This yearly tradition in the Desert features a tournament with a unique five-day format played over four different courses. This year the course are Silver Rock, Palmer Private and Nicklaus at PGA West as well as La Quinta Country Country Club. (As a point of interest the very first year the tournament was held the courses played were Thunderbird, Tamarisk, Bermuda Dunes and Indian Wells Country Clubs.
From the start, the Classic has attracted an unbelievable variety of celebrities to compete in the tournament’s pro-am competition. This year spectators will see Tony Dovolani, Peter Gallagher, Bo Jackson, Kurt Russell, Scott Hamilton, Bret Baier, Alice Cooper, Eric Dickerson, Ron White, Steve Azar, Julius Irving and William Devane to name a few.
Legendandary Early stars included: Bing Crosby, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Phil Harris, Desi Arnaz, Ray Bolger and Hoagy Carmichael. Dwight Eisenhower was the first former President to play in the tournament and Bob Hope who added his name to the tournament in 1965 and became the Classic’s Chairman of the Board.
Tickets start at just $25 and are available the day of the tournament on an as available basis or may be ordered on line.