Registration Opens For NTA at Bandon

Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association to be held at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with a special early bird rate available between now and July 31.

The 73rd edition of the NTA Conference will be Oct. 27-29 with an early bird registration rate of $725 for double occupancy, which includes three nights lodging at the famed resort on the southern Oregon coast.

The NTA conference is growing this year with a third night of lodging and another lunch added compared to past conferences. The conference will again be Sunday through Tuesday, but the golf outings, the dinners and the number of nights lodging will be different.

Instead of golf at mid-day on Sunday, we will leave Sunday as pretty much a travel day because of the distance to get to Bandon Dunes. The NTA plans to greet you with a cocktail after your long journey, and include lodging for Sunday night, but everything else Sunday is on your own.

That means Monday morning will start with breakfast, then the education session, lunch, golf and then dinner, and overnight accommodations. Tuesday will be the same, with morning education, then golf, then dinner and overnight accommodations. Three nights of lodging will be included in the registration package, and come Wednesday morning you’re on your own to travel home, or stick around Bandon Dunes for some more great golf.

Click here for more information on registration. The early bird rate of $725 is available until July 31 and then it converts to the regular double occupancy rate of $775. The single occupancy rate will be $995.

Click here for more information on the schedule. The NTA has secured Dr. Brian Horgan from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Michael Richardson from the University of Arkansas to be headline speakers.

Click here for information on sponsorships for the conference.

If you have any questions or want more details, please contact Paul Ramsdell, the executive director of the NTA, at or 253-219-8360.