The Warren Golf Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Ind., will be the host site for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The dates for the championship are June 27-30.
The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame will be the first collegiate course to host a U.S. Senior Open Championship. It will be the 16th USGA championship held on a campus layout.
“The USGA is proud to partner with the University of Notre Dame, an institution whose national and international student body is reflective of the 156-player field in the U.S. Senior Open Championship,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The U.S. Senior Open is senior golf’s most coveted championship and we know the Warren Course will examine the players’ skills as they compete for the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy.”
Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame opened for play on May 1, 2000. The public course, located on the north edge of the Notre Dame campus, is nestled among 250 acres of woodlands and is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
“The selection of the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame as the site for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open is a significant endorsement of the quality and national standing of the golf course,” said Jack Swarbrick, University of Notre Dame vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity for a USGA event of this magnitude to be played on our campus. This is a weeklong event that will provide substantial economic impact to the Michiana community.”
This will be the second USGA championship contested at the Warren Golf Course. The layout was the site of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, when Emily Tubert defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 2, in the championship final. The course has hosted six U.S. Amateur sectional qualifiers (2001, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014), two U.S. Open local qualifiers (2009, 2011) and several tournaments conducted by the Western Golf Association and the Indiana Golf Association.