2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
Thursday, August 24th – Thursday, August 31st 2023
In 2013, Martis Camp Club was honored to host the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, won by
Scottie Scheffler (pictured below right with Martis Camp Member volunteers). In 2019, the Martis Camp Club
Board of Directors accepted an invitation from the United States Golf Association to host another championship,
the 2023 U.S. Senior Amateur. We’re thrilled to be hosting this event next year, sharing with
the world the esteemed status of our Club and Member experience.
The 68th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship will be hosted by Martis Camp Club in
partnership with the Martis Camp Foundation, and conducted by the United States Golf Association.
Play begins on Thursday, August 24th with a field of 156 players playing practice rounds
followed by two rounds of stroke play. The field is cut to 64 players who will begin
match play on Monday, August 28th and continue through a 36-hole final
on Thursday, August 31st. Spectators may attend at no charge.
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, 67th U.S. Senior Amateur Champion Rusty Strawn
hoists the trophy at the Kittansett Club on September 1st, 2022.
Photo courtesy of the USGA
Great Clubs Host Great Events
In the months ahead, watch for more information about the Senior Amateur,
our support of it and how you can get involved. We hope you’ll join Club 68 to receive
commemorative items and enjoy watching the championship from a Club 68 private
viewing location at the Camp Lodge. Volunteers are also needed to help
conduct the event, from practice rounds to the final match.
Support the Senior Amateur
If you or your organization would like to be a supporter of the
2023 U.S. Senior Amateur, view the supporter packet here and get in touch!
Platinum, Gold and Silver support levels are acknowledged with unique packages
of benefits which include golf at Martis Camp, midday dining for your group,
championship viewing from the Camp Lodge observation deck and
invitations to the Martis Camp summer auction and dinner.
The Martis Camp Foundation (MCF) is partnering with Martis Camp Club
to bring the U.S. Senior Amateur to Martis Camp in 2023.
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.
$446,000 in MCF Community Grants Awarded for 2021
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 2021, High Fives Foundation (pictured above right) was one of more than 40 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.