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

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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