Wednesday, August 23rd – Thursday, August 31st 2023
In 2013, Martis Camp Club was honored to host the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, won by Scottie Scheffler. In 2019, the Martis Camp Club Board of Directors accepted an invitation from the United States Golf Association to host another championship, the 68th U.S. Senior Amateur. We’re thrilled to have hosted this championship and shared with the world the esteemed status of our Club and Member experience.
|The 68th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship was hosted by Martis Camp Club in partnership with the Martis Camp Foundation, and conducted by the United States Golf Association. Play began on Thursday, August 24th with a field of 156 players playing practice rounds followed by two rounds of stroke play. The field was cut to 64 players who began match play on Monday, August 28th and continued through the Championship match on Thursday, August 31st. Playing against Jody Fanagan of Ireland, Champion Todd White won the 2023 title on Hole 15 of the Martis Camp golf course.
History of the Senior Amateur
|The remarkable growth of senior golf prompted the USGA to establish the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in 1955, for players 55 and older. Many senior golf associations had come into being on the local, state and regional level, demonstrating that the competitive instinct amongst senior golfers is not diminished by age.
Pictured above, the 68th U.S. Senior Amateur Champion Todd White holds the trophy at Martis Camp on August 31st, 2023. Visit the USGA website to view Fast Facts about the 68th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
Martis Camp Club thanks our generous supporters of the
2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
|Of his experience at Martis Camp Club for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, Scottie Scheffler (above ) said recently, “Martis Camp is truly an awesome place and I had an amazing time winning the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur there. The golf course is beautiful, a great test of golf, and worthy of hosting any USGA Championship. I feel like that experience helped me take the next step in my golf career and I will always have a connection to Martis Camp. I look forward to seeing who becomes the next USGA champion crowned there this year.”
|The Martis Camp Foundation (MCF) is partnering with Martis Camp Club to bring the U.S. Senior Amateur to Martis Camp. Founded in 2010, the MCF has granted more than $3.3 million to the Truckee/North Tahoe community. Funds are awarded in the form of community grants to local nonprofit organizations and college scholarships for high school graduates in need. Additionally, the MCF provides scholarships for qualifying Martis Camp employees and their children so that they may fulfill their education goals and/or continue their career education.
The Martinez Member-Ambassador
Annually in October, the MCF hosts The Martinez Member-Ambassador golf competition (pictured above left). The competition raises funds for MCF college scholarships in honor of former Martis Camp Head Golf Professional Denise Martinez.
$757,000 in MCF Community Grants Awarded for 2022
MCF community grants are awarded every fall to dozens of local nonprofit organizations working in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation. In 2022, High Fives Foundation (pictured above right) was one of 50 organizations that received a grant from the MCF. High Fives Foundation provides hope and resources to injured athletes, and gets them back to their physical activities of choice through rehabilitation and adaptive sports.