We are looking forward to having you compete in the 55th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Columbia Edgewater Country Club


The following information is important as it pertains to your participation in the championship. Please review this information thoroughly as it will greatly assist you in preparing to compete in the championship.



The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship will be providing all contestants a unique event code through Lyft that can be used from Saturday, July 16 to Saturday, July 23. The unique event code will allow you to get to/from the airport, hotels, and golf course. Specific information will be emailed out to contestants a week before the championship. In order to use this service, you will need to download the Lyft app on your mobile phone and setup an account.  You can get the Lyft app for free through the following; Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon, and Microsoft.


In addition to providing contestants a unique event code with Lyft, we will also be providing some shuttle service to/from airport and host hotels.  Specific information on shuttle service will be emailed out to contestants a week before the championship.


The PCGA has arranged for preferred rates at the following two hotels.  To get these preferred rates, you must go to the website link below and book your room online. Both of these hotels are only 1.8 miles from Columbia Edgewater CC. 


Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot                                                     Residence Inn by Marriot
1200 N. Anchor Way, Portland, OR 97217                                         1250 N. Anchor Way, Portland, OR 97217





Practice rounds at Columbia Edgewater CC will be available to contestants on Monday, July 18. Players are only allowed one complimentary practice round and they will not be available to contestants prior to Monday, July 18 unless authorized by the PCGA. All practice round starting time arrangements must be made through the PCGA office in Tacoma, WA by calling Marie Hasegawa at (253) 214-2910.




Monday, July 18

Arrivals and registration - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Practice rounds for contestants

Players’ Welcome Barbecue - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour; 7:00 p.m. Barbecue Dinner


Tuesday, July 19

Practice Range opens at 6:30 a.m.

First Round – starting times from 7:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. from the #1 tee

Hosted lunch 12:00 p.m. until last group finishes


Wednesday, July 20

Practice Range opens at 6:30 a.m.

Second Round – starting times from 7:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. from the #1 tee

Hosted lunch 12:00 p.m. until last group finishes

Thursday, July 21

Practice Range opens at 6:30 a.m.

Third Round – starting times from 7:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. from the #1 tee

Hosted lunch 12:00 p.m. until last group finishes

Friday, July 22

Practice Range opens at 6:30 a.m.

Final Round – starting times beginning at 7:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. from #1 and #10 tees

Hosted lunch 12:00 p.m. until last group finishes
Awards Presentation Ceremony immediately upon completion of play.




Registration for contestants will be Monday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Columbia Edgewater CC.  Registration will be located right inside the lower main entrance of the clubhouse that is adjacent to the main parking lot. Please look for signage.


PACIFIC COAST AMATEUR WEB SITE - www.pacificcoastamateur.com

Players are encouraged to visit the championship web site at www.pacificcoastamateur.com, which will include a list of players with bio’s and other pertinent information.  Live Scoring updates throughout the championship will also be featured on the web site July 19 through the final round on July 22.


We welcome you to join our conversation on social media using the hashtag #PacCoastAm
Follow along on Twitter - @PacificCoastAm, Instagram - @pacificcoastam and Facebook




The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is part of the Elite Amateur Golf Series (EAGS). Created to challenge the best of the best in amateur golf, the Elite Amateur Golf Series brings together the top amateur championships in a collective series of competition, the Elite Amateur Cup. The Elite Amateur Cup is a points race by competing in the seven historic Elite Amateur Golf Series championships: Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, North & South Amateur, Trans-Miss Amateur, Southern Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur and the Western Amateur.


Elite Amateur Cup point system is the cumulative total of World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR) points earned from competing in the seven EAGS events. The Elite Amateur Cup winner is the player with the most points at the end of the series that culminates with the Western Amateur. Top finishers in the series earn exemptions into USGA Championships, PGA Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour events. A player must compete in a minimum of three events to be eligible for exemptions. Point standings will be updated weekly during the series.  Point standings and more information on the Elite Amateur Series can be found by visiting www.eliteamateurgolfseries.org.  You can also join the conversation on social media. Twitter - @eliteamseries, Instagram - @eliteamseries, and Facebook.



