Wildhorse Resort & Casino will host the Epson Tour at the Wildhorse Golf Course in Pendleton, Ore. the week of August 29-September 4. Known as the “Road to the LPGA,” the Epson Tour is the official qualifying tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
The Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic will be the 17th stop on the Epson Tour’s 2022 schedule, welcoming professional female golfers from all over the United States and more than 40 countries around the world. The Epson Tour annually awards the top 10 players on its season-long “Race for the Card” money list with LPGA Tour membership for the following season.
“Wildhorse Resort & Casino and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are excited to showcase and welcome some of the most talented young professional golfers from around the world to our Tribal and local communities,” CEO Gary George said. “This event aligns with the Tribes’ efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for Tribal youth and to grow the game of golf in our region.”
Wildhorse has committed to host the tournament for at least two years, bringing around 2,000 visitors to the area for each yearly event. Event staff and volunteers, as well as professional and amateur players, will begin pouring into Pendleton days before tournament week, providing a commercial benefit to the area.
The main event is preceded by two Pro-Am tournaments beginning August 31, with both being held at Wildhorse Golf Course. The three-day 54-hole stroke-play tournament will then be held Sept. 2-4.
Admired for its impeccably maintained fairways and challenging greens, Wildhorse Golf Course has played host to many local and regional amateur and professional tournaments.
The Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic is seeking about 150 volunteers to help with a multitude of tasks during the event. Volunteers will assist with live scoring, help with parking and ticket distribution, serve as marshals and spotters, help VIPs and vendors, and much more. Click here for ticket information and to register as a volunteer.
Centrally situated between Boise, Spokane and Portland, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a popular destination resort with entertainment for the entire family. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, 300 hotel rooms, slots, table games, movie theaters, bowling, arcade, a variety of restaurants, an RV park, and more. Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a union of three tribes – Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla – which consists of over 3,100 tribal members, with the Umatilla Indian Reservation covering about 172,000 acres. Visit wildhorseresort.com for more information.