DURHAM, NC (March 30, 2016)--The USGA has chosen the Old Chatham Golf Club as the site of the 2019 U.S Senior Amateur. The Durham, NC course was redesigned by Rees Jones and has hosted several state and regional events. Some of the most noteworthy events include the 2009 North Carolina Amateur and 2014 North Carolina Mid-Amateur. Over the years the club has been a regular site for USGA qualifying events.
“The USGA is thrilled to welcome Old Chatham into our family of championship host sites,” Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman, said in a prepared statement. “We are confident the course will not only provide a great test of golf, but also a memorable experience for these seasoned players.”
Old Chatham Golf Club can be stretched to 7,247 yards and plays as a par 72. The course has bermuda grass fairways and ultradwarf bermuda grass greens.
The course was founded in 2001 by a group that included former USGA president Jim Hyler and legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith.
“It is an honor to be selected to host the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at Old Chatham Golf Club,” said Allen Wilson, club president to the The News & Observer. “It has been part of our mission to support amateur golf since our founding in 2001, and on behalf of our membership, we are excited to welcome these distinguished competitors with our Southern hospitality.”
-The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC contributed to this story