2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur to be Played in Alaska
The USGA has announced that the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Alaska’s Anchorage golf Course.
It will be the first ever USGA Championship played in Alaska.
“It’s a monumental occasion for us to bring a championship to Alaska, something that has been a long time coming. Players from all over the country dream of becoming USGA champions, so it is important we bring our events to all corners of the United States to expose golfers and golf fans to the inspiration and competitiveness of our championships. We’re so thankful to Anchorage Golf Course for working with us to make this dream a reality,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.
Upon completion, the USGA will have hosted a championship in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
“We’re thrilled and honored to be a part of this historic moment and become the first golf course in Alaska to host a USGA championship. To showcase to the world what sort of golf we have here in Alaska, and demonstrate both the challenge and beauty of our golf course on such a grand stage, is something we cannot wait for. The championship can’t come soon enough,” said Rich Sayers, general manager.
Alaska will join six other states, as well as the District of Columbia, in hosting one USGA championship.
Alaska has hosted U.S. Open qualifying every year since 2009 as well as numerous U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur qualifiers.
About Anchorage Golf Course
Anchorage Golf Course, located on a hillside overlooking the city of Anchorage, is a municipal golf course designed by architect Bill Newcomb.
The 6,600-yard layout features rolling, tree-lined fairways that lead to well bunkered, undulating greens.
The course offers views of three mountain ranges, including the tallest peak in North America, Denali (previously named Mount McKinley).