We have just a few spots left in the 116th Northwest Open Invitational, set to take place at Wine Valley GC on August 17-18. Please note that the Northwest Open Invitational is a 36-hole championship in 2020! Chris Isaacson, PGA is excited to host for the11th year in a row and invites you to take part of this historic championship. Get the flyer.

“The appeal of the Northwest Open for me is the history of the event, its age and the list of past champions.  Wine Valley speaks for itself, massive and gorgeous, fair and challenging.  And the big sky overhead is truly unbeatable!” – Mark Keating, PGA

 

 

Be a Part of History

The history of the Northwest Open is a significant part of the history of golf in the Pacific Northwest. The early years were dominated by Seattle Golf Club’s Robert Johnstone (who won 8 of the first 10 events) and “Long Jim” Barnes.  Barnes, the professional at Tacoma C&GC from 1911 – 1915, won the first two PGA Championships (1916, 1919) in addition to the 1921 U.S. Open and the 1925 British Open!  Spokane’s Marvin “Bud” Ward captured six championships over a 22 year span, five as an amateur and his last as a professional.  Bud was also a National Amateur champion and may have won a few more but for the lack of championships during WWII.

Last year, PGA Professional Derek Berg claimed the Northwest Open Invitational title while sixteen-year- old amateur Alexander Yang of Aviara Golf Club took low amateur honors.

To view past champions of the Northwest Open Invitational, CLICK HERE.

Play Wine Valley Golf Club

Wine Valley Golf Club was named in the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek in 2019 (#43) and 2020 (#34) has been awarded many other honors since opening in 2009. This stunning Dan Hixson design unfolds on a grand scale, playing over rolling hills in the shadow of the Blue Mountains.  Wine Valley GC has broad fairways, dramatic bunkers, and bold, undulating putting surfaces.

Experience Wineries and More

Thanks to a truly unique combination of climate, character, charm and culture, the Walla Walla Valley has become home to one of the finest wine regions in the nation, with more than 100 wineries and 2,800 acres of grapes: http://www.wallawalla.org/wineries.