Iconic resort hosts PGA Tournament for ninth consecutive year
NAPA VALLEY, California – Silverado Resort and Spa, a luxury landmark resort in the heart of Napa Valley wine country, is proud to team up with Fortinet, an American cybersecurity company with a global footprint, to host the Fortinet Championship Sept. 15-18 as the inaugural event of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.
According to Todd Shallan, vice president and managing director of Silverado Resort and Spa, the resort is hosting the prestigious PGA tournament for the ninth consecutive year.
“We are thrilled to once again host this acclaimed annual tournament, which this year is drawing 156 of the world’s top golfing legends, among them defending champion Max Homa, Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler.”
The tournament will tee off on Silverado’s 72-par, 18-hole North Course, which originally opened in 1955. Later redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the course was also refreshed by PGA Hall-of-Famer and former Silverado Resort and Spa owner, Johnny Miller.
According to Cody Sherill, Silverado’s director of club operations, with its oak-lined fairways, dozens of water crossings and notable elevation changes, the challenging yet picturesque 6,793-yard North Course makes the ideal tournament setting.
“Situated amidst the rolling hills of wine country, our North course was named the 2022 Regional Golf Course of the Year (Region 4) by the National Golf Course Owners Association, and also achieved Golfweek’s Best 2020: Top 200 Resort Courses ranking,” Sherill said. “We are proud to say that some of golf’s greatest champions – from legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino to recent champions Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau – have walked these fairways.”
In addition to great golf and the world’s top players, the event will provide fans with an authentic Napa experience, featuring the best of Napa Valley food, wine and top-notch musicians.
The Fortinet Championship Concert Series will be held on Silverado’s South course immediately following completion of play, Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17. Friday’s headliner is multi-platinum country music star Cole Swindell with special guest star Gavin DeGraw. Grammy nominated powerhouse OneRepublic with special guest X Ambassadors takes the stage on Saturday night. Concert admission is included in the cost of the daily ticket.
More information on the Fortinet Championship, the Concert Series and tickets is available at www.fortinetchampionship.com.