2023 High Plains Amateur
Mariah Hills Golf Course - 2 | Saturday, August 26, 2023 - Sunday, August 27, 2023


Staff Contact
Casey Old
(913) 649-5242 ext. 2

Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 26th -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 tee only
Sunday, August 27th -- Second round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 & #10 tees OR morning shotgun

Host Club Information
Mariah Hills Golf Course
1800 Matt Down Rd., Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 225-8182

General Manager: Chris Robinson
Head Golf Professional: Chris Robinson
Superintendent: Matt Lowery

Male amateurs regardless of age or affiliation.

Entry Fee and Deadline
$160 (cart included).  Deadline for entry is Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM or when field fills.  Field is limited to 88 players. 

36 holes of individual stroke play with two age divisions.  Champion to be determined in each division.  The event may be shortened to 18 holes if weather cancels either round.  Gift certificates from the host club will be awarded in amounts to be determined based on the number of total entries within each division.

Note:  The Committee reserves the right to adjust the Playing Handicap of golfers who make exceptional scores as defined by the World Handicap System for subsequent rounds in multi-day events.  

Two age divisions:

  • Open (any age, gross scoring only)
  • Senior (at least 50 years old as of August 26, 2023; gross & net scoring)

Course Set-Up
The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 6,900 yards (Open Division)
  • 6,500 yards (Senior Division)

Pairings and Order of Play
Round One Order of Play (by division): Determined by course starting schedule. Round Two Order of Play (by division): Senior, Open.

Practice Round and Par 3 Contest
Please contact the golf shop at the host club at to arrange a practice round.  Cost is a cart fee to ride or complimentary to walk.

Mariah Hills Golf Course staff will host a complimentary 9-hole Par 3 Contest on Friday evening prior to round one on Saturday.  Players that wish to participate in the Par 3 Contest should be at the course at 5:30 pm for announcements.

Clubhouse and Practice Facilities
Clubhouse and practice facilities open one hour prior to the first starting time.  Practice facilities are for tournament contestants use only.

Carts, Spectators and Caddies
Carts will be provided as part of your entry fee for the championship. 

Caddies are allowed for this event and the actions of the caddie during the round are the responsibility of the player (Rule 10.3c). This is the default position for caddies for Central Links Golf events, but availability may vary from event to event or any other factors affecting this policy. Caddies are allowed to ride on and operate the golf cart, provided space is available. Central Links Golf has a strict two carts per group policy and the carts are reserved for the players first. If a group has more than one caddie, arrangements must be made within the group to accommodate the cart policy.

Spectator carts will be available at the discretion and fee set by the host course, but will be very limited.

Terms of the Competition
Click here for read information on Hard Card, Terms of Competition, Pace of Play, and Conduct policies.

There will be no registration at this event.  You are responsible to be at your assigned starting tee at least five (5) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time.  This will give you adequate time to receive instructions and information from the Starter.

Score Posting
Scores from each round of this championship will be posted to the GHIN Handicap System.

Tournament participants are invited to stay at the following hotel for the rate detailed below.  Please mention the group name to receive the preferred rate.

Best Western - North Edge Inn
404 W. Frontview St., Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 371-6441
Rate: $139/night
Group Name: High Plains Amateur
Cutoff Date:  August 12th

Food & Beverage
Tournament players will be given two drink tickets (one each day) which are good for a free beverage, soda, sports drink of your choice in the clubhouse snack bar.  The drink tickets are complimentary and are included as part of your entry fee.

The host club will also have lunch and dinner items available for purchase in the clubhouse snack bar each day.  Cash or credit card are accepted for payment.

Method of Payments
Host club accepts cash or credit card for all purchases.

When Competition is Final
The competition is final when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee. The Result of a match is final when the Committee has approved the result as posted on the public scoreboard.

Good luck to all contestants and thank you for your support of your golf association.  Your expressions of thanks to the staff of the host club and rules volunteers are always appreciated!