Desert Classic Charities to present $10,000 donation
“Must Love Dogs” team of Julie Leonard and Dusty Knapp won tournament’s PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. – CareerBuilder Challenge volunteer Julie Leonard will join CareerBuilder Challenge operating arm Desert Classic Charities in presenting a $10,000 donation to charitable organization Guide Dogs of the Desert on Saturday, May 6, by virtue of her and co-volunteer Dusty Knapp hav...
May 4, 2017
Hudson Swafford wins the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
LA QUINTA, CALIF. – Hudson Swafford won his first PGA TOUR tournament at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday, shooting a 5-under-par 67 at the Stadium Course at PGA WEST to finish at 20-under 268.
“They don't give them (wins) away out here,” Swafford said. “It's not easy. I...
January 22, 2017
Dufner to defend CareerBuilder Challenge crown
CareerBuilder Challenge is the PGA TOUR’s first U.S. mainland event in 2017; 156 professionals and 156 amateur golfers tee off January 19-22
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The field of 156 professionals has been determined for the PGA TOUR’s 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge. Jason Dufner will defend his title against 2014 tournament champion and U.S. Ryder Cup hero Patrick Reed, 2011 PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs champion Bill Haas and 2007 Masters...
January 13, 2017
2017 Coachella Valley Golf Industry Summit
Tournament week kickoff event to focus on key industry issues, including game and player development, private and public business of golf, and water supply management
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The second-annual Coachella Valley Golf Industry Summit presented by The Toro Company and TurfStar will again kick off the week for the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, the Coachella Valley’s most popular golf event, with an informative and intriguing session covering many im...
January 9, 2017
Early 2017 Professional Commitments
Defending champion Jason Dufner, major championship winner Zach Johnson
and past tournament champs Patrick Reed and Bill Haas commit to play
in the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
Th... December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
CareerBuilder Challenge to offer Saturday concert featuring Fitz and the Tantrums
Popular indie-pop band will headline the event’s Golf and Guitars theme with a concert open to all ticketed spectators immediately after play January 21 on the Stadium Course at PGA WEST
‘It’s a Whole New Game,’ and the concert is just one of the many new additions to the fan experience featuring great food, drinks, fashion, art and more
LA QUINTA, Calif. – For years, the experience of attending a sporting event has been all about the action on the field,...
December 9, 2016
CareerBuilder Challenge Bob Hope Legacy Pro-Am Playing Spots
CareerBuilder Challenge’s 54-hole, three-day pro-am is sold out...
December 7, 2016
PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge
PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge at CareerBuilder Challenge Honors Volunteers While Raising Funds for Charity
Volunteers Encourage Friends, Family Members, Co-Workers and General Public to Cast a VoteNovember 29, 2016
Find Your Calling
CareerBuilder, in conjunction with the CareerBuilder Challenge, introduced its “Find Your Calling” program to all seven Boys & Girls Clubs across the Coachella Valley – from Palm Springs to Mecca – on Thursday, Oct. 27 as a means to stress the importance of education to local children...
October 28, 2016
Tickets on Sale Now
With updated amenities like a new fan hospitality lounge, main entrance and live music elements, and tournament ambassador Phil Mickelson committed to playing the event, PGA TOUR golf event set to deliver a stellar fan experience for spectators attending Jan. 18-22
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Golf fans and the Coachella Valley community can secure their place at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge as tickets are now on sale three months before 58th-annual PGA TOUR golf tournament returns to The Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta C...
Golf legend and icon Arnold Palmer passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
Golf legend and icon Arnold Palmer passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA – 15 days after his 87th birthday. A winner of 62 PGA TOUR titles and seven major championships, and a 1974 inductee into the World Golf ...
September 25, 2016
Volunteer registration now open for 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
Administrative fee greatly reduced for volunteers
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Volunteer registration for the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, the Coachella Valley’s annual PGA TOUR event from Jan. 16-22, is now open. New and returning volunteers have an additional incentive to sign up.<...
September 6, 2016
Nick Raffaele named Executive Director of CareerBuilder Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Golf industry veteran Nick Raffaele has been named the Executive Director of the CareerBuilder Challenge and the CEO of Desert Classic Charities, the organizations announced today.
