The 2019 U.S. Senior Open will be hosted by Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind., the USGA announced Friday.
This will mark the Warren Course’s first USGA hosting since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and second overall. The championship will take place June 27-30, 2019.
“The USGA is proud to partner with the University of Notre Dame, an institution whose national and international student body is reflective of the 156-player field in the U.S. Senior Open Championship,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The U.S. Senior Open is senior golf’s most coveted championship and we know the Warren Course will examine the players’ skills as they compete for the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy.”
The Warren Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, boasts a strong reputation among college courses despite being just 16 years old. The layout ranks 14th on Golfweek‘s Best Campus Courses list.
In fact, this will mark the first time a campus course, the Warren layout is home to Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s golf teams, hosts a U.S. Senior Open.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity for a USGA event of this magnitude to be played on our campus,” said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame’s Vice President and Director of Athletics. “This is a weeklong event that will provide substantial economic impact to the Michiana community.”
The Warren previously hosted a sectional qualifier for last year’s U.S. Senior Open. The Coore/Crenshaw design also hosted men’s NCAA Regionals in 2005 and 2010, and women’s NCAA Regionals in 2011 and 2015.
The Warren Course follows Peabody, Mass., site Salem Country Club, which hosts the 2017 U.S. Senior Open and The Broadmoor Golf Club (East Course), in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 2018 host.
– Information from the USGA was used in this report