U.S. Open Local Qualifying

Butte Creek Country Club

May 1, 2019

Player Information Sheet


Club Information (website/directions):     

Butte Creek Country Club

175 Estates Dr.

Chico, CA 95928





One 18-hole stipulated round of individual stroke play.  Contestants will play from the WHITE USGA Tee Markers wherever they are situated (see Yardage sheet).  The low individual scores will advance to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on June 13-16, 2019. Any play-offs will take place immediately after the conclusion of play for the last spot and two alternate positions.


Competition Schedule:                               

Starting times will start at 8:00am off of #1 and #10.

Please check the NCGA website for groupings and starting times. Please be at your assigned tee at least 10 minutes prior to your starting time.


Practice Round Information:                      

Fee - $45 weekdays; $60 weekends. Cart available for practice round only $17 per rider. Available on a space available based Tuesday-Sunday.  Rates available to CONTESTANT and CADDIE ONLY.


Cart Information:                                        

Automotive transportation is prohibited. Players and caddies must walk.

Pull-carts are permitted. SPECTATOR CARTS ARE PROHIBITED.



Caddies are permitted, however, they are not available from Butte Creek Country Club.


Practice Balls:                                              

Provided for players prior to and following competition round at no cost. The practice range and Golf Shop will open at 6:30am.


Payment Information:                                

Cash and Credit Cards are accepted for all purchases (golf shop and food and beverage).


Food and Beverage Information:               

A limited breakfast menu will be available in the Restaurant starting at 6:30 AM with regular lunch service from 11 AM – 3 PM.



Notify the NCGA at 831-625-4653 to withdraw.  Players that fail to notify the NCGA prior to their starting time will be listed as No Shows.



In the event of injury or illness, contact the USGA at 908-326-1950 for a refund prior to May 20, 2019. No refunds will be issued after May 20, 2019.  A $35 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.






Rules Information:                                       

The Rules of Golf effective January 2019 are in effect and are supplemented by the 2019 USGA Hard Card.  The Committee will provide any additional Local Rules needed at the qualifying site.  It is the player’s responsibility to know the conditions of the competition.


Limitation of Golf Balls:                              

The one ball Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. See Model Local Rule G-4.


Automotive Transportation:                     

The Local Rule prohibiting the use of motorized transportation as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. See Model Local Rule G-6.


Distance-Measuring Devices:                     

Distance-Measuring Devices are NOT permitted. See Model Local Rule G-5.



Rule 4.3a is modified in this way:


During a round, a player must not wear shoes with:

  • Traditional spikes – that is, spikes having single or multiple points designed to penetrate deeply into the surface of the ground (regardless of whether made of metal, ceramic, plastic or other materials); or
  • Spikes of any design that are entirely or partially made of metal, if such metal may come into contact with the course.

Penalty for breach of Local Rule – see Rule 4.3.


Grooves Condition:                                     

The Local Rule as prescribed by Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect, except that the Exception in the Model Local Rule does not apply.  You may check to see if your grooves are conforming by using the Informational Club Database - http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/intro.html