Set along the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe is arguably one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Designed by George Fazio and opened in 1968, Edgewood is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses.” Challenging yet fair, this course offers a choice of four sets of tees, ranging in length from 5,567 yards to a demanding 7,555 yards, and provides a suitable test for golfers of all skill levels.
Throughout its storied history, Edgewood Tahoe has played host to a variety of major golf events. In 1980, the 55th annual U.S. Public Links Championship came to Edgewood Tahoe — the first U.S.G.A. event to be held in Nevada. Jodie Mudd, a junior at Georgia Southern College coming out on top. The U.S.G.A. returned to Edgewood Tahoe in 1985 for the U.S. Senior Open Championship, where Miller Barber captured the title as the only player in the field to manage to break par on the course’s demanding layout. Making birdie on three of the first four holes of the final round, Barber’s three-under-par total bested Roberto De Vicenzo by four strokes for Barber’s second consecutive Senior Open title. This also happened to be the first Senior Open to be televised, at that time broadcasted on an unknown sports network called ESPN.
Most notably, for the last twenty-five years, Edgewood Tahoe has been the home of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Each year, this star-studded event features some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and politics. A favorite on the celebrity circuit, this tournament features such big names as Michael Jordan, John Elway, Charles Barkley, Lou Holtz, Jim McMahon and Ray Romano.
Sponsored by American Century Investments and featured on NBC annually, the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is an event for the entire family. The 2016 Championship will be held July 19-24, 2016.