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About the Barracuda Championship PGA Golf Tournament

The 18th annual Barracuda Championship will be from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3, 2016. This PGA Tour golf tournament is held at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in the Galena area of south Reno.

The Barracuda Championship is a big-time professional sports event. It is the only PGA Tour event played in Reno and one of only 45 PGA Tour golf tournaments in the world.

Top PGA pro golfers play in the Barracuda Championship. Past winners have included Kirk Triplett, Vaughn Taylor, John Cook, Will MacKenzie, John Rollins, Matt Bettencourt, and the 2015 champion J.J. Henry.

There will be 132 top PGA players competing for a purse of $3.2 million at the 2016 Barracuda Championship. The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour event using the Modified Stableford scoring format, which encourages more aggressive and exciting play.

Things To Do at The Barracuda Championship

While PGA professional golf is the main focus, there are other things for spectators to do while attending the Barracuda Championship, including Women's Day, the Kids' Tree House, Coors Light 19th Hole, Wine Walk, party tents, and a big selection of food and drink. There are opportunities to volunteer at the Barracuda Championship for those interested.

Spectating at the Barracuda Championship

Be sure to read the Barracuda Championship "Course Policies and Etiquette" for golf tournament spectators. For more information about dos and don'ts, check out the "Frequently Asked Questions". To ensure a fun and hassle-free experience, spectators need to know the policies about such things as cell phones, cameras, and items you can and cannot bring with you. Check "Security Guidelines" for details.

Tickets for the Barracuda Championship

Barracuda Championship tickets are sold individually and in various packages. For example, a one-day adult general admission pass is $25 and a generally admission pass for every day is $55. If you want season access to the club house, it's $85, and so on. Get details about all the options and purchase tickets online at "Barracuda Championship Tickets". If you are interested in Women's Day, it will be on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Parking and Shuttles at the Barracuda Championship

Public parking at nearby Galena High School is $5 per vehicle. The school is located at 3600 Butch Cassidy Drive. Parking is free if you carpool with 4 or more people in your vehicle or with a donation of two or more non-perishable food items. Free shuttles run to Montreux Golf and Country Club every day of the tournament.

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sources: Barracuda Championship and Montrêux Golf & Country Club

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