A third USGA championship is coming to the Country Club of Birmingham in Alabama. Nine years after it host the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship – the club’s first – the 36-hole facility that was designed by renowned architect Donald Ross has been chosen by the USGA to host the 2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The dates of the championship will be May 14-18.
“The Country Club of Birmingham will be an outstanding venue for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball because of its passionate engagement with amateur golf, its history of successful USGA championships and its two world-class golf courses,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of Championships. “The players at the 2022 Four-Ball will be thoroughly challenged on the course but also thoroughly welcomed in all their on-site experiences.”
Founded in 1898, the Country Club of Birmingham relocated from its original site in North Birmingham to Shades Valley, where two 18-hole courses (East and West) were designed by Ross and opened in 1926. Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Pete Dye have contributed revisions to the West Course.
“This is a signal honor for the Country Club of Birmingham, as we will become one of a very few clubs to host three USGA national championships in a decade’s time, and it reflects our continued commitment to promoting amateur golf and our special bond with the USGA,” said club president Harlan Prater. “We look forward to hosting the competitors and renewing our friendships with the USGA staff.”