The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H., was selected Tuesday as the site of the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
The tournament, which will be played July 16-21, 2012, will mark the first U.S. Golf Association championship held in the state of New Hampshire.
The course, located in southeastern New Hampshire on 450 acres of former farmland, was designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in 2003. The USGA has held other events at the Club, including qualifying rounds for the ’04 U.S. Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur, ’05 Mid-Amateur and ’09 USGA Senior Amateur.
“With the work we’ve done here at the Golf Club of New England, we finally have a venue worthy of joining the 47 other states that have shared the honor of hosting such an event,” said Craig Benson, former governor of New Hampshire and honorary chairman of the Golf Club of New England. “We look forward to hosting golf’s rising stars and hope to continue to be a part of the USGA’s rich heritage.”
With the announcement, only one state remains that has not held a USGA championship: Alaska. The 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur will be played July 19-24 at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich., and the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur is set for July 18-23 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.