Welcome to the 59th annual Washington state Elks championship golf tournament. This year’s two-day tournament will be held at Three Rivers Golf Course, in Kelso, Washington on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th, 2019. The tournament will begin with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start both days. A practice round on Thursday, August 8 is included in your entry fee.
Participants must be an Elk in good standing or a guest of an Elk who is in good standing. All participants must have a current USGA Handicap. The golf committee will verify all handicaps prior to the start of this year’s event.
All prize winnings must be redeemed at Three Rivers Golf Course pro shop. If you can’t find something you want there, we will gladly make a special order and have it dropped-shipped to your house at no additional charge to you. If you wish to carry your winnings over, all credits will stay on the books here at Three Rivers Golf Course until the completion of the following year’s event.
100 % of all sponsor money collected from this event will be used to fund various programs the Elks have developed to aid Washington state veterans and their families. If you would like to be a hole sponsor for this year’s state championship tournament, please check the box on the entry form and submit your $150 check (for each hole sponsored) along with your entry for this year’s event. Also include on a separate piece of paper what you would like your sponsor sign to say. This sign is included in the sponsorship fee.
Have your clubs stowed and cleaned at Three Rivers Golf Course for $10 additional for the duration of the tournament. If you want to take advantage of this service, please mark it on the entry form and add $10 to your entry fee.
Scotty Dog Café: located on the Three Rivers Golf Course. Start your golfing day with breakfast cooked to order; also features burgers, sandwiches, snacks and beverages, free wi-fi and a big-screen TV. The café opens at 7 a.m. during tournament days, and operates a beverage/snack cart on the course and a snack shack at the turn.
Restaurant chains such as Dennys, Sharis, and Red Lobster can be found nearby. Izzy’s Pizza and Buffet is within easy walking distance from the BPOE 1482 Lodge, Guest House Inn, and Comfort Inn.
Asian and Mexican Cuisine
Best Western Alladin Inn: 310 Long Ave; (800) 780-7234 or (360) 425-9660. This property is 1.2 miles from the BPOE 1482 Lodge, 2.5 miles from the golf course.
Comfort Inn: 440 Three Rivers Drive; (877) 424-6423 or (360) 425-4600. This property is 0.4 miles driving, about half that walking, from the Lodge and 2.3 miles from the golf course.
Guest House Inn: 501 Three Rivers Drive; (800) 214-8378 or (360) 414-5953. This is the closest lodging, next door to the Elks Lodge, and 2.2 miles from the golf course.
Motel 6: 106 N Minor Road; (800) 466-8356 or (360) 425-3229. This property is 0.7 miles from the Lodge, 3.0 miles from the golf course.
Red Lion Inn: 510 Kelso Drive; (800) 547-8010 or (360) 636-4400. This property is 0.9 miles from the Lodge, 3.0 miles from the golf course.
Super 8 Motel: 250 Kelso Drive; (800) 800-8000 or (360) 423-8880. This property is 0.8 miles from the Lodge, 3.1 miles from the golf course.
Kelso RV Sites
For those who enjoy dry camping (no hookups), there is a no-fee RV parking area on the golf course property, just north of the driving range. This area is open only to Elks members. Check with the Kelso/Longview Elks Lodge at (360) 425-1482 or Three Rivers Golf Course Manager Lance Satcher at (360) 423-4653 for availability.
If you like a little more in the way of amenities for your camping, the Kelso/Longview Elks Lodge at 900 Ash Street has the Pepper Martin RV Park, which has 13 spaces with water and electric hookups, plus a dump station. Check with the Lodge office at (360) 425-1482 for more information. Driving distance from the BPOE 1482 Lodge to the golf course is 2.2 miles.
Brookhollow RV Park: 2506 Allen Street, Kelso; (800) 867-0453 or (360) 577-6474. This RV Park is 1.3 miles from the BPOE 1482 Lodge and 3.4 miles from the golf course.