A Jack Nicklaus design, Mayacama Golf Club opened in 2001 on the former estate of “Peanuts” comic strip creator Charles M. Schulz. The club is located 65 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of wine country. Bodega Bay on the scenic Pacific Coast is 28 miles to the west.
This is the 9th USGA Men’s State Team Championship and the first USGA Championship to be conducted at Mayacama Golf Club. The competition, as well as the Women’s State Team Championship, grew out of the Association’s centennial anniversary in 1995. USGA officials believed that a new championship, one in which each state could be represented by amateur, non-college golfers, was an appropriate way to cap the USGA’s year-long birthday celebration. The competition proved to be such a success that the Association decided to continue conducting the championship biennially.
This is the second time that the Men’s State Team and Women’s State Team won’t be conducted at the same site.