Northwest Open Invitational and Washington Open Invitational to Change Dates in 2024

Tumwater, Wash. – The Home Course in DuPont, Washington, will host the Pelzer Golf Northwest Open Invitational in 2024. The dates for the 2024 event have been moved from May to August 19-21, in order to offer the best possible tournament experience, and to accommodate the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational at Meridian Valley Country Club, which will move from August to May starting in 2024.

“The adjustment in dates responds to the preferences of the host courses and sponsors for both events and, most importantly, enables the Section to offer our members the best possible tournament experience,” stated Frank Talarico, CEO. “This includes continuing to increase the purse size for all our majors and maximizing charitable contributions for our official tournament charities.”

In 2023, the Pelzer Northwest Open Invitational will remain at the Home Course on May 22-24 while the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational will stay at Meridian Valley Country Club on August 21-23.

“As the Tournament Chair and a tournament player myself, I am happy to have the calendar re-aligned to provide our members an optimal tournament schedule,” said Jason Aichele, PGA Tournament Committee Chair. “This will be a win-win not only for the PGA Professionals but also our Section sponsors.”

The Home Course, known as “The Home of Golf in the Northwest,” has previously hosted other Pacific Northwest PGA events, including the National Car Rental Pacific Northwest PGA Assistant Championship in 2018 and the Pacific Northwest PGA Senior Championship in 2015. It has also hosted several significant championships, such as serving as the companion course to Chambers Bay for the 2010 U.S. Amateur, hosting the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, and the 2009 and 2018 PNGA Men’s Amateur.

“The Home Course is very excited about the date change as it allows us to host the championship as the course was designed to be played, firm and fast,” said Justin Gravatt, PGA General Manager at The Home Course.

Meridian Valley Country Club, which will host the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational in 2024, is an exceptional 18-hole layout designed by Ted Robinson, one of the nation’s leading golf course architects. It has hosted several significant championships, including the Washington Open Invitational and the SAFECO Classic.

“Meridian Valley Country Club is beyond excited to host the Washington Open Invitational in May once again! The membership and staff are thankful for the changes made, as it allows us to kick off the season and put forward a true and fair test of golf for all competitors. We look forward to hosting the top Professionals and Amateurs across the Pacific Northwest for years to come,” stated Adam Englehorn, PGA Head Professional of Meridian Valley Country Club.

The 2024-2027 Pacific Northwest PGA tournament schedule is available online at:

About the Pacific Northwest Section PGA

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA was founded in 1922 and includes 1,200 PGA members and associates in Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, western Montana and Alaska. The mission of the PNWPGA is to serve the PGA professionals in the Northwest and grow the game of golf. The PNWPGA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of golf professionals throughout the Section, who are elected into service. It is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association.

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