Annual Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament

Started as the Centennial Golf Classic during the 100th celebration of Montana’s statehood in 1989, the Montana Chamber Foundation annually hosts more than 400 business and government leaders, representing over 100 businesses from across Montana, the entire U.S., and even around the world through the Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament.

This beloved Montana event is specifically organized for networking and to promote the state’s growing opportunities for business and investment, as well as a charitable fundraiser for our various programs. The Governors’ Cup recognizes and appreciates the support of all of Montana’s living governors, many of whom attend the tournament and serve as Honorary Hosts each year.

july 29 – 31, 2021

After cancellation of the 2020 Governors’ Cup, the Montana Chamber Foundation is looking forward to bringing business leaders together in the breathtaking Flathead Valley for the 32nd Annual Governors’ Cup Golf Tournament!

Tournament Format

    • 400 golfers will golf two courses (Eagle Bend, Meadow Lake, and/or Buffalo Hill) over two days.
    • Governors’ Reception and Sandbagger Barbecue, player gift, breakfast, lunch, snacks and Saturday reception included.
    • Each team of four plus a (rotating) guest player receive two carts for tournament play.
    • Over $300,000 in tournament prizes along with the Governors’ Cup title. At the end of the tournament, a reception is held at each course, with prizes awarded in each flight

Schedule of Events

The Governors’ Cup spans three packed days. The first day kicks off with practice rounds of golf for those who want to warm up for the following day’s tee-off.

That evening, participants gather for the Governors’ Reception and Sandbaggers Barbecue. The public is invited to participate.

Day two of the event starts the  tournament, with a continental breakfast followed by tee time. Lunch is served on the course. Play wraps up around 1 PM. There are no events scheduled for this evening.

The final day of the Governors’ Cup opens with continental breakfast, followed by another round of golf and lunch. At the end of play, a reception is held, with winners announced and prizes awarded.

2021 Schedule of Events

Flathead Valley Visitor Guide

The public is invited to join the Chamber and players July 29 at Flathead Valley Community College for the Governors’ Reception and Sandbaggers BBQ.  Click below to register.

Interested in this event?

Register here


If you are a registered team, we request that you provide the Montana Chamber Foundation with your team roster. Please click on the link to provide information for your team captain (this person should be a player on your team and is considered the point of contact for information leading up to the tournament and while at the tournament) as well as other team members.

*Please fill out the registration form or contact Ed Bartlett directly to register your team. Ed can be reached at (406) 431-6014 or by email: [email protected].

2021 Registration Form

If you are a registered/paid sponsor, we request that you provide the Montana Chamber with your player information. Please click on the link to provide information for the person who will be utilizing the golfer spot associated with your sponsorship. This contact information should enable us to contact that golfer while onsite at the tournament.

View Rules and Prizes

Additional information will be coming soon on 2021 tournament rules and prizes.  The Montana Chamber Foundation is also working closely with the courses to ensure safety and necessary precautions regarding COVID-19.

Highlights from the 2019 Governors' Cup


Contact Ed

Governors' Cup Manager
406. 431. 6014