World High Stakes Golf The Game

Information about the game.

The OPEN at JOURNEY is hosted and presented by the preeminent California resort and casino destination, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Pechanga is nestled into the picturesque Southern California Wine Country. The Temecula Valley is home to over 25 wineries and hundreds of award winning wines. A veritable paradise encompassing an area of over 35,000 acres of rolling hills and vineyards. The Temecula Valley is centrally located a short distance north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles.

THE GAME: This is a buy-in, amateur only event played for cash prizes. There are Qualifying events in both Las Vegas and Temecula. Players advancing out of the qualifiers go on to the Championship event.

This is a hit-and-bet game. Each player is allowed to bring a financial advisor/caddy on course with him/her. Players go to the tee with an arbitrary purse. A percentage of the purse is an automatic ante that doubles every three holes. This is a Texas Hold ‘Em no limit modified match play. Once players have hit their tee shots, they wager against other players in their group as to who will win the hole. If a player does not like their shot, doesn’t like the bet, or is just protecting their purse, they may fold their hand, pick up their ball and move on to the next tee, losing what they have committed to the pot. When a player can no longer match the ante on the upcoming tee box, they are eliminated from the match.

The objective is simple – take all the money out of the other players’ purses. This is an amateur only event and opened to players of all skill levels. Players will play against those of similar skill within their group.  These events will be televised nationally and internationally. Included in the player’s buy-ins are accommodations, all golf course fees, professionally run and organized tournaments and invitations to all parties and surrounding events. This amateur-only event creates a level playing field for players of all skill levels.

The Commissioner of World High Stakes Golf Championships is Terry Leiweke. The tournament operators are The Leiweke Companies who are renowned for staging world class high stakes golf events. This event is played utilizing their proprietary functionality. This is a Pechanga Resort & Casino event and a player priority event. It is surrounded by individuals, including croupiers, who have experience running these types of events. These events will be televised nationally and internationally and played on extraordinary golf courses. This is a must play.


1st- $100,000

2nd- $50,000

3rd- $40,000

4th- $30,000

5th- $20,000

6th- $15,000

7th-30th- $7,500