Category Pioneer Pass

Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge which started as a way to get people interested in funding a road from Big Bear Lake to Pioneertown.

Sept. 9, 1960 featured image

Plans Near Completion
For Pioneer Golf Event

For three days starting Oct. 7 the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, the only tournament in the world with a 28 mile long 19th hole, Will be playing from Yucca Valley to Big Bear Lake over one of the most scenic mountain desert fairways in Southern California. Golf pros, amateurs, duffers and hackers may play this longest of golf courses.
Oct. 12, 1960 featured image

Tall Tales Actually Happen

Elenor Foster of Twentynine Palms competing in the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, smacked her ball straight into the arms of a Joshua Tree, where it lodged and had to be pulled out. The tree was along Pioneer Pass, route of the unique golfing event which runs from Pioneertown to Big Bear Lake.
Oct. 4, 1961 featured image


YUCCA VALLEY - The limit of entries is nearly complete for the third annual Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge. The golfing event, featuring the 28-mile "World's Longest and Only 19th Hole” connecting the Hi-Desert of Yucca Valley with the mountain country of Bear Valley, will start Friday and be completed Saturday.
Dec. 17, 1961 - The San Bernardino County Sun

Golf Challenge Group Installs

Next meeting of the corporation to draft the program for the October 1962 golf of that, which includes the "world's longest and only 19th hole" from Pioneertown to Big Bear City, will be held on December 27 at that Yucca Valley Country Club coffee shop.
Jan. 10, 1962 - The San Bernardino County Sun

Pioneer Pass Sets 4th Golf Event in Oct.

"There will be some interesting innovations," Lenhardt said. "The event will be upped to three days of competition, with the first day on our local greens with 18 holes of play. This will be on Friday. Saturday and Sunday Will be devoted to the 19th hole, the 28-mile fairway between the Hi-Desert and Bear Valley."