The 2013 Mesquite Amateur is dedicated to answering your questions to ensure the most exciting tournament to date. Additional details will be posted as they become available and the FAQ will include any new questions frequently asked by players.
Q: What are the dates for the 2013 Mesquite Amateur?
A: The dates of the EVENT are May 27th to May 31, 2013.
Registration and practice rounds are May 27th.
Tournament play is May 28th to May 30th.
The championship round is May 31st.
Q: What is the entry fee?
A: The entry fee is $500 before March 31, 2013 and $550 if you sign up after March 31st.
Guests may join the nightly parties for $150.
Q: What is included in the entry fee?
A: Each player receives a welcome packet with gifts valued at $175; three rounds of golf at three different courses including a cart and range balls; admission to all special events and nightly dinners; participation in special tournaments; and the chance to play in the final championship round.
Q: Is lodging included in the entry fee?
A: Breakfast, lodging, transportation to and from the event, and additional meals are not included. However, several area hotels are offering discounted rates for confirmed registrants.
Q: What is the last day to register for the event?
A: Registration at the $500 per player rate will be available through March 31st, 2013. Players may register after March 31st for $550 per player. We will take registrations up to May 24, 2013 pending space availability, but must still have an established USGA Handicap Index by May 1st, 2013.
Q: What is the average rate for hotel accommodations?
A: Rates vary in the Mesquite area, with several hotels and resorts offering specials during tournament dates. Some hotels and resorts will be providing discounts of up to 30 percent. You may check rates through the Mesquite Amateur Hotel tab. Please identify yourself as a Mesquite Amateur entrant.
Q: What types of prizes will be available?
A: Prizes will be given away in each flight. Prizes will be awarded in gift cards which will be distributed in the Champions Room following the awards presentation on Thursday evening. There will also be a long drive and closest to the hole contest, nightly door prizes, and a grand prize. A full listing of prize values will be listed in the player’s handbook.
Q: What is the format of the tournament?
A: The tournament will consist of three days (May 28th - May 30th) of net stroke play with the top players from each flight advancing to the Championship round at the CasaBlanca Golf Course on Friday, May 31st. The overall champion will be crowned at the conclusion of play.
Q: What are the age divisions?
A: The tournament field will consist of five divisions: Men (ages 49 and under), Senior Men (ages 50-59) Super Senior Men (ages 60 and over), Masters (ages 70 and over), and Women (ages, 21 and over). Players who qualify for the Senior Men or Super Senior Men may request to play in the regular Men division.
Q: What are the handicaps for each flight?
A: Fight sizes will vary depending on the number of participants. Flights will be based on USGA Handicap Index. Each entrant will play their tournament rounds with a daily handicap determined by the USGA Slope Rating of that entrant's assigned golf courses. While a player may have an index that would convert to a handicap greater than 36 for men and 40 for women, the maximum handicap men will play with is 36 and women 40, regardless of index.
Q: Are practice rounds included in the tournament?
A: Practice rounds are not included in the tournament, but there are discounts available from all participating courses. Rates for each facility are subject to availability.
Q: Can we choose who we wish to pair with?
A: Players may not request a pairing partner. However, players may request to play in the same flight.
Q: Is transportation provided?
A: Transportation is not provided from area hotels to area courses but the tournament does offer a ride share program that you can sign for at registration.
Q: Can spectators watch the tournament?
A: Guests are encouraged to watch the tournament provided they do not interfere with the play, caddy, or ride in the carts (golf carts will not be provided for spectators).
Q: Where can I find answers to other questions?
A: The rules of the tournament are posted under the Rules tab. If you have any other questions, please contact us under the Contact tab.