2020 Preview: Golfweek Amateur Tour

The Golfweek Amateur Tour returns to the Cleveland / Akron area for 2020! Tournament Director Butch Novak will conduct nine handicap-flighted tournaments at some top golf courses across the Northeast Ohio area, open to all amateur players of every age and skill level.

2020 Golfweek Amateur Tour CLE/AKR Schedule

Manakiki Golf Course, Willoughby Hills, Sun May 17 1:30 PM
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Brecksville, Sun Jun 7 2:00 PM
Little Mountain Country Club, Concord, Sat Jun 27 10:00 AM
Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna, Sat Jul 11 12:00 PM
Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course, Hudson, Sun Jul 26 12:00 PM
Shale Creek Golf Club, Medina, Sun Aug 9 1:00 PM
The Quarry Golf Club, Canton, Sat Aug 22 11:00 AM
Boulder Creek Golf Club, Streetsboro, Sat Sep 12 12:00 PM
Pine Hills Golf Club, Hinckley, Sun Sep 27 11:30 AM

These events can be found on our Tournament Calendar too.

Compete Against Players of the Same Skill Level

Each of these weekend tournaments is flighted by handicap. Nearly all of the weekend amateur golf tournaments currently held in Northeast Ohio are conducted at scratch. That leaves players who sport a higher handicap without much of an opportunity for competition against players of their own skill level in weekend events.

The Golfweek Amateur Tour provides that weekend competitive tournament opportunity in the following flights:
Championship Flight: 0-3.9 hdcp
A Flight: 4-8.9 hdcp
B Flight: 9-13.9 hdcp
C Flight: 14-18.9 hdcp
D Flight: 19+ hdcp

Play Locally or Across the USA

Golfweek Amateur TourThe Golfweek Amateur Tour is a national series, covering 50 different regions of the country. When you become a member of the Cleveland/Akron series, you gain access to any event you wish to play at any of the regional Golfweek Am tours across the USA! And there are some great courses around the country that host a Golfweek Amateur Tour event, too.

There are also a number of Regional Events in addition to each local series, conducted throughout the year at some top-ranked golf courses across the country. Cleveland/Akron Golfweek Am Tour members are eligible to compete in those events too — in any region in the USA!

Ohio Region Tournaments

The Greater Cleveland / Akron events are mixed in with five Ohio Region Events that are also available to all Golfweek Amateur Tour members in 2020:

2-Day Ohio Ice-Breaker: Country Club of the North, Beaver Creek, April 4-5
All-Ohio Tournament #1: Springfield Country Club, Springfield, April 26
All-Ohio Tournament #2: NCR Country Club South, Kettering, June 29
2-Day OH/KY Tour Championships: Lassing Pointe, Union KY, Sep 19-20
Ohio Tournament of Champions: TPC Rivers Bend, Maineville, OH Sep 29

Golfweek Am Tour National Championship

From the OH/KY Tour Championships, flight leaders will be invited to compete against the top tour members from across the country at the 54-hole National Championship in Hilton Head, SC.

What You Need to Know About Joining

Not sure joining the Golfweek Amateur Tour is right for you? No worries. Novak allows any player to compete one time as a guest in any of the 2020 Cleveland events, so that you can give the Tour a try before committing as a member.

After that, if you decide to join for the season the membership fee is $69 for the year. Membership includes a 1-year subscription to GolfWeek Magazine, handicap services provided by USHandicap, discounted logo tour items and playing privileges in all Golfweek Amateur Tour events.

Entry fees for each event vary by golf course, typically between $90 and $98 for the Cleveland/Akron series. Regional and national events are a bit more. Payouts are made in Visa Gift Cards, so players don’t get golf merchandise certificates they don’t want or need.


To learn more about the Golfweek Amateur Tour in Cleveland/Akron, call Tour Director Butch Novak at 937-271-5811 or email him at bnovak@amateurgolftour.net.


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Allen Freeman

Allen is editor and publisher of Northern Ohio Golf.

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