Thursday, March 7, 2013

Edgewood Tahoe: Challenging golfers, sports stars and celebrities since 1968

Besides being the home of the American Century Championship, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is set along the shore of Tahoe and is considered one of the most breathtaking courses in the country if not the world. 

Breathtaking sunsets is just an added bonus of playing this pristine course.  Photo: Rod Hanna.
Designed by George Fazio and opened in 1968, Edgewood is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of "America's Top Golf Courses." 

Throughout its history, Edgewood Tahoe has played host to a variety of major golf events including the 55th annual US Public Links Championship, the first USGA event to be held in Nevada and the U.S. Senior Open in 1985, which was the first televised Senior Open.

Most notably, for the last 23 years Edgewood Tahoe has been the home of the American CenturyCelebrity Golf Championship. Each year, this star-studded event features some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and politics. This tournament regularly features big names such as Michael Jordan, John Elway, Aaron Rodgers  Charles Barkley, Joe Sakic, Tony RomoOscar De La Hoya, Jim McMahon and Ray Romano. 

Sponsored by American Century Investments and featured on NBC and NBC Sports annually, the Celebrity Golf Championship is an event for the entire family. This year’s Championship will be held July 16-21, 2013.

Challenging yet fair, the course offers a choice of four sets of tees, ranging in length from 5,567 to 7,555 yards, providing a suitable test for golfers of all skill levels. Take a virtual tour of the course here.

Edgewood Tahoe also offers to fine dining at EdgewoodRestaurant and its celebrated 19th hole Brooks Bar &Deck.

Future plans include construction of the Edgewood TahoeLodge, an exceptional, LEED-designed hotel to be built adjacent to the golf course. As planned, the Lodge will serve as a catalyst for South Shore's reinvention while delivering tremendous water quality benefits for a 4,200 acre watershed. The world-class Lodge will include 194 hotel rooms, health spa, a bistro style restaurant and will bring improvements to the golf course and club house.

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