CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina Athletics and the Catamount Club have announced the 12th installment of the Catamount Golf Tour. This year's schedule runs from April through August with four stops across North Carolina.

The 2019 Catamount Golf Tour tees off on Monday, April 22 with the WCU/Metrolina Open at the Peninsula Club in Charlotte, N.C. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.

Additional tour dates include "The Mutt" Catamount Football Classic, in remembrance of long-time Catamount football coaching legend and WCU Athletics Hall of Famer Al "Mutt" DeGraffenreid, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, N.C.  on Friday, May 3 beginning at 10 a.m. The Catamount Shootout returns to the Marion Lake Club in Nebo, N.C. on Friday, June 7 with a 1 p.m. tee time.

The tour concludes with the 15th annual Bob Waters Memorial Tournament on Friday, August 30 at the Waynesville Country Club in Waynesville, N.C. with tee times starting at 10 a.m. The Bob Waters Memorial coincides with the 2019 Catamount football home opener the following day in Cullowhee against Mercer.

Each golf tour stop includes the traditional golf tournament side events such as "closest to the pin" contests on selected par-3 holes, and a "longest drive" competition. Wrap-up each event with a tournament dinner and the event awards presentation.

The Catamount Golf Tour was established to generate additional financial support to directly benefit scholarships for Western Carolina student-athletes. The events are a great opportunity to engage in the local community and rally alumni and fans alike, while also getting Western Carolina coaches together to generate excitement for the upcoming year. This is another way to be involved with WCU by giving back to support WCU student-athletes while enjoying a great day of golf.

Individuals or businesses can help sponsor the 2019 Catamount Golf Tour with tax-deductible contributions that include specific tournament sponsorship, food and tour-wide options, individual hole signs, or individual pin flags. Any of these options can be adorned with your business name and/or logo as the participants hit the green.

For more information on the Catamount Club and the Catamount Golf Tour, contact the Catamount Club office at (828) 227-2055 or by Email at


2019 Catamount Golf Tour Dates

WCU Charlotte/ Metrolina Open

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:30 pm tee time

Location: The Peninsula Club

Address: 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius NC 

"The Mutt" Catamount Football Golf Classic

In Remembrance of Coach Alphonso "Mutt" Degraffenreid

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10 am tee time

Location: Laurel Ridge Country Club

Address: 49 Cupp Lane - Waynesville, NC

The Catamount Shootout

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1 pm tee time

Location: Marion Lake Club at Lake James

Address: 2030 NC HWY 126 - Nebo, NC

The Bob Waters Memorial

In remembrance of legendary Head Coach Bob Waters

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10 a.m.

Location: Waynesville Country Club

Address: 176 Country Club Drive - Waynesville, NC