The PNW PGA’s Most Popular Senior Tournament

Team entries are now out for the Senior Oregon Open Invitational at Wildhorse Resort and Casino on July 31-August 2.  Head PGA Professional Michael Hegarty is excited to host again this year for the 16th straight year!

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Since its induction in 1996, the Senior Oregon Open has grown to be the premier senior golf tournament in the Northwest.  This event draws the best players ages 50 and over from all over the Pacific Northwest Section.

We expect a strong field of competitors for the Senior Oregon Open Invitational this year as we return to the Wildhorse Resort & Casino. We will have a full field of 56 teams (224 PGA Professionals and amateurs). This event fills every year and usually has a large waiting list. Please make sure you are aware of the entry priority processing procedure to see what category you fall under. You must sign up as a team, one PNW PGA Professional and three amateurs.

Entry Priority in 2018

a. Exempt players*
b. The balance of the field will be filled by remaining professionals using following ranking priority**:

  1. Number of events (Sr. WA Open, Sr. Players’, Sr. OR Open, Sr. PGA***, WA Open, OR Open, Rosauers Open, NW Open, PPC) played in prior calendar year, January to December.
  2. Professionals with the same priority in “1”, by number of tournament rounds posted in the PNWPGA Handicap System.
  3. Professionals with the same priority after “1” and “2”, by date of the latest prior year score in PNW Section Handicap System.

* The early deadline for category A is three weeks after entries have opened at 5:00 PM.
** All entrants will be on waiting list until the close of entries to ensure correct ranking, then confirmed according to priority.
*** Sr. PGA will count twice in this ranking list.

No category has a priority based on receipt of entry, just meet the deadlines for your category.

Wildhorse Resort and Casino

The Senior Oregon Open has returned to Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, OR for this year’s event. Only 3.5 hours from Portland, and just south of the northern border of Washington, Wildhorse’s location allows for players from Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana a great opportunity to compete with their fellow senior golfers from west of the mountains.

Wildhorse championship golf course was designed by John Steidel. Nestled at the base of mountains and wide open terrain, the course is modeled after a traditional Scottish links-style course with plenty of bunkers and tall grass lurking to make you work a little harder than usual. Each hole is surrounded by spectacular, unobstructed vistas with gentle rolling hills and fairway mounds reflecting the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

In addition to our amazing championship, don’t forget to check out the fun to be had at the resort. Wildhorse Resort & Casino went through a major renovation a few years ago, including adding a ten story tower hotel (with the old courtyard hotel still open). There are over 300 hotel rooms available in the two hotels plus a business center, fitness center, pool, spa, new coffee shop/deli and restaurants. They also expanded their 24-hour gaming floor by over 24,000 square feet and a five screen Cineplex with two 3D screens. The resort and casino is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

The PNW PGA is excited to return to Wildhorse Resort for our 16th straight year.  We hope to see you there!