The USGA has named Sleepy Hollow Country Club, in Scarborough, N.Y., as the host site for the 43rd U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 9-14, 2023. Fenway Golf Club, in Scarsdale, N.Y., will serve as the stroke-play co-host course.
“The USGA is pleased to work in a collaborative effort with both Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Fenway Golf Club in bringing the U.S. Mid-Amateur for the first time to the Hudson Valley and Westchester County,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “An international field of 264 players competes for the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Trophy from the more than 4,500 who file entries each year. The competitors will undoubtedly enjoy two historic and challenging courses.”
Sleepy Hollow Country Club was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald, a major figure in early American golf, along with his engineer Seth Raynor and opened for play in 1913. A.W. Tillinghast expanded the facility to 27 holes in the late 1920s. Gil Hanse and George Bahto recently restored the original character to the club’s courses.
Sleepy Hollow will be hosting its second USGA championship. The club was the site of the 2002 U.S. Women’s Amateur, when Becky Lucidi defeated Brandi Jackson, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final. Sleepy Hollow has also been the site of three Metropolitan Golf Association Met Amateurs (1944, 1965, 1983), five Met Juniors and the 2011 Met Open.