Host Club: Tashua Knolls Golf Course
Address: 40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611
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Par & Yardage: Tashua Knolls Golf Course will be set up to play at a total of 6,540 yards and a par of 72.
Course: Founded in 1976, Tashua Knolls Golf Course celebrated its fortieth anniversary this past year. The original 18-hole layout designed by Al Zikorus measures 6,540 yards and a par of 72 from the championship tees. True to Zikorus’ style of architecture, the course features winding and undulating fairways matched with a difficult set of contoured greens that will prove challenging for the competitors.
A First: The 2017 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time in the one hundred and fifteen year history of the championship that a champion will be crowned on a public golf course. The tournament was conducted at Shennecossett Golf Course in 1922, 1923 and 1926, which was a private course at the time, and was conducted Lake of Isles in 2007, which utilized both the private and the public courses.
Entries Close: Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Handicap Limit: Amateur Golfers with a CSGA Handicap Index of 6.4 or less
Age Limit: No Age Limit
Field Size: Approx. 120 in Championship Proper
About the Tournament: The Connecticut Amateur Championship is the oldest event conducted by the CSGA and is one of the nation's oldest state amateur golf championships. The challenging format tests the state's best amateur golfers over two rounds of stroke play to determine the low thirty-two match play qualifiers. Two rounds of match play each day culminate in a thirty-six hole final to crown the top amateur player in Connecticut.