RENO — The PGA Tour tournament that’s been held in Reno since 1999 is moving next summer to another mountain course designed by Jack Nicklaus about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away near Lake Tahoe, tournament officials announced Wednesday.
Barracuda Networks, a San Francisco Bay Area-based tech company, will continue to be the title sponsor of the Barracuda Championship scheduled July 2-5, 2020 at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Golf Course at Truckee, California.
The tournament previously held at the Montreux Golf & Country Club course in Reno — also designed by Nicklaus — was named the Reno-Tahoe Open when it began in 1999 until Barracuda became the title sponsor in 2014.
Montreux members voted earlier this year to no longer host the tournament.
The 7,518-yard (6,874-meter), par-72 Old Greenwood Golf Course opened in 2004 on 600 acres (242 hectares) of forest in the Sierra Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,828 meters) where the golf ball travels 10 to 15 percent farther than at sea level.
Tournament officials said they will continue to use a Modified Stableford scoring system awarding 2 points for birdies, 5 for eagle and 8 for double-eagle, while subtracting 1 point for bogey and 3 points for anything worse.