NEGA Announces Three Championship Venues
NORTON, Massachusetts – The New England Golf Association (NEGA) has confirmed three of its Championship sites for the 2021 season.
The 92nd New England Amateur Championship will take place at Great River Golf Club (CT); the 64th New England Women’s Amateur Championship will take place at Agawam Hunt (RI); and the 22nd New England Senior Amateur Championship will take place at Manchester Country Club (VT).
Registration for the 2021 NEGA Championships and Qualifiers will be available starting Thursday, February 11 at negagolf.org.
"The depth of championship-caliber golf courses across New England is always on display, and we think this year's NEGA slate will also demonstrate the variety of courses across the region," said Greg Howell, NEGA Manager of Operations. "These three venues are each incredibly unique, and it's not often we can make a schedule announcement that boasts three clubs founded in three different centuries. We are thrilled to return to Agawam Hunt and Manchester Country Club and equally excited to add Great River Golf Club to the list of prestigious clubs that have hosted the New England Amateur."
Great River Golf Club, located in Milford, Connecticut, will host the New England Amateur for the first time from July 20-22. A Tom Fazio design that originally opened in 2001, Great River serves as the home course for the Sacred Heart University golf program. The 7,000-yard layout sits alongside the Housatonic River and provides a challenging test to the region's best amateurs.
Agawam Hunt, located in East Providence, Rhode Island, will host its first NEGA Championship since the 2002 New England Junior Invitational. The 2021 Women’s Amateur will take place from June 28-30. Originally founded as a nine-hole course in 1895, Agawam’s first 18-hole course was designed by Donald Ross in 1920 and has undergone numerous restorations in the years since. Agawam hosted the New England Women’s Amateur in 1997, when Donna Glazer of Massachusetts won her first title.
Manchester Country Club, located in Manchester, Vermont, will host the 2021 Senior Amateur Championship from September 14-15. This will be the second NEGA Championship for the club, which also hosted the 2017 New England Junior Amateur Invitational won by James Imai and Team Massachusetts. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish in 1967, Manchester’s layout will provide an excellent test for the region's top Senior Amateurs, as this Championship returns to Vermont for the second time in a four-year stretch.
Maine will host the 2021 New England Junior Amateur Invitational, which will return to the NEGA schedule after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be canceled in 2020. A site and dates will be announced at a later time.