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2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Fast FactsMartis Camp, Truckee, Calif.


Iowan Gene Elliott claimed the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur at the C.C. of Detroit for his first USGA championship. (USGA/Jeff Haynes)

Championship Venue Martis Camp, Truckee, Calif.
Opened 2008
Architect Tom Fazio
Dates of Championship Aug. 26-31
Yardage/Par 7,452 yards/Par 72 (Yardage subject to change)
Course/Slope Rating TBD
Spectators Admission is free of charge and spectators are encouraged to attend.
Field Size 156 players
Entries Open April 5
Eligibility Open to any golfer who is 55 years of age as of August 26 and whose Handicap Index® does not exceed 7.4
Qualifying Qualifying, over 18 holes, will be conducted at to-be-determined sites between July 12 and Aug. 10.
2022 Championship Rusty Strawn became the fourth different Georgian to claiim the U.S. Senior Amateur title with a 3-and-2 victory over fellow Georgian and 2013 champion Doug Hanzel at The Kittansett Club in Marion, Mass. The 59-year-old joined fellow Georgia Southern alums Buddy Alexander, Jodie Mudd and Gene Sauers as a USGA champion. His triumph came just after current Georgia Southern golfer Ben Carr lost in the U.S. Amateur final at The Ridgewood C.C. in Paramus, N.J. To read more, click here.
Quotable "It's amazing. I mean, I never thought that I'd have this opportunity [or] if I could actually pull it off. I felt like that I had the game in the right conditions and the right course setup, because I have that determination. But it's just amazing.” -- Rusty Strawn
Hole by hole MARTIS CAMP
(Yardages subject to change)
Hole 1:
396 yards (Par 4)
Hole 2: 478 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 219 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 568 yards (Par 5)
Hole 5: 458 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 397 yards (Par 4)
Hole 7: 565 yards (Par 5)
Hole 8: 249 yards (Par 3)
Hole 9: 470 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,800 yards (Par 36)
Hole 10:
608 yards (Par 5)
Hole 11: 465 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 416 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 475 yards (Par 4)
Hole 14: 153 yards (Par 3)
Hole 15: 553 yards (Par 5)
Hole 16: 314 yards (Par 4)
Hole 17: 198 yards (Par 3)
Hole 18: 470 yards (Par 4)
IN: 3,652 yards (Par 36)
TOTALS: 7,452 yards (Par 72)
Notable Events at Martis Camp 2011 Pacific Coast Amateur (Chris Williams)
2013 U.S. Junior Amateur (Scottie Scheffler)
U.S. Senior Amateurs in California (5) 1958: Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach (Thomas C. Robbins)
1970: California Club, San Francisco (Gene Andrews)
1975: Carmel Valley Golf & Country Club, Carmel-by-the-Sea (William F. Colm)
2004: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles (Mark Bemowski)
2014: Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach (Patrick Tallent)
Did You Know? Ricky Barnes, the 2002 U.S. Amateur champion, is a member at Martis Camp. The club also sits at the basin of the North Star Ski Resort and the club has a lift that takes members to the ski area.  
Notable U.S. Senior Amateur Champions J. Wood Platt (1955); J. Clark Espie (1957, 1959); Dexter Daniels (1961, 1966); Curtis Person Sr. (1968-69); Gene Andrews (1970); Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1976, 1985); Dale Morey (1974, 1977); William C. Campbell (1979-80); Ed Updegraff (1981); William Hyndman III (1983); John Richardson (1987); O. Gordon Brewer (1994, 1996); Bill Shean Jr. (1998, 2000); Kemp Richardson (2001, 2003); Stan Lee (2007); George “Buddy” Marucci (2008); Marvin “Vinny” Giles (2009); Paul Simson (2010, 2012); Louis Lee (2011); Doug Hanzel (2013); Pat Tallent (2014); Chip Lutz (2015); Sean Knapp (2017); Jeff Wilson (2018), Gene Elliott (2021)
Notable U.S. Senior Amateur Runners-Up J. Clark Espie (1956); Ernest Pieper Jr. (1971-72); Lewis W. Oehmig (1974, 1977, 1979); Dale Morey (1981); Ed Updegraff (1982); Richard Runkle (1983-84); John Harbottle (1986); George Zahringer (2008); Pat Tallent (2010); Bryan Norton (2014); Paul Simson (2017); Sean Knapp (2018); Doug Hanzel (2022)
What Champion Receives *-A gold medal
*-Custody of the Frederick L. Dold Trophy for one year
*-Exemption from local qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Open Championship
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Senior Open Championship (must be an *-amateur)
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2024 and 2025 U.S. Amateur Championships
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2023 and 2024 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Senior Amateur Championships
Schedule of Play Saturday, Aug. 26 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Aug. 27 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Monday, Aug. 28 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Aug. 30 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 31 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final match-play spots.
Future Sites 2024: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn./Aug. 24-29
2025: Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C./Aug. 23-28
2026: Baltimore Country Club (East Course), Baltimore, Md./Aug. 29-Sept. 3
2028: Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio, Texas/Aug. 26-31
2033: Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio/Aug. 27-Sept. 1