If you are like me you love the transition zone of the San Bernardino Mountains Southern California down to the Hi-Desert of Yucca Valley AND if you love the game of golf you might try the 51st annual Pioneer Pass Golf Tournament.  This tournament is classified as an “extreme golf” tournament and if you are up to the challenge it is well worth it.

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley will host the historical Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge.  Starting round will be at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs on Friday, Sept. 10 with a meal and prizes included.  It does not end there, golfers will then continue their challenge on Saturday, Sept. 11 with a nine-hole 27 mile round down the mountain from Baldwin Lake in Big Bear to Pioneertown near the town of Yucca Valley.  The scores are combined and an after-party awards dinner is held at the end of the Saturday round to determine the reigning “king of the hill and to award prizes and trophies.”

To recap, the two-day tournament includes 18 holes on Friday at Mission Lakes including lunch. On Saturday, nine holes covering 27 miles of mountain golf ends in the historic movie town of Pioneertown. The cost of this one-of-a-kind extreme tournament is $120 per golfer, great weather is on tap, so don’t miss this chance.

This Golf Challenge was originally conceived 51 years ago to promote the paving of the “back road” to Big Bear from Yucca Valley. Through the years the reasons have changed but today the proceeds for the Pioneer Pass Challenge will go to the Miracle League Baseball field in addition to the Morongo Basin Historical Society.

To sign up for this charitable tournament you can pick up flyers at the Hi-Desert Star, Pacific Western Bank or call Debbie Crone at (760) 365-3315 or Shelly Licata at (760) 401-7495.

Take It Easy – Mojave