Our housing committee will obtain a significant number of hosted houses for players. Rental houses for players and their families will also be available. Players are asked to indicate their preferences on the entry form. Requests will be honored based on first come, first served.


Local hotel information
This revised PDF provides detailed information about nearby hotels including the one shown below.
2018 Host Hotel - revised 4-27-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [79.7 KB]

Our Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North - 8550 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. The hotel is located in the north side of Scottsdale with easy on/off access to the 101 Loop and about 30 minutes from the Desert Mountain entrance.

USD $85.00 plus tax King
USD $85.00 plus tax  

2 Queens


         *  Full cooked-to-order breakfast buffet

         *  In-room high-speed Internet access

         *  Complimentary selfparking.

   Rates will apply through 12 Noon May 21, 2018.

For individual reservations call: (480) 515-4944 and ask for the Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament Special Rate or to book online click here: SWGA Group Weblink


Note:  If you are planning to arrive early or stay after the tournament, please contact Kristina DeForest, Sales Coordinator, at (480) 629-2011.

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What's New

Wells Padgett wins the 103rd Southwestern Amateur in playoff.

Bryson DeChambeau wins the Memorial in a three-man playoff with birdie on the 2nd extra hole. Bryson was T9 in the 2012 Southwestern Amateur.

Rookie Aaron Wise breaks scoring record in capturing the 2018 Byron Nelson for his 1st PGA Tour victory. Aaron was T6 in the 2014 Southwestern Amateur.

Jino Sohn is back to defend his 2017 championship!

Its a family affair! This year's participant Cameron Meeks indicated on his entry that his father Eric Meeks, and his uncle Aaron Meeks, both played in the Southwestern Amateur in 1986. His father finished 5th and his uncle finished 2nd


Eric was the 1988 US AM champion, 1989 Walker Cup team member and is a member of the University of Arizona Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Rice University senior, Mario Carmona, from Mexico, who tied for 6th place at the Conference USA Championship this weekend. This was his 18th round of par or better this year and the 47th of his career. Mario tied for 18th at the 102nd Southwestern Amateur last year, and is entered in the 103rd this June on the Cochise course at Desert Mountain

Our Sponsors

The Sizzler Amateur will be held the week following the Southwestern Amateur this year, again at Troon North, just a few miles from Desert Mountain. If interested, contact the Sizzler website.

SWGA Executive Director John Ranslem presents a check to the BOOT CAMPAIGN co-founder Leigh Ann Ranslem. The BOOT CAMPAIGN, a SWGA partner, assists returning veteransw who have special needs.

At the 2017 Shell Houston Open, Southwestern Golf Association President, John Ranslem, met with former Southwestern Amateur champion JT Poston (2013).

JT earned his PGTour card by ending up in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour in 2016. He has made the cut in most of the 2017 PGA events he has entered.

At the Genesis Open he was paired in the first two rounds with Kevin Dougherty, our 2012 champion and first runner up to JT in 2013. Read more....

Enjoy Desert Mountain for the week!

For players who miss the 36 hole cut, Desert Mountain has agreed to provide playing access to two of its other Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses on Friday and Saturday of tournament week. So plan to stay the week!

Desert Mountain Club

The longest running amateur golf tournament in the southwestern United States returns for a third year at Scottsdale's premier private golf and recreational community.

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