Far Hills, N.J. – The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The dates of the championship are July 7-10.
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.
It will be the second U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor. Annika Sorenstam recorded her first professional victory at the 1995 championship at the club. The Broadmoor has also hosted the 1982 U.S. Women’s Amateur (won by Juli Inkster), the 1959 and 1967 U.S. Amateurs (won by Jack Nicklaus and Bob Dickson, respectively), the 2008 U.S. Senior Open (won by Eduardo Romero) and the 1962 Curtis Cup Match, which was won by the USA.
The U.S. Women’s Open will be making its third stop in the state of Colorado. In addition to the 1995 championship held at The Broadmoor, the 2005 Women’s Open was conducted at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Birdie Kim holed a bunker shot at the 72nd hole to defeat amateurs Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lang by two strokes.
"The Broadmoor is proud to be chosen as the host site of the 2011 United States Women's Open, said Russ Miller, director of golf at The Broadmoor. It is not only an honor to host our seventh USGA championship, it is a tremendous tribute to the city of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado."
Following the 2011 Women’s Open, the championship will be played at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., in 2013 from June 27-30, Pinehurst No.2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., in 2014 from June 19-22 and Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club in 2015 from July 9-12.