Get Ready for the Oregon Open Invitational
featuring the National Car Rental Pro-Am

Team entries are now available for the Oregon Open Invitational at Juniper GC on June 13-15.  Entries close Wednesday, May 24. Get your team entry before this popular event fills! Host Professionals Travis Kane, PGA General Manager and James Billings, PGA Director of Golf are excited to have us return!

Oregon Open Invitational Online Team Entry

Oregon Open Invitational Team Entry (PDF)

Play Juniper GC

Juniper GC originally opened in 1952 as a 9-hole course. In 1987, PNW PGA Hall of Fame member Tim Berg redesigned the course into an 18-hole layout. The current layout was designed by the late esteemed golf course architect John Harbottle Jr. in 2005 and honored by Golf Digest as one of America’s Best New Courses in 2006. Additionally, from 2008-2012, Juniper has been rated one of the “Best Places to Play” in Oregon by Golf Digest.

Tournament Format
Entry into the championship will be four-man teams comprised of two professionals and two amateurs.  You will need to make your own team.

Teams will play together for the first 36 holes. There are two team competitions over the first 36 holes – best 2 net of the 4, and each professional will play a net four-ball with one amateur. Handicaps at 80% will be used in the team games.

The championship is a 54-hole stroke play with professional and amateur purses. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties, repaired by score and the Oregon Open Invitational completed.

There is no maximum handicap for entry (18 max. in the competition), however, all players will play from the championship tees and there will be no individual net amateur. All players will be governed by the Rules of Golf, Pace of Play, the Section Hard Card, the Section Dress Code and the Section Cell phone regulation.

You don’t have to take a team with the best handicaps – just take your best golf buddies!

Play for Bonus Money in the Team Competitions

Thanks to a nice sponsorship through the PGA of America, National Car Rental will be the sponsor of the team competitions. This means there will be extra money to play for, in the team competition. To be eligible for the team competitions, all players on the team must be Emerald Club members.

Emerald Club signup – Pro | Emerald Club signup – Am

A History of Fun and Exciting Competition

The Oregon Open Invitational dates back to 1905 when George Smith was the first to win the title. Over the years a number of fantastic players have won the championship such as Tommy Armour, Chuck Congdon, Al Zimmerman, Bob Duden, Rick Acton, and PGA Tour Player Peter Jacobsen. It was considered a PGA Tour event in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Last year, PGA Professional Ryan Benzel of Sahalee CC won the Oregon Open Invitational.  Two strokes back of Benzel was PGA Professional Darren Black of Rainier G&CC.  Low amateur honors went to Justin Kadin of Tetherow GC.

View past champions of the Oregon Open Invitational

Great Golf and More in Beautiful Central Oregon

With panoramic views of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three-fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood, Juniper challenges you from your first tee shot to your last putt. However, the variety of tees available makes it playable for golfers of all skill levels.

In December 2011, the Oregon Wine Board officially recognized Central Oregon as a “wine region”. Central Oregon’s warm summer days and cool nights produce some amazing, award winning grapes and wines. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, one of two licensed wineries in central Oregon, is in nearby Terrebonne. It is home to nine varieties of hybrid grapes that produce wonderful wines: http://faithhopeandcharityevents.com/

Another great stop on your Central Oregon wine tour should include Volcano Vineyards. Known as “The Smallest Winery in the World”, it has a fun and funky tasting room located in Bend: http://www.volcanovineyards.com/

Central Oregon’s largest winery, Maragas Winery, continues to win awards and is located in Culver, OR: http://www.maragaswinery.com/

If you’re more of a beer person or looking for something within a stone’s throw of the golf course, try Juniper Brewing Company: http://www.juniperbrewing.com/