Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association announced on Wednesday that Hidden Creek Golf Club, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., was named as the host site for the 2015 USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
The dates of the championship are Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
"The USGA is pleased to bring the 2015 Senior Amateur Championship to a venue that has supported its mission by hosting several USGA qualifying events," said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. "This newer yet traditional design will provide a comprehensive test for the best senior amateur players."
Hidden Creek has been on the USGA radar for years, hosting qualifying events for three USGA championships, most recently as a local qualifier for the 2011 U.S. Open.
Opened in 2002, Hidden Creek was designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Over the years, the course has received many accolades, including one of America's 100 Best Modern Courses by Golfweek magazine.
"Our members and staff are very pleased and proud that the USGA has selected our club to play host to this prestigious championship," said Hidden Creek owner Roger Hansen. "Having hosted qualifiers for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open in past years, this is a fitting and welcome next step in our relationship with the USGA. We look forward to providing the Senior Amateur participants and spectators with a memorable experience."
Last year, Paul Simson defeated Curtis Skinner 4 & 3 for the title, when the event was held at Mountain Ridge Country Club in north Jersey.
This year's event will be staged at Wade Hampton Golf Club, in Cashiers, N.C.