To all Golfweek Amateur Tour Members,


On behalf of the entire Golfweek organization, I want to thank you for your membership of the Golfweek Amateur Tour.  We are incredibly proud of our relationship with what we feel is the best option for organized amateur competition for folks like you and me. 


I am writing to inform you of some changes to our magazine frequency and format for 2021. Our plan is to publish four issues in 2021 including our annual Golfweek’s Best in April and Ultimate Guide in December. In addition to these two issues, we will publish a new issue called Get Equipped in February that will highlight everything new in the game for 2021 including equipment, gear, places to visit and more. The second new issue is titled Golf Life in July and will feature in-depth stories and interviews with the movers, shakers and personalities that drive the business and sport of golf. We are excited about the new schedule and plan to bring the same style of expert, in-depth journalism that you expect from Golfweek..


I hope that you also enjoying as well as our weekly digital newsletter products including: Monday Rewind, Get Equipped, Get Primed, Golf Life and Get Better. You can sign up for these here.


Thank you again for being a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member. 



Patrick Leahy
VP of Revenue - USA TODAY Golf
Publisher – Golfweek





As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through and issued an official USGA index.

Within 45 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2022 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

See FAQ's here for more information.


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Golfweek Amtour California 

2022 Season Begins in January

The 2022 Season Schedule is now being worked on.  The opening event will be at Paiute Golf Resort (Snow & Sun Mountain courses) on January 15th-16th.

We hope to see you for the 2022 Season. Membership will open on BLACK Friday November 26.

2022 Schedule

             January 15-16 Las Vegas Pauite

January 30 Goose Creek

        February 19-20 Torrey Pines And Crossings

March 5 Tierra Rejada

March 12     Sierra Lakes

March 27 Oak Quarry

April 16-17 PGA WEST

May 8th Black Gold

May 28-29 PGA West Norman and Mountain

June 4 Tustin Ranch

June 11 Oak Valley

June 26 Monarch Beach

JULY 9-10  TBA

July 23-24 Glen Annie and Sandpiper

August 14 Arroyo Trabuco

August 28 TBA

Sept 4-5 TPC Scottsdale

Sept 12 TBA

Sept 25-26 California Tour Finals

Oct 14-16 Tour Championship Hilton Head Islan

Tee times and important information for Golfweek Amateur Tour California will be posted the Thursday prior. Please make sure you double-check your tee time/group in the morning of the tournament in case there are any last-minute changes.

Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather, the tournament will go on as scheduled (unless the course closes). Please make sure you check the tour homepage for updates.

Live Scoring Information - Your username is the email you used to sign up for the Tour, and the password is - password.

Local Rules -Tournament playing rules are listed on the homepage under the Local Tour Policies button.
Tournament Check-In - Every golfer MUST check-in 30 minutes prior to his/her tee time either in person or digitally (if they pay their skins online or forego skins) and each group MUST be on their 1st tee 10 minutes prior to their tee time. When you check-in you will have the opportunity to participate in the side games for the tournament (skins, closest to the pin, points game and 50/50 raffle). These contests may be paid for in cash at the course OR ahead of time via Venmo (@Donald-Risner), or PayPal. With Paypal you can use the Paypal button that is on the home page (there is a $3 surcharge) or you can send me a Friends and Family payment to avoid the surcharge at Paypal ( All payouts will be made electronically within 48 hours via Venmo or PayPal Friends and Family.



ONE BALL RULE IS IN PLAY  Players must use the same make and model of golf ball throughout each hole.

NATIVE RULE IS IN PLAY  1 club from point of entry, no closer to hole. One stroke penalty. Does not apply to OB areas.

Pace of Play  Ready Golf (who’s ready not who’s away) Keep your group on pace with the Group in front of you.

3 Minutes MAX SEARCH TIME for golf balls. Triple Bogey Max score per hole for all but Championship Flight

If you and your partners cannot come to agreement on a ruling, play 2 balls from that spot and we will make a decision before taking your score card after the round.





USERNAME IS YOUR GWAT EMAIL ADDRESS                 PASSWORD: is the word password (all lower case)




The membership package includes 

GolfWeek Amtour Hat

Golf Week Tour membership card

and some additional Items TBD

Ability to Compete in Local and Regional Tournaments


Winners in each flight Receive Gift Cards


Cash Games:

Super Skins - $10 - (Flights are all combined - Par or better qualifies as a skin)

Flight Skins - $20 - (All flights are separate - par or better qualifies as a skin)

Closest to the Pin - $5 - All flights get a shot at all of the par 3's at their respective distances

            You can Venmo me at Donald-Risner

Based on where you placed in each tournament, you will be awarded points. All participating players receive points no matter what place you finished in for the event. 

The Season Long Points Winner for each flight will be eligible for a spot on the Caifornia team into the tour championship in Hilton Head.  

The top 10 in each flight have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals at Hilton Head Island in October.

Listed below are the flight assignments and yardages..

Championship Flight: 0 to 3.9 Handicap
A Flight: 4.0 to 8.9 Handicap
B Flight: 9.0 to 13.9 Handicap
C Flight: 14.0 to 18.9 Handicap
D Flight: 19.0 and Higher Handicap

Championship flight: 6700 yards and up
-A flight: 6500-6800 yards
-B flight: 6400-6600 yards
-C flight: 6200-6500 yards
-D flight: 6000-6300 yards 


 Frequently Asked Questions   

Would you like to learn more about how our tour operates? Please visit our local FAQ section by clicking on the link below to learn the answers to many of the questions that have been asked by our new and veteran players.
Looking for Los Angeles Amateur Golf Tournaments LA Golf Tournaments Orange County Golf Tournaments OC Amateur Golf Tournaments IE Golf Tournaments Palm Springs Golf Tournaments SListed below are the flight assignments and yardages..
Tour Membership   

As a member of the California Tour, you are allowed to play in as many or as few California Tour events as you would like to.

As an added benefit, you are also allowed to play in any other tour event throughout the country!

For every California Tour event that you play in, you will gain season long points that could pave your way to the National Championship in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina at the end of the season.

Your 2022 Membership will only cost $99 and includes the following...
  • 2022 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Hat ($20 value)
  • 2022 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Member Card
  • Discounted Practice Rounds at Most Event Courses
  • 15% to 50% on Golf Equipment, Apparel and Accessories at Tour Sponsor Golf Shop and Online Store
  • Opportunity to compete in National Tour Championship in Hilton Head, SC in October 2022. Over 1000 golfers competed in 2021! 

 How Our Tournaments Work   

When you sign up for the tour, we will place you in a flight based on your current USGA Index or by making a determination based on your average scores. During the tournaments, you will compete against other players from your flight in a true stroke play event. You will compete for pre-paid Visa and Worldwide Gifts Cards and a trophy for the 1st place winner in each flight. 

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