Raffaele’s appointment begins immediately. He will be responsible for all aspects of...
June 9, 2016
Mickelson Will Serve as Ambassador for CareerBuilder Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. (May 18, 2016) – The PGA TOUR, Desert Classic Charities and CareerBuilder announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson will serve as an official ambassador of the CareerBuilder Challenge beginning in 2017.
In this capacity, Mickelson will promote ...
May 18, 2016
2016 TV News Anchor Challenge winner Kris Long presents $10,000 check to United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire on behalf of the CareerBuilder Challenge
Charity presentation is latest example of the more than $57 million the CareerBuilder Challenge has raised for Eisenhower Medical Center and other Coachella Valley charities through the tournament’s operating organization, Desert Classic Charities
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Longtime CBS Local 2 anchorman and popular Coachella Valley media personality Kris Long visited the La Quinta Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday to present a $10,000 check to the United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire as a result of winning the sixth-annual TV News Anchor ...
May 17, 2016
CareerBuilder Challenge Volunteer John Hamaliuk, of Cathedral City, Calif., Donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City Through PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge
Hamaliuk, a Marshal Committee captain and 15-year tournament volunteer, accumulated a PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge-best 831 votes through Jan. 23 of CareerBuilder Challenge tournament week
LA QUINTA, Calif. – John Hamaliuk, a 17-year resident of Cathedral City, Calif. and a 15-year volunteer of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, visited the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City today to donate a $10,000 check to the organization by virtue of...
March 29, 2016
NBC Sports Broadcast Team Returning to the CareerBuilder Challenge for the First Time Since 1998
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2016) – Golf Channel on NBC's Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller, Roger Maltbie, Gary Koch and lead golf producer Tommy Roy will be returning to familiar territory this week in the California Desert for Golf Channel's tournament coverage of the CareerBuilder Chall...
January 19, 2016
Mickelson, two-time major champion Zach Johnson, World No. 10 Reed, defending champ Haas headline field for 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge
Tournament set for Jan. 18-24 at three La Quinta courses, and will feature the winners of 14 majors championships
LA QUINTA, Calif. – A thrilling and accomplished field of PGA TOUR professionals awaits golf fans at the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. The PGA TOUR makes its first stop on the U.S. mainland in 2016 with a field boasting many of the world’s best golfe...
January 18, 2016
CareerBuilder Challenge Unveils New Spectator-Friendly Amenities To Welcome Fans of 2016 PGA TOUR Event
With new courses comes enhanced hospitality venues on the TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST that make for an up-close-and-personal fan experience at Jan. 18-24 event
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The new home of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation – the TPC Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Courses at PGA WEST – not only means new challenges for some of the game's greatest players, but new and fun ways for fans to watch those...
January 15, 2016
Food Truck Frenzy back to spice up Bob Hope Square during CareerBuilder Challenge
A dozen popular trucks, featuring everything from salads to lobster, steak, sliders, tacos, Asian fusion entrees and more, return for the second consecutive year, offering fans a variety of culinary treats
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Back by popular demand, the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation welcomes the return of Food Truck Frenzy to Bob Hope Square at the TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST from Jan. 20-24.
Whetting patrons’ appetites not just for birdies a...
January 15, 2016
PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge Invites CareerBuilder Challenge Fans to Help Raise Funds for Charity
Charitable Giving Program Extends Shared PGA TOUR and Astellas Commitment to Supporting Local Communities
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The PGA TOUR's CareerBuilder Challenge has raised $56 million for local charities since its inception 56 years ago. Now, fans can contribute to the charitable giving at the CareerBuilder Challenge by participating in the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge, sponsored by Myrbetriq®...
January 15, 2016
2016 CareerBuilder Challenge announces fan events and activities within Bob Hope Square surrounding popular theme days Jan. 21-24
Thursday's opening round is Seniors Day; Friday is Women's Day presented by El Paseo Jewelers; Saturday is Patriot Day presented by Chandi Group USA and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency; Sunday's final round is Kids Day presented by Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation has compiled a fun, comprehensive and educational program of fan events which builds on the ever-evolving fan experience that supplements the PGA TOUR tournament action inside the ropes.
