CITY TOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the City Tour?
The City Tour is a golf tournament series for golfers ages 21+. We run local golf tournaments in major cities during the summer, culminating in a National Championship in September. Although it's a tournament series golfers do not need to play in every event.
What is the tournament format?
What is team-based?
All City Tour events are team-based, which is one of the things that makes it unique! Don't have a team? No problem, our staff will help pair you up with other golfers near you.
A team is considered 4 to 6 people, broken down into 2 or 3 pairs. The two lowest scoring pairs on a team are your team's score. If you have 3 pairs, your third pairs scores are dropped. Confused? Here's a simple infographic:
We know not everyone has a team, individuals are more than welcome to register. Our staff will simply assign them a team for the tournament. All individuals are known as "Free Agents," if you enjoy playing with your playing partner, you may elect to play with that person again next time.
Do I pick my own teammates when I create a team?
Absolutely, when you create a team you can invite as many people as you like to join and compete with you for each tournament. You also choose your pairs prior to each tournament round.
How do I sign up if it's just me and one friend?
If you and a friend (2 people) would like to play, the best way to do that is to "start a team". Since the minimum number of players on a team is 4, we will then round out your team with free agents to fill the other spots.
What are the prizes?
The top pairs and teams in each format win prizes at all tournaments
- Top team and pair prizes
- Optional skins game
- Closest to the pin prizes
- Long drive prizes
- Srixon golf balls
- 1st and 10th tee bars
- and more
The top teams in every city at the end of the summer will earn an invitation to the City Tour Championship.
Who Can Play
Who is eligible to participate in City Tour tournaments?
All golfers 21+ and college students are eligible to participate with the exception of professionals competing for money. This means we welcome all current and former varsity golfers, club golfers, and members of other amateur tours.
Men AND women are welcome. Women will play the more forward tees. For more details, check out the Rules and Eligibility page.
You do NOT need to be in college to play in the City Tour.
Do I have to sign up at the beginning of the season?
No, new teams and individuals are always able to join mid-season. Many new teams form in July and August in preparation for the City Tour Championship
Is this related to the NCCGA?
The City Tour is presented by Nextgengolf, the same organization that runs the NCCGA. Other than that, the two golf tours are not related. You don't need to be a member of one to play the other.
Do I need a handicap?
No, the Best Ball and Scramble team formats provide a fun, social golf experience for players of all skill levels, making handicaps irrelevant. Who wants to pay $50 for a handicap and argue if someone's handicap is legit or not anyways?
How good do I need to be?
The City Tour caters to players of all ability levels. Players' scores typically range from 66 to 96 (yes, that's a big range). As we like to say: All swings are welcome!
How do I sign up?
When do I sign up?
You may sign up at any point, even in the middle of your city's season. Early bird rates are provided to tournament participants until 10 days before the tournament. Be on the lookout for special multi-tournament discount pricing and other offers, which means the earlier your register the more you save!
How much are tournaments?
Greens fees per player depend on the course, timing, and quality, but are typically between $50-$120. Our goal is to keep the average tournament cost at $80. Included in all tournament fees are 18-holes of tournament golf, cart, Srixon golf balls, snacks, tees, and more.
Check out your city's page to see the pricing for your local tournaments.
What's the membership fee?
$0. The City Tour doesn't charge a membership fee. You simply pay the tournament fees for each event you participate in!
What do we receive at tournaments?
Each City Tour event includes:
- 18-holes of golf
- Golf cart
- Range balls (if course has a range)
- Sleeve of Srixon golf balls
- 1st and 10th Tee Bars
- And more!
Tournaments in Each City
How many tournaments are there?
Cities have a different number of tournaments based on demand. All tourneys take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons from March to October with the City Tour Championship taking place in September.
Can I compete if I do not live in the city?
Of course! We want to see people golf and it does not matter where you are from.
Can I play in tournaments in other cities?
Absolutely. If you choose to play in multiple cities, the qualifying points only count towards the city in which the tournament is held. Contact Ben Tyler ben@nextgengolf if you're interested in multiple cities.
How do I start a team?
To start a team you will have to first register for a tournament(s). Navigate to your city's page to begin the registration process. Click "Sign Up Now" and follow the prompts to start a new team. Once you have registered your team will officially be created. Now you can start to invite your teammates.
Teammates are able to join your team by going through the tournament registration process. They will simply select "Join an existing team" and then select your team name.
How do I join a team?
Click on your city's page to begin the process. Click "Sign Up now" and follow the prompts to join an existing team. Once you finish registration, you will be introduced to the team captain.
What if I don't have a team?
No problem! Simply register as an individual, known as a "Free Agent", and we'll assign you to a team. Click on your city's page to begin the process. Click "Sign Up now" and follow the prompts to be a Free Agent. The week of the tournament we will assign you to a team with an open spot.
How are groups determined for tee times?
Pairs from two different teams are paired together. Not only does the format allow you to meet and network with another pair in your city, it also helps ensure scoring integrity.
If I create a team, does my whole team get registered?
No. Once you create a team, you can either sign up and pay for all of your members at once or have them individually join and pay. We do not hold spaces for teams as sign ups are first come first serve.
How many people do I need to start a team?
Four. To have an official team, you need at least 4 players (max of 6). If you have less than 4 players, we will help you pair up with other players in your city.
How many people can be on my team roster?
What if I cannot field a full team for a tournament?
You may compete as a team with just 4 to 6 players. If you are unable to get 4 players, our staff will assist you by assigning Free Agents to your team or matching you up with another team fielding a lineup of less than 4 players.
Can my team's roster change during the season?
Yes, you are able to change which players are in your lineup from one tournament to the next.
Can I play on more than one team in my city?
Yes, you are able to play each event on a different team if you choose.
Do I have to play with the same partner for each tournament?
Nope, you are able to play in all tournaments and play with a different partner each time. Your Team Captain will be setting the lineups so be sure to communicate who you want to play with to him/her.
City Tour Championship
How does my team qualify for the City Championship?
Be the best team in your city in either format...but seriously, check out the Rules and Eligibility page for how you can join us at the City Tour Championship in September.
Does my team have to play in all tournaments?
No, but to be eligible to for the City Tour Championship your team will need to play in at least 1 tournament.