Northern California Golf Association

39th Associate Club Championship

Poppy Hills Golf Course & Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Monday – Tuesday, August 30-31, 2021


Player Information


Club Information (website/directions):                     

Spyglass Hill GC                                              Poppy Hills GC                                 

Stevinson Dr & Spyglass Hill Rd                      3200 Lopez Rd                                 

Pebble Beach, CA 93953                                Pebble Beach, CA 93953   

(831) 625-8563                                               (831) 622-8239                                               


NCGA Tournament play at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Spyglass Hill Golf Course shall be in conformance with any applicable County and State PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER requirements.



36-holes stroke play, 18-holes per day (Best Two Balls of Four). Two players from each club will be paired with two players from another club. For this format, the NCGA defines a “side” as the two players from a club playing together. Should a disqualification penalty affect the “side,” the other two players from that club are still eligible to compete. The two best balls can both come from any of the four players.


Men will play from the WHITE tee markers at Spyglass Hill GC and the WHITE NCGA tee markers at Poppy Hills GC. Women will play from the RED tee markers at Spyglass Hill GC and the RED NCGA tee markers at Poppy Hills GC. Please see the “Yardage” page on the event portal for hole-by-hole yardages. Play will be 85% of the Course Handicap using a maximum current Handicap Index of 18.4 (men) and 25.4 (women). Players with a Handicap Index of 18.5 (men) 25.5 (women) or higher are eligible but must play to the maximum Handicap Index. The tournament will be played using the August 27, 2021 Handicap Revision. Teams will be paired by score for the second round.


Scoring Unfinished Holes:

If a player starts but does not complete a hole, their marker shall record an “X” followed by the score he most likely

would have made. This score is for handicap purposes only and shall not exceed net double bogey.


Net Double Bogey = Double Bogey + any handicap strokes you receive


Competition Schedule:    

The first round will be played at Poppy Hills GC. The second round will be played at Spyglass Hill GC. The first starting time will be at 7:30 AM on BOTH days. Players should be at their assigned tee 10 minutes prior to their starting time.


Practice Round Information:

The NCGA does not arrange practice rounds for either golf course.

Spyglass Hill GC – If you wish to play prior to the tournament, you must make reservations by calling Golf Central (800) 654-9300. Green fees are $415 per player (cart not included). Carts are $45 per rider. Please call the Pro Shop for more information. 

Poppy Hills GC Contact the Golf Shop at (831) 622-8239 to schedule a practice round. NCGA member green fees are $90 Monday-Thursday and $120 Friday-Sunday.


Cart Fee Information:

Each side is entitled to one cart. A maximum of two carts per group allowed.  GUEST OR NON-COMPETITOR CARTS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Spyglass Hill GC – Golf carts are optional at the player’s expense. Cart rental is $45 per rider.

Poppy Hills GC – Golf carts are optional at the player’s expense. Cart rental is $25 per rider.


Practice Balls:

Practice balls are included at both facilities before the round.

Spyglass Hill GC The Driving Range opens at 6:00 AM.

Poppy Hills GC – The golf shop and driving range will open at 6:45 AM. Please check in with the Pro Shop to receive the range balls. 


Payment Information:

Cash and major credit cards accepted at both facilities.


Local Rules / Hole Locations / Scorecards:

All paperwork will be available for players on or before Sunday, August 29th via the links below:

  • Notice to Players (Local Rules):  Poppy Hilsl GC | Spyglass Hill GC
  • Hole Locations:  Spyglass Hill GC | Poppy Hills GC - AVAILABLE at 1st and 10th TEE 
  • Scorecards:  Poppy Hills GC | Spyglass Hill GC (Scorecards are available to print as a convenience for players, but have no Rules status)


Food and Beverage Information:

No outside food and beverage are permitted at either facility. To avoid losing position and penalty for slow play, we recommend all players order ready-made food at the grill or restaurant if doing so during their stipulated rounds.

Spyglass Hill GC – Spyglass Hill Grill opens at 6:30 AM.

Poppy Hills GC – Porter’s will be available for grab and go items at 7:00 AM.



Only a club official may make substitutions, pairing changes and/or revisions by notifying the NCGA Rules and Competitions Office at least one week prior to the first tournament day.



The winning team will be awarded gold medals for each player. The second-place team will be awarded silver medals for each player. The third-place team will be awarded bronze medals for each player.


Rules Information


Prior to the first day of the event, you must make yourself familiar with the Player Handbook, Hard Card, and Pace of Play Policy.


See the above links for policies on Dress Code, Withdrawals, No Shows, and Conditions of Competition.

It is the PLAYER’S responsibility to know the Rules and Conditions of the Competition.


Golf Shoes:

Model Local Rule G-7 is in effect.


Maximum Score:

The maximum allowable score for a side on any hole is 9, Rule 21.2 applies.


Alternative to Stroke and Distance:

Model Local Rule E-5 is in effect.



The format is the same as the championship, two best balls of four. All players start from the same tee. Ties for first place will be broken by a hole-by-hole play-off. If a play-off cannot be conducted (decision of the Committee and the golf course) the USGA suggested method of matching cards will be used. Ties for second or third place will be broken by the USGA suggested method of matching cards.



Players are expected to arrive at their first tee with the latest version of the GolfGenius or USGA Tournament Management App. The player GGID is available on the scorecard PDF available above and will be given to you on the first tee by the starter. When logging in, you MUST login using the provided Player GGID or you will not get access to the digital scorecard portion of the app.


  •  DURING THE ROUND - Within the group, players will be marking for one other player (just as you would with a paper scorecard). The electronic scorecard has a section for "Marker's Notes". This is the equivalent to the tear strip at the top of a scorecard where the marker may keep his or her own scores. 
  •  WHEN ROUND IS COMPLETED - At the end of the round, all players in the group must report any rules issues to the committee and confirm hole-by-hole scores are correct.  If there are any discrepancies between your "Marker's Notes" and the scores your marker entered for you, they will be highlighted in yellow.
  • CERTIFYING SCORES - Once all scores are correct you will be prompted to "Certify as Marker" and then you will move to "My Scores", located at the top of your screen, and then be prompted to "Certify as Player".  This is the equivalent of signing a paper scorecard and satisfies the requirements of Rule 3.3b. Scores will be considered to be official and returned once the player has left the defined scoring area, the scoring area will be defined within The Notice to Players. 
  • Digital Scorecard Training - A step-by-step guide to digital scorecards.


Staff contact information is available in the Notice to Players (see link above) if you have any questions after your round. 

Please direct any questions concerning this event to the NCGA Rules and Competitions department at (831) 625-4653.