Professional golf returns to Cleveland with the Web.com Tour Cleveland Open! A PGA TOUR sanctioned event on the Web.com TOUR, the Cleveland Open will be contested at Lakewood Country Club feature a field of 156 golfers competing over 72 holes of stroke play for a purse of $600,000. The Cleveland Open will also feature fun filled events to celebrate the city of Cleveland, including entertainment after golf play and several of Cleveland's own food trucks.
The Cleveland Open has a deep seated history throughout the greater Cleveland area. Arnold Palmer won the first Cleveland Open in 1963 after defeating Tony Lema and Tommy Aaron in a playoff at Beechmont Country Club. Lakewood Country Club hosted the Cleveland Open in 1966 and 1968, where two time Major winner, Dave Stockton won the 1968 event.
Lakewood Country Club is a 7,022-yard par-71 layout designed by the renowned golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast. Opened in 1921, Lakewood is the only original Tillinghast design in the state of Ohio. Other Tillinghast-designed courses include Baltusrol, Winged Foot, and Bethpage Black.
The Cleveland Open is also committed to giving back to the community. The tournament is partnering with local charities to make a meaningful impact across Northeast Ohio. Cleveland Clinic Children's and The First Tee of Cleveland are serving as the primary beneficiaries of the tournament and a significant portion of ticket sales will benefit other local charities.
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