks.
FOR PLAYERS: Boxed lunches are available for purchase by players, spectators, and caddies at $18 per person. Lunches MUST be pre-ordered no later than WEDNESDAY MAY 1 at 1 p.m., by purchasing on the AGA’s website. You can purchase lunches by clicking here, or on the left side of this page.
AGAIN, PLEASE BE ADVISED, THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED OPTIONS FOR PURCHASING FOOD OUTSIDE OF THE BOXED LUNCH MENTIONED ABOVE!! You MUST PRE-ORDER YOUR BOX LUNCH, no lunches will be available for purchase on the 6th. Suggestions for nearby breakfast places are listed below. Snacks and waters will be provided to players and caddies.
Registration will begin at 6 a.m. and will be on the south side of the Pinnacle Peak Country Club golf shop under the awning. Registration is mandatory for players who have pre-purchased a boxed lunch and/or have a caddie. Caddies will receive a wrist band at registration that designates their status as a caddie, this wrist band must be displayed at all times.
Use of Golf Carts
Use of automotive transportation by contestants is prohibited. Caddies may use motorized carts for a fee of $25 plus tax per caddie per 18 holes, limit of two carts per group. Push carts are permitted and MUST be rented in the golf shop for $11, Spectators and guests are not permitted to ride in carts. The number of carts may be limited; if you know that you want your caddie to have a cart, please reserve one by contacting the Erin Groeneveld at the AGA office at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Those who have reserved a cart will be accommodated first.
Practice rounds can be scheduled for up to 3 days in advance, after April 29 through May 5, 2019 for times after 12p.m. based on availability. Practice rounds are intended for qualifying participants ONLY. Caddies may NOT play but can accompany players for assistance. You may book your tee time by calling the golf shop at (480)-585-0385. The practice round rate is $50 (cash or credit card) per player and is inclusive of cart and range balls.
PRACTICE ROUND PACE OF PLAY: Please be aware that Pinnacle Peak Country Club’s standard pace of play is less than 4 hours. Participants of this qualifier are expected to maintain this pace of play during practice rounds. Groups that cannot maintain an acceptable pace of play may be asked to skip holes in order to regain position. To help maintain this pace of play we ask that players limit their practice to one approach shot to greens.
All practice facilities will open at 6:00 am.
Course Set up
The course shall be played from a mixed set of tees. Score card for the practice round will be available at the golf shop and is in the section labeled “Qualifying Yardages” of the information portal. The Committee reserves the right to alter the yardage based on weather and course conditions the day of the qualifying. All Local Rules will be listed on the Notice to Players. The USGA Hard Card will be attached with the conditions of competition.
Directions to the Course
The Pinnacle Peak Country Club is located at 8701 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. For directions from your specific location please click here
Country club golf attire is required.
Nearby Breakfast Options
20775 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open at 6:30 AM.
On the SW corner of Pima Rd and Thompson Peak Pkwy
Einstein Bros Bagles
23079 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Opens at 5:30AM
SW side of Scottsdale Rd and Pinnacle Peak rd.
If you find it necessary to withdraw for any reason, you MUST notify both the USGA and the AGA prior to your assigned starting time. Contact the AGA at 602-944-3035, and the USGA at 908-234-2300.
ARIZONA GOLF ASSOCIATION 7600 East Redfield Rd, Suite 130 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Telephone: (602) 944-3035
Erin Groeneveld, Official in Charge