June 19th - 23rd, 2017
Tashua Knolls Golf Course, Trumbull, Conn.
The 2017 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time that the state's top amateurs will come to Tashua Knolls Golf Course to crown a champion. The club, which was founded in 1976, has previously hosted the 2001 Connecticut Public Links Championship and the 2011 Father & Son Championship, in addition to numerous CSGA and USGA qualifiers.
Par and Yardage –Tashua Knolls Golf Course will be set up to play at a total of 6,540 yards and a par of 36-36--72.
Holes 1-9 will play at 3,320 yards and a par of 36
Holes 10-18 will play at 3,220 yards and a par of 36
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.
Schedule of Events:
Match Play Qualifying - All players will play 18 holes on Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th. The low 32 players will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final seed, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds. All other ties will be broken by return of card.
Match Play - General numeric draw will be used. All matches will be 18 holes unless otherwise specified.
- Wednesday, June 21st (AM) - Round One
- Wednesday, June 21st (PM) - Round Two
- Thursday, June 22nd (AM) - Quarterfinals
- Thursday, June 22nd (PM) - Semi-Finals
- Friday, June 23rd - Finals (36-Holes)