Player Information

Player Information

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • The Championship shall comprise of 54 holes of stroke play, which will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and the local rules approved by the Organising Committee.
  • A competitor must be an amateur as defined by the current Rules of Amateur Status.
  • Entry will be limited to 192 male competitors total. Competitors will play 18 holes each day and a cut will be set after two rounds (top-70 & ties will go through to Round 3).
  • In the event of a tie after three rounds, the winner will be decided by a sudden death play-off.
  • Participants will walk the 54 holes of competition, shuttling will be provided for long walks between holes (Caddies are allowed).
  • The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any competitor making a false statement on his application form or to refuse or reject any entry without giving reason for its decision.
  • The Competitor shall start at the time laid down by the Committee.
  • The Committee reserves the right to fix and/or alter starting times and to alter or amend any of the conditions.
  • The Committee’s decision in all disputes is final.
  • All entries will be subject to the approval of the Committee, which reserves the right to accept or refuse or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry without giving reason for its decision.

 

Order of Play
The draw for rounds 1 and 2 will be prepared 2 days before round 1.

 

Participant Registration
Competitors are required to register at the Tournament Office, located in the Vista Room near the Clubhouse of MIssion Inn on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 of December 2023 from 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM.

If you are unable to register on the 26th or 27th of December 2023, please email the Tournament Office at info@orlandoamateur.com on Wednesday 27 of December 2023 prior to 3.00 pm to confirm your participation and then register in person at the Tournament Office prior to play on Thrusday 29 December 2023.

Each competitor will receive an information pack at registration.

 

Tournament Practice Area
A long game practice area will be assigned for the Orlando International Amateur participants.  Balls will be provided at the driving range prior to play.

 

Practice Rounds
As a kind reminder, the Men’s OIA will be played on both the El Campeón and Las Colinas courses. On the first two days, players will play one round on El Campeón and one round on Las Colinas. For the players making the cut, the 3rd round will be played on El Campeón. Players will play 18 holes per day walking.

We recommend you to book your practice round ASAP. Practice rounds can be played on December 26 and 27 and can be booked by contacting the Mission Inn Golf Resort pro shop at (352)-324-3885. Please mention that you are participating in the Orlando Amateur to get the discounted rate of $69 + tax (including range balls prior to play and a golf cart). Practice rounds are for competitors only.

 

Car Parking
Free car parking for competitors and officials is available in the car parks situated by the Clubhouse.

 

Caddies
Competitors may use their own caddy (PGA Professionals are permitted to caddy).

 

Dress code
All golfing apparel must be clean and smart and conform to the standards of good taste normally required by most golf clubs. The wearing of jeans, denim trousers and collarless shirts is not permitted.

 

Play

  • Competitors are expected to acquaint themselves with the local rules – these will be distributed at Registration, together with information on pace of play.
  • Pin positions and scorecards will be handed out on the 1st tee.
  • Disputes or doubts may only be referred to Officials and members of the Organizing Committee. In particular, rulings on the course may only be given by Officials.
  • Please play without undue delay as disciplinary action will be taken against persistent slow play offenders.
  • Distance-measuring devices without slope measurement are allowed.

 

Scoring
On completion of play in each round, competitors must head to the scoring desk to ensure that their scorecards are correctly completed and signed.

 

Accommodation
Competitors are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation. It is recommended that competitors make reservations as soon as possible. Information can be obtained on our website (accommodation section).

 

Presentation of Prizes
The presentation of prizes will take place as soon as possible after close of play on the final day 30th of December. The Winners’ Trophies are retained by the Committee. Replicas will be given to the winners.

 

Cancellation Policy
Withdrawals received up to the 4th of December will incur a $50 withdrawal refund processing fee. After the 4th of December, participants will forfeit their entry fee.(All cancellations must be communicated by email to info@orlandoamateur.com)


We look forward to hosting you end of December!