2017 Pro division winner Eric Chavez,
Spring River Golf Pro Carlton Blewett, presenting sponsor Travis Hicks, tournament director Rick Spragins.

Rick Spragins, tournament director; Spring River Golf Pro Carlton Blewett, tournament sponsor Travis Hicks and
2017 pro-senior winner Bill Harvey.

Help for Local Charities

Salvation Army Brakes Ground

  • Saturday Night Players/Sponsors Gala hosted by Travis Hicks
  • Open bar
  • Fantastic food
  • Great prizes
  • Valet transportation to and from the event

Every year the Rotary Desert Sun Classic donatesall proceeds to local charitable organizations.  Mail your written request to Desert Sun Golf Classic, PO Box 1573, Roswell NM 88202-1573.

2018 Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic!
Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River, Roswell, New Mexico

Now in its 28th year the Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic has raised well over $700,000 for local charities.  This money comes from generous sponsors of the golf tournament. Desert Sun Motors provides $25,000 each year to cover the operation of the tournament so that sponsorships and donations go the tournament beneficiaries.

The Rotary Desert Sun Classic is a two-day, 36-hole medal-play event open to professionals and amateurs.  Sanctioned by the Sun Country PGA, the tournament maintains a professional tournament atmosphere using USGA rules.  Handicaps are for flight determination only. Professionals compete for prize money with $10,000 added to payouts.  Amateurs play for pro-shop credits.

Pro-Am Tournament.  The first day of medal play will pair each professional with three amateurs for a best-ball team competition.  This is a “tournament within the tournament.”  At the same time each player will be playing the first 18 holes of the medal play event. Pro-Am teams will compete for separate payoffs for morning and afternoon teams. Day two will see teams flighted by score and a strictly individual competition.

Pro-Senior golfers have a separate division and prize pool.  Pro-Seniors will have the option of competing in both the Pro Division and the Pro-Senior Division with the payment of an additional entry fee.

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Justin Ramirez, General Manager
3620 N Main St Roswell NM, 88201
P: 575-623-3216

A block of rooms has been reserved at Holiday Inn, 3620 North Main, for $99 per night or $105.00 with two breakfasts. To secure this special rate reservations must be made by July 1st by calling

The hotel has a restaurant and full bar offering a 10% discount for tournament guests.