No. 7 at Erin Hills (USGA/John Mummert)
After hosting three previous USGA championships, including the 2017 U.S. Open, Erin Hills is back in the rotation. The Wisconsin course is slated to host the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
The 80th U.S. Women’s Open will be the third U.S. Women’s Open to be played in Wisconsin, with Se Ri Pak winning the 1998 championship and Na Yeon Choi winning in 2012. Both Opens were played at Blackwolf Run in Kohler. By announcing Erin Hills as a Women’s Open venue, the USGA adds to an already strong lineup. Highlights include The Olympic Club in San Francisco in 2022 and Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links in 2024.
The 2019 U.S. Women’s Open will be played next month (May 30-June 2) at the Country Club of Charleston, S.C.
“We’re honored that Erin Hills has been selected to host the most prestigious event in women’s golf,” said Andy Ziegler, owner of Erin Hills. “We made history here two years ago at the U.S. Open and are extremely excited to have the USGA return for more championships in the coming years.”
Located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee in the Kettle Moraine region, Erin Hills was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten. The public facility, which features bentgrass greens and fine fescue fairways, opened for play in 2006. The same team oversaw a major renovation to the layout in 2010.
Erin Hills also hosted the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in 2008 and the U.S. Amateur in 2011.
“We are thrilled to return to Erin Hills, and to bring the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Mid-Amateur to such a memorable and deserving course,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “To bring these championships to a public facility all golfers can enjoy is especially exciting for us. The USGA has a great relationship with the facility, and Erin Hills has proven to be one of the premier golf venues in the nation as well as an excellent test.”
As for the U.S. Mid-Am, the winner traditionally receives spots in the following year’s Masters and U.S. Open. In 2019, the championship will be played at Colorado Golf Club, in Parker, Colo., from Sept. 14-19. The 2020 U.S. Mid-Amateur will be contested at Kinloch Golf Club, in Manakin-Sabot, Va., from Sept. 12-17. The site for the 2021 championship will be announced at a later date.
Information from the USGA used in this report
ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Open
The U.S. Women's Open is the biggest tournament in
women's golf and one of 14 national
championships conducted by the USGA. The
event is open to any female who has a USGA
Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4.
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