Team entries are now available for the Senior Oregon Open Invitational at Wildhorse Resort and Casino on August 1-3. PGA Director of Golf Michael Hegarty and Ryan Dahl, PGA Head Professional are looking forward to hosting again this year for the 21st anniversary of Wildhorse Resort’s sponsorship! We are excited for a number of reasons, but don’t just take it from us—here are Jeff Coston’s favorite things about the Senior Oregon Open.
“The Oregon Senior Open is a highlight during the summer. The weather makes me feel 25 again. The course is fun. The people are friendly. The hotel and food are wonderful. The tournament is like a vacation.”– Jeff Coston, PGA
The PNW PGA’s Most Popular Senior Tournament
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.
Teams will play both the Wildhorse Resort Golf Course and The Golf Course at Birch Creek during the event this year. This event fills every year and we expect a 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 2023
a. Exempt players*
b. The balance of the field will be filled by remaining professionals using following ranking priority**:
- 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.
- Professionals with the same priority in “1”, by number of tournament rounds posted in the Golf Genius.
- Professionals with the same priority after “1” and “2”, by date of the latest prior year score in Golf Genius.
* 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. View the Senior Oregon Open exemption list
No category has a priority based on receipt of entry, just meet the deadlines for your category.
Wildhorse Resort GC & The Golf Course at Birch Creek
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. The clubhouse was completely remodeled in 2019.
After we played The Golf Course at Birch Creek in 2020, we decided to expand the field in 2022 and enjoy both the amazing track at Wildhorse and the Golf Course at Birch Creek!
Wildhorse Resort and Casino is also home to over 1,200 slot machines plus all your favorite table games including roulette, craps, poker, blackjack, keno and bingo.