The Coast News Group

Golf tournament offers trip to Israel

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host a regional qualifying golf tournament for The Herzl Tour: The International Golf Tour of JNF Aug. 12 at Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive.Golfers of all ranks are invited to compete in two-person teams in a best-ball net tournament, with the winners receiving a free trip to Israel. The four San Diego regional tournament winners will receive free airfare, hotel and entry into the El Al Cup at the Caesarea Golf Club as part JNF’s first-ever Golf Mission to Israel. This mission will conclude with a two-day tournament, sponsored by El Al Airlines, that will decide the JNF Tour Champion.

The Del Mar tournament is an 18-hole shotgun start. The registration includes practice balls, cart, 18 holes of golf, a pre-tournament continental breakfast, lunch, and post-tournament event with a raffle, prizes, and an awards dinner. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., and tee time is at noon. The awards dinner begins at 5 p.m.

“This is a rare and unique opportunity to play at the Del Mar Country Club,” said Tournament Co-Chairman Dr. Charles Fleischer. “It is a private and beautiful course nestled in the hills of Rancho Santa Fe that is not typically open to the public. It is a challenging but playable course for all levels and it also happens to be the home course of golfer Phil Mickelson.”

Tournament sponsorships are available at multiple levels and include tournament playing spots, providing businesses of all sizes the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile community event supporting JNF’s projects in Israel.
For more information, visit For more information on the JNF Golf Mission to Israel, visit For information on JNF, call (888) JNF-0099 or visit