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Pacific Northwest Four-Ball Championship to be held in early September

PNW Four-Ball

One championship experience deserves another. And with the inaugural Pacific Northwest Four-Ball Championship set for Sept. 5-7, a premier team of championship golf courses will come together to host the ultimate team championship in the Northwest.

Gold Mountain Golf Club’s Olympic Course, The Home Course, and Chambers Bay will test 72 two-player teams across 54 holes of four-ball, in what is the newest event on the Pacific Northwest golf calendar. And golfers around the Northwest are invited to enter the inaugural event.

Open to players 16 and older with a USGA Handicap Index below 20.0, the PNW Four-Ball Championship will feature three days of team competition using flighted gross scores. Each competitor will play their own ball, with the lower of the two scores counting as the official score for each hole. Add in an opportunity to be tested by the best-known championship venues in the Northwest, and the PNW Four-Ball represents a unique opportunity for golfers to walk in the footsteps of the best players in the game.

“We are incredibly excited to host the inaugural Four-Ball Championship,” said Zac Keener, general manager at Chambers Bay. “The addition of a team championship such as this is a fantastic development for amateur golf in the Northwest, adding an element of camaraderie to competitive Northwest amateur golf. All three of our golf facilities bring a championship pedigree that includes hosting the best golfers in the world. And we believe that combination will make for a truly special event.”

Each nestled on the Puget Sound, Gold Mountain, The Home Course, and Chambers Bay boast an impressive list of championships that includes the 2015 U.S. Open and 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship.

The event begins on Sept. 5 with the opening round at Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course, a dramatically sculpted gem that is considered among Washington’s top public-access courses. The second round will be met with the awe-inspiring views and challenge of The Home Course, which co-hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship and was the site of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

The Four-Ball Championship crescendos with a final round among the tawny fescues, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of Chambers Bay. It’s a championship finish worthy of the best players in the world.

“Chambers Bay’s links-style design was created with championship golf in mind,” Keener said. “It is a course that rewards creativity, revealing the teams that are playing their very best. The final round should be one to remember.”

In addition to golf, registration includes daily lunch, drinks, and championship ceremony following the final round.

Registration to compete in the inaugural PNW Four-Ball Championship will remain open until Aug. 26 or until the field is filled. The entry fee is $1,000 per two-person team. Special lodging rates are also available at the Silver Cloud – Tacoma, too.

For more information or to register, visit www.chambersbaygolf.com/pnw4ball.