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Edgewood Tahoe’s 17th hole: Heart of the party at ACC celebrity golf

J.P. Kelsey


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Hole 17 at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has built-up a bit of a reputation over the years as ACC’s unofficial party hole.

At 207 yards in length, the par 3 hole offers some of the best views on the course and is definitely a fan favorite.

It could have been that this year had an impressive roster of celebrities or that the tournament is just naturally growing in popularity, but fan ticket sales have doubled since last year and the beachside crowd appeared to have doubled as well.

In addition to the basketball hoop that is set up by the beach for celebrities to take advantage of, the hole is a course hub that features skyboxes, music, food vendors and, of course, celebrity antics.

One of the biggest perks for the beachside crew is that they can spectate for free while also catching the celebrities cutting up with the crowd. It’s pretty much anything goes and that attracts people from all around.

Craig Butcher and his wife Justine made the trip from the Bay Area to hit the beach and see the stars. You have to claim your spot, though, since the beach is prime real estate at ACC, along with the fact that the rising lake level this year left less space than in years past.

“We got here at 6 a.m.,” said Craig. “You get a little star stuck, but at the same time, they’re just regular guys and gals. Marcus Allen was probably the highlight for me. He stopped by and signed autographs for everyone.”

Whether it’s a celebrity tossing a football with the crowd, fans getting to cross the rope for a quick selfie or joking around with Ray Romano as he pulls out his sand wedge to get off of the beach, hole 17 is surely a highlight for everyone.

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