2020 Northwest Open Invitational

August 17, 2020 – August 18, 2020 all-day
Wine Valley GC
176 Wine Valley Road
Walla Walla
WA 99362

Please note that the Northwest Open Invitational dates are on Monday & Tuesday, August 17-18 this year! This event is also a 36-hole championship in 2020.
Championship Entry:
pro online entry | pro entry (pdf) | amateur online entry | amateur entry (pdf)
Tee times & results
Course Website:
Host professional:
Chris Isaacson, PGA

Tournament Format

Championship – 36 hole stroke play championship.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, August 17: Northwest Open Invitational – Round 1
  • Tuesday, August 18: Northwest Open Invitational – Round 2


The term “eligible player” is defined, for this Championship, as: (1) all Pacific Northwest Section, PGA of America members (except those classified as “F” or “Reserve”); (2) all PNW Section, PGA of America Associates with full Section Playing Privileges; (3) all Amateurs (as defined by the USGA) with current USGA handicap indexes of 8.0 or less.

Host Hotel

Marriott Courtyard – Walla Walla
550 W Rose Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Rate: $ 149 1 King / 2 queens + Tax
Release Date: 7/24/2020
Book online


The Northwest Open is a significant part of Northwest golf history. The list of past champions reads like a who’s who in Pacific Northwest Golf. 16 members of the Pacific Northwest Section’s Hall of Fame are Northwest Open Champions. The early years were dominated by Seattle Golf Club’s Robert Johnstone (who won 6 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. The 54-hole tournament record of 199 was set by PGA Professional Derek Barron in 2015 at Wine Valley GC and tied in 2016 by PGA Professional Brian Thornton (also at Wine Valley GC).

Past News

Past Champions and Results

“*” indicates won as amateur
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Year Champion Score View Results
2020 Nathan Cogswell * 134 (36-hole event) results
2019 Derek Berg 209 results
2018 Shane Prante 200 results
2017 Shane Prante 200 results
2016 Brian Thornton 199 results
2015 Derek Barron 199 results
2014 Carl Jonson * 207 results
2013 Shane Prante 202 results
2012 Brandon Kearney 204 results
2011 Corey Prugh 206 results
2010 Brian Thornton 204 results
2009 Mike Schoner 208 results
2008 Rob Clark 206 results
2007 Jeff Coston 200 results
2006 Derek Berg * 86 results

For complete list of Northwest Open champions and courses played, visit the PNW PGA history project site.

Charity: Folds of Honor

The Northwest Open Pro-Am benefits Fold of Honor. Folds of Honor is a 501 (C)(3) charitable foundation supporting scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in military service to America. We can honor those who fought for our freedom by serving the families they leave behind. Additional information for Folds of Honor can be found at www.foldsofhonor.org.

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