What is the Golf Digest Open?

The inaugural Golf Digest Open is a two-person team event that will crown National Champions in both Gross and Net Divisions! 400 teams will compete in eight regional qualifiers this summer, with 32 teams advancing to the National Championship in October.

The format for the entire tournament will be two-person Best Ball. All teams will be automatically entered into both divisions of this stroke-play competition.

The Golf Digest Open conforms to USGA rules pertaining to amateur status.


Registration is open to all legal residents (21+) of the United States and Canada who hold a valid World Handicap System compliant handicap. Each regional qualifier (see below for schedule) is a one-day, 18-hole event limited to 50 teams (100 players).


The entry fee for each qualifier is $500 per player ($1,000 per team) and includes green fees, cart fees, practice range access, breakfast and/or lunch, and a player gift. (Only one player is required to register their team for each regional qualifier.)


32 teams will qualify for and compete in the National Championship. These will be the two lowest scoring teams (to par) from each of the Gross and Net divisions from each qualifier.

The top Gross and Net team at each regional qualifier will have their National Championship entry fees ($1,000 per player, $2,000 per team) paid for by Golf Digest.


The National Championship will be a 36-hole final contested over two days (Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st, 2023) at Fields Ranch (East and West). The team with the lowest 36-hole score in each of the Gross and Net divisions will be crowned Golf Digest Open Champions!

The entry fee for the National Championship is $2,000 per team and includes green fees, base caddie fees, two nights accommodations on-site at OMNI PGA Frisco Resort (double occupancy) and meals (cocktail reception, welcome dinner, two buffet lunches).

Each member of the winning Gross and Net teams (4 total players) will receive $1,000 gift card, prominent inclusion in a Golf Digest feature, a trophy and complimentary admission into a 2024 Golf Digest Open qualifier.

Sign up below for one of our eight regional qualifiers—space is limited to 50 teams in each event. Reserve your spot today!