Welcome to the Long Beach Golf Festival
With roots that stretch back nearly a century, the Long Beach Golf Festival is the largest and longest-running series of independent golf championships in America. Whether it’s the Long Beach Match Play Championship, first played in 1926, the Long Beach Women’s City Championship, which began in 1928, or the venerable Long Beach Open, whose first champion in 1923 was Walter Hagen himself, high-level competitive golf has long been a part of Long Beach’s DNA.
Today the annual Festival consists of tournaments for men, women, boys, and girls – golfers of all ages who want to tee it up and test themselves against their peers. Running from May through August, the Festival culminates in the Long Beach Open, a four-day tournament that features many of the top young professionals in the region. In addition to Hagen and fellow golf legend Ben Hogan, several other past participants in the LBO or its sibling, the Queen Mary Open, have gone on to success on the PGA Tour, including Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen, Scott McCarron, Dennis Paulson, Xander Schauffele, and Long Beach native, Paul Goydos.
Each year, well over 1,000 golfers take part in one or more Festival events, combining to play nearly 3,000 rounds of tournament golf. None of that can occur, however, without the support of dozens of volunteers who donate countless hours to help staff the tournaments. Come join us this season by either participating in, or volunteering for any of the Festival events. We’ve attempted to include all of the information you’ll need here in this website, but feel free to contact us with any additional questions. It’s shaping up to be another memorable Long Beach Golf Festival!