Golf’s English Amateur Championship will head to one of its most northerly outposts when it is played at Silloth on Solway in London Olympics year, 2012.
While Silloth will be the main venue, Seascale, venue for the northern region qualifying this year and of the County Finals in 1971, will be the other course hosting the qualifying rounds.
The 2012 domestic season will start with the international against France at Royal Mid Surrey in May, followed by the southern qualifying round for the Brabazon Trophy at the same venue, with the northern qualifier taking place at Worksop.
Meanwhile, the English Seniors will venture into East Anglia when the Championship is played over the Suffolk courses of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness in June. The Mid Amateur Championship for the Logan Trophy visits the West Course at Saunton in Devon in early July.
Among other venues, the Champion Club will be played at Stoneham, near Southampton, in September, while the Junior Champion Club returns to its original venue of Woodhall Spa in August.
The County Finals visit Staffordshire for the sixth time, the five previous occasions having been at Little Aston, the most recent in 2000 when Surrey were winners. But in 2012 Beau Desert, near Cannock, will play host, having been the venue for the Carris Trophy in 2002.
As usual, the Gold Medal and County Champions Tournament will be fought out at Woodhall Spa in August and September respectively.