Media Classic 2022

The 20th Annual Media Classic Tees It Up In Scottsdale This Year – December 11-14, 2022

Media Classic and GWAA Holiday Classic Tournament

Now in its 20th year, the Media Classic was created by Bill Huffman to showcase golf destinations in the Southwestern United States. Since its inception, golf writers from across the globe have enjoyed the opportunity to experience the world-class hospitality offered in Scottsdale, Tucson, Mesquite and Palm Springs. The GWAA Holiday Classic was incorporated into the event as a “tournament within a tournament” in 2017, with the GWAA members competing simultaneously in the GWAA Holiday Classic during the final round of the Media Classic.

2022 Tournament
Schedule of Events

Sunday, December 11 • We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort •
Registration, Practice Round & Welcome Reception

Monday, December 12 • Troon North Golf Club •
Round #1 Monument Course – After golf activities & Dinner

Tuesday, December 13 • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club •
Round #2 Cholla Course – Entertainment, Libations & Dinner

Wednesday, December 14 • Grayhawk Golf Club •
Round #3 & “Tournament within a Tournament” Raptor Course
Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Experience Scottsdale

Get Inspired

Get ready to experience pure inspiration in Scottsdale. From the stirring beauty of our lush Sonoran Desert to our luxury resorts and world-class golf, Scottsdale is bursting at the seams with the makings of a memorable getaway. Enjoy your visit during the 2022 Media Classic.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Fort McDowell, Arizona

Welcome to the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, a dynamic resort property featuring the rich heritage and warm hospitality of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. In addition to the stellar golf, fine dining, gaming and deluxe accommodations, the resort exudes all the energy of its natural southwest desert setting.

The Saguaro Course

Practice Round – We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Sunday – December 11
Tee Times – 11:40 to 1:10
9-hole tee times available for late arrivals

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw are not only good at what they do, at times they are lucky as well. Gifted with one of the top five pieces of property in the State of Arizona, they have produced an exhilarating test of your game called Saguaro.

The Monument Course

Round 1 – Troon North Golf Club
Monday – December 12 – 10:00 Shotgun Start

The Monument Course at Troon North Golf Club hosts Round 1 of the competition. The manicured fairways and bentgrass greens laid upon the rugged natural terrain always provide the stern shot-shaping challenge first envisioned by Tom Weiskopf. Thank you, Tom; Godspeed, sir.

The Cholla Course

Round 2 – We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Tuesday – December 13 – 10:00 Shotgun Start

Round 2 is moving day, and at We-Ko-Pa Cholla you’ll be moving it through the air, not along the ground. Scott Miller’s design features dramatic golf spread across the spectacular elevation changes of the natural topography that is equal parts tactical challenge and sweet eye candy.

The Raptor Course

Round 3 – Grayhawk Golf Club
Wednesday – December 14 – 10:00 Shotgun

Grayhawk Raptor hosts Round 3, the final test of your game. Tom Fazio’s design offers plenty of room off the tee and some enormous greens to attack. But be advised, the green complexes are often elevated, well-bunkered targets with undulating putting surfaces that reward accuracy with your short-iron approach shots.

Tournament Partners

Please join us in extending a heartfelt thank you to our gracious partners. Visit each link to learn all the details about each of our Partner’s first-class offerings.

Contact Tournament Office

Bill Huffman – bhuffman777@gmail.com