Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association announced that Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, Texas, has been selected to host the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
In addition, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club in Richmond will be used for the stroke-play portion of the Mid-Amateur Championship in 2011.
Designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1999, Shadow Hawk will host the U.S. Mid-Amateur from Sept. 17-22. The club also hosted the 2005 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur that was won by Canadian Mary Ann Lapointe. The course’s picturesque landscape features an abundance of large pecan trees, rolling fairways, a number of elevated greens and a 70-acre lake.
Shadow Hawk has hosted numerous qualifiers for other USGA championships, including sectional qualifying for the 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2008 U.S. Open, local qualifying for the 2007 U.S. Open and qualifying for the 2001 Mid-Amateur.
The Houstonian Golf & C.C. also was designed by Rees Jones.
We are most grateful to the USGA for entrusting our golf club with the distinct honor of hosting another national championship, said Paul Marchand, general manager and head golf professional at Shadow Hawk. The spirit of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur lives on with our many members and volunteers, where lasting friendships were made and great shots are still celebrated. We eagerly look forward to experiencing that excitement once again in 2011.
First played in 1981, the U.S. Mid-Amateur is open to male golfers who are at least 25 years of age and have a USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 3.4.
Future U.S. Mid-Amateur sites after 2011 include Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., which will host the championship in 2012 from Sept. 8-13.