2024 NJSGA Major Championship Schedule Revealed

2024 NJSGA Major Championship Schedule Revealed

Union League National Golf Club

KENILWORTH, N.J. - The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) is thrilled to announce its 2024 championship schedule. Packed with first class venues, NJSGA member clubs will have their championship caliber courses on display in 2024. The schedule also features a look at a new state-of-the-art facility in Union League National Golf Club.  

“The NJSGA is excited to have a great slate of major championship venues on the schedule for 2024,” Brad Bardon, Director of Championship expressed. “Championship competitors will be challenged by both classic and modern golf architecture this year and will once again have an opportunity to prove themselves at some of NJ’s most iconic venues. As always, a huge thank you is due to our host member clubs for supporting our championships and adding to the rich golf history of the state.” 

The 2024 major championship season will begin at Hollywood Golf Club for the 92nd Four-Ball Championship from May 7-9. Hollywood, the 8th ranked golf course in New Jersey in 2023 according to Golf Digest, will be a fascinating venue for both stroke play and match play formats. Located just a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, Hollywood was designed in 1917 by Walter J. Travis and has recently undergone significant restoration by Brian Schneider of Renaissance Golf Design. The Four-Ball will mark the first NJSGA major championship hosted by the Deal-based private club since the 2011 Open.  

Since opening in 2021, Union League National Golf Club has become one of the more appealing and unique clubs to open in recent years. Originally designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry in 1997 and opened as a public facility named Sand Barrens, the course was purchased in 2017 and transformed into one of the most visually stimulating courses in the Northeast. Renovated by Fry and Jason Straka to feature deep bunkering, 27 acres worth of water hazards and mountainous terrain, Union League National will provide a tough test of golf for the 41st Mid-Amateur Championship. Tabbed the No. 15 ranked course in New Jersey for 2023 by Golf Digest, Union League National’s unique features will be on display as the major championship visits the South Jersey club June 4-6.  


The 99th Women’s Amateur Championship will be contested at Watchung Valley Golf Club from June 24-27. Hosting its first ever Women’s Amateur Championship, Watchung Valley has become a highly regarded club that features a variety of vast fairways, classic bunkering and challenging greens. The Somerset County private golf club will also play host to the 11th Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship from June 24-25.  

Beginning in 2024, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will be making significant changes to qualifying for four of their most prestigious championships: the U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Women’s Amateur, the U.S. Junior Amateur, and the U.S. Girls’ Junior. New Jersey has earned exemptions to three of the four championships; excluding the U.S. Junior Amateur.  

According to the USGA, all events will be evaluated each fall for the following year, utilizing the three-year rolling average of their World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR) power ranking. Thus, events which become WAGR ranked in 2024 will have the option to meet the respective threshold for an exemption into 2025 USGA championships. 

Both the New Jersey Women’s Amateur Champion and the New Jersey Amateur Champion will advance to the championships at Southern Hills Country Club and Hazeltine National Golf Club, respectively. 

July will feature a pair of major championships in the 123rd Amateur presented by Provident Bank and the 104th Open presented by Donnelly Industries. Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield will play host to the Association’s most historic championship in the lineup – the Amateur. Home to two past Amateur Championships (1962, 96), the Tillinghast-designed golf course features skyline views of New York City and plenty of risk-reward golf shots. From July 8-10, the best amateurs in the state will be tested on the 6,500 yard course. 

The historic Plainfield Country Club will welcome the 104th Open Championship from July 23-25. Having hosted The Barclays twice as well as the 1978 U.S. Amateur Championship and the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, Plainfield is no stranger to noteworthy championships at its facility. Designed by Donald Ross and opened for play in 1921, the club has since been gradually restored by Gil Hanse over the years. One of the founding clubs of the NJSGA, Plainfield’s long-standing tradition of excellence will be exhibited through the impressive competition from Garden State golfers, both professional and amateurs. 

The sixth of the six major championships will be the 2nd Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested at Knickerbocker Country Club August 12-13. A year after playing the inaugural event at Montclair Golf Club, Knickerbocker will be yet another phenomenal venue for both amateur and professional female golfers. Having hosted the Inaugural New Jersey Open in 1921 and the Centennial Open in 2020, Knickerbocker, designed by Donald Ross and later by Herbert Strong, has stood the test of time. 

For qualifying site information and a list of all future 2024 NJSGA Championships, click here. Entries for all NJSGA Championships will open on March 1.  

2024 Major Championship Schedule 




May 7-9 

92nd Four-Ball Championship 

Hollywood Golf Club 

June 4-6 

41st Mid-Amateur Championship 

Union League National Golf Club 

June 24-27 

99th Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship 

Watchung Valley Golf Club 

July 8-10 

123rd Amateur Championship Presented by Provident Bank 

Forest Hill Field Club 

July 23-25 

104th Open Championship  Presented by Donnelly Industries 

Plainfield Country Club 

August 12-13 

2nd Women’s Open Championship 

Knickerbocker Country Club 

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