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2017 Southwestern Amateur Entry Form
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The Tournament for 2017 on the Geronimo and Cochise Courses at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be a combination of invitation and open entry application.


The following players are automatically eligible to enter:

(Eligibility under the Rankings will be determined at time of entry)


Exemptions Based on Amateur Events:

    1.  Top 500 in Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR)
    2.  Top 200 World Amateur Golf Ranking (R&A/USGA)

    3.  2017 Arizona Stroke Play champion

    4.  All exempt for current year United States Amateur


Exemptions Based on Collegiate Events:

    5.  Top 200 in Golfweek Division 1 Men's Ranking

    6.  Top 200 in Golfstat Division 1 Men's Ranking
    7.  Top 20 in Golfstat Division 2 Men's Ranking

    8.  Top 10 in Golfstat Division 3 Men's Ranking


Exemptions Based on Junior Events:

    9.  Top 20 Golfweek Junior Boys Ranking

   10.  Top 20 AJGA Polo Boy's Ranking

   11.  Top 20 Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking

   12.  All 2015 AJGA Rolex First-Team Boys Junior All-Americans


Exemptions Based on Southwestern Amateur Championships:

   13.  Top 25 & ties from previous year's Championship

   14.  Champions of the last 10 years (2007–2016)


Exemptions based on Special Considerations or Invitation:

   15.  Reigning Desert Mountain Club Champion

   16.  Special exemptions as selected by the Southwestern Golf Association


All other amateurs with a handicap index of 1.4 or better are encouraged to apply. Entry will close on April 30, 2017.


Note: Players also considering US Open qualifying should choose their sectional qualifying site carefully.


The Selection Committee will make the final field selections and post the field by May 5, 2017. Players notified of their acceptance and have confirmed this with the Selection Committe are in the field. All other entries will be subject to our selection criteria. Players that do not make the field will be placed on a waiting list.

Reminder: Play will be on two courses so schedule your practice rounds accordingly.

Hole #14, Geronimo Course, Desert Mountain

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What's New

Former Southwestern Amateur champions Nick Watney (2002) and JT Poston (2013) finished T14 in the recently completed Valspar Championship.

Former Southwestern Amateur champions JT Poston (2013), above, and Kevin Dougherty (2012) renewed their acquaintances this past weekend during the first two rounds of the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Read more....

There is a new amateur tournament near us in time and place! The no cut “Sizzler Amateur” will be held from June 11-13 at the Troon North Golf Club, just a few miles from us at Desert Mountain.


Play both and you could play up to 10 rounds of golf on some of the best courses in the country and stay at the same accommodations for the entire time. Read more...  

2014 Southwestern Amateur player Aaron Wise wins the 2016 NCAA Men's Individual title and leads his Oregon team to the team title.

Congratulations to 2012 Southwestern Amateur player Bryson DeChambeau for earning his 2016-17 PGA Tour card.

Our Sponsors

Enjoy Desert Mountain for the week!

For players who miss the 36 hole cut, Desert Mountain has agreed to provide playing access to two of its other Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses on Friday and Saturday of tournament week. So plan to stay the week!

Desert Mountain Club

The longest running amateur golf tournament in the southwestern United States returns for a third year at Scottsdale's premier private golf and recreational community.

Scratch Players Group
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