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  • Location: Moon Valley Country Club
  • Date: July 31 - 05, 2017
  • Ages: All
  • Entry Deadline: July 25, 2017
  • Amateur Entry Fee: $260
  • TPA Entry Fee: $235

93rd Arizona Amateur Championship

Come play in the 93rd Arizona Amateur this summer at Moon Valley Country Club. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Moon Valley Country Club will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps   Last year Cory Bacon beat Ken Tanigawa 3 and 2.


Exemption Entry Deadline: 4 p.m. Monday, July 10

Entry Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 25

HOST SITE: Moon Valley Country Club – 151 W. Moon Valley Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85023. (602) 942-0000

DATES: July 31 – August 5, 2017

FORMAT: Max of 144 players competing in a 36-hole stroke play qualifier (Monday & Tuesday). The top 64 players will move into match play (Wednesday – Saturday) to determine the overall champion.

ELIGIBILITY: Participants must hold an active membership with an AGA Member Club. There are no handicap limitations but all participants will gain entry through prior exemption qualifications, invitation or through local qualifying tournaments.

CADDIES: Note that caddies are not allowed during the qualifying rounds played on Monday and Tuesday. Caddies will be allowed during the match play portion of the Championship; however they will be required to walk.

GOLF CART USE: Players are encouraged to ride in carts during the stroke play qualifying rounds. A maximum of 2 carts will be allowed per group on Monday and Tuesday. Match play opponents will share carts during Wednesday’s Round of 64 Matches and Thursday’s Round of 32 & 16 Matches.


1) Champions of the Arizona Amateur from the last 10 years

2) Players who tied for 64th or better in the stroke play qualifying in the 92nd Arizona Amateur Championship (2016)

3) Top 30 on the Open Players Cup Points ranking as of 6/24/2017

4) Any winner of an AGA TOUR event or Championship since the 92nd Arizona Amateur Championship

5) Divisional winners from the 2016 Arizona Senior Match Play Championship

6) Three (3) exemptions for local junior golfers at discretion of JGAA and The First Tee of Phoenix

7) Exemption Requests – to be considered for an AGA exemption, submit a written request to prior to June 15.  

PRACTICE ROUNDS: Practice rounds are available starting July 17; at the following times:

                Tuesday – Thursday: anytime

                Friday – Sunday: after 12 p.m.

                Monday: CLOSED

A special rate of $35 +tax, including cart has been extended to Arizona Amateur participants. There is a fee to bring your own caddie during any practice rounds. Be sure to mention you are a participant when calling to book your practice round tee time - (602) 942-0000                                                                                 


Monday, July 31 – Stroke Play Qualifying

7 – 8:50 a.m.                                           First Wave - Nos. 1 & 10 tees (threesomes, 10-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.                            Second Wave - Nos. 1 & 10 tees (threesomes, 10-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

Tuesday, August 1 – Stroke Play Qualifying

7 – 8:50 a.m.                                           First Wave - Nos. 1 & 10 tees (threesomes, 10-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.                            Second Wave - Nos. 1 & 10 tees (threesomes, 10-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club 

*Field will be cut to the top 64-players following the 36-hole qualifier

**Playoff to determine 64th position following play Tuesday, Wednesday morning if necessary.                                          

Wednesday, August 2 – Round of 64 Match Play

7 – 11:08 a.m.                                         No. 1 tee (8-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

Thursday, August 3 – Round of 32 & 16 Match Play

7 – 9 a.m.                                                Round of 32 – No. 1 tee (8-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

*Approx. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.                 Round of 16 – No. 1 tee

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

Friday, August 4 – Round of 8 & 4 Match Play

7 – 7:24 a.m.                                           Round of 8 – No. 1 tee (8-min intervals)

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

*Approx. 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Round of 4 – No. 1 tee

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club

Saturday, August 5 – Final Match

7 a.m.                                                      Final Match – No. 1 tee

                                                                Moon Valley Country Club 

*Afternoon matches on Thursday and Friday will begin approximately 45 minutes after the second player is determined from the morning matches.

TPA TEE TIMES: TBD for stroke play qualifier

PAIRINGS: Official stroke-play qualifier pairings will be available by end of day on Thursday, August 27. Pairings will be posted on the tournament website and players will receive an email once pairings are available.

DRIVING RANGE: Practice balls will be available on the range prior to play during the tournament week. The Driving Range will open by 6 a.m. daily and there will be shuttle carts providing rides from the clubhouse to the range and back. *Please note: the Driving Range will be closed to all players following the qualifying rounds on Monday and Tuesday.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: The Moon Valley Restaurant will be open throughout the tournament week.  

CHAMPION: The champion of the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship will receive an honorary dancing Kachina

GOLF CART USE: In addition to the notes above, the following golf cart policies will be enforced:

  1. Spectator carts are not permitted for insurance reasons, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Carts are assigned only to contestants. A caddie may use a cart only if a contestant is not displaced by such use.
  3. Restrictions on cart use for players are at the discretion of the Host Site, and all players are bound by those requirements, subject to withdrawal for violations of that policy. Any such restrictions will be posted at the tournament site.
  4. Two persons per cart only.
  5. Carts must be kept on paths if available near greens and tees.
  6. Any non-player riding with a player is considered a caddie and subject to any potential rules violations.
  7. Pull carts are permitted as long as not in conflict with the Host Club rules.

Click here for the complete guidelines of AGA’s golf cart policy.

WITHDRAW POLICY: Prior to the Entry Deadline, players may withdraw from a tournament and receive a full refund by completing the withdraw process on the tournament website, calling the AGA office (602) 944-3035 during normal business hours or calling the Withdraw Line at (602) 944-3035 ext. 210 and leaving a message.

After the Entry Deadline has passed, any withdraw will be considered a “late withdraw”. Tournament entry fees will only be returned if the player’s position in the field is filled by an alternate. In any case, a $30 administrative fee will be deducted from any tournament entry fee refund, regardless of the reason for withdrawing.

Click here for the AGA’s complete withdraw policy.