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LA QUINTA - Bob Hope Classic

LA QUINTA - Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament is a star studded golf tourney that includes celebrity participants, and too many celebs to mention. Tickets: $25/day. Call (888) MRBHOPE (672.4673).

The Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament held each year at several courses in and around La Quinta is a star-studded event in which the public can purchase an affordable ticket and watch movie stars, sports stars and other well known public figures play golf. Each year the list is different, but in 2011, here is a sample of the list:

Kurt Russell - An actor for four decades, Russell has starred in several box office mega hits such as "Backdraft", "Escape from LA", "Escape from New York" and "Silkwood", for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2011 he stars in the film "Touchback."

Derek Anderson - Anderson has gone from being a record-setting star at Oregon State to a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Last season, he joined the Arizona Cardinals where he vied for the starting quarterback duties with Max Hall.

Steve Azar - A country music star, singer-songwriter and producer from Mississippi with his unique Delta Rock and Blues sound, Azar is most noted for the smash single "I Don't Have To Be Me" ('Til Monday), which has received the coveted 3 million airplay award at radio. His Video "Waitin' On Joe" featured Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman topped the Video Charts at #1. Steve also toured with Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band.

Bret Baier - The host of "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Fox News, he was that network's Chief White House Correspondent for three years and Pentagon correspondent for five years. "Special Report" is the number one political news show on cable.

Alice Cooper - The pioneer of rock, Cooper's career has spanned five decades and has included such famed singles as "Welcome To My Nightmare" and "School's Out For Summer." In 2011, his long-awaited album "Welcome To My Nightmare II" is due for release.

Steve Cropper - "The Colonel," Cropper is a guitarist and songwriter who "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked as #36 on the list of "All Time Greatest Guitarists." He is the lead guitarist of Booker T & The MG's but perhaps his most noted accomplishment is as co-writer , with Otis Redding, of "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay."

Bill Devane - Actor who first gained acclaim for playing President John F. Kennedy in the TV move "Missile of October." In addition to appearing for ten seasons on "Knots Landing," he's also been in such films as "Marathon Man," "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," and "Space Cowboys."

Eric Dickerson - After starring at SMU, Dickerson joined the Los Angeles Rams, where, in his first season -- 1983, he was All Pro, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. He also set the single season rushing record of 2,105 yards the next year. In 1999, his first year of eligibility, Dickerson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Others: Tony Dovolani "Dancing With the Stars" ; Tom Dreesen - standup comedian with 61 appearances on the Tonight Show; Julius Erving - "Dr. J." NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993; Marshall Faulk only player in history with 70+ rushing touchdowns and 30+ receiving TDs; Don Felder - former member (and guitar player) of internationally famed band, The Eagles, Felder wrote the title track for the group's ground-breaking album Hotel California.

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