U.S. Women's Open headed to CordeValle in 2016

CordeValle

CordeValle

The 2016 U.S. Women's Open will be played at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., the U.S. Golf Association announced.

CordeValle, a resort near the Santa Cruz Mountains, will host the USGA's Senior Women's Amateur Championship in September and also hosts the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open.

“The San Francisco area has a rich history of hosting USGA championships, and the USGA is proud to add to that tradition with the U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “Northern California has produced two of today’s most accomplished female players in Women’s Open champions Paula Creamer and Juli Inkster, and we look forward to bringing this championship to such a vibrant golf community.”

Condoleezza Rice, a former secretary of state who is a professor at nearby Stanford, will be the honorary chairwoman at the 2016 U.S. Women's Open.

“USGA women’s golf serves as an avenue of empowerment and opportunity for women and girls all over the country,” said Rice, one of the first two female members at Augusta National Golf Club. “As the honorary chair of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle, I am proud to welcome players, their families and fans to the Bay Area to share in this rich tradition.”

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