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Native Oaks Golf Club to host regional qualifer for 
Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship

Valley Center, Calif. (August 26, 2021) – Native Oaks Golf Club in Valley Center, Calif. will host the San Diego Regional Qualifier for the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, August 29 – 30, 2021. Junior golfers in four divisions will be competing for qualifying spots into the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship to be held November 13 – 15 at Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana.

Approximately 120 junior golfers have qualified to play in the Native Oaks Regional Qualifier after placing in local qualifying tournaments across the West Coast. Participants will descend on Native Oaks Golf Club from throughout California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Canada. With two qualifying spots each available in the Boys 14-18 and Girls 14-18 divisions, and one qualifying spot each in the Boys 13 & Under and Girls 13 & Under divisions, the competition is expected to be intense for the 36-hole tournament. On both Sunday, August 29th and Monday, August 30th golfers will start off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a single tee start at 12:30 p.m.

Native Oaks Golf Club

“Native Oaks Golf Club is thrilled to be hosting many of the top junior golfers in the San Diego Regional Qualifier of the Notah Begay Junior Golf National Championship,” said Eric Julian, general manager, Native Oaks Golf Club. “Participants will be treated to a great couple of days of golf with the terrific course conditions. We’re excited to see an outstanding competition.”

Native Oaks Golf Club is a daily-fee golf course located just north of San Diego and is owned by the San Pasqual Economic Development Corporation, an entity of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. Designed by Dave Ginkel, the former Woods Valley Golf Club opened for play in 2004. The golf course measures 6,670 yards and plays to a par of 72 as it winds its way through native oak tree-lined fairways and rolling slopes that follow the natural contours of the countryside. The course’s unique topography provides stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Native Oaks Golf Club is centrally located from three destination casino hotels, Valley View Casino & Hotel, Harrah’s Resort Southern California and Pala Casino Spa & Resort. The club’s North San Diego location makes it an easy drive for San Diego, Orange and Riverside County residents.

The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship was founded in 2019 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to compete in a truly, open competition in hopes to fulfill their dreams of becoming one of the best junior golfers in world. The Series features a two-stage qualifying process, with the first stage being at the local level (18-holes) and the second stage being at the Regional level (36-holes). The Series culminates in one National Championship (54-holes) covering 45+ states across the continental United States. Golfers who participate compete in one of the four divisions: Boys 14-18, Boys 13 & Under, Girls 14-18 and Girls 13 & Under. For more information on the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, visit

OB Sports, a Troon company, manages the club operations at Native Oaks Golf Club. For more information on Native Oaks Golf Club, visit or call (760)751-3007.

About OB Sports
OB Sports Golf Management, a Troon company, is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. Acquired by Troon in April 2019, OB Sports currently provides management services to more than 60 golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Founded in 1972, OB Sports has grown through the years delivering comprehensive and personalized services to daily-fee golf courses, private clubs and resorts. The company was named a “Top 100 Business in Golf” by the National Golf Foundation in 2018. For more information, visit or call (480) 948-1300.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit

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