Nov. 21, 2008
FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Golf Association announced today that the Warren Golf Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., will host the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. The dates of the championship will be June 21-26, 2010.
“One of the visions Mr. Warren had when he endowed the course to the University was that it serve as the host of premier, amateur golf tournaments,” said John Foster, general manager and head golf professional. “The 2010 WAPL is definitely the most prestigious event we will have hosted thus far, and we think the golf course and the University of Notre Dame will provide the world’s top women amateurs with an enjoyable and memorable experience, both on and off the golf course.”
Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and opened in 1999, the golf course is a certified Audubon Sanctuary. The Warren Golf Course has been the site of three U.S. Amateur qualifiers, one USGA Senior Amateur qualifier and the 2005 NCAA Men’s Regional Golf Championship.
The hallmark of the Warren Golf Course is its generous driving areas, penal rough, natural but strategic bunkers and small, undulating greens. As a result, a premium will be on strategically placed approach shots and putting.
The state of Indiana has hosted 15 previous USGA Championships and will play host to the 2009 U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel from July 30-Aug. 2, as well as the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne from Sept. 1-3.
The 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be played at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass., from June 22-27. First played in 1987, the Women’s Amateur Public Links is open to women golfers who are bona fide public course players and have an USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 18.4.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in this country and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world’s golfers and golf courses.
The Association’s most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than $62 million over 11 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.