(January 30, 2017) -- Old Chatham Golf Club in
Durham, N.C., and The Honors Course in Ooltewah,
Tenn., will be the host sites for the 2019 and 2021 U.S.
Senior Amateur Championships, respectively. The 2019
Senior Amateur, to be contested Aug. 24-29, will be the
first USGA championship at Old Chatham. The Honors
Course will host its first Senior Amateur and sixth USGA
championship Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2021.
“We look forward to crowning the 65th and 67th
U.S. Senior Amateur champions at Old Chatham and
The Honors Course, clubs that have demonstrated deep
commitments to amateur golf, and we are confident
they will provide an excellent experience for all,” said
Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee
chairman. “The future slate of host sites for the Senior
Amateur is a testament to the strength of this
championship, its players and the history of the courses
on which it has been conducted.”
The next two Senior Amateur Championships will be
conducted at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn.,
from Aug. 26-31, 2017, and Eugene (Ore.) Country
Club, from Aug. 25-30, 2018. The Kittansett Club in
Marion, Mass., will host the 2022 championship from
Aug. 27-Sept. 1.
Designed in 2001 by Rees Jones, who has
renovated seven U.S. Open courses, Old Chatham sits
on 400 acres of protected pine woodlands on the
northeast shore of Jordan Lake. Jones completed a
course enhancement project in 2012 that added
undulations to six greens, as well as nine new bunkers
and 45,000 native North American grass plants.
“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. “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
Founded by a small group of North Carolina
businessmen that included former USGA president Jim
Hyler and University of North Carolina basketball coach
Dean Smith, Old Chatham has hosted several state and
regional events, including the 2009 North Carolina
Amateur and the 2014 North Carolina Mid-Amateur. The
club is also a frequent host of USGA qualifying events.
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1983, The
Honors Course sits at the foot of White Oak Mountain,
near Chattanooga. The 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur will
be the sixth USGA championship conducted at The
Honors Course, which previously hosted the 1991 U.S.
Amateur, won by Mitch Voges; the 1994 Curtis Cup
Match, which ended in a 9-9 tie; the 2005 U.S. Mid-
Amateur, won by Kevin Marsh; the 2011 U.S. Senior
Women’s Amateur, won by Terri Frohnmayer; and the
2016 U.S. Junior Amateur, won by Min Woo Lee.
The Honors Course will host its sixth U.S.
“The Honors Course is delighted to be selected to
host the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, as it
will enable our club to continue to support our mission
of honoring amateur golf,” said Joel W. Richardson Jr.,
club chairman. “We are particularly looking forward to
hosting this demographic of players, many of whom
have spent decades not only playing, but giving back to
The Honors Course was the site of the 1996 and
2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Championships, won by
Tiger Woods and Scott Langley. It also hosted the 1986,
2004 and 2014 Southern Amateurs, several Tennessee
Golf Association championships for men and women, as
well as a number of USGA qualifiers. In September, it
will host one of 10 regional qualifying events for the
2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.
The U.S. Senior Amateur is open to amateur golfers
who have reached age 55 on or before the start of the
championship and who have a Handicap Index® not
exceeding 7.4. The championship features 36 holes of
stroke play before the field is cut to the low 64 scorers
for match play.