Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association has announced that Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., has been selected as the site of the 2011 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship will be Sept. 10-15, 2011.
The membership, management and staff at Kinloch Golf Club are honored to have the USGA select our club to host the 2011 Senior Amateur Championship, said Phil Owenby, director of operations. We look forward to providing the competitors a challenging and memorable experience as they endeavor to capture this prestigious national championship. They will enjoy the Kinloch feature qualities of outstanding golf-course conditions and genuine, enthusiastic hospitality.
The three founding members of the club include 1972 U.S. Amateur and 2009 USGA Senior Amateur champion Marvin M. Vinny Giles III, C.B. Robertson III and Charlie Staples. Architect Lester George designed the golf course with significant input from Giles. Opened in 2001, Kinloch is traditional in design and set on a piece of land that features rolling terrain and a 70-acre lake that provides a number of hazard features.
The club has been the site of the 2002 and 2006 Virginia-Carolinas Amateur Team Matches, the 2003 Virginia State Amateur and the 2006 Middle Atlantic Section PGA Match Play Championship.
The USGA Senior Amateur is open to players who have reached their 55th birthday prior to the start of championship and who have a USGA Handicap Index ® not exceeding 7.4.