May 2, 2018
While we’re thrilled about the upcoming U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course, we’re also jazzed about the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which will tee off August 13-19.
On Wednesday, officials from both the USGA and Pebble Beach Company, including new Vice President and Director of Golf John Sawin, gave a spring update on the championship.
This year will mark the fourth time that Pebble Beach has hosted the championship, the last being in 1999 won by David Gossett. The 1961 championship at Pebble was won by a rising star named Jack Nicklaus.
“Back in 1999, when the U.S. Amateur was last at Pebble Beach we said that the players were rising stars,” said Robbie Zalzneck, USGA Director U.S. Amateur. “Now, they are stars.”
Among the notes to come out of the spring briefing:
- The 118th U.S. Amateur will be the fifth to be conducted at Pebble Beach Golf Links with previous championships in 1929, 1947, 1961 and 1999
- Including the 2018 U.S. Amateur, Pebble Beach will be the host for four USGA championships in the next 10 years and also includes the 2019 U.S. Open, the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2027 U.S. Open
- The winner and the runner-up from the 2018 U.S. Amateur will be fully exempt for the 119th U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
- The last time the U.S. Amateur was played at Pebble Beach and Spyglass, the championship drew 9,720 entries (most in championship history)
- Entries close for the U.S. Amateur on June 27
- Qualifying at 96 sites across the U.S. and Canada and Puerto Rico runs from July 2 through July 25
- Northern California qualifying sites include:
- Sunnyside CC in Fresno and Green Valley CC on July 9
- Bayonet and Black Horse GC in Seaside on July 11
- Castlewood CC in Pleasanton and Santa Rosa G &CC on July 25
Walking the fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course with players, caddies, officials and other golf fans is a rare opportunity, particularly as 312 of the world’s best players compete for the prestigious Havemeyer Trophy, given to the winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. The following ticket options are available:
- Daily — $25
- Weekly — $75
- Single day, 10-ticket book — $125
- Fairway One Hospitality (weekly) — $1,500
For more information on tickets and the 118th U.S. Amateur, visit: usamateur.com