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Mizuho Americas Open

Tournament Information

AJGA Host Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
Hotel Address: 455 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310
AJGA Special Rate: $190 ($281 Average rate at this time)
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Distance to Golf Course: Directions

Reservation Method: (201) 499 – 2400 - Identify yourself as a Mizuho Americas Open Participant
Booking link:
Cutoff Date: Tuesday, May 2
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Distance to Host Hotel: TBD
Distance to Golf Course: Directions
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:

Note: All players are encouraged to arrive prior to Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

The Mizuho Americas Open will be a stableford competition. We will be using the modified stableford format where points will be awarded based on your score for each hole:

  • Double Bogey: 0 points
  • Bogey: 1 point
  • Par: 2 points
  • Birdie: 3 points
  • Eagle: 5 points
  • Double Eagle: 8 points

The champion will be determined by the player who has the most points after 72 holes. Since double bogey is the “worst” one could do on a hole, after a double bogey has been made the player is allowed, and encouraged, to pick up for that hole. Because players are not required to hole out, this event will not be counted by Junior Golf Scoreboard. This is an AJGA Invitational tournament. PBE status will be awarded accordingly, and the tournament will be included in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. PLEASE NOTE that the tournament will NOT be included in Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. 

Monday, May 29 - Friday, June 2: 5:30 a.m. - Dark
Saturday, June 3: 7 a.m. - Dark
Sunday, June 4: Opens at 6:30 a.m.

Practice will be permitted at the host facility. The driving range, short game facilities, and practice putting green will all close at dusk.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. off No. 1 tee.
7 - 9 a.m. and 12:30 - 6 p.m. off No. 10 tee.

Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. off No. 1 tee.
7 - 8 a.m. and Noon - 6 p.m. off No. 10 tee.

Practice Facilities Time: 5:30 a.m.

No practice round will be allowed on Wednesday, May 31.

Additional Practice Round Information:
Saturday, May 27: Practice Facilities open at 8 a.m. and practice rounds can begin no earlier than 10 a.m.
Sunday, May 28: Practice Facilities open at 8 a.m. and practice rounds can begin no earlier than 8 a.m.

    *For practice rounds on Saturday and Sunday, no caddies will be available for AJGA players. Carts will be available at no cost but MUST stay on the cart path throughout the round. Players must have a valid drivers license or have a guardian to drive them. Walking is also an option*

    *Practice rounds on these two days are on a first come, first serve basis*

    *Prior to Saturday, May 27th, unaccompanied practice rounds at Liberty National Golf Club will not be allowed. Liberty National Golf Club has requested a NO SOLICITATION POLICY… please do not reach out to the Golf Club for a practice round prior to these dates*

    Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.

    Date: Monday, May 29
    Time: 6 a.m.
    Location: Liberty National Golf Club

    Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Abby Grzetic prior to May 29 at (630) 340-8275.

    Registration is MANDATORY.  Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.

    Official Pairings Available: Monday, May 29
    Tee Times:

    • First and Second Rounds: 9:05 – 9:16 a.m. (First Wave), 2:05 – 2:16 p.m. (Second Wave) off Nos. 1 and 10 Tees.
    • Third Round: 10:16 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. off No. 1 Tee
    • Final Round: 9:36 a.m. – 2 p.m. off No. 1 Tee

    Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.

    A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.

    Caddies will be provided throughout the tournament courtesy of Mizuho Americas Open and Liberty National.  Players cannot provide their own caddie. All caddie fees and gratuity are covered by the Mizuho Americas Open.  More information regarding caddie pairings for the week will be available at a later date.  As players will be utilizing caddies throughout this tournament, pushcarts will not be allowed.

    All players will be provided complimentary meals during the event. More details to follow at a later date.

    The Mizuho Americas Open will reimburse costs associated with travel (airfare/gas/mileage), rental car and lodging up to a maximum of $1,500. To receive reimbursement, fill out the travel stipend form by clicking on the Tournament Forms tab on the main header of the tournament webpage. You may also bring receipts to the tournament or submit to the AJGA by Friday, June 30, 2023.

    HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – TBD Room
    TD Name: Abby Grzetic
    Phone Number: (630) 340-8275
    Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.

    All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event.  Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles.  Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

    OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Mizuho Americas Open hosted at Liberty National Golf Club. The discount can be accessed online here .

    The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).

    Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed.   Please see the Tournament Director prior to arrival with any questions.

    Push carts are not allowed.  Please see the Tournament Director on-site with any questions.