Competition to be broadcast live on Peacock
Tempe, Ariz. (January 29, 2024) – Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills, Arizona’s first fully lit 18-hole golf course, will host the Good Good Desert Open presented by Golf Galaxy on Wednesday, February 7th from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The Desert Open is a 14-hole competition featuring Good Good Golf athletes, top golf content creators, professional athletes and celebrities playing under the bright lights. The event will be broadcast live on Peacock and tickets to attend the event are available online at Eventbrite.com. Gates open at 4 p.m. for ticketed spectators (tickets will not be sold at the gate). Onsite parking is very limited, so spectators are encouraged to ride share.
Twenty-six two-person teams will compete for the Good Good Desert Open championship playing a scramble format. Athletes, creators and celebrities scheduled to play include:
- Garrett Clark and Grant Horvat
- AJ and Albert Pujols
- Frankie Borelli and Trent Ryan
- Matt Scharff and Micah Morris
- Stephen Castaneda and Brad Dalke
- Paige Spiranac and Cailyn Henderson
- Johnny Manziel and Cody Yalt
- Ryan Sheckler and Jimmy Hosleton
- Dave Roberts and Pete Wilson
“We’re excited to partner with Troon and Grass Clippings to bring this unique golf event to life,” said Good Good Golf CEO Matt Kendrick. “Working with partners who share the same mindset of finding new and exciting ways to grow the game of golf is always refreshing and we can’t wait for fans of YouTube golf to experience this event.”
Good Good Golf, Desert Open and Grass Clippings merchandise as well as food and beverage will be available for spectators to purchase. During the event, fans can walk the course and follow their favorite athlete, creator and/or celebrity.
“The Good Good Desert Open, being live-streamed and played under the lights, symbolizes our commitment to innovating the golf experience and bringing the sport to a wider, digital audience,” said Grass Clippings CEO Jake Hoselton. “This is the first of many primetime events Grass Clippings will host and truly a sneak peek of what the newly launched Grass League entails.”
Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills opened to night golf play on Friday, December 1, 2023 and has instantly become a favorite destination for golfers. More than 78 LED lights illuminate the golf course, which plays as a par 54, par-3 golf course at night and as an executive-length golf course (with par 3s and 4s) during the day. Golfers are able to track ball flight through the night sky on holes that range from 90 to 200-plus yards, while enjoying 360-degree views of downtown Tempe, Sky Harbor Airport, downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Zoo and the nighttime silhouette of Papago Buttes. The introduction of lights and night golf is just the beginning for the golf and entertainment venue, the flagship location for Grass Clippings’ cutting-edge vision. The team is also in the process of renovating the clubhouse, adding a new Mexican food restaurant, a patio bar and refurbishing the former Rolling Hills golf shop. In addition, Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills will add a hilltop bar near hole 8, an activity lawn and video display, and an entertainment site for live music, markets, and events, with full completion of all projects targeted for fall 2024.
About Good Good Golf
Good Good Golf is an omni-channel entertainment platform designed to share the game of golf with anyone. The Good Good content-to-commerce model is a fusion of innovative content, top-of-the-line products, and exclusive events - designed to create an experience that inspires, educates, and motivates people of all age groups and skill levels to pick up a club and enjoy the game of golf. In short, we make playing golf a fun, comfortable, inclusive, and rewarding experience.
About Grass Clippings
Grass Clippings was originally founded in 2018 as a company dedicated to growing the game of golf and celebrating the greens keepers that make the game possible. In 2019, after hosting the first Grass Clippings Open, Grass Clippings launched a line of golf apparel and opened its first retail shop, located at 39th St. and Campbell in Phoenix. The Grass Clippings Open grew rapidly and by 2022 had outgrown its venue. As co-founder Pete Wilson explained, “We needed a venue we could grow with.” The Grass Clippings Open is poised to be the greatest par 3 golf tournament in the world. On March 2, 2023, the Tempe City Council approved Grass Clippings’ plan to overhaul and operate Rolling Hills Golf Course, giving way for the tournament’s expansion. Grass Clippings’ property lease began on July 1st with Scottsdale-based Troon assuming management of daily operations that same day. The golf course reopened on Friday, November 3rd following a four-month golf course renovation project and rye grass overseed, construction of a newly designed 9th hole, new tee boxes, installation of a new state-of-the-art irrigation system to improve turf quality, and a new 15,000 sq. ft. practice putting green. Follow Grass Clippings at Rolling Hills on Instagram at @grassclippings.Arizona and on Twitter @GrassClippingsc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company, providing services at 850-plus locations, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.