National Links Trust Championship Qualifier

Mission del Lago – NLT Qualifier
Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
Host Club: Mission del Lago Golf Course
Address: 1250 Mission Grande, San Antonio, TX, 78221
Phone: (210) 627-2522
Entries Open: March 20th at 9:00 AM (Central)
Entries Close: May 27th at 5:00 PM (Central)
Qualifier Entry Fee: $75
Qualifying Spots: TBD

2024 National Links Trust Championship

Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods

TOURNAMENT DATES:  October 4th-6th, 2024

HOST CLUB:  East Potomac Golf Course

ADDRESS:  972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024

PHONE:  (202) 554-7660

ENTRIES OPEN:  Wednesday, March 20th at 9:00 AM (Central)

QUALIFIER ENTRIES CLOSE:  At least one week prior to the qualifier, check each site for specific dates.

WITHDRAWALS:  Same as entry close for qualifiers as numbers have to be confirmed with courses.

ENTRY FEE:   $75


Entries are open to male and female amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday on or before the first round of competition (Saturday, October 5th) and have a USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less for men and 12.0 or less for women.

Players must have a USGA Handicap Index hosted by a public facility or via their allied golf association. Players may not be a member of a private or semi-private club or have access to such types of facilities through any affiliation that would allow for such access.

Participants of the NLT Championship that live outside of a 50 mile radius of the golf course will be provided a travel stipend up to $300. Every participant will receive tee gifts, and be provided a player’s welcome reception, and lunch each tournament round by the NLT Championship.


The Championship will be contested over 36 holes of Individual Stroke Play, with 18 holes per day. The field is limited to 78 players.


Qualifying will be 18-hole individual stroke play one-day events. Allocation of places will be established after the close of entries. Allocation of spots for the Championship will be based on the total number of players versus the total number of qualifying sites. In order for a qualifier for a division to be held, a minimum of five players must be registered.

Qualifier SitesCity, StateQualifier DatePractice Round Fee
Mission del Lago Golf CourseSan Antonio, TexasTuesday, June 4thPublic Rate
Eastmoreland Golf CoursePortland, OregonMonday, June 17thPublic Rate
Alhambra Golf CourseAlhambra, CaliforniaMonday, June 24th$48
George Dunne National Golf CourseChicago, IllinoisWednesday, June 26th$25
Compass Pointe Golf Course (Northeast)Pasadena, MarylandTuesday, July 9th$39
Highland Park Golf CourseCleveland, OhioMonday, July 15th$25
Charleston Municipal Golf CourseCharleston, South CarolinaMonday, July 15th$30
Papago Golf CoursePhoenix, ArizonaMonday, July 22nd$25
Rock Manor Golf CourseWilmington, DelawareTuesday, July 30th$25
Elma Meadows Golf CourseElma, New YorkSaturday, August 3rd$20
Langston Golf CourseWashington, D.C.Saturday, August 10th$25

PLAYOFF: In the event of a tie for the last qualifying spot(s) or alternates, the spot will be decided by sudden death, hole-by-hole, playoff immediately after all scores have been verified. It is the players responsibility to be present if a playoff is required.


The Tournament Committee has the right to invite players for either division at their discretion to participate in the Championship. The Committee also has the right to extend exemptions to other tournament winners across the country. The Top 5 finishers in both the Men’s and Women’s Division from the pervious year’s NLT Championship will be exempt into the current year’s NLT Championship (the entry fee will still apply).


After the entry deadline has passed, entered players may contact the qualifier host club for available times and conditions.


Yardage for the divisions may differ for each qualifier location, but for the NLT Championship the Men’s Division will play over 6,500 yards and the Women’s Division will play under 6,000 yards.



All players must register with a tournament staff member prior to the start of the championship. Players that do not register may be subject to disqualification. Official tournament registration will be on Friday, October 4th from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at East Potomac Golf Links. Players who are unable to register on the date and time listed must contact Amanda Kolb at ( in advance of the Championship.


The official practice round will be on Friday, October 4th starting at TBD. Players are limited to one complementary practice round on the designated practice round date. Players will contact East Potomac Golf Links directly starting on Friday, September 27th to schedule their practice round tee time.


There will be a Player Welcome Reception on Friday, October 4th for all participants and guests starting at 6:00 PM. 


Starting times and pairings for the first round will be made available no later than Friday September 27th. Final round starting times and pairings will be available in the evening after play and will be re-drawn based on score. 


The championship will be a riding event and carts will be provided for players, two players per cart. Caddies are not guaranteed a seat in the cart and there are no spectator carts. Players are allowed to walk during the tournament and any qualifiers.


The Amateur Golf Alliance Code of Conduct and Dress Code are in effect throughout the Championship. Violations will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct. All competitors should be familiar with all AGA Conditions of Competitions and Policies. The Championship will be conducted by the 2024 USGA Rules of Golf.


If you find you cannot compete in the NLT Championship, you must officially withdraw from the event by contacting Amanda Kolb at ( or (469-458-0806). If you do not officially withdraw, you may be subject to DISQUALIFICATION from future tournaments. If the Championship is cancelled all players will receive a full refund.


Friday, October 4th

12:00 – 5:00 PM              Player Registration

TBD                                Practice Rounds

6:00 PM                          Player Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 5th

8:00 – 10:00 AM              Round 1 Starting Times – #1 & #10 Tees

12:30 – 2:30 PM              Player Lunch

Sunday, October 6th

8:00 – 10:00 AM              Round 2 Starting Times – #1 & #10 Tees

12:30 – 2:30 PM              Player Lunch

Following Play                 Awards Ceremony

*All events will take place at East Potomac Golf Link unless otherwise noted.


Amateur Golf Alliance                               Rob Addington               

Tournament Chairperson                          Sinclair Eaddy

Tournament Director                                 Amanda Kolb