Championship Field Player Information

TOURNAMENT DATE: Sunday, August 29 – Monday, Sept. 30 

CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Will be available at, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / Women’s Championship / Women’s Senior – Course Setup. All yardage is projected and subject to change.

Round 1 Routing: Woods/Birches
Round 2 Routing: Farms/Birches

DIRECTIONS: Follow M-119 N out of Harbor Springs (about 3 miles). The clubhouse is located on Birchwood Dr. about 1 ½ miles after entering the Birchwood community.

CLUB ADDRESS:  600 Birchwood Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740

LODGING: Boyne Highlands Resort, Call 1-800-Go-Boyne for room rates. 

PRACTICE ROUND: Please contact the golf shop for  availability, (231) 526-6245.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Women’s Senior Championship contestants. Tee times may be made 7 days in advance. The club encourages players to arrange foursomes to maximize the tee sheet. Rate is $63, reduced from Birchwood Farms' standard rate of $93, and must be paid with credit card.

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, if a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play, AND USES IT FOR THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS the player is in breach of Rule 4.3, for which the penalty is TWO STROKES for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the stipulated round.

CADDIES/CARTS: Use of motorized cart is mandatory for all players. Only two carts per group for players only. Caddies are not permitted in this Championship. Spectator carts are only permitted if a request, accompanied by a doctor’s note confirming the spectator’s need for a cart, is submitted to the GAM at least two days prior to the competition. Requests and doctor’s notes can be submitted to and doctor’s notes can also be faxed to (248) 478-5536 attn: GAM Tournament Dept.

FOOD:  A complimentary lunch will be provided on both Monday and Tuesday.

PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players prior to play on each day of the competition.  The driving range will be open one hour before the first tee time.

PLAYOFF: A tie for the Championship only will be determined by a sudden-death playoff immediately after the final scores have been posted.  All other ties will be broken by the scorecard playoff that is used and recommended by the USGA. It is the player’s responsibility to be ready to play when called to the tee.

PRIZES: The winner of the Championship Flight will have her name engraved on the Sara Wold trophy. The Championship Flight is a gross only competition. In all other flights, prizes will be awarded to the low gross and the low net finishers in each flight based on the total number of entries.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you must withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing If you must withdraw within 24 hours of the competition, please contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242 ext. 124. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions.