The membership, management and staff at Kinloch Golf Club are honored to have the USGA select our club to host the 2011 Senior Amateur Championship, said Phil Owenby, director of operations. We look forward to providing the competitors a challenging and memorable experience as they endeavor to capture this prestigious national championship. They will enjoy the Kinloch feature qualities of outstanding golf-course conditions and genuine, enthusiastic hospitality.
Three founding members of the club, including 1972 U.S. Amateur champion Marvin M. Vinny Giles III, C.B. Robertson III and Charlie Staples, and architect Lester George share design credit of the golf course. Opened in 2001, Kinloch is traditional in design and set on a piece of land that features rolling terrain and a 70-acre lake that provides a number of hazard features.
The club has been the site of the 2002 and 2006 Virginia-Carolinas Amateur Team Matches, the 2003 Virginia State Amateur and the 2006 Middle Atlantic Section PGA Match Play Championship.
Prior to the 2011 championship, the USGA Senior Amateur will be played at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 12-17, 2009, and Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 2-7, 2010.
The USGA Senior Amateur is open to players who have reached their 55th birthday prior to the start of championship and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4.