This week's women's U.S. Open is happening on the East Coast. In 2016, that event will return to the West Coast for the first time in more than three decades.
The USGA announced today, on the eve of the women's U.S. Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., that the 2016 championship will take place at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. It will mark the first time the women's U.S. Open has been held in California since 1982 when it was played at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento.
Thirty-four year GCSAA Class A member Thomas Gray, CGCS, oversees CordeValle, which since 2010 has been host to the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open. The course opened in 1999. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed it.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, member of the USGA's Nominating Committee and professor at Stanford, will serve as honorary chairman for the 2016 women's U.S. Open. The date for the event is July 7-10.