2015-Rosauers-banner-1Eastern Washington’s most famous golf tournament returns to Indian Canyon GC – with the course in the best shape it’s ever been! We are accepting entries for the Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon GC on July 17-19. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July 1.

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Play for one of the Largest Section Purses in the Country!

This is our biggest Section purse, at $135,000 total with a $11,000 first place check. It is also one of the largest purses in the country!  We expect it to be similar to the past, which was: 1st place $350 / 2nd place $325 / 3rd place $300. The payout is deep –34 PGA Professionals will make a $1,000 check or higher.

Join the Pro-Am

The main reason the purse is so large is our sponsors! Professionals, after you sign up for the Rosauers Open Invitational, please do not forget to also sign up for the Umpqua Bank Pro-Am on Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16. You will be paired with a sponsor team and have the opportunity to play the course in tournament conditions before the championship, enjoy a hosted breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, as well as win money and have a chance to thank our sponsors personally. These sponsors also raise funds of $105,000-$130,000 annually for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, the official charity of the Rosauers Open Invitational. Email Molly Cooper at mcooper@pgahq.com to let her know of your availability during the Umpqua Bank Pro-Am. Participation in the pro-am is important to keeping this championship great!

Join the Kickoff Party at Arbor Crest Winery

It all starts with the kickoff party on the evening of Tuesday, July 14. As part of your entry, you and a guest are invited to the Arbor Crest Winery to enjoy wine tastings and delicious hors d’oeuvres. We and our sponsors would love to have you join us!

Join the Ranks of Champions

The Rosauers Open Invitational has been on a part of the PNW PGA tournament program since 1988. This popular golf tournament has almost always been hosted at Indian Canyon GC. Gary Lindeblad has been the PGA Professional at Indian Canyon since 1984. He surprised his hometown fans with a victory in 1990.

The record for most Rosauers wins is held by Corey Prugh of Manito CC (2009, 2011 & 2013) and Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (1997, 2006, and 2008). Prugh also set the tournament record of 192 in 2009. Other notable past champions are Tim Feenstra (2014), David Phay (2012), Ryan Benzel (2005), Casey McCoy (2001), Todd Erwin (2000) and Rob Gibbons (1991). Will you add your name to a long list of amazing champions this July?

Last year, PGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC won by two strokes over low amateur Drew McCullough of Meadow Springs CC. Feenstra came from four behind the leaders and fired an 11-under par 61 tying the course record set by Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC a few days prior. Feenstra’s round consisted of seven birdies and two eagles.

View past champions of the Rosauers Open Invitational.

Play one of Washington’s Most Desired Courses to Play

We are excited to return to Indian Canyon GC! The course was built in 1935 for $200,000. H. Chandler Egan, a member of the PNGA Hall of Fame, crafted the Canyon’s layout over the well treed hillside southwest of the Spokane River.

This municipal track has been annually rated among Golf Digest’s “Best Public Courses”, “Best Affordable Courses”, “Best Golf Courses You Can Play”, “Best in State” and taken individually, some holes rank with the best holes found on any course – public or private – in the region. Indian Canyon’s lofty acclaim is well deserved.

Indian Canyon hosted the 1941 and 1984 Public Links Championships. When Bill Welch was victorious in 1941, he concluded “After I played Indian Canyon, I never wanted to go back to Texas again. I never saw a golf course that beautiful in my whole life…. I did return to Texas, but only to pack my bags and move to Spokane.”

Fun for your Family

Thinking of bringing your spouse and making it a vacation? Northern Quest Resort & Casino is right nearby.  This is Spokane Washington’s premier destination for vegas-style casino gaming, a luxury spa, 14 restaurants and lounges and more. For those with kids, consider a trip to Splash Down Water Park!