Monthly Archives: May 2015
100th Annual Southwestern Amateur scheduled June 8-13 at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale
May 7, 2015
The 100th annual Southwestern Amateur, which helped launch the careers of many of today’s PGA champions, will be held June 8-13 on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Cochise and Geronimo courses at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale. Desert Mountain will host the event through 2019.
100th Anniversary – Southwestern Amateur Will Hit Century Mark; Desert Mountain to Host Monumental Tournament
May 7, 2015
Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale will host the 100th annual Southwestern Amateur on June 8-13. The prestigious tournament, which has helped launch the careers of many PGA Tour players and has been a staple of Arizona golf, will be contested on Jack Nicklaus’ signature Cochise and Geronimo courses.
In a list where “difficult” is par for the course, Desert Mountain placed five of its six Jack Nicklaus-designed courses on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Challenging Golf Courses list, published in April.
When the economy took a hit in 2008, golf was one sector that took some of the biggest lumps. But in 2014 many courses saw improved revenue and a jump in number of rounds played, according to the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mike Scully, director of golf at Desert Mountain.