Our housing committee will obtain a significant number of hosted houses for players. Rental houses for players and their families will also be available. Players are asked to indicate their preferences on the entry form. Requests will be honored based on first come, first served.


Local hotel information
This PDF provides detailed information about nearby hotels including the one shown below.
2018 Host Hotels - final.pdf
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Our Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North - 8550 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. The hotel is located in the north side of Scottsdale with easy on/off access to the 101 Loop and about 30 minutes from the Desert Mountain entrance.

USD $85.00 plus tax King
USD $85.00 plus tax  

2 Queens


         *  Full cooked-to-order breakfast buffet

         *  In-room high-speed Internet access

         *  Complimentary selfparking.

Book now by calling hotel directly at 480-515-4944 and ask for the Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament Special Rate" or book online: SWGA Group Weblink


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What's New

No cut 90 player field!

Our Sponsors

The Sizzler Amateur will be held the week following the Southwestern Amateur this year, again at Troon North, just a few miles from Desert Mountain. If interested, contact the Sizzler website.

SWGA Executive Director John Ranslem presents a check to the BOOT CAMPAIGN co-founder Leigh Ann Ranslem. The BOOT CAMPAIGN, a SWGA partner, assists returning veteransw who have special needs.

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 Web.com 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!

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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