Chanticleer National Senior Invitational

Tournament Vision

The Chanticleer National Senior Invitational started in 2011 with the vision that it would provide a superbly conditioned, very challenging course on which to present a premier invitational tournament for elite senior and super senior golfers recognized for their playing accomplishments on a national and international scale. The limited field is determined from the pool of applicants with preference given to players' performance in national and international events as well as the current rankings. As an integral part of our vision, we provide extraordinary hospitality and great value to both our players and their significant others.

Congratulations to our 2019 champions.  Dale Bouguennec of Pinehurst, NC captured the Senior title by shooting a three day total of 221, beating Todd Hendley and Walter Todd by one shot.  Don Russell of Tequesta, FL shot a three day total of 221 to claim the Super Senior Championship and John Blank of Frostburg, MD captured the Legends title winning with a 54 hole total of 225.

Click here to view the write up of the 2019 event.

***The 2019 Invitational has been awarded 1,000 points by Golfweek, and is a "counting event" for World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points***

The 2020 CNSI will be held May 27-29.  Be sure to mark it down on your calendar, you don't want to miss it.

  • 2020 Tournament Information
    • 2020 Tournament Information

      The tenth annual Chanticleer National Senior Invitational will be held May 27th-29th. A practice round will be allowed on Tuesday, May 26. The format for the tournament will be 54 hole stroke play on Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer course.

      ***This event has been awarded 1,000 points by Golfweek, and will be a counting event for World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points***

      The Senior Division competition will be for players 55-64, as well as other older qualified players who may desire to play in this division. The Super Senior division will be for players 65-70, as well as other older qualified players who prefer to play at Chanticleer. The field in both divisions will be very limited, as is our tradition, with an emphasis on attracting the highest ranked senior amateurs, both domestic and international, who desire to compete for the World Amateur Ranking Points associated with our event which are awarded by the R&A. There will be a cut after 36 holes.

      As an option for Legends, we will host a separate 70+ Legends division at our Riverside course provided we have a minimum number of 16 players. Riverside has Champion Bermuda greens and our main clubhouse located a couple miles from Chanticleer. The golf course provides a great test for Legends because it will play around 6000 yards with a slope lower than Chanticleer. If we have this division, players and wives will participate at all Chanticleer events. There will NOT be a cut.

  • Tournament Registration
  • Hotel Accommodations

    • See one of South Carolina’s most beautiful towns while staying
       in downtown Greenville.

        Forbes Magazine named downtown Greenville one of the top ten downtowns in America, there's no doubt they made that decision after getting a good night's rest. From the luxurious to the affordable, downtown Greenville has it. And best of all? When you wake up, everything pedestrian-friendly Greenville has to offer will be ready and waiting. From Main Street's to the city's West End and Pendleton districts, it's all right outside your door.

  • 2019 RESULTS
  • Historic Results
    •                                                                       PAST CHAMPIONS

       2011  Greg Scurlock-224             Steve Pachol-223                          N/A
       2012  Bill Smunk-220                  Steve Pachol-226                          N/A
       2013                Rick Cloninger-223            Mike Weiner-224                          N/A
       2014                Steve Sharpe-219               Wayne Rogers-220               Charlie Busbee-238
       2015                Michael Mercier-216          Bob Desjardins-218             Don Wood-220
       2016                Rick Cloninger-217            Don Marsh-218                             N/A
       2017                Todd Hendley-215              Tim Miller-219                      Don Wood-219
       2018                Pat Thompson-215             John Armstrong-216           George Washburn III-218
  • Photos
    • Photos from the CNSI

      Click the image above for a full photo gallery from Invitational

  • The Wonderful City of Greenville
  • A Word from Rees Jones
    • A Word from Rees Jones

      "Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer course will be an excellent venue for a national senior invitational. Chanticleer entered Golf Digest's list of top-100 courses in America immediately after it opened 40 years ago. Robert Trent Jones laid out the course over terrain ideally suited for golf. The rolling topography and ubiquitous streams have provided a canvas for an old style golf course with a truly unique collection of golf holes. Although Chanticleer contains some strong, demanding holes, length is not the overwhelming aspect of the course. There is a wide variety of angles and options on both tee and approach shots and the green surfaces are well contoured to the degree that proper placement and putting are a must. Strategy and accuracy will be at a premium for the tournament, as mastering the Chanticleer course will require excellence in each phase of the game." -Rees Jones, world famous golf course architect responsible for Chanticleer's 2002 renovation

  • The Course
  • Senior Invitational Inquiry