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2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Fast FactsBel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.

Winning the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2020 helped vault Rose Zhang to No. 1 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking. (USGA/Chris Keane)

   
Championship Venue Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
Dates of Championship August 7-13
Opened 1927 (club formed in 1924)
Architect George C. Thomas (recent renovation by Tom Doak)
Yardage/Par 6,163 yards/Par 71 (Subject to change)
Course/Slope Rating TBD
Field 156 competitors
Entries Open March 29
Eligibility Open to any female amateur whose Handicap Index® does not exceed 5.4.
Qualifying Qualifying, over 18 holes, will be held at a number of to-be-determined sites between June 21 and July 20.
2022 Championship Saki Baba, 17, of Japan, rolled to an impressive 11-and-9 victory over 21-year-old Canadian Monet Chun in the 36-hole championship match at Chambers Bay in Universty Place, Wash. Baba became the second player from Japan to win a USGA title, joining Michiko Hattori, who also claimed the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1985. Read More
Quotable “It’s just amazing. I just can't believe it. I was able to [play] my kind of golf. Yeah, everything just went smoothly.” -- Saki Baba
Hole by hole BEL-AIR COUNTRY CLUB (Yardages subject to change)
Hole 1:
495 yards (Par 5)
Hole 2: 374 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 155 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 430 yards (Par 4)
Hole 5: 112 yards (Par 3)
Hole 6: 376 yards (Par 4)
Hole 7: 348 yards (Par 4)
Hole 8: 472 yards (Par 5)
Hole 9: 310 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,072 yards (Par 36)
Hole 10:
205 yards (Par 3)
Hole 11: 385 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 345 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 172 yards (Par 3)
Hole 14: 547 yards (Par 5)
Hole 15: 426 yards (Par 4)
Hole 16: 150 yards (Par 3)
Hole 17: 475 yards (Par 5)
Hole 18: 386 yards (Par 4)
IN: 3,091 yards (Par 35)
TOTAL: 6,163 yards (Par 71)
Notable Events at Bel-Air Country Club

1929 SCGA Amateur (Gibson Dunlap)
1934 SCGA Amateur (Charles Seaver)
1976 U.S. Amateur (Bill Sander)
1991 SCGA Amateur (Craig Steinberg)
2004 U.S. Senior Amateur (Mark Bemowski)

Fast Fact This is the first of three USGA competitions to be staged at Bel-Air in a seven-year period. The club will host the 2026 Curtis Cup Match and the 2030 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Notable U.S. Women's Amateur Champions Alexa Stirling (1916, 1918-19); Glenna Collett Vare (1922, 1925, 1928-30, 1935); Virginia Van Wie (1932-34); Patty Berg (1938); Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946); Louise Suggs (1947); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1968); Anne Sander (1958, 1961, 1963); Catherine Lacoste (1969); Laura Baugh (1971); Carol Semple Thompson (1973); Beth Daniel (1975, 1977); Juli Inkster (1980-82); Kay Cockerill (1986-87); Kelli Kuehne (1995-96); Grace Park (1998); Morgan Pressel (2005); Danielle Kang (2010-11); Lydia Ko (2012); Kristen Gillman (2014, 2018) 
Notable U.S. Women's Amateur Runners-Up Alexa Stirling (1921, 1923, 1925); Virginia Van Wie (1928, 1930); Glenna Collett Vare (1931-32); Patty Berg (1935, 1937); Mickey Wright (1954); Anne Sander (1965, 1968, 1973); Carol Semple Thompson (1974); Patty Sheehan (1979); Brandie Burton (1989); Annika Sorenstam (1992); Jenny Chuasiriporn (1998); Azahara Munoz (2008); Jessica Korda (2010); Moriya Jutanugarn (2011); Brooke Henderson (2014)
Schedule of Play Monday, Aug. 7 (18 holes, stroke play)
Tuesday, Aug. 8 (18 holes, stroke play)
Wednesday, Aug. 9 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 10 (Rounds of 32 and 16, match play)
Friday, Aug. 11 (Quarterfinals, match play)
Saturday Aug. 12 (Semifinals, match play)
Sunday, Aug. 13 (Championship match, 36 holes)
Cut The low 64 scorers after 36 holes of stroke play will advance to match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to trim the draw to exactly 64 competitors.
Broadcast Times TBD 
What Champion Receives *-A gold medal and custody of the Robert Cox Trophy for one year
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Women's Open Presented by ProMedica at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women's Amateurs, if eligible
*-Invitation to the 2024 Augusta National Women's Amateur
*-Likely exemptions into the Chevron Championship, AIG Women's British Open and Amundi Evian Championship
Future Sites 2024: Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla./Aug. 5-11
2025: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2026: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn./Aug. 3-9
2028: Brae Burn Country Club, West Newton, Mass./Aug. 7-13
2029: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Dates TBD
2030: The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif./Aug. 5-11
2031: Baltimore Country Club (East Course), Baltimore, Md./Aug. 4-10
2032: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2035: Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga./Aug. 6-12
2039: Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio/Aug. 8-14
2041: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2046: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa./Dates TBD