Salem Country Club to host 2017 U.S. Senior Open
For the second time, the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. will play host to the U.S. Senior Open, with the 2017 tournament being awarded to the Donald Ross designed course, the USGA announced in a press release.
It will be the sixth USGA championship to be held at the club.
“The USGA is delighted to return to Salem Country Club and the New England region,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Salem Country Club was a demanding and competitive test for the best senior players in 2001, and the club is associated with two of the USGA’s greatest champions in Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Hollis Stacy. We expect an enthusiastic setting for conducting a successful 2017 U.S. Senior Open.”
According to the USGA's release, "the club was established in 1895 when 12 Salem residents organized the Salem Golf Club. Donald Ross designed the Salem Country Club course, which opened for play in 1925. Considered one of Ross’ finest works, it sits on the former Sanders Farm in the Peabody countryside and is anchored by a classic colonial clubhouse."
Salem last hosted the U.S. Senior in 2001, with Bruce Fleisher winning the title. It also opened its gates to the 1954 and 1984 U.S. Women's Opens, as well as the 1932 U.S. Women's Amateur and 1977 U.S. Senior Amateur.