Broadmoor Golf Club To Host 2008 U.S. Senior Open
June 22, 2005
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Far Hills, N.J. - Broadmoor Golf Club, in Colorado Springs, Colo., will host the 2008 U.S. Senior Open, the United States Golf Association has announced. The Championship is scheduled from July 3-6. It will be the fifth USGA championship at the Broadmoor Golf Club.
Donald Ross designed the original 18-hole course in 1918. In 1958, Robert Trent Jones Sr. completed the design for another nine holes and finished a second 18-hole course incorporating the Ross holes in 1965. The final layout has resulted in a combination of Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones designs on each course.
The most recent USGA championship at Broadmoor Golf Club was the U.S. Women's Open in 1995, won by Annika Sorenstam. Juli Inkster won the U.S. Women's Amateur there in 1982. The club has also hosted the 1959 and 1967 U.S. Amateur, won by Jack Nicklaus and Bob Dickson, respectively. In 1962, the USA won the Curtis Cup Match at Broadmoor Golf Club.
The club has also hosted five NCAA Men's Golf Championships and seven Trans-Mississippi Championships. In addition, the Western Amateur was played at Broadmoor Golf Club in 1935 and 1941 as well as the 1998 PGA Cup Matches and the World Seniors Golf Tournament from 1960-2001.
"The Broadmoor Golf Club is proud to have been awarded the 2008 U.S. Senior Open," said Russ Miller, director of golf. "We are ecstatic to continue our long relationship with the USGA while bringing another national championship to the golf community in Colorado. It promises to be a truly special event."
Prior to 2008, the U.S. Senior Open will be played from July 28-31, 2005, at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio; from July 6-9, 2006, at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.; and from July 5-8, 2007, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.