The Pasadena City Golf Championship was first played in 1929 and has long been one of Southern California’s most prestigious men’s amateur tournaments. This year will be the 84th playing of this elite amateur event held at the historic Brookside Golf Club at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Brookside, designed by famed architect William P. Bell, has hosted some of the game's best over the past 95 years. Brookside has hosted two PGA Tour events : The Pasadena Open (1929 – 1940) and The Los Angeles Open (1968 - won by Billy Casper). In addition, it has hosted the LPGA Tour (1971), the USGA Public Links Championship (1974) as well as numerous amateur qualifiers.
The tournament has been played in several different formats since it’s founding including match play, a 72-hole medal play event that ran from Thursday-Sunday. Today it's a 54-hole medal play event with a 36-hole cut after two days. It features a large championship division for players with a low index of 3.0 or better, along with net flights for players of all abilities.
Currently, the event averages more than 200 players and is seen as a true test of competitive golf for elite high school and collegiate golfers from all over the area, as well a chance for top mid-amateurs to play in a professional-format tourney.
The tournament is hosted by Brookside Men's Golf Club in collaboration with The Rose Bowl Operating Company, American Golf and The First Tee of Greater Pasadena.