Men's Player Eligibility
The following Exemptions and Eligibility rules apply:
- Top 300 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
- Top 64 players of the latest US and British Amateurs
- Top 100 Collegiate Players
- Top 40 ranked worldwide Junior golfers (AJGA Ranking)
- Top 15 and ties of the previous Men’s Orlando International Amateur
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to extend 5 wildcards.
- All Men Players with a 1 handicap or better
- Players with the recommendation of their country’s Federation or Association or prospective collegiate coach
- All Division I, II, III, and NAIA players
- All qualifiers of the latest USGA Junior, Amateur, and Mid Amateur Championships
- All Qualifiers of the latest British Amateur Championship
Players who are not exempt or do not receive a spot in the 2023 Men’s Orlando International Amateur based on their WAGR ranking or playing resume can earn a spot in the event through the local qualifier round on 23 December 2023 on the El Campeón course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club (1 of the courses of the main event). The qualifier will welcome up to 90 men (on a first come first served basis) and will consist of 18 holes of stroke play.
The number of qualifying spots will be posted a few days prior to the qualifier, based on the number of players who apply to the event. A minimum of 5 qualifying spots will be attributed. Ties for the last qualifying spot will complete over a sudden death playoff. Alternates will be determined by ordering the players that just missed qualifying, and ties for alternate spots will be broken by the USGA suggested method (last 9, last 6, last 3, etc.).
Qualifying Fee: $150 – Qualifying Fee includes entry fee, range balls prior to the round, and a cart fee for the qualifying round.
Players earning a spot in the 2023 Men’s Orlando International Amateur through the qualifier will have their qualifying fee count towards the main event’s entry fee.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY All exempt players will be accepted immediately upon receipt of their application and entry fee (based on available spots). All other players will be notified of their inclusion after review of their world rankings and resumes by the Tournament Committee. The field will comprise of the best-ranked golfers amongst the applications received.