2019 IGA Schedule, USGA Qualifying venues announced
Many great venues will be featured as part of the 2019 IGA Championship schedule. A link at the bottom of the page will allow you to view the entire schedule, including USGA Qualifiers.
In 2019, the Iowa Amateur will travel to the northwest part of the state and visit The Ridge Golf Club, Sioux Center, on July 26-28. The Ridge most recently hosted the 2018 IGA Club Team and the 2013 IGA Four-Ball Championship. The Ridge, the 2012 IGA 18-Hole Course of the Year, will offer a good test of golf, stretching to 7,200 yards as a par 71. Yet with generous fairways and green complexes The Ridge Golf Club is sure to be enjoyable.
The Iowa Women’s Amateur will be hosted by Ankeny’s Otter Creek Golf Course (pictured above). Otter Creek GC, named 2016 IGA 18-hole Course of the Year, is no stranger to IGA championships, having hosted several in recent years, as well as many USGA qualifiers in the state of Iowa.
Otter Creek GC features a links style course with multiple sets of tees at each hole, 44 bunkers, 17 ponds, and an abundance of tall grasses and mounding. Otter Creek was originally built in 1982 as a park style golf course and underwent a complete renovation of both the golf course and clubhouse in 2008, re-opening in 2009. The Iowa Women’s Amateur will take place on July 22-24.
Tournament Club of Iowa, Polk City, will host the men’s and women’s IGA Match Play Championship on June 24-27. TCI, host of the 2018 Iowa Amateur, has hosted the IGA Match Play three times (2006, 09, 15), 2017 Director’s Cup and the 2013 Iowa Senior Amateur. Tournament Club of Iowa is the only Arnold Palmer Signature Course in the state of Iowa. In 2003, Arnold Palmer and his team created TCI’s beautiful course layout in the 500 acres that cuts through the dramatic bluffs and running ravines between Big Creek Dam and Saylorville Lake.
The Herman Sani Tournament, presented by Coppola Enterprises, will be played at Echo Valley Country Club, Norwalk, in 2019. The tournament will be held on its traditional dates – Fri-Sun, August 9-11. The championship will feature professional and amateur golfers with proceeds from the tournament going to the IGA’s Herman Sani Scholarship Fund.
The 2019 Iowa Senior Amateur will he contested at Mason City Country Club over a weekend, Aug. 16-18. The course was built in 1915 and has hosted many major events over the years. It has been the host site of the Iowa Amateur seven times; the Iowa Senior Amateur six times; and the IGA Match Play in 1992. The Iowa Senior Amateur was held last in 2012 and the Iowa Women’s Amateur in 2013 at MCCC. Recently the club was the host of North Iowa Amateur, a sanctioned point event of the IGA beginning in 2018.
The Iowa Wife-Husband Championship will be held at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, after being held at Lake Panorama the last three years. The championship is set for Sept. 20-22. The tournament will remain a 3-day format in which couples choose to play their two rounds on Friday & Saturday, Friday & Sunday or Saturday & Sunday.
As in the past, the IGA will conduct and administer several USGA Qualifiers throughout the state in 2019. Davenport Country Club will host U.S. Open Local Qualifying in early May, Spirit Hollow Golf Course, in Burlington, will host U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying in early June, while Wakonda Club will host U.S. Amateur Qualifying in early July. U.S. Senior Amateur and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifying will take place in late July, being play concurrently at Cedar Rapids Country Club. Rounding out the USGA Qualifying sites are Glen Oaks Country Club (U.S. Mid-Amateur) in mid-August and Des Moines Golf & Country Club (U.S. Four-Ball) in early September.
In addition to those championships and USGA qualifiers already listed, the IGA will conduct events at the following venues – Briarwood GC (Iowa Mid-Amateur), Bos Landen GC (IGA Four-Ball), Finkbine GC (IGA Senior Match Play), Grinnell College GC (Iowa Forever 39 Match Play), Jester Park GC in Granger (Father/Son, Parent/Child), Indianola CC (Iowa Junior & Girls’ Junior Amateur), Oneota G&CC (Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur), Pheasant Ridge GC (IGA Women’s Four-Ball), Coldwater GL (Women’s Club Team) and Oakwood CC (IGA Club Team).
IGA Member Play Days will be scheduled and announced at a later time.
Entries to all IGA Championships and Member Play Days will be available on March 1, 2019. Entries are available for USGA Championships at a later date, which will be determined by the USGA and announced on their website.