2024 Grass Clippings Open kicks off April 17

GCSAA members are preparing Grass Clippings Rolling Hills course and playing in the tournament.


Man teeing off on a golf course at night. The course is lit for play

Grass Clippings Rolling Hills, Arizona’s first fully lighted 18-hole golf course, will host the Grass Clippings Open April 17-20 under the leadership of director of agronomy Scott Hebert, a 10-year GCSAA member. The tournament is the inaugural event of the Grass League, which bills itself as the world’s first high-stakes par-3 golf league. 

Grass Clippings, in Tempe, Ariz., also supports the GCSAA Legacy Awards, which offers education aid to the children and grandchildren of GCSAA members through $1,500 scholarships. Grass Clippings is a member of the GCSAA Foundation’s Platinum Tee Club, which recognizes supporters who donate more than $5,000 annually.

The Grass Clippings Open will be a two-person scramble golf tournament, highlighting diverse entry paths and a “friendly competitive spirit.” The event begins with a no-stroke, 18-hole qualifying scramble on April 17, eventually determining a final lineup of 75 teams. The selected teams will play a 36-hole tournament over two days, April 19-20. Among the participants this year is GCSAA associate member Trace Jacobson, head greenskeeper at Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills. He’ll be paired with Drew Powell on Independent Team 22.

Grass Clippings has partnered with Bleacher Report to produce and distribute the event via the B/R website, app and social channels, as well as Golf Digest and TruTV. The event livestream will be available at https://bleacherreport.com/.