Don’t know a birdie from a bogie? If watching athletes tap tiny white balls across Crenshsaw bentgrass into small holes in the ground isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! There’re plenty of events, venues and entertainment at the 2018 Barracuda Championship golf tournament that make it a mainstream, can’t-miss summer event.
The Barracuda Championship is just as much about delicious food as it is about hitting the links. Every Barracuda Championship ticket gets attendees onto The Patio on the 18th Green presented by Reno Tahoe, which features the The Great Clubhouse Cookout. Enjoy tasty barbecue, ice-cold drinks and picturesque views. The Patio offers Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, a Lake Tahoe staple, grilling up grub that will leave your taste buds reeling with joy. Think open pit grilled chicken. Think Santa Maria style trip tip. Think pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauces. Hungry yet?
Don’t be deceived by the delicate golf claps and quiet signs — golfers know how to party. The Patio also features a Jim Beam bar, known for its signature cocktails and lively atmosphere for golf fans and novices alike. Get ready to rock on roll on the 18, The Patio presents Jacked-Up on Saturday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m., free to all tournament attendees. William Hill Wine, the official wine of the PGA TOUR, offers four tasting stations throughout the course, giving you plenty of opportunities to drink pinky out. On those hot days, hang out in Tito’s Terrace, presented by your favorite gluten-free vodka, and enjoy the VIP sky box complete with flat screen TVs covering premium tournament action, a live DJ and bar games sure to enhance your own competitive, edge. Party on, Wayne!
Did you know in 2016 alone, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation gave back over $382,000 buckaroos to charities? Which begs the question: how often do you get the chance to rub shoulders with people dressed like Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, all while giving back to the community? By participating you are contributing to a higher quality of life in our community, promoting volunteerism and affecting a positive economic impact to our community. You don’t have to be a golf buff to get behind that!
So maybe you don’t know anything about golf…yet. Geek out at The Discovery STEAM Zone sponsored by Circus Circus, a 1,200 square-foot attraction located just off the ninth fairway that teaches the science of golf through science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Visitors are treated to interactive demonstrations, brainteasers, art projects, 3D printers and golf exhibits in The Discovery’s largest off-site activation in the museum’s history.
The 19th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 30-August 5, 2018 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.