Annual Celebrity Golf Championship

There’s one place where NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB rivalries meet annually to settle old scores. The venue: Lake Tahoe. The event: The annual American Century Championship. At stake: a share in the $625,000 prize purse. The scene: Six days of fist bumps, high fives, autograph signing, photos with fans, laughs, and some great golf.

American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: Amazing Imagery
Photo Credit: Amazing Imagery

The Game

A blockbuster lineup of sports legends, all-stars, Olympians and Hall of Famers plus Hollywood celebrities of film and television will go tee to green in two weeks, July 9-14 at the annual American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club.

The No. 1 celebrity golf tournament in America brings plenty of high-stakes competition, thrills and a fair share of wild swings, long putts and errant golf shots to the famed Edgewood Tahoe course as a field of more than 80 players tee it up before galleries totaling some 40,000 who line fairways, beaches and watch aboard speed boats, sailboats and chartered yachts along the shoreline.

The Players

With many returning year after year to participate, there are always new faces in the lineup of players. The impressive list of sports and entertainment celebrities, including TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux, comedians Ray Romano and Larry the Cable Guy, and a host of current pro athletes and retired Hall of Famers.

Celebrity chef and TV personality, Bobby Flay, will tee up, as well as Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks. Defending 2018 champion Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys’ former quarterback and prominent NFL analyst, returns this year as well as past winners, three-time champion Mark Mulder, and two-time winner actor/singer Jack Wagner.

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New participants are added regularly. For an updated list of confirmed players, visit


Tickets are available online or at participating Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill supermarkets. For more information, visit The annual tournament raises money for multiple charities and offers free admission to military personnel and guests.

Staying at The Ridge Resorts?

Skip the drive and parking hassle by hopping on the complimentary resort shuttle down to the venue. Our shuttle brings guests to nearby MontBleu Casino Resort each hour. See the weekly Ridge Guide or ask the Concierge for specific schedule.

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