Nevada Open

Tournament Info

Nevada Open – November 7–9, 2017

Mesquite, Nevada is proud to present the 2017 Nevada Open Golf Championship November 7–9, 2017 at the Palms and CasaBlanca golf courses. With over 40 years of championship history, the Nevada Open is one of the most respected and anticipated golf tournaments in Nevada.

The Nevada Open is a 54 hole event with a cut after 36 holes. Each player will play one round at the Palms and CasaBlanca Golf Clubs before the 36 hole cut. The cut will take place at 30% of the field plus ties. Prize purse of $140,000 is based on a full field of 205 players. The championship round will take place at the CasaBlanca Golf Club on Thursday November 9, 2017. In the event of a tie for the overall Championship there will be a sudden death playoff to determine the overall winner.

Practice Round Information

Practice rounds are available on a limited basis. It is the players’ responsibility to secure their own tee times. The practice round green fees is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee. Please call the course directly to make your practice round tee time.

  • CasaBlanca Golf Course – 866.401.6022
  • Palms Golf Course – 866.401.6020

Mesquite Weather

Mesquite, Nevada enjoys ideal golf weather in the month of November. The warm desert climate provides over 300 days of sunshine a year. November temperatures can range between 67 degree mid-day highs and 37 degree night time lows.

Spectator Policy

Spectators are highly encouraged to follow players as a gallery during the Nevada Open Championship. Individuals assume all risks incidental to a spectator at these events and release the Nevada Open and Tournament Committees from any and all liabilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Rule 8-1 in the Rules of Golf states that a player may receive advice only from his or her partner or caddie. The penalty for giving advice is two strokes in stroke play. The player is responsible for following this rule.

During play, minimal contact is permitted between spectators and players (or their caddies). Spectators must walk and are asked to stay on the cart paths when possible.

Spectators with Disabilities: Spectators requiring motorized transportation due to severe physical disabilities must notify the Nevada Open prior to the Championship and receive permission to rent a cart from the Tournament Director. Spectators that are granted use of a cart must pay the cart fee to the host site and a Handicap Flag will be placed on the cart to notify all officials that the cart use has been approved (all carts must remain cart path only).

Caddies

Caddies are allowed; however, the Nevada Open Committee is not responsible for furnishing caddies and recommends that players bring their own. Players are not required to employ a caddie for the Championship and may carry their own bag.

Carts

Carts for Nevada Open: Players may ride during the Open—the daily cart fee for the player is included in the entry fee. Players may walk and carry their own clubs; however, partial refunds are NOT awarded to players electing to walk. Caddies must walk during competition. (NOTE: Spectators are NOT permitted to ride with players.)

Cancellations/Refunds

If written cancellation is received before October 19th, 2017 a full refund will be given minus a $20 processing fee. If a cancellation is received October 20th to November 1, 2017 you will receive a refund less $100 processing fee. No refunds, regardless of circumstance, will be provided November 2nd, 2017 or after. All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. Please allow 30 days to process requests.

Withdrawals

If a player must withdraw from the Nevada Open once it has begun, he or she should notify the Nevada Open Committee or tournament site as soon as possible with the reason for the withdrawal. “No-Carding,” “No-Showing,” and withdrawing from an event without a valid excuse is NOT acceptable. All players needing to withdraw from an event must notify a member of the Committee and return their scorecard prior to leaving the tournament site. Failure to do so will result in a one-year suspension and loss of any future exemptions from any Nevada Open Events.

Amateurs

Will be taken into the event by application. Please fill out the online application for Amateur’s and you will be contacted if you are in the field. Only a limited amount of amateurs will be taken into the event. Amateurs may not have a handicap over 4 to compete in the Nevada Open. If accepted into the Nevada Open the Amateur fee will be $350. If you have any questions about Amateurs golfers participating in the event feel free to e-mail us at sales@mesquitegaming.com or call
888.711.4653.

