Scottsdale CVB to Sponsor Waste Management Scottsdale Open Amateur Golf Tournament


Scottsdale, AZ — Waste Management and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up to create the Waste Management Scottsdale Open, an amateur-team golf tournament for low-handicap players to be contested over three of Arizona’s finest public golf courses, January 13-15, 2012.

The Waste Management Scottsdale Open offers 2-person amateur team competition in gross score, net score or senior-net handicap divisions. Round 1 will be hosted by Troon North Monument, the flagship property of Troon Golf, considered by many desert golf’s “Arizona Masterpiece”.

Grayhawk Golf Club hosts Round 2 where competitors will enjoy the “ultimate member-for-a-day” experience and play Tom Fazio’s high-stakes risk and reward Raptor Course.

The final tournament round will provide the ultimate test – TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. Competitors will face the same tournament golf course conditions that the PGA TOUR will play when they arrive for the Waste Management Phoenix Open two weeks later.

“Several amateur tournaments occur throughout the year, but none are tailored for the avid players who want to compete in the same conditions as the pros do,” said Scottsdale CVB Vice President Brent DeRaad. “Troon and Grayhawk will definitely be challenging, but the TPC Stadium course, with the forecaddies, the 16th hole’s 20,000-seat grandstand in place, the rough grown, the greens double cut and rolled to perfection, will be the ultimate tournament conditions skills test.”

“The Scottsdale Open concept – playing the best right before the best come to play – really complements our efforts at the Waste Management Phoenix Open,” noted Waste Management Vice President Steve Neff. “It allows Waste Management to increase our partnership with the City of Scottsdale while continuing to expand the charitable contributions generated for Arizona.”

The cost to enter the tournament is $895 per player and includes three competitive rounds of golf, a tournament gift package, hole-in-one competition for a new car, a pre-tournament reception and pairings party as well as the tournament awards ceremony. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division.

All the tournament information and registration details are available at www.scottsdaleopengolf.com.

Read the Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Golf Course Buzz for each WM Scottsdale Open Tournament Course, click on the links below:

Troon North Golf Club – Monument Course

Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor Course

Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale – Stadium Course

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