Walking Stick Golf Course To Host 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
February 2, 2005
Far Hills, N.J. - Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo, Colo., has been selected to host the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship will be played from June 20-26.
|A view of the Walking Stick clubhouse.
Walking Stick, designed by Arthur Hills, opened in 1991 and is maintained by the City of Pueblo. Primarily a links-style design, Walking Stick features hilly desert terrain. The course is hosting its first USGA championship.
Walking Stick has hosted U.S. Open local qualifying as well as the National Insurance Youth Classic, the Colorado Section PGA Championship and the Colorado Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
"The Pueblo City Council and I are honored and elated by the USGA's decision to bring the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship to our community," said Council President Robert Schilling. "We are happy to have this opportunity to showcase the finest courses not only in the southern part of the state, but in all of Colorado."
The Women's Amateur Public Links, open to amateurs who do not hold private club memberships and who meet the handicap index requirement, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Prior to 2006, the Women's Amateur Public Links will be played at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo., from July 11-16, 2005.