The 116th Northwest Open Invitational is set to take place at Wine Valley GC on August 17-18, immediately following the Pro-Am Benefiting Folds of Honor on August 15-16. 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. The entry deadline is July 29. 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.

Play Wine Valley Golf Club

Wine Valley Golf Club has been rated “One of The Top Three Golf Courses to Play in Washington” by Golfweek and 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.

Join the Pro-Am Benefiting Folds of Honor

The Northwest Open Pro-Am will pair four amateurs with a PGA professional to enjoy two days of golf with carts at Wine Valley Golf Club. On Saturday evening the cocktail party, dinner and auction will raise important funds for Folds of Honor. Players will receive tee gifts, two rounds of golf with carts, two hosted meals, on course beverages and compete for a nice prize fund. Click here for more information and to enter.

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.