LXXXIX Amateur National Championship – Mexico

Nick travelled to Mexico to play in the Amateur National Championship which was held between the 9th and 12th June on the Dolphin Course at the Campeche Country Club.  The Campeche Country Club is located in the State of Campeche which is in Southeast Mexico.

There were 100 amateur golfers from 10 different countries participating.  The field was cut to 60 after the first two rounds of which Nick was one.  Nick described the course as weirdly tricky.  He finished 15th with rounds of 74, 78, 74 and 72 and a total of 298.  The winner was Aaron Terrazas from Mexico who finished on 288.  Nick’s fellow compatriot, Ryan Chisnall finished in third place on 291.  Nick and Ryan combined to take second place in the country event.

Campeche Country Club – Dolphin Course

The Dolphin Course is set in the middle of nature and was inspired by the beauty of the region with it’s attractive scenery and extensive vegetation.  It has some hilly terrain which lends itself to some challenging shot making.

The course was designed by Greg Letsche who has been designing golf courses for over 20 years.  He joined the Ernie Els Design team in December 2005. Priorate that he had spent 15 years with Jack Nicklaus and began his career with the legendary Pete Dye. Greg has developed some outstanding projects in Cape Town (Pearl Valley Golf Club), Dubai (The Els Club), Hawaii (Hoakalei Country Club) and Florida (The Bear’s Club) to name a few. 


This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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