GolfweekAmateur Tour starting in Seattle/Portland

Updated: March 3, 2020

The well-established Golfweek Amateur Tour is ready to host tournaments in the greater Portland and Seattle/Tacoma areas. The Tour provides amateurs the experience of competitive stroke-play golf, and will host an 11-event local schedule that kicks off March 21th at Orchard Hills Country Club in Washougal, Wash. and a eight-event local schedule kicks off May 30th at Chambers Bay for the Portland and Seattle Tours, respectively. 

Founded in Charlotte, N.C., in 1995, the Golfweek Amateur Tour celebrates its 26th season in 2020 with more than 50 divisions across the country. This year’s Portland and Seattle Tour schedules include visits to: Chambers Bay, Heron Lakes GC, Club at Newcastle, Orchard Hills and Rock Creek CC, Hawk’s Prairie, Stone Creek GC, and Black Butte Ranch.

“Now amateurs can play a Tour just like the pros, with minimal travel,” said local Tour director Stotz Thoda, “Our events are held locally mostly on the weekends, perfect for the average golfer. “         

The Golfweek Amateur Tour is for amateurs of all ages and abilities. Members are placed in one of five flights based on handicaps. Flights are: Championship (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4- 8.9), B Flight (9-13.9), C Flight (14-18.9) and D Flight (19 and over).

Golfers may join the Tour at any time for a yearly membership fee. That fee includes a USGA Handicap, a Tour welcome packet, and allows members to play in local events, as well as other Tour events around the country. 

For info, call Stotz Thoda (Oregon & SW Washington Tour Director) at (541) 740-4278;; Derek Hart (Seattle/Tacoma Tour Director) or visit