By Bonnie Glidewell

In less than a month, Centennial Golf Club, recently named by Golf World as one of the top 50 U.S. Golf courses, will host one of the newest and hottest events in Medford. All net proceeds will go to CASA of Jackson County and Resolve Center for Dispute Resolution & Restorative Justice. The Southern Oregon Classic is said to be one of the finest golf, culinary, wine and dance events of the year. I don’t know about you, but I do not plan on missing this one! This two-day fundraiser is packed with some of the best of the Northwest (Southern Oregon, that is).

If you are a golfer, you want to be there Friday July 15, which will be a double shotgun golf tournament starting with the big bang of … you guessed it, food! An anticipated 200 golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast and then a BBQ lunch between rounds. Tent sponsors will be strategically placed around each hole, and players are not only competing for their pride and reputation, but also for some great prizes.

If you are a foodie, you must attend "The Feast". This main event is open to the public and will kick off at 4 pm on Centennial’s lawn, where guests will be encouraged and enticed to enter a “culinary and beverage heaven.” All you need is one single ticket which is the golden ticket to unlimited food and drinks throughout the evening.

Restaurants Include:

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar at the Winchester Inn

Bambu Restaurant

Belle Fiore


Centennial Golf Club Grill (Event Hosts)

Elements Tapas Bar

Fusion Restaurant

K-Bar Restaurant

Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine

Onyx Restaurant

Porters Restaurant and Bar

Roxy Ann Grill at The Manor


Wineries Include:

30 Brix Winery

Belle Fiore Winery

Del Rio Vineyards and Winery

Folin Cellars

Ledger David Cellars

Quady North

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard

RoxyAnn Winery

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Serra Vineyards

Valley View Winery

Weisinger Family Winery



A warm starry night, culinary delights, local brews from Caldera, unique cocktails from regional distillers and local wines, oh my! In addition to the endless tasting and roaming about, more than 1,000 people will have the chance to bid trips and other silent auction items until the last leg of the party begins---the live band dance party! At 7 pm, Grammy Award Winning artist Lonnie Chapin and his band, Precious Byrd, hits the stage and plays well into the night.

Event Schedule

4 pm - Gates Open & Silent Auction Begins

5 pm - Dinner Service Begins

6:30 pm - Golf Awards and Announcements

7 pm - Precious Byrd Starts

8:30 pm - Silent Auction Ends

9 pm - Pick up for Auction Items Begins

9:15 pm - Alcohol Service Ends

10:30 pm - Events Ends (Approximate)

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