The Merit Amateur is a 54 Hole Stableford event, with 27 holes each day. The first 18 holes each day is Better-Ball, followed by nine holes of Two-Man Aggregate Score.

Stableford Scoring System: 8 points for double eagle, 5 points for eagle, 2 points for birdie, 0 points for par, -1 for bogey, -3 points for double bogey or worse


The field will be limited to 36 teams and will include Mid-Amateur and Senior players of national repute. Handicap and age requirements are the same as the USGA Mid-Amateur and the USGA Senior Amateur championships. The Tournament Committee will invite teams based on playing accomplishments, with the stipulation that at least one of the players of a team must have qualified for a USGA event.

Interested teams should fill out the tournament application to request an invitation.

Entry Fee

The tournament entry fee is $820 per team and includes:
– Green fees and cart fees for practice round and tournament rounds
– Continental breakfast each day
– Lunch each day
– Hors d’ouevres, cookout after first day’s play
– Awards


In addition to the Merit Amateur Championship Trophy, the winning mid-amateur and senior team members will receive full playing privileges at the Merit Club through the 2020 Merit Amateur.


Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville
2061 Shell Drive
Libertyville, IL. 60048

Group Name: Merit Club Amateur Tournament
Group Code: MA1

Check In – Sept 17
Check Out – Sept 20