The PCGA dress code applies to contestants, caddies, and gallery, and will be strictly enforced during the championship week. Suitable attire must be worn at all times. Suitable attire DOES NOT include jeans or denim of any kind or color, running suits, CARGO PANTS OR SHORTS (Pockets on sides), tank tops, t-shirts or unkempt clothing of any kind. Shorts are permitted but must be worn at mid-thigh length or longer. All shirts must have collars and must be worn tucked in. All caps must be worn with the bill forward. Sandal type golf shoes are not permitted. Failure to adhere to the dress code may result in disqualification and removal from club property.

NOTE: Cargo pants or shorts are defined as having side pockets on the side of the leg. Because of the differing nature of cargo pants and shorts, the PCGA does not permit any type regardless of their quality or material in an effort to maintain our attire standard which assists us to attain the very best golf clubs as host sites. Your cooperation is appreciated.



Motorized transportation is prohibited, the Local Rule prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-6.


The use of pull carts is allowed.


Caddies are allowed for the championship.  There are no caddie services available at Columbia Edgewater CC. Caddies will be required to wear a caddie bib.  Caddie bibs will be handed out on the first tee.



To provide an equal championship platform for all competitors, the use of carts by spectators is not permitted by the PCGA.


All major credit cards are accepted and is the preferred method of payment throughout the facility at Columbia Edgewater CC.


PLAYERS' HOSTED WELCOME BARBECUE (Cost for Players Included in Entry Fee)

The Players’ Welcome Barbecue will be held on Monday, July 18 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (social hour) and 7:00 (barbecue). The PCGA hosts this dinner for all players (included in the entry fee), volunteers and officials.  Guests are also welcome to attend, but tickets must be purchased at PCGA registration. Business casual/golf attire is preferred. 

PCGA HOSTED LUNCH EACH DAY OF CHAMPIONSHIP (Cost for Players Included in Entry Fee)

To further assist in deferring player expenses, the PCGA will host a lunch (included in the entry fee) each day for players (Tuesday-Friday).


MORSE CUP TEAM PHOTOS (Applies Only to PCGA Member Association Teams)

The traditional Morse Cup team photos will be taken Wednesday morning, July 20, prior to play. The location and a specific schedule of photo times for each association will be distributed to those on a Morse Cup team at registration.



Individual - The Individual Championship shall be conducted over 72 holes.  There is no cut.

In the event of a tie, the individual champion will be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the conclusion of play.


Morse Cup Team The team Championship, consisting of PCGA member association teams only, will be conducted over the first 36 holes.  The two low scores of three each day will be totaled to determine the winning association team of the Morse Cup competition and Trophy.  In the event of a tie, co-champions will be declared.



Individual – The low individual scorer will receive a PCGA Gold Championship Medal and a Crystal Trophy and his name will be engraved on the Edgar Updegraff Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Perpetual Trophy.  Individuals finishing second will receive a PCGA Silver Championship Medal.  Individuals finishing third will receive a PCGA Bronze Championship Medal. 


Morse Cup Team - The winning association holds the Morse Cup Perpetual Trophy for one year. Each team member receives a Gold Championship Medal.  Each member of the team(s) finishing in second place will receive a Silver Championship Medal. 



The PCGA pace of play policy that will be in effect for this championship. A separate memorandum to players with the details of this policy will be made available on the championship portal and also handed out at registration and on the first tee.




The PCGA expects all contestants, caddies, gallery, and guests to exhibit proper conduct and behavior on the golf course and anywhere on club property. Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time. The following are some examples of unbecoming conduct or behavior:


  • Repeated use of loud, abusive, and/or profane language
  • Throwing and/or breaking equipment (club, ball, etc.) in anger or frustration
  • Damaging host club, PCGA, and/or fellow contestant property
  • Public criticism or verbal abuse of host club, officials, volunteers or staff, and/or PCGA volunteers,           staff or fellow contestants
  • Potential endangerment of others
  • Intentionally violating stated club policy
  • Violation of PCGA Dress Code and/or Footwear Policy
  • Other conduct deemed unbecoming

The Committee in charge of the competition shall be the sole judge of determining Conduct Code violations.



If you need to contact the PCGA staff prior to the Championship, you may do so as follows:

PCGA office – Tacoma, Washington

1-800-643-6410 (office)


PCGA Executive Director, Troy Andrew - (206) 399-8452 - troy.andrew@thepnga.org     
PCGA Staff, Torrin Westwood – (360) 301-9038 – torrin.westwood@thepnga.org

PCGA Staff/Media Director, Vinny Fiorino – (253) 279-3709 – vincent.fiorino@thepnga.org