At a Glance

Event Title: TrueNorth Greater Cedar Rapids Open

Dates:  July 24-28, 2018

Location:  Hunters Ridge Golf Course / Marion, Iowa

Par: 36/36 = 72 Par

Yardage: 3,502/3,505 = 7,007 Total Yards

Field: Limited to 156 players, including aspiring future PGA Tour professionals, senior professionals and amateurs from around the world.

Purse: $25,000 first prize for professionals; additional senior professional and amateur purses.

Defending Champion: Seth Fair, Brownsburg, Indiana

Title Sponsor: TrueNorth

Presenting Sponsor: Granite City Food & Brewery

Tournament Chairman: Jim McPartland

Tournament Founders: Jim McPartland & Mark Lemon

Beneficiaries: Local charities and organizations have received more than $150,000 from the TrueNorth GCRO since 1999. In 2016, the TrueNorth GCRO made over $17,000 in donations to various organizations and charities in the metro area. That included an additional $8,000 grant to the Iowa PGA Foundation’s Swing with Kids Program, earmarked for the Cedar Rapids School District. The GCRO’s total donation of $16,000 over the last two years means the program can be in every Cedar Rapids public elementary school. For a list of all of our donations, please see our Donors page.

For more information: Contact Greater Cedar Rapids Open co-founder Jim McPartland at 319-310-5745 or You also may call Hunters Ridge Head Golf Professional Nate Severin at 319-377-3500 or email us at

Our Mission

The mission of the annual Greater Cedar Rapids Open – a non-profit organization established in 1999 – is to conduct a professional golf tournament that will:

• Provide a showcase for aspiring professional golfers from around the world,
• Promote the game of golf as a “lesson in life” and a “game for a lifetime,”
• Highlight the hospitality and cooperation of the local community,
• Benefit area non-profit organizations that provide recreational opportunities for local youth and adults.

Hunters Ridge Golf Course

Established in 1997, Hunters Ridge Golf Course is one of the top-rated public golf courses in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. Designed within the rolling hills and abundant native areas of Eastern Iowa, this 18-hole championship course offers a 100-foot elevation change over 400 acres.

With bent grass tees, greens and fairways, 50 strategically-placed bunkers and nine ponds, Hunters Ridge provides a true challenge for all levels of golfers. Four sets of tee boxes can allow a more forgiving course for the novice player, but can be stretched to more than 7,000 yards to test even the most serious golfers.

The front nine holes wind through a residential housing development and have generous landing areas and accessible greens. The back nine holes are narrow with many ponds and wetlands entering the field of play.

Visit the Hunters Ridge Golf Course Website