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A Message From The Host

Phil Oates

I must confess, when we first launched the Phil Oates Celebrity Golf Tournament, I was apprehensive!  Would enough sponsors participate?  Would we make even a dollar for charity?  How many top-level celebrities would travel to Northern California?  Now over six months later, those questions are answered.  The leadership of the tournament was thrilled with the response and outcome. 

  • Almost $280,000 was donated to deserving charity.

  • Many infamous celebrities were introduced to the Sacramento Community for the first time.

  • And we sold out in less than six weeks.

All I can write is THANK YOU.  We never would have reached our goals without you and your faith in our promise to provide a wonderful event.


Now the challenge is, “How do we top our first year in building the 2022 Phil Oates Celebrity Golf Tournament?"


To have more comfortable weather the tournament is scheduled for October 16-17.  We have narrowed our list of Sunday night locations to a couple of iconic locations in our community.  The golf will again be played at North Ridge Country Club, which did a fantastic job serving all of us last year.  And already many sponsors have already stepped up.  We have more money committed than last year but still have a few groups available.  We will be extending our charities to at least nine entities.  And we have added some the best from Hollywood and professional sports to an already epic roster of stars.


I am humbled that this tournament has quickly become one of the top golf fundraising events.  Everyone had a memorable time last year.  We promise the same in 2022.  Blessings   

Phil Oates

About Phil
Phil Oates

About Our Host

Phil Oates

Phil Oates is Chairman of The Board for Buzz Oates, a leading commercial real estate developer in the Greater Central Valley of California.


The Oates Family Foundation honors and promotes the legacy of his father Marvin “Buzz” Oates. Phil Oates is prominently involved in local philanthropic efforts that support faith-based fundraising, children’s causes and education.

Phil is also a local owner of the Sacramento Kings and is passionate about his community and the future of the city. He believes the best days for Sacramento are right around the corner.


The Phil Oates Golf Classic introduces iconic celebrities to the best and brightest of our Sacramento community resulting in significant assistance to worthwhile charities.

Phil Oates

A Fixture In The Central Valley

About Buzz Oates

Buzz Oates is one of the largest privately held commercial real estate investment management companies in the country, geographically focused in California’s Central Valley.


With comprehensive expertise in the industrial and office markets, the Buzz Oates team is known for excellence and service with humility.

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