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Silverado to host inaugural Napa Open


Napa, Calif. (December 13, 2018) – Silverado Resort and Spa will host the Napa Open, a new 54-hole individual stroke-play golf tournament open to both men and women, professionals and amateurs with a United States Golf Association handicap index of five or less. Scheduled for January 16-18, 2019, the Napa Open is the brainchild of Andy Miller, son of Silverado Resort and Spa owner Johnny Miller.


The three-day tournament will be contested on Silverado Resort and Spa’s North and South courses. The entry fee for the Napa Open is $800 for professionals or $400 for amateurs. The entry fee includes green fees, cart fee and range balls. Amateurs may win up to a maximum of $750 and will be paid in the form of a gift card to Silverado Resort and Spa. The registration deadline is January 6th at 6 pm or once the first 100 players register.

“Our goal is for the Napa Open to grow into a tournament that is unique in the state and in the country,” said Miller. “There are a lot of mini tour events out there, but not a lot in January. We hope to get 100 golfers to play in the event this first year.”

Andy Miller was a decorated collegiate golfer during his time at BYU and is a member of the BYU Hall of Fame. While at BYU, Miller was a four-time NCAA All-American, was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, and was named to the All-Conference team three times. Today, Miller assists his dad, a 25-time champion on the PGA TOUR and the tournament host of the PGA TOUR’s Safeway Open at Silverado, in the golf course design business.

Silverado Resort and Spa is Napa Valley's only 36-hole golf resort. The 7,166-yard, par 72 North Course annually hosts the Safeway Open, while the 6,612-yard, par 72 South Course is a favorite among resort guests. Both courses were designed by Johnny Miller. In addition to two 18-hole, Silverado features 340 guest rooms, a full service Spa, 10 tennis courts and 10 swimming pools, all in close proximity to Napa Valley’s 540-plus wineries.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

  • January 16 (Round 1) – North Course with tee times from 9 to 11 am from the first and 10th tees.
  • January 17 (Round 2) – South Course with players starting between 9 and 11 am from the first and 10th tees. The field will be cut in half following the second round.
  • January 18 (Round 3) – The final round will be played on the North Course. Players will start from the first and tenth tees between 9 and 11 am. An awards ceremony will follow play at approximately 4 pm.

To register for the Napa Open, or for more information about the event, go to For more information on Silverado Resort, visit

Silverado Resort and Spa
A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa began its life as a private estate and was converted into a contemporary resort featuring 340 guest rooms, a 100,000-square foot of total conference space, two championship golf courses and on-site signature restaurant. Now owned by World Golf Hall of Fame member and lead NBC analyst Johnny Miller and partners, the resort recently underwent renovations to its North Course, resort rooms and event spaces. Surrounded by Napa Valley’s more than 540 wineries, the resort also features a 16,000 square foot spa, 10 secluded swimming pools, 10 tennis courts and other recreational offerings. Since 2014, Silverado has hosted the Safeway Open on its championship North Course. For more information on the resort or to make reservations, please visit or call 707-257-0200 or 800-532-0500.

About Troon
The golf operations at Silverado Resort and Spa are professionally managed by Troon Golf. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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