January 14, 2016
Patrick Reed, Billy Horschel Join Californians Brendan Steele, Kevin Na In 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge Field
The 2014 event champion and 2014 FedEx Cup champion are two of nine top-50-ranked players committed to Jan. 18-24 event
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Patrick Reed, who set a PGA TOUR record for lowest 54-hole score with his three consecutive 63s en route to winning in the desert two years ago, and 2014 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel are two of the latest players committing to the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership w...
January 7, 2016
Two-Time Champion Phil Mickelson becomes the latest player To Enter 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge Field
Iconic, fan-friendly Southern California native has enjoyed tremendous success in the Coachella Valley
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson, one of eight multiple event champions and one of the most popular players of his generation, has committed to play the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
Mickelson, a 2012 World Golf Hall Of Fame inductee and even...
January 5, 2016
Major Champion Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker Join Strong International Group In 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge Field
Past champion Brian Gay gives Jan. 18-24 tournament 11 past winners; Donald, Casey, Leishman, Lahiri give it global exposure
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Popular major champion Jason Dufner along with Steve Stricker, join international standouts Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Marc Leishman and Anirban Lahiri as the latest commitments to the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, which welcomes many of t...
December 22, 2015
CareerBuilder Challenge and Arnold Palmer's Restaurant partner for special tournament week events
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation announced today it is teaming up with Arnold Palmer's Restaurant in La Quinta, Calif. for several special events to be held during tournament week, January 18-24, 2016.
Monday, January 18:... December 18, 2015
December 18, 2015
Defending Champion Bill Haas Heads Early Commitments To 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge
One of eight multiple winners of historic event joins four major champions, nine other past event winners among early entries in Jan. 18-24 tournament
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Bill Haas, one of the most popular recent champions and one of eight players to win the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation multiple times, heads a field of early commitments to the PGA TOUR event, which welcomes many of the best players in the...
December 9, 2015
Desert Classic Charities Donates $925,000 To Coachella Valley Community
Highlighted by a $295,000 donation to Eisenhower Medical Center, 39 local charities set to receive donations from CareerBuilder Challenge PGA TOUR event
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Desert Classic Charities, the local nonprofit entity that organizes the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, will host their annual Charity Check distribution event today at the Boys and Girls Club of La Quinta where they will donate $925,000 t...
November 19, 2015
CareerBuilder Challenge is Recruiting Volunteers To Be a Part of the Action at the 2016 Tournament
Historic event offers golf fans unique opportunity to give back while participating in the largest charity event in the area
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Opportunities to participate in one of the Coachella Valley's most historic, charitable events are still available, as the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles.
Due in large part to it...
November 12, 2015
Hyundai Returns as Official Vehicle to the CareerBuilder Challenge With 'Ultimate Pro-Am Experience' Sweepstakes
Sponsorship momentum continues under new title sponsor
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America returns as the "Official Vehicle" of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, the latest high-profile sponsor to sign on with the popular event.
The 2016 tournament will be held during the week of January 18 with o...
October 19, 2015
CareerBuilder Challenge Offers 2-for-1 Tickets for a Limited Time At CareerBuilderChallenge.com
Hospitality venues with commanding views of the action are also available
LA QUINTA, Calif. – CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation announces a special 2-for-1 sale on daily tickets and full week badges. And the PGA TOUR's first event on the mainland makes it easy for you to purchase those tickets on its new, redesigned website: September 30, 2015
CareerBuilder Challenge Unveils New Logo and Website as Rebranding of Coachella Valley's Premier Golf Event Continues
New title sponsor inspires easy-to-navigate website design geared toward providing fans with an enhanced experience
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, the annual 72-hole PGA TOUR event in the Coachella Valley, unveiled its new tournament logo and website – www.careerbuilderchallenge.com – today.
The 2016 tournament, the first with CareerBui...
September 24, 2015
The Stadium, Nicklaus courses to host CareerBuilder Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The TPC Stadium Course, annually recognized as one of the top golf courses in the United States, and its PGA WEST sister course – the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course – will serve as two of the three courses for the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton ...
May 20, 2015
CareerBuilder new title sponsor of former Bob Hope Classic
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR, Desert Classic Charities and the Clinton Foundation announced today that CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, is the new title sponsor of the former Bob Hope Classic after entering a six-year agreement that runs through 2021....
May 11, 2015