Formerly known as the Air Capital Classic, the Wichita Open brings more than 48,000 people to Crestview Country Club’s North Course each June. The golf tournament is part of the Web.com Tour, which is on the path to the PGA Tour. Some of the best golfers in the world compete in multiple events on a challenging course with many 3- to 5-par holes. Crestview is the only 36-hole country club in Kansas.
The tournament begins with 156 players, but only the top 60 will advance for a chance to take home some money and claim the tournament title. Up for grabs is a $625,000 purse and the winner will take home $112,000.
Be sure to check out some of the notable experiences along the course, like the 17th Hole Coors Light Corner. Get your tickets fast because it is likely to sell out.
Wichita's biggest golf tradition celebrates 30 years! This year, SPLURGE! Magazine is hosting the 30th Anniversary Wichita Open Birthday Bash on the 15th to celebrate the longevity of this tournament. Don't miss the party, featuring live music from The Fabulous Shirtheads and a fireworks display!
2018 Champion: Bradey Schnell
2018 Attendance: More than 48,000 people
2018 Charitable Contributions: $204,000
2018 Economic Impact: $6.5 million
2018 Charitable Beneficiaries: Children's Miracle Network, CASA, East Point Church of Christ, First Tee of Wichita, League 42, Independent Living Resource Center, Raise My Head, Wesley Children's Hospital Foundation, Wichita Jr. Golf Foundation, Wichita South High School, Wichita YMCA