Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2023 Championship only. The Pinehurst Tournament office and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and entry.
August 13 — 16, 2023
North & South Senior Men’s Championship
Entries are open to male golfers who meet the requirements below. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.
In the Men’s Open Division, applicants must have reached 55 years of age by August 14, 2023 to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index of 8.4 or less.
In the Men’s Super-Senior Division, applicants must have reached 65 years of age by August 14, 2023 to be eligible for competition. All applicants must have a handicap index 10.4 or less.
54 holes of stroke play will determine the Champion. Play will be divided into two divisions (Men’s Open and Men’s Super-Senior) and contested with one round each on Pinehurst No. 4, No. 5, No. 7. A full field will consist of 90 Open Men and 90 Super-Senior Men.
All entries, including returned invitations, must be received by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on June 27, 2023. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to Pinehurst) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and Pinehurst will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.
Entry Fee: $450 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including August 7, 2023 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Withdrawals after August 7, 2023 will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.
Invitation / Application Process
Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details
- Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
- Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation/application.
- Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 90 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (S1 precedes S2 so on and so forth).
Applications (Championship Non-Exempt)
- Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
- Players are encouraged to attach a playing resume along with their application. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
- All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.
At Close of Entries
- Invitations and applications are received, and processed. The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 90-player field.
- If the total number of applications exceeds our maximum field size, players will be placed on an alternate list.
Contestants invited to participate in the Championship must register on August 13, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight. All contestants must register in person. Please make every effort to register prior to playing practice rounds. **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**
Practice Rounds / Range Usage
The official practice round for the Championship is August 13. Contestants will be able to make a practice round on any one of the three courses (additional information will be available follow entry deadline). Green fees & cart fees are included in the entry fee for tournament rounds. Additional carts fees will apply for those choosing to play a practice round.
There will be a North & South Contestant Dinner in the Outlook Room at Pinehurst Country Club on August 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. ALL PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. Guests are welcome and you may purchase guest tickets at contestant registration. Please do not send money for guest tickets in advance.
Caddies / Carts
Players may walk, take a cart or use a caddie. Tournament round cart fees are included in the entry fee or a player may supply their own caddie or hire a Pinehurst caddie. Pull or push carts are not permitted per club policy, except on Pinehurst No. 4.
To make arrangements for a Pinehurst caddie please contact the Caddie Master (phone 910-235-8149 or [email protected]) at least one week in advance. Bags fees are $75 per round plus gratuity ($40+ recommended depending on services.) Pinehurst caddies will be assigned based on availability.
Conditions / Schedules
The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.
The Pinehurst Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.
Invitation / Exemption Criteria
Reining Champions of the following events (Open Division)
Reining Champions of the following events (Super Senior Division)
North & South Senior Men's Championship Schedule
North & South Senior Men's Championship
Championship Venue & Courses
For over 115 years the North & South Amateur has been contested on the hallowed grounds of Pinehurst Resort.