The longest running professional golf tournament in Nevada is scheduled for Nov. 9-12, in Mesquite, and will offer the richest total purse in the event’s history of $125,000 and a pro-am with a professional purse and valuable prizes for amateurs.nevada open logo

Mesquite is a golf and gaming destination, and annually provides a beautiful backdrop to the historic Nevada Open, an event that has been played for more than four decades. This year a total purse of $125,000 (up from $105,000 in 2014) is up for grabs to professional golfers, the largest total amount in the history of the event. The Nevada Open will be played Nov. 9-12 at CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club.

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A special pro-am is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9 at The Palms while the professional competition is scheduled for Nov. 10-12 at both the CasaBlanca and Palms courses. Proceeds from the pro-am will benefit Mesquite Junior Golf. The pro-am will feature a special prize purse for professionals and amateur golfers.

Entry fee for non-affiliated professionals is $725. The fee for PGA of America golf professionals is $500 while Southern Nevada PGA of America professionals are offered a rate of $450. Amateurs are welcome to compete with an entry fee of $350. All entry fees include accommodations for three nights at CasaBlanca Resort. The event is free to all spectators.

“Mesquite is a large golf destination and the Nevada Open is a perfect way for us to showcase our courses, resorts and hospitality,” said Christian Adderson, Corporate Sales Manager for Mesquite Gaming. “We are honored to host a high-level of professional golfers during this event, and the addition of the pro-am allows for amateurs to enjoy hospitality and a chance to play with the pros. The Nevada Open has been played continually for several decades and in Mesquite since 1998. We look forward to again rolling out the VIP green carpet for the pros and amateurs.”

Among the champions of the Nevada Open throughout its history are Robert Gamez, Vic Wilk, Kevin Penner and Tom Lehman. Other notables who have played in the tournament include PGA TOUR players Craig Barlow, Boyd Summerhayes, Graham Delaet, Kevin Stadler, Tony Finau and Champions PGA TOUR player Jay Don Blake. The 2015 champion was Seann Harlington, a player on the Canadian PGA TOUR.