The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is currently underway at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. Next year, the women will get their turn when the U.S. Women’s Amateur is hosted on the scenic course on lower Puget Sound.
Chambers Bay made its USGA hosting debut more than a decade ago when the 2010 U.S. Amateur was played there. Peter Uihlein won that event.
“Chambers Bay has become an extremely special place to the USGA, and we are ecstatic that on the heels of this week’s championship we can assure that our relationship with Pierce County and the golf course continues,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director, Championships. “The U.S. Women’s Amateur and Chambers Bay are sure to produce a memorable week, fitting of both the championship’s stature and the spectacular setting.”
The U.S. Women’s Amateur, the premiere women’s amateur championship, will be played for the 122nd time next year, and Chambers Bay will be a fitting backdrop. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course opened in 2007. The 250-acre course, built on the site of a former sand-and-gravel mining operation, is the centerpiece of a 930-acre park owned by Pierce County.
“The USGA has been a tremendous partner since Chambers Bay opened nearly 15 years ago,” said Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “To be able to continue this collaboration with another opportunity to showcase our world-class golf course to the best amateur players in the world is incredibly exciting for our entire community.”
The USGA is a week removed from announcing Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles as the site of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur, which means Chambers Bay will start a two-year stretch of West Coast championships. The Women’s Am heads to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2024.
This year’s event will be played at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. Rose Zhang is the defending champion.