PRESS RELEASE - 2017 Tournament Final Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Arizona State University junior Jino Sohn shot a final round four-under-par 66 on Saturday to capture the 102nd Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament at the Desert Mountain Club’s Cochise Course in northeast Scottsdale.....
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PRESS RELEASE - 2017 Tournament Third Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Arizona State University junior Jino Sohn shot a three-under-par 67 on Friday to take the third-round lead of the 102nd Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament being played on the Cochise Course at the Desert Mountain Club in northeast Scottsdale.....
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PRESS RELEASE - 2017 Tournament Second Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chase Hanna of Kansas City, Kan. carded a three-under-par 67 on Thursday to vault to the top of the leader board after two rounds of the 102nd Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament being played at the Desert Mountain Club’s Geronimo and Cochise courses in northeast Scottsdale.....
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PRESS RELEASE - 2017 Tournament First Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Quade Cummins of Weatherford, Okla. shot a seven-under-par 63 (32-31) Wednesday to hold the first-round lead in the 102nd Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament being played at the Desert Mountain Club’s Geronimo and Cochise courses in northeast Scottsdale.......
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Former Southwestern Amateur Champions Poston and Dougherty Get Reacquainted
Former Southwestern Amateur champions J.T. Poston and Kevin Dougherty 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....
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Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments.  In addition to developing programs at schools and assisting Arizona golf courses with their junior programs, the JGAA conducts more than 100 programs and activities, including etiquette clinics, tournaments, and college prep seminars throughout Arizona each year. 


Our mission is to educate, motivate and inspire future leaders through the game of golf.

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There is a new amateur tournament in the immediate area of Desert Mountain.  It is the “Sizzler Amateur” and will be held from June 10-13 at the Troon North Golf Club with June 10 being the Practice Round and there is no cut.  Troon North is just a few miles from us.  


Although the final two days overlap our practice rounds on June 12 and 13, tee times at the Sizzler would be early in order to have time to either play our courses or review them in a golf cart.


Remember, Desert Mountain offers players who don’t advance, the ability to play two of the other Jack Nicklaus courses. Therefore, a player entering both tournaments could play up to 10 rounds of golf on some of the best courses in the country and could stay at the same accommodations for the entire time. 


Coach Roy Edwards from Colorado and Joe Jensen from Wyoming are organizing the “Sizzler Amateur”, they also organize the “Saguaro” held during the Christmas Holidays

The Desert Mountain Club and the SWGA signed a contract, dated September 15, 2014, to hold the tournament through 2019, with a provision for annual renewals.

Novemebr 14, 2011 - Desert Mountain Club and Southwestern Golf Association reach new 4-year agreement to bring Southwestern Amateur to Desert Mountain starting in 2013
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PGA player and our 2012 champion Kevin Dougherty made the cut at the 2017 US Open. Well done!

At the 2017 Shell Houston Open, Southwestern Golf Association President, John Ranslem, met with former Southwestern Amateur champion JT Poston (2013).

JT earned his PGTour card by ending up in the top 25 on the Tour in 2016. He has made the cut in most of the 2017 PGA events he has entered.

At the Genesis Open he was paired in the first two rounds with Kevin Dougherty, our 2012 champion and first runner up to JT in 2013. Read more....

Former Southwestern Amateur champions Nick Watney (2002) and JT Poston (2013) finished T14 in the 2017 Valspar Championship.

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!

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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.

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