The U.S. Golf Association has announced that the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. It will be the third time San Diego Country Club has hosted the Women’s Amateur in the event’s 77-year history. Mickey Wright, a San Diego native, won in 1964 and Jill McGill won in 1993.
“San Diego Country Club is very pleased to host another USGA event in the 120th year of our existence,” said Dean Knuth, chairman of the club’s 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur committee. “We have a rich history with the USGA, and we know our moguled fairways and our greens, renowned as among the best in Southern California, will provide the world’s best amateur women golfers with an excellent test. Our members and volunteers promise to provide an exceptional experience for everyone.”
San Diego Country Club was established in 1897 and opened at its current location on Sept. 3, 1921, with a course designed by William Watson (later remodeled by William P. Bell for additional length). The club hosted the PGA Tour’s San Diego Open (now the Farmers Insurance Open) in 1952 and 1953. The club also has hosted numerous U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open qualifiers.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur, to be played Aug. 7-13, will be one of three USGA championships played in Southern California in 2017. The U.S. Amateur Championship will be conducted Aug. 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, while the Walker Cup Match will be held at Los Angeles Country Club on Sept. 9-10.
The 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be conducted Aug. 4-10 at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., while the 2015 championship will be held Aug. 10-16 at Portland (Ore.) Golf Club. In 2016, the championship will be conducted Aug. 8-14 at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa.
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