Player Conduct Policy

Contestants are expected to (1) know and play by the Rules of Golf, (2) conduct themselves at all times in a sportsmanlike manner, (3) respect the golf course and the rights of other contestants, (4) fulfill their playing obligations and (5) know and abide by the Nevada Open Pace of Play Policy. If the Committee considers that a player is guilty of a serious breach of etiquette, including but not limited to unsportsmanlike conduct (cheating, damaging the golf course, defacing club property, using loud obscene language, throwing clubs, etc.), it may impose a penalty of DISQUALIFICATION and possible suspension from future play in the Nevada Open. Any disciplinary actions imposed on a contestant by the Nevada Open may be formally communicated to a representative of the contestant’s club and/or to any other allied golf association that the Nevada Open deems appropriate.

Practice Range Balls

Practice Range Balls will be provided to all contestants as part of the players entry fee before the tournament rounds of golf. All practice round balls utilized after the tournament round the player will be responsible to pay the pro shop the listed price for practice range balls.

Dress Code

At The Nevada Open, players shall present themselves with a neat and clean appearance. Under no circumstances shall shorts or denim pants be worn by competitors. Khakis or slacks and collared shirts must be worn by all players. Hats must be worn straight (not backwards). Failure to do so may lead to disqualification.

Participant List

Schedule

Monday, November 6th – Tournament Registration

10am- Nevada Open Pro-Am (Palms Golf Club)- Prize purse for Pro- Bring your own team- or let us know you would be willing to play.

3pm-7pm Tournament Registration at the CasaBlanca Resort by Cups Coffee (Final course rotations will be given at tournament registration)

4:00pm Check-In CasaBlanca Resort

Practice rounds for participants (it is up to the participants to book their own tee time) practice rounds are not included in entry fee

Tuesday November 7th – First Round
CasaBlanca Golf Course
Palms Golf Course
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start – Full Field

Wednesday November 8th – Second Round
CasaBlanca Golf Course
Palms Golf Course
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start – Full Field
36-Hole Cut

Thursday November 9th – Final Round
CasaBlanca Golf Club – Championship field
Cut based on 30% of field plus ties- Prize purse based on full field of 205 players.
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Professional Registration



Please contact sales@mesquitegamging.com withany questions.

Registration

Registration for the 2017 Nevada Open Pro Am has not yet started. Please contact sales@mesquitegamging.com with any questions.

Rules

2017 Nevada Open Pro-Am
Monday November 6th Palms Golf Club 10am Shotgun
Format and Rules

Format

  • Each Team (1 pro and 4 amateurs) will play a shamble format. Each team member will play a tee shot.
  • Each team will use a minimum of 2 players drives in their round.
  • After choosing the preferred tee shot, each team member will complete the hole with their own ball.
  • Team members may place the ball within one club length of the selected tee shot, and one putter head length on the putting green. If the selected tee shot lies in a hazard or a bunker, the ball must be replaced within one club length in the hazard. The bunker may be raked before placing
  • NOTE- with the exception of the tee shot, all balls must be played down.

Scoring

  • All team members will record GROSS scores on each hole.
  • Team score for the pro-am will be determined using the two low net scores for each hole.
  • Scorecard must be signed by the professional and one amateur team member.

Handicaps

50% of the Amateur handicap will be utilized based on the October 1, 2017 GHIN Handicap update.

Ties

All ties will be broken by a scorecard playoff, beginning on # 1 handicap hold.

Speed of Play

In an effort to speed up play, please pick up your ball if your score will not help the team score.

Tees

  • Professionals will play from the Blue Tees
  • Amateur Men will play from the White Tees
  • Amateur Women will play from the Red Tees

Tee Times

We will play a 10am Shotgun

Rules

  • USGA Rules will govern play, except when altered by local rules.
  • Yellow lines and/or yellow stakes define water hazards.
  • Red lines and/or red stakes define lateral hazards.
  • Out-of-bounds are defined by whites stakes or fences.

Local Rules

Local Rules are in effect and located on a separate sheet that will be supplied to the contestants prior to play.

Hotel

Entry fee into the Nevada Open includes 3 nights accommodations (Monday-Wednesday) at the CasaBlanca Resort.

If you would like to book additional nights before or after the tournament please call 888-711-4653.

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Sponsors

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Participant List

November 7–9

2017

2016 Nevada Open Champion

Our 2016 Champion is Kevin Lucas from Folsom, California.
Our low amateur for the 2016 event was Jose Pelayo from Temecula, CA.