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2023 Saguaro Amateur

January 5-8
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Maricopa, Arizona

*Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings and WAGR Event

EXEMPT PLAYER DEADLINE IS 11:59 PM MST on Tuesday, November 1

2022 Final Results:

The Saguaro Amateur is a 54 hole, no cut, men’s amateur golf tournament being played at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona, on the southern edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Saguaro Amateur is considered as an established national amateur golf championship.

Field:To be eligible you must not be an NCAA prospect still in high school as of January 1, 2023. You must have a handicap index of 3.0 or lower. See exempt criteria for more detailed information.

Saguaro Amateur Sponsorship:We have multiple sponsorship opportunities that include sponsor exemptions. Please contact Roy Edwards at 303-917-4538 or immediately if interested.

Player Sponsorship: 1,000 (email for more information)

  • Includes one exemption (player must meet minimum handicap and prospect restrictions). Exemption can be used up until entry deadline on December 19, 2021, even after wait list formed. All sponsorships do not include entry fee of chosen exempt player.
  • Company sponsorship recognition at golf course, on web site, and on social media

Saguaro Amateur Exempt and Entry Criteria
A player is exempt if he fits into one of the following categories and submits his completed entry by November 1, 2022. All players must have completed high school by January 1, 2023, and must have a handicap of 3.0 or lower.

Beginning this tournament season, all tournament players are required to be members.  Memberships start at $25.  Please see below for registration and membership information!

Steps to register for our tournaments:
1. Sign up to the Master Roster of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series at
2. Sign up for the membership level that best suits you (link below):
3. Sign up for individual tournaments 

GENERAL MEMBER:  $25-eligible to compete in all 2022-23 Troon Saguaro Amateur Series events
PLATINUM MEMBER:  $295-includes 10% tournament discount, exempt category, and exclusive 1-month priority registration windows
SPONSOR MEMBER:  $1,295-includes 1 sponsor exemption, 10% tournament discount, exempt category, and 1-month priority registration windows

EXEMPT CRITERIA (Exempt Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2022)
-Top 250 Players from the Final 2021-22 Golfweek or Golfstat Collegiate Rankings (Division I) or the most recent 2022-23 ranking to November 1, 2022
-Top 1200 Players in the Scratch Players Amateur Rankings or Top 1000 WAGR
-Top 3 players (not already exempt) in the TSAS points list (must be eligible) at the conclusion of the 2022 Coachella Amateur (must be top 5 overall)
-All former champions of Troon Saguaro Amateur Series events
-All members-in-good-standing of men's college golf teams in the Pac-12 and Mountain West Conferences in 2022-23
-All 2022 champions of major men's state amateur and mid-amateur championships
-All members-in-good-standing of men's college golf teams (all levels) in Colorado and Wyoming in 2022-23
-All participants in the men's 2022 US Mid-Amateur and US Amateur Championships
-Low 20 players and ties from the 2022 Saguaro Amateur
-Active Platinum level members in the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series
-Designated sponsor exemptions (see information sheet at or contact


Practice Round: Thursday, January 5.  You may call Devin Lowe at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes at 520-426-6830 or email him at to schedule your practice round time. The deadline for guaranteed tee times is December 26, 2022. All practice round tee times are the responsibility of the player. Any non-participant patrons who wish to play Southern Dunes during the practice round may only make reservations after December 26th on a space-available basis. 

Additional Rounds: Participants and their caddies, families, or guests may play additional rounds of golf before or after the event at a rate of $89 and these rounds must be booked between now and the tournament. Please contact Devin Lowe at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes to make arrangements.

Yardage/Green Slope Books from PuttView:  You can order yardage/green slope books directly from PuttView at:

Registration: There is no registration for this event. All players are responsible for being at their starting holes at the scheduled time.

Entry Fee: The $525 entry fee includes the three tournament rounds and a practice round on Sunday, January 2. It includes the use of all practice facilities before and after the rounds on all four tournament days. It also includes a premier tournament gift and a 20% discount on all non-alcoholic food and beverage for you and your guests.

Discounts: All players and their guests will receive a 20% discount off of all food, beverage (non-alcoholic), and golf shop merchandise at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes over the course of the tournament days. The golf course will provide a discount card for you upon arrival.

Caddies and Carts: Players are required to walk.  Caddie carts will be available at a cost of per bag. Carts will be consolidated to two bags per cart. Participants are not allowed to ride in golf carts at any time. It is a 2-shot penalty for the first offense and disqualification for the second. Caddies should plan on reserving their carts in advance with Devin Lowe.

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts are available on a space-available basis for per round, per cart, and the availability of those carts is the sole decision of the host course. Spectator carts are required to stay on all cart paths at all times. Reservations may only be made the days of the Saguaro Amateur.

Host Hotel Information:
Marriott Phoenix Chandler
1600 South Price Road
Chandler, AZ  85286  480-732-1600

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.  We will not make starting time accomodations for travel arrangements.  

Saguaro Amateur Series History and Records thru Summer 2021

Schedule of Events:

  • Thursday, January 5: Practice rounds – call Devin Lowe at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes at 520-426-6830. Deadline is December 26
  • Friday, January 6: First tournament round
  • Saturday, January 7: Second tournament round;
  • Sunday, January 8: Final tournament round (re-group)

Golf Course:
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
48456 West Arizona HWY 238
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Conduct and Attire: Golf spike policy of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club is in effect at the time of the championship. Proper golf attire is required. Golf shirt must have a collar and either pants or golf shorts are required. All head wear must be worn forward. Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct – including but not limited to: cursing, throwing clubs, damage to the golf course, or other are prohibited. Disqualification with no refund is possible at the sole discretion of the tournament committee.

Pace of Play: We ask that the first two players who hole out proceed immediately to the next tee and hit when ready. Walk ahead and save time when possible. In the practice round, no more than one ball should be played to the green. Play as fast as possible. If you are holding up play during the practice round, you may be asked to leave by the Southern Dunes and/or Saguaro Amateur staff.

Withdrawals and Refunds: All paid entries are subject to a $125 handling fee at all times and for any reason. Refunds minus $125 are available up until December 26, 2022, when there are no refunds for withdrawal or no show for any reason.

Waiting List: When a waiting list forms, credit cards and checks will not be cashed until a player is confirmed entry off of the waiting list. Sponsor exemptions are not subject to the waiting list and can be used up until December 26, 2022.



2019 Saguaro Amateur Results