National Majors - 2021

Come and play tournament golf at some of the top resort and private clubs in North America.

Orange County National

TPC San Antonio

Whistling Straits

Winter Shootout @ Orange County National

Jan 30-31 | Winter Garden, FL

Format: 36-hole Fourball Stroke Play Competition

Combined indexes (GHIN, APT or other source) of each player will determine a TEAM INDEX. Partners can have no more than 8 stroke handicap differences between them.  Teams will be grouped into equal groups based on their respective team indexes.  For example…

We have 40 teams with combined indexes of 1-40. The lowest 10 team indexes will play in Group A, the Next 10 will play in Group B, then next 10 will play in Group C and the final 10 will play in Group D.

Each group will award a Gross and Net Champion.  (1st place in each category). Team Gross Best Ball Score each day will be based which player on the team had the lowest Gross Score on each hole (no stroke adjustments). Team Net Best Ball Score each day will be based on which player on the team had the lowest NET score on each hole.  Each player will be awarded handicap strokes based on 70% of their individual course handicap based on the course rating for the tees they are playing.

Points: Player of the Year points will be awarded at this event.

Tee Times: 8:00am Shotgun both days

Cost: $320/player


OCN - Panther Lakes

Panther Lake offers some of the best examples of natural beauty that Orlando area golf courses have to offer. One of the highlights is that there is no development on or around the course ‘ a Florida golf course with no homes! You will likely encounter many native species of birds and wildlife during your round, which will be enjoyed in the most tranquil of settings. Every hole on Panther Lake is unique and requires something different from your shot making repertoire. This is another feature that makes this Central Florida golf course so special; when you finish your round you will likely be able to recall each hole very vividly as they are all very different in appearance as well as appealing in design to the eye. The variety in design is evident in the way no two holes play alike. There are no boring holes at Panther Lake, and each is as distinct and memorable as the last. The only characteristic the holes share is that each shot demands good thinking and precise execution.

OCN - Crooked Cat

The course’s open feel encourages golfers to grip it and rip it off the tee, and there is certainly more room for error and multiple options for playing a hole - both off the tee and into the greens. Crooked Cat is not a connect-the-dots course; feel free to go outside the lines like a kindergartener’s finger painting. But beware: As with links-style courses, there is an element of chance, and a wayward shot can end up in one of many seemingly randomly placed grass bunkers. Gamblers and scramblers will do well. So will shot makers.

Crooked Cat is more exposed and the routing twists and turns, so the wind comes at you from ever-changing directions and is a real factor. Players who appreciate the challenge of working the ball up, down, left, right to counteract or ride the wind will get a chance to showcase their mastery and get the most out of the course.

Hotel Information for Orange County National

Diamond Resorts - Mystic Dunes

7600 Mystic Dunes Way | Celebration, FL, 34747

Room Block & Rates

One-Bedroom Condos: 

Thursday 1/28 - $69

Friday 1/29 - $89

Saturday 1/30 - $89

Sunday 1/31 - $69

Two-Bedroom Condos: 

Thursday 1/28 - $115

Friday 1/29 - $135

Saturday 1/30 - $135

Sunday 1/31 - $115

*Quoted rates do not include $24.95 per night resort fee (waived), 13.5% tax or the $200 refundable incidental deposit (collected at check-in).

**Reservations require a 2 night minimum stay.

Please note: To book rooms before or after the block dates, guest should make their reservation for the dates inside the block, then email me and ask for the additional nights to be added. Guests should provide their reservation number, as well as their intended arrival and departure dates. Email:

Group Rate Cutoff Date: 1/4/21

Group Name: Amateur Players Tour Events

Room Block Code: GAMPTE


March 6th & 7th | San Antonio, Texas

Lone Star Shooutout at TPC San Antonio

Format: 36-hole Stroke Play Competition

TPC San Antonio opened in January 2010 with two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by two of golf’s most innovative architects: Pete Dye and Greg Norman. Both courses have played host to TOUR events with The Oaks Course serving as the venue for the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open since 2010. The Canyons Course was the site of the San Antonio Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event.

TPC San Antonio is a private resort, only accessible to our club members and their guests as well as guests of the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa. In addition to two challenging golf courses, TPC San Antonio features a 23-acre practice facility with two putting and short game practice areas as well as the best in golf instruction in San Antonio. Golf lessons are available for all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned golfer, TPC San Antonio has a program that can be custom fit to your needs.

Saturday: Canyons Course

Sunday: AT&T Oaks Course

Points: Player of the Year points will be awarded at this event.

Tee Times: 7:30am off of #1 both days

Cost: $450


Hotel Information for TPC San Antonio

JW Marriott Resort - San Antonio, TX

Discounted Room Rates are offered at the JW Marriott - San Antonio for the rate of $199/night.

Above rates are non-commissionable and do not include current occupancy tax of 16.75% and Discounted Resort Fee of $10.00.

Discounted Resort Fee of $10.00 (from $56) which includes:
– Wireless internet in conference center (general bandwidth for casual browsing)
– Guest room wireless internet for up to 6 devices and local/domestic long
distance calls
– Two (2) complimentary signature welcome drinks per stay in Crooked Branch
– Self –parking
– Two (2) bottled waters per day in guest room
– Golf bag storage at TPC San Antonio
– Access to resort fitness centers
– Access to River Bluff Water Experience,
– Use of Tennis facilities, including four (4) racquets based on availability

Room block will be held until 2/12/2021.

To reserve your room, click the link below.


Whistling Straits | Kohler, WI

Independence Day Open @ Whistling Straits

Format: 36-hole Stroke Play Competition

Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye, The Straits at Whistling Straits® was ranked #3 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, #5 in GolfWeek’s 2018 Best Resort Courses, and #21 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

Professionals and amateurs of all skill levels can experience a day of golf like no other on the Meadow Valleys course. Described as both subtle and devilish, it winds through meadows and charges across ravines, reflecting the natural features of the Wisconsin terrain. This championship course challenges even the experts to weigh the relative advantages of distance and accuracy, though staggered tees put much of the danger out of harm’s way for the average golfer.

The Meadow Valleys was ranked #57 in Golf Digest’s ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2019/2020.

Saturday: Blackwolf Run - Meadow Valleys - golf carts allowed

Sunday: Whistling Straits (Straits Course) - Caddie provided/walking only

Points: Player of the Year points will be awarded at this event.

Tee Times: Saturday - 1:00pm Double Tee | Sunday - 8:00am Double Tee

Cost: $665


Hotel Information for Whistling Straits

Sheboygan, WI Area

Due to the high volume of events in the area surrounding Whistling Straits on July 4th weekend, we highly recommend booking your reservation early.  The following room blocks have been secured for APT Players.

AmericInn by Wyndham (Sheboygan)

11 miles from course | $199/night | (920) 208-8130 | Use code: AmateurPlayersTour

AmericInn by Wyndham (Manitowoc)

19 miles from course | $189.99/night | (920) 684-3344 | Use code: AmateurPlayersTour

Highland Lodge (Cleveland, WI)

7 miles from course | $149/night - single | $189/night - suites | (920) 374-8132 | Use code: AmateurPlayersTour

Grandstay Residential Suites (Sheboygan)

8 miles from course | $159/night | (844) 669-4311 | Use code: AmateurPlayersTour

Courtyard by Marriott (Appleton, WI)

53 miles from course | $149/night | (920) 268-0082 | Use code: AmateurPlayersTour

Room blocks will be held until 6/1/2021.