South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament | July 31, 2021

Saturday, July 31 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | News | SPTOR Golf Tournament 2019


Registration is underway for the 2021 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament. The tourney is slated for Saturday, July 31 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena.

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. with a shotgun, best ball start beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the 18-hole, 3-par course. Entry fees include lunch, awards, and drawing following the tournament.

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In addition, $10,000 is up for grabs going to a golfer sinking a hole-in-one on a designated hole. Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta in South Pasadena is sponsoring the hole.

Proceeds support building and flower costs to construct South Pasadena’s float that will take part in the 2022 Pasadena Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

Work has begun work on the city’s entry – “Sky’s the Limit” – that will roll down the 5 1/2-mile Colorado Boulevard route. It incorporates a touch of South Pasadena’s early history when the Cawston Ostrich Farm was a premier tourist attraction in town after it opened in 1886. A rocket-powered ostrich, flying through the air, is the top attraction on board.

Cost of the tournament is $90 per person or $300 for a foursome.

Traditionally in the past the event has brought large turnouts.

“People can support the South Pasadena tournament of Roses by playing in the golf tournament, by getting a tee sign and become a sponsor, by donating gifts to the raffle, and new this year we will be having a online auction starting a few days before the tournament and ending a day later,” said Alan Vlacich, the tournament director along with John Vandercook.

Vlacich said all abilities are welcome in what he calls “a really a low-key golf tournament that is a lot of fun for golfers. I think this tournament will be very successful because things are opening up again and people are looking forward to being with their friends and neighbors.”

The online auction is open to the public, to those who “cannot play in the golf tournament but still want to support the float,” he explained.

Gold sponsors at $700 are being sought. At that level, supporters receive green fees for eight persons, eight lunches, and 12 raffle tickets. The sponsorship also includes recognition in brochures and signage.

Silver sponsors receive at the $400 level includes one tee sign, green fees for four golfers, four lunches, four raffle tickets and recognition in brochures and signage.

Individual Tee signs can be purchased for $125 each.

To play in the SPTOR Golf Tournament at 1055 Lohman Lane, in South Pasadena, make checks payable to: SPTOR, and send to Alan Vlacich, 625 Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 158, South Pasadena, CA 91030.

For more information, including sponsorships, email Alan Vlacich at