The Southwestern Amateur Tournament is scheduled for June 14-17. 



Practice Round

Each player is provided with a practice round each day on the Geronimo and Cochise Courses as part of the entry fee. Cart fees are also provided for the players only. Players are requested to schedule their practice rounds directly with Tanner Marlatt, Tournament Coordinator-Head Golf Professional, Cochise/Geronimo Golf Shop at (480) 595-4132.


Player Registration

All players are required to register at the onsite tournament office between noon and 5 pm Tuesday, June 13. Starting times for rounds 1 and 2 will be issued to all players during registration. In addition, players will be provided with all tournament information, player gifts and SWGA policies applicable to the tournament.



Round 1 and 2 Starting Times

Play will be divided between the Geronimo and Cochise Courses in morning waves only for the play of rounds 1 and 2. The morning waves will be from holes 1 and 10 between 7:30 am and 9:20 am. Players will start from hole 1 on one course on one day and hole 10 on the other course the other day. Players will be provided lunch between 10:45 am and 3 pm for rounds 1 and 2 and may select to eat prior to or following their rounds.


36-hole Cut

Players will be reduced to the lowest 60 scores and all ties after the completion of 36 holes. For those who miss the cut, playing access is available on Friday and Saturday on two of Desert Mountain's other Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses. 



Rounds 3 and 4 Starting Times

Round 3 and 4 starting times are scheduled on the Cochise Course in the morning wave only from the first and tenth tees. Starting times will range from 7:30 am to approximately 9 am based on the number of players making the 36-hole cut. The field will be split equally for starting holes with the leaders after each round starting last from the first tee and the highest scoring players starting from the tenth tee in the last starting time. Players in the middle will be the first players to start from each starting hole.



Awards Ceremony

All players are requested to attend the awards ceremonies at approximately 2 pm., immediately following play.  Championship awards, player prizes and 2018 Tournament Invitations will be awarded to those who qualify.

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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.

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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.

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