The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour golf tournament in the Reno area. The 2018 event starts on Monday, July 30, and runs through Sunday, August 5. The event brings big name professional golfers to play right here at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in south Reno. Past winners have included Kirk Triplett, Vaughn Taylor, John Cook, Will MacKenzie, John Rollins, Matt Bettencourt, and the 2017 champion Chris Stroud. Play starts on Monday with the Reno Open, a chance for amateurs to play with the pros. The actual Barracuda Championship tournament begins on Thursday.

The Barracuda Championship is all set up for spectators. In addition to the golf, there are numerous other activities for fans around the Montreaux course. For all the details, including information about tickets, parking, and the schedule, refer to my “2018 Barracuda Championship” article.

Public parking is at nearby Galena High School, with free shuttle buses to and from the event.


If you are looking for recreational activities this spring and summer, check out the 2018 spring / summer version of the Reno Parks and Recreation Guide and/or the 2018 spring / summer Sparks Recreation Activity Guide. There is literally something for everyone, from little kids to those with disabilities to the senior citizen set. Things to participate in range from just enjoying Reno’s public art to full-on athletic activities.

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department publishes this parks and recreation guide featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community. Two guides per year are published and provided free of charge – winter/spring and for summer/fall.

The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department version is called their activity guide. It is published on approximately the same schedule as Reno’s.

Reno Aces game schedule
The Reno Aces 2018 baseball season is about to begin. On Thursday, April 5, Greater Nevada Field will welcome the Fresno Grizzlies as they play our Reno Aces in the opening home game of the season. The first pitch will be at 6:35 p.m. This is the first of a five game homestand against the Grizzlies

If you would like to be there, be sure to get your tickets as soon as you can. They can be purchased online or in person at the Greater Nevada Field box office. The Reno Aces put on a great show and games are a popular pasttime.

If you can’t make it to the first game, check out the 2018 Reno Aces game schedule for the rest of this season’s games, which play into September.