A look at U.S. Mid-Amateur host course Stonewall Links
Stonewall Links <br>(USGA Photo)
Stonewall Links
(USGA Photo)
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.

ABOUT THE U.S. Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Mid-Amateur originated in 1981 for the amateur golfer of at least 25 years of age, the purpose of which to provide a formal national championship for the post-college player. The event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 3.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Facebook Twitter YouTube