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2024 Amateur, Women's Amateur Sites Announced

December 1, 2023

TAMPA, Fla. – Quail Valley Golf Club, in Vero Beach, will be the host site for the 107th Amateur Championship, while The Bear’s Club, in Jupiter, will be the host for the 95th Women’s Amateur Championship.

The Amateur Championship will be contested on June 6-9, 2024. Quail Valley Golf Club will host its second Amateur Championship, a decade after hosting it’s first in 2014, while the 107th Amateur will be the ninth FSGA championship contested at the Vero Beach Course.

The Women’s Amateur Championship will be played on June 13-16, 2024. The Bear’s Club, which also hosted the 95th Amateur Championship, will host its first Women’s Amateur.

New for the 2024, the winner of the Florida Amateur and Florida Women’s Amateur will receive exemptions into the U.S. Amateur Championship and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, as well as any other age eligible USGA Championships. 

107th Amateur Championship

Quail Valley Golf Club is a collaboration between Tommy Fazio and Nick Price, and opened for play in 2002. Moving huge amounts of dirt, Fazio and Price turned the flat citrus groves into a hilly route with seven lakes, countless bunkers and many trees. With the Atlantic just six miles away, ocean winds are a constant challenge at the Vero Beach course.

Quail Valley Golf Club is set to host its second Amateur Championship and its first since 2014, where Gabriel Lench raised the trophy. The Vero Beach club will host its ninth FSGA championship and its first since the 2019 Mid-Amateur Championship. In addition to it’s rich Championship history with the FSGA, Quail Valley annually hosts the Quail Valley Intercollegiate every fall, featuring top teams from Florida & the Southeast, led by many State Amateur contenders.

Bent Pine Golf Club is set to be the co-host for the 106th Amateur Championship for the first and second round. The 18-hole championship layout was originally designed by Joe Lee in 1979, and last hosted the 2017 Boys’ Junior, captured by Fred Biondi.

The Amateur Championship has a rich history dating back to 1913 with A.C. Ulmer winning the first of his four titles. Other past champions include: Carl Dann Jr. (five-time champion), Don Bisplinghoff (four-time champion), Bob Murphy, Gary Koch, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, Blayne Barber and Fred Biondi.

Marc Dull captured an historic win at the 106th Amateur Championship last June, becoming the first Mid-Amateur in 20 years to raise the Florida Amateur trophy. He took home the victory at 17-under 271, the lowest under-par score in Florida Amateur history, while his seven-shot win is the largest margin of victory at the Amateur since Sam Horsfield in 2013.

95th Women’s Amateur Championship

The Bear's Club, designed by 18-time major champion, Jack Nicklaus, is nestled among 369 sandy acres near the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1999, Nicklaus transformed the native environment into a championship layout that features numerous strategically placed bunkers, to protect the large green complexes and shape the numerous challenging dogleg holes.

The design was inspired by the bunkers at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, which Nicklaus visited when he captained the 1998 United States Presidents Cup team. The course recently went through an extensive renovation in 2023, opening to much praise by Mr. Nicklaus and the membership.

The Bear’s Club is set to host its first Women’s Amateur Championship and its sixth FSGA championship The Jupiter course most recently played host to the 105th Amateur Championship in 2022.

In addition to a first-time host for the 95th Women’s Amateur, the championship will also feature some key changes in 2024. Player exemptions will be used for the first time and two qualifiers will be held, making the Women’s Amateur the second women’s championship in FSGA history to host qualifying for the championship. 

The championship will be shortened to four days and will have an 84-player field. There will be two rounds of stroke-play seeding, with a cut to the low 32 players and the Round of the 32 will be played immediately following the second stroke play seeding round.

The Women's Amateur Championship is the oldest and most prestigious event on the Women's Championship schedule. Past Champions include the names of Alice Dye, Tammy Bowman, Cristie Kerr, Meghan Stasi, Taffy Brower and other notables.

In 2023, Chloe Kovelesky captured the victory at the 94th Women’s Amateur Championship, becoming the youngest player ever to win the prestigious event. After earning the No. 1 seed, Kovelesky defeated Victoria Zheng, 4 and 3, in the championship match to win her second FSGA championship and her first Women’s Amateur title.

Entries open for next year’s Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championship open early in 2024.