2017 PPNC

Crosswater Club has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of America’s Greatest 100 Public Golf Courses.

Sunriver Resort to host 2017 PGA Professional National Championship

PGA of America

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Sunriver Resort, one of the country’s most scenic golf destinations, featuring acclaimed Crosswater Club, will host the 50th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA, in June 2017. This will be the fourth visit to Oregon by the PGA of America’s showcase event for PGA Professionals.

The Championship will bring a field of 312 to the Central Oregon resort, utilizing both Crosswater Club and Meadows Golf Course that hosted the 2001, ’07 and ’13 National Championships. Crosswater Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Greatest 100 Public Golf Courses,” was the site of the Champions Tour’s JELD-WEN Tradition from 2007-10; the 2006 NCAA men’s Division I Championship and the 1998 Western PGA Professional Championship. The Meadows Course also served as host of the 2007 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

“The PGA of America takes pride in its relationship with Sunriver Resort, one of the many wonderful venues nationwide to host this National Championship,” said PGA of America President Derek Sprague. “Sunriver’s marvelous Crosswater Club and Meadows Course set the bar high in accommodating our players and their families. The PGA has enjoyed three memorable National Championships at Sunriver, and we anticipate our 50th Championship in 2017 will deliver another great chapter in PGA member history.”

Sunriver’s 605-acre resort is positioned between the Big Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers. Inspired by the Scottish highlands, Crosswater Club opened for play in 1995 as a heathland-style course that offers a perfect blend of strategy and aesthetics.

“We’re excited to welcome back the PGA of America by hosting the 50th PGA Professional National Championship,” said PGA Professional Josh Willis, Sunriver Resort Director of Golf Operations. “The opportunity to partner with the PGA and host this National Championship for a fourth time is an honor. We’re confident that the Crosswater and Meadows golf courses will once again provide a challenging test for our country’s best PGA Professionals.”

Designed by Bob Cupp, the par-72 Crosswater Golf Club played to 7,530 yards in 2013; while the par-71 Meadows Golf Course, a collaborative effort between Fred Federspiel and John Fought, was played at 6,969 yards in the Championship.

About The PGA Professional National Championship
Begun in 1968, The PGA Professional National Championship provides additional playing opportunities for PGA Professionals. The showcase event for PGA Professionals features a 312-player field representing 41 PGA Sections competing at the peak of their games, and with its 20 top finishers earning a berth in the PGA Championship.

The National Championship was first televised live by Golf Channel in 1997 and has a potential audience of more than 110 million.

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