Looking for some great fun in the sun while others are back home in the snow? Don’t miss out on registering for Scottsdale Golf Week that runs from January 8th through the 14th in 2018! While the dates seem pretty far out, you need to sign up soon to reserve your spot in the tournament! And if you need to reserve a hotel room, you’ll save a ton of cash by doing it now!
What is the Scottsdale Open? It’s a tournament with two-player amateur teams who compete for three days on some of Scottsdale’s finest championship golf courses! Last year players competed on We-Ko-Pa Cholla , TPC Stadium, and Grayhawk Raptor. This year will be a repeat of courses with the exception of We-Ko-Pa being swapped out for Troon North Monument that will definitely save on some drive time and proximity challenges.
You’ll play the same course the pro’s play at The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale! While its world-famous for its 3-par 16 hole where some of the largest golf crowds in the world congregate to cheer, and quite unbelievably jeer in the game of golf, you are guaranteed a more tame and mild-mannered experience on the hole. The Stadium Course was redesigned in 2014 by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf so if you haven’t played these 18-holes in four years, you are in for a new treat!
Troon North’s signature course, The Monument Course, is a 7,028-yard course with large and tricky greens, and some of the most unique tees perched up above the Sonoran desert terrain where your ball drops down on the fairway from above. Add a little wind and dust in your eye, and even avid players of this course will be shoulder-to-shoulder with first timers! Weiskopf and Jay Morrish designed the Monument Course in 1989. Meanwhile, the Raptor at Grayhawk Golf Club is a 7,090 yard 72-par Tom Fazio designed course that is comparable to Troon North courses with long and large greens. Not an easy course to play but a very fun one for team-play!
How is the tournament organized and how do I take home a prize? It’s broken out into three competitive divisions–Gross, Senior Net, Open Net—and the top three teams in the divisions will take home the goods! Teams will play their preferred team tee shot each day and Team Best Ball format on the last day with a Count’em All team format for a combined score. This year, golfers 65 and older will have an edge as they get to play the forward tees! Trophies, prizes, personal bets aside, this is true competitive play with some lasting fun on the 19th holes followed by world-class dining and night life at the end of each day!
Everyone will have a little skin in the game from the get-go with a two-player team entry fee of $2,470. But just for showing up you’ll get a tournament gift bag full of golf balls, Antigua apparel and Phoenix Open tickets! There’s only room for 54 teams and to be one you must register here soon! For a boat load of specials for Scottsdale Golf Week click here.
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