The historic Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, will host the 129th U.S. Amateur Championship from August 13–19, 2029, the U.S. Golf Association announced this week. The stroke play co-host course will be named at a later date.
The Toledo facility opened in 1903 and Donald Ross was hired in 1916 to design an 18-hole layout of championship caliber. The course went through several modifications over its history and the current par-71 course can play at more than 7,700 yards, with 90 bunkers and bentgrass greens.
Inverness Club will host its ninth USGA championship and second U.S. Amateur. Eventual major champion Craig Stadler won the 1973 U.S. Amateur at Inverness. The club has also hosted four U.S. Opens, most recently in 1979 won by Hale Irwin.
“The growth of the U.S. Amateur over the last 100 years has been phenomenal, and earlier this year we saw near record-high entries for the championship,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “Part of that growth is a commitment by the USGA to take the championship to the best courses in the country, and Inverness is certainly among that group. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them with another U.S. Amateur.”
The club also hosted two U.S. Senior Opens and the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur. Inverness was the site of two PGA Championships, two NCAA Championships and hosted the 2021 Solheim Cup.
“All of us at Inverness Club are thrilled to be hosting the 2029 U.S. Amateur Championship,” said John Swigart, chair of future championships. “Our incredible history with the USGA dates to 1920, when we first hosted the U.S. Open, and ever since their friendship, partnership and recognition of our golf course have been an important part of the fabric of our club. We can’t wait to again host the best amateur golfers in the world for what will surely be an exemplary championship.”
The U.S. Amateur is open to amateur golfers who have a Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4. A field of 312 golfers will play two 18-hole rounds of stroke play before the championship is cut to 64 players for match play. The championship is decided by a 36-hole final.
Future U.S. Amateur Host Sites
2022: Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey
2023: Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
2024: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota
2025: The Olympic Club, San Francisco
2026: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
2027: Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, New York
2029: Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio
2031: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tennessee