2019 Washington state Elks SENIOR golf championship
On behalf of the Kelso/Longview Elks Lodge #1482 we would like to welcome you to this year’s Washington state Elks SENIOR golf championship tournament. This year’s event will be contested on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at Three Rivers Golf Course, with a practice day on Thursday, June 6th. Please click HERE for a .PDF entry form that you can download and print.
Must be an Elk in good standing or a guest of an Elk who is in good standing. Must be at least 50 years of age. All participants must have a current USGA Handicap. The golf committee will verify all handicaps prior to the start of this year’s event.
Entry fee is $135, which includes a practice round on Thursday, June 6.
Both days will start with 8:00 a.m. tee times. Tee times will be drawn and posted in the pro shop and on this page no later than Thursday, June 6.
All prize winnings must be redeemed at Three Rivers Golf Course. If we don’t have something you want, we will gladly make a special order and have it drop-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 until the completion of the following year’s event.
100 % of all sponsor money collected will be used to fund the WSEA Children’s Therapy Program, also known as the Tall Elks Program. If you would like to be a hole sponsor for this year’s SENIOR State Championship tournament, please check the box on the entry form and submit your $150 check 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.
You can have your clubs stowed and cleaned at the 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.
Kelso Lodging (listed alphabetically)
Best Western Aladdin 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 (0.4 miles driving, about half that walking, from the Lodge and 2.3 miles from the golf course)
Econo Lodge: 505 N Pacific Ave; (877) 424-6423 or (360) 636-4610 (0.8 miles from the Lodge, 2.1 miles from the golf course)
Guest House Inn: 501 Three Rivers Drive; (800) 214-8378 or (360) 414-5953 (this is the closest property, next door to the Lodge, and 2.2 miles from the golf course)
Motel 6: 106 N Minor Road; (800) 466-8356 or (360) 425-3229 (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 (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 (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 prefer more amenities for your camping, the Kelso/Longview Elks Lodge Pepper Martin RV Park is located on the lodge property at 900 Ash Street, Kelso. This park features 13 spaces with water and electric hookups, plus a dump station. Cost is $20 per night. Check with the Lodge office at (360) 425-1482 for more information. (Driving distance from the 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)
Kelso Area Dining
Kelso/Longview Elks Lodge: The Lodge serves lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to the Friday and Saturday night banquets listed on the entry form, the Lodge will offer dinners from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday of golf tournament week.
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.
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. Stuffy’s II at 804 Ocean Beach Highway in Longview has a reputation for good food and large portions. Masthead Tavern at 1210 Ocean Beach Highway in Longview is a local favorite for fish and chips, while Freddie’s Just for the Halibut at 1110 Commerce Avenue in Longview offers a variety of fish and meat dishes.
Numerous burger, chicken, sandwich and taco chain restaurants can be found nearby, including: Arbys, Burger King, Burgerville, Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, KFC, MacDonalds, Subway, Taco Bell, and Taco Time. Nipps Drive-Through at 980 Ocean Beach Highway in Longview is a highly-rated local favorite for burgers and such, while Cap’n Yoby’s at 315 Allen Street in Kelso is popular locally for halibut fish-and-chips.
Sora Sushi: 503 Allen Street, Kelso; TripAdvisor reviewers rave about the quality and service here; also highly-rated on Yelp
Sun’s Teriyaki: 114 NW 1st Avenue, Kelso; also highly-rated on TripAdvisor and Yelp
Yan’s Chinese Restaurant: 300 Long Ave, Kelso; good reviews on both Yelp and TripAdvisor; next door to Best Western Alladin Inn
Fiesta Bonita (formerly Azteca): 420 Three Rivers Mall Drive, Kelso; good reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp
Plaza Jalisco: 400 West Main, Kelso; good reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor
El Charrito: 300 S Pacific, Kelso; good reviews on TripAdvisor