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2015 Winter/Spring Preview: New venues

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With more than 100 tournaments in a season, juniors may grow accustomed to playing the same courses year after year. In 2015, the AJGA is proud to partner with 10 new venues in the spring season. Learn more about the fresh faces on the AJGA schedule.

 
Timacuan Golf & Country Club
Host to the EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship, Timacuan Golf & Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida, was created in 1987 by Ron Garl and consistently ranks in the top 20 courses in Florida according to a Florida Golf Reporter Magazine poll. The course offers a unique combination of traditional Floridian wetland scenery and rolling terrain.
 
Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
Known as the “Home of the Southern California PGA,” Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont will host the Preseason Junior at Morongo. This club has held many prestigious events, including PGA TOUR Q-School and the Southern California PGA Professional Championship.
 
Ocala Golf Club
The Preseason Junior at Ocala may be Ocala Golf Club’s first tournament with the AJGA, but the AJGA is no stranger to Ocala, hosting events throughout the city since 2010. Designed by Mike Beebe, this public, par-72 course opened in 2009. Strategy is a key component of shooting well at this course with emerald dwarf bermuda greens and white sand bunkers challenging golfers of all skill levels.
 
The Golf Club at North Hampton
The Golf Club at North Hampton in Fernandina Beach, Florida, will host the Preseason Junior at North Hampton.  Designed by none other than Arnold Palmer, the course is built around 10 spring-fed lakes, with wild grass and rolling hills that remind players of traditional Scottish links courses.
 
Yolo Fliers Club
Founded in 1919, the Yolo Fliers Club is in the heart of Northern California’s Sacramento Valley. Recognized by the USGA as a championship venue, the course has hosted U.S. Open Qualifying tournaments and in September hosted the Web.com Tour’s 54-hole Pre-Qualifying Tournament. April 17-19 it will host the AJGA Junior at Yolo Fliers.
 
Aliante Golf Club
Named “Best New Course in Las Vegas” upon its opening by Vegas Golfer Magazine, it stands out from most desert courses by its use of Pear and Purple Locust trees, but also has familiar desert features like a level course and arroyo on nearly every hole. Juniors will test the course during the Junior All-Star at Aliante, April 17-19.
 
The Seagate Country Club
Located in Delray Beach, Florida, The Seagate Country Club boasts 300 acres of Bermuda grass on a course designed by Joe Lee. Host to the AJGA Junior at The Seagate in late April, it was also a U.S. Open Qualifying tournament site in 2014.
 
Worthington Manor Golf Club
Located in Urbana, Maryland, Worthington Manor Golf Club has hosted numerous USGA Championship Qualifiers, including the U.S. Open (seven times), the U.S. Mid-Amateur (2010), U.S. Amateur (three times) and U.S. Senior Open (2007). In addition to hosting the Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor, it is also a qualifying site for the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
 
The Country Club at The Legends
Located just outside of St. Louis, The Country Club at The Legends was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. so that “every hole should be a hard par and an easy bogey.” Surrounded by nearly 25 acres of lakes, streams and tree-lined fairways, it is equal parts challenging and aesthetically pleasing. Juniors can play the AJGA St. Louis Junior at The Legends May 1-3.
 
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club - Rising Sun Course
Offering a classic links-style course, the Rising Sun Course at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club boasts four stars from Golf Digest. Located at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, it is the site of the Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay, to be held May 1-3.