For the 10th time in its 119-year tournament history, the Connecticut Amateur will be played at Hartford Golf Club, where Chris Fosdick will look to defend. The club was a frequent site of the early Amateurs, hosting the event five-times from 1902-1914. However, the 2021 version, scheduled to be played from June 14-18, will be the first time since 1990 that Hartford Golf Club has hosted the Connecticut Amateur and just the second time since 1969.
The oldest event conducted by the CSGA, the Amateur is a grueling test of golf. After two rounds of stroke play the low 32 qualifiers advance to match play, with two matches per day culminating in a 36-hole final.
“It is going to be an incredible honor,” said Hartford Golf Club Head Professional Richard Bray. “We have quite a history when it comes to hosting prestigious events in the area. This is going to be quite the year for us with our 125th anniversary taking place in 2021 and it will be a great way for us to celebrate with us hosting the event.”
Hartford Golf Club was founded in 1896 as a combined Donald Ross and Devereaux Emmett design. In August of 2017 a renovation began that included the building of 16 new tees and the rebuilding of 29 more. The renovation also included a total rework of 132 bunkers.
“We will have some firm, fast playing conditions,” Bray said. “Our green complexes are challenging but fair and they will require accurate approach play to ensure birdie opportunities.”