ELVERSON, PA (September 6, 2016) -- When the U.S. Mid-Amateur begins on Saturday, it will mark the first time that Stonewall Links has hosted a USGA event.
Stonewall Links, designed by Tom Doak, features two courses, the Old Course opened in 1993 and the North Course opened in 2003.
During U.S. Mid-Amateur week, both courses will be utilized, with the field being split between the two courses during the two days of stroke-play qualifying before shifting to the Old Course for match play.
The Old Course when played from the back tees is a 6,387 par-70 (35-35) that demands precision off the tees. Built ten years later, the North Course is a bit longer at 6,735 yards, but is another par-70 (35-35). When playing the North Course strong play around the greens is paramount.
Over the last two decades Stonewall Links has hosted a number of major Pennsylvania state events; the 1996 Philadelphia Open, 2000 Philadelphia Amateur, 2001 Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur, 2003 Pennsylvania Open, 2007 Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur and the 2009 Philadelphia Amateur.