The Arizona Golf Association offers a variety of competitive tournament opportunities for men and women of all abilities. Whether you want to participate in Arizona’s prestigious state championships, senior series events, association tournaments, or team events, you are guaranteed to enjoy your playing experience.
The AGA conducts seven State Championships which include match play, stroke play, and better ball events. Some championships are open to all and others are restricted by age. All are played at scratch and offer golfers a highly competitive environment at some of Arizona’s most prestigious golf venues.
The AGA conducts four State Championships for women and girls. These are the highest echelon of state level amateur competition for women in Arizona and includes the State Amateur Match Play, the State Amateur Stroke Play, the Four-Ball Stroke Play and the State Amateur Senior Stroke Play.
The AGA conducts association tournaments throughout the state for men and women. Players are flighted by age and/or handicap and multiple sets of tees are utilized to enhance the player’s experience and enjoyment. Several tournaments provide both gross and net prizes.
The AGA conducts 18 qualifiers each year on behalf of the United States Golf Association. These include qualifiers for both open and amateur championships for men, women and juniors. Entries for USGA qualifiers are made directly through the United States Golf Association at USGA.org.
AGA Team Events
The annual Father/Son tournament is held each year the first weekend in June at Antelope Hills Golf Course. A father can play with up to three sons and all are playing on different teams. Family members can be any combination including fathers, sons, grandfathers, grandsons, stepfathers, and stepsons. The format is a modified Chapman.
Club Team Championship
The Club Team Championship is an annual tournament held each year in December. AGA member clubs submit a team or teams to compete against other AGA clubs. Qualifiers are held throughout the state to determine the top 56 teams that will compete in the Championship. The format is a two-person scramble and team members must be from the same club.
Women’s Club State Medallion
The State Medallion is a year-long event for women of AGA member clubs. Each club hosts a local qualifier to select their team. The winners receive the prestigious AGA medallion and are invited to represent their club at the State Medallion Tournament held in January. The format is stroke play and is open to both 9-hole and 18-hole member clubs.
Senior Cup Series
The Senior Cup Series is a series of one-day Four-Ball events (better ball of partners) for AGA members aged 50 and older. Teams play in flights and accumulate points throughout the series. The top points winners are eligible to participate in the season-ending Championship held at a prestigious golf venue in September.
Regional & National Team Events
This annual challenge between Arizona and Utah began in 1996. Each state sends a team of 12 players; eight at large, two seniors (50 and older) and two women. This is a two-day Ryder Cup format played at scratch. The shootout alternates each year between Arizona and Utah.
The Goldwater Cup is an annual match between Southwest Section PGA professionals and AGA members that originated by Bob Goldwater in 1961. Two divisions – twelve open players and 12 seniors (50 and older) – compete in two rounds of matches. The first is Four-ball match play and the second is Singles matches.
The Southwest Team Challenge offers an opportunity for state and regional golf associations to send four players, two of which must be over 50, to compete. Hosted by Reflection Bay Golf Course in Las Vegas, teams play three rounds of Stableford at gross. The team with the most total points is declared the champion.
Peru Invitational: An international competition of teams representing 23 countries. Arizona has sent a team since 1993.
Gibson Cup: The equivalent of the Goldwater Cup for southern Arizona
Pacific Coast Amateur: One of America’s premier amateur events. Arizona is one of 14 founding associations.
Social Member Days
AGA social golf days are non-competitive events open to members and non-members. No matter what your skill level, come out and experience the game.
Just for Fun: There is no format, just golf. Keep score or don’t keep score. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of golf with friends.
Summer Scrambles: Scramble format for those that want the camaraderie and comfort of a team. Don’t have anyone to play with? No problem – we’ll pair you with some future friends.
There are several competitive tournaments held throughout the state that are classified as sanctioned, the AGA has no role in sanctioned events other than to allocate points for representation on AGA teams. All aspects of the event is managed by the golf facility.
As a courtesy to our members, we post other regional or national championships or events along with contact info for those that may be of interest.
There are more than 1,000 charity golf tournaments hosted throughout the year in Arizona. The AGA posts details to help organizers promote their charities and golf tournaments. Any charity interested in listing their event on our website can do so by contacting the AGA office.