Golf is considered a gentleman's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Revel in this refined pastime with today's Groupon for tickets to The Umpqua Bank Challenge at Portland Golf Club. The event runs from Sunday, August 28, to Tuesday, August 30, and kids 16 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get two any-day tickets and a three-day parking pass (up to a $55 total value).
• For $30, you get four any-day tickets and a three-day parking pass (up to a $105 value).
Spectators head to The Umpqua Bank Challenge to witness a pro-am contest featuring beloved local sports stars and a 36-hole tournament that features PGA Tour professionals such as Arnold Palmer and host Peter Jacobsen. Groupon holders can attend any one day of the event (a $20/ticket value in advance, or $25 at the gate), with the schedule slating the Regence Pro-Am tournament for Sunday, followed by a professional team event on Monday and Tuesday.
After an eight-year hiatus, The Umpqua Bank Challenge—formerly the The Fred Meyer Challenge—returns to its inaugural grounds at Portland Golf Club, a storied course that has hosted PGA championships, Ryder Cup matches, and Caddyshack quotation seminars. Spectators can follow groups as they wind along verdant fairways or stake claim to a plot of grass with a folding chair and master intermittent silence and applause. Get autographs from celebrities such as ex-Trail Blazers player Terry Porter and singer Huey Lewis at the pro-am, or follow the main field to ask Fuzzy Zoeller advice about your swing or what to name your child. The professional tournament consists of one round per day and pairs prominent golfers in teams of two, with marks for each hole determined by the better score of the two players.
Today's deal also includes a three-day parking pass (a $5 value) for reserved public parking, with a shuttle regularly spanning the two-mile gap and water-hazard obstacle course that sits between the lot and club.