Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced that Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., will host the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1911, Rhode Island C.C. will be hosting its fourth U.S. Women’s Amateur (1924, 1953, 1987) and its fifth USGA championship overall (1975 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur). In 1987, Kay Cockerill, now an analyst and on-course reporter for the Golf Channel, claimed her second consecutive Women’s Amateur title.
Rhode Island Country Club is very excited to be hosting the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur in the same year that we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary, said David Piccerelli, club president. To be able to conduct a national championship on our fine golf course is a fitting way to make our centennial year very special. The 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be held Aug. 8-14.
Following the 2011 Women’s Amateur, the championship will be held in 2012 at The Country Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio, from Aug. 6-12.