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28th Annual Gallatin Valley Open

This is a PGA sanctioned event sponsored by Pepsi & Culligan.


The amatuer division for the GVO is full.

Before registering for the Gallatin Valley Open, be sure to read all of the rules and regulations below. For questions please contact the Cottonwood Hills golf shop 406.587.1118, or email

Professional participants need to register online through the RMSPGA BlueGolf website. Registration for professionals will open at a later date. We reserve 39 spots for professionals. If you are interested in being paired with a team for the sponsors pro-am on Friday morning, please email

Order of Events

Friday, September 9th

      Sponsor's Pro-Am (AM Tee Times)

      Practice Round

      Par 3 Contest Starting @ 3:30PM

Saturday, September 10th

      GVO: First Round (Box Lunch Provided)

Sunday, September 11th

      GVO: Final Round (Box Lunch Provided)

      Pairings By Score

      Low score is last to tee off


The open is a 2 day, 36 hole, cumulative low score, stroke play tournament. Appropriate to its name, all competitors, professionals and amateurs vie for the open title.

Entry Deadline

Pros || 5pm on Tuesday, September 6th 

Amateurs || 5pm on Tuesday, September 6th


Deadline for cancellations or refunds.

Pros || 5pm on Tuesday, September 6th 

Amateurs || 5 pm on Tuesday, September 6th 

PGA Dress Code

Being a PGA sanctioned event Professionals are required to wear slacks and shirt tails in. ​

Amateurs may wear shorts but must have shirt tails tucked in.

Alternative Spikes

Cottonwood Hills prohibits the use of metal spikes

Range Balls

Saturday and Sunday range balls are included in entry.

Practice Round

Practice round is included in the entry fee. It is STRONGLY encouraged that all participants make tee times outside 10 days in advance. Public tee times will still be offered, so tee times will be limited.

Par 3 Contest

New this year! Friday afternoom after the pro-am and practice rounds will be a Par 3 Contest. All participants are welcome to play at no charge. This event is non-handicapped, and the low stroke total will win. Tee times start at 3:30PM. Call the pro shop at 406/587.1118 to reserve a time for you and/or a group.

Pro Payout

     1st      $400

     2nd     $200

     3rd      $100

     4th      $50

Amateur Payout

     1st      $300

     2nd     $200

     3rd      $100

     4th      $75

     5th      $50

     6th      $25


The Payoff

Amateur Purse

      $2250 || Flight

Based on 12 players per flight @ $175 per player​

       1st    $800

       2nd   $550

       3rd    $400

       4th    $300

       5th    $200

Pro Purse

      $16,000 Based on a full field of 39 Pros


The field will be limited to 123 players (39 professionals and 84 amateurs). No senior divisions. Amateur flight size will be 12 competitors, unless open committee determines different.

Entry Fee

Rocky Mountain PGA

Members || Associates        $200

Non Affiliated Professionals   $250

Amateurs                           $175

Amateur Flights

Amateur flights are based upon the handicap index as confirmed by your handicapping authority. Amateur flight size will be 12 competitors. In the event of multiple players with the same index exceeding the 12 player limit flights will be balanced with a draw by the tournament committee. Every attempt will be made to pair players within their flights Saturday and Sunday. 

Maximum Handicap || Index: 12 or lower

Power Carts

Carts will be available to rent on a first come first serve basis.

$25 per seat per day.

Patrons and caddies are welcome, but MAY NOT ride in a golf cart with participant per RMSPGA rules.

Tournament Director

Garret Nielson, PGA

Course Superintendent

Don Moss

Sponsor Fees Benefit

Eagle Mount of Bozeman, Montana || Providing Recreational Activities for People with Disabilities