ERIN HILLS LANDS 2 USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS-WOMEN’S OPEN

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THE USGA IS COMING BACK TO ERIN HILLS.

What had been rumored is now official.

The 2022 USGA Mid-Amateur and the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Erin Hills in Erin Wisconsin.

The championships will be the fourth and fifth USGA championships, played in Kettle Moraine country of Wisconsin. Located in the far Northwest suburbs of Milwaukee.

The 2025 U.S. Women’s Open will be played from May 29-June 1, and the 2022 Mid-Amateur Championship is held from September 10-15. Blue Mound Country Club which co-hosted the 2011 USGA Amateur Championship with Erin Hills, serves as the second course for the Mid-Amateur.

THE US WOMEN’S OPEN TROPHY (L) AND THE US MID AMATEUR TROPHY (R) photo courtesy of USGA.

“We are thrilled to return to Erin Hills, and bring the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. to such a memorable and deserving golf course,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “To bring these championships to a public facility all golfers can enjoy is especially exciting for us. The USGA has a great relationship with Erin Hills and the club has proven to be one of the premier golf venues in the nation as well as an excellent test of golf.”

The 2017 US Open Championship memorabilia case at Erin Hills.

Erin Hills was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten of Golf Digest magazine.

The golf course opened for play in 2006, and was renovated twice, most recently in 2010. Since 2010 the club has built a new clubhouse, and added several cabins for overnight guest stays.

Past winners of USGA Championships at Erin Hills include, Tiffany Joh in the Women’s Public Links (2008), Kelly Kraft in the U.S. Amateur (2011), and Brooks Koepka in the U.S Open (2017).

The 18th green and clubhouse at Erin Hill, set up for the 2017 U.S. Open.

“We’re honored that Erin Hills has been selected to host the most prestigious event in women’s golf,” said Andy Ziegler, owner of Erin Hills. “We made history here two years ago at the U.S. Open and are extremely excited to have the USGA return for more championships in the coming years.”

The 80th U.S. Women’s Open will be the third U.S. Women’s Open to be played in Wisconsin. The 1998 and the 2010 U.S Women’s Opens were played at the Blackwolf Run course in Kohler. The championships were won by Se Ri Pak in 1998 and Na Yeon Choi in 2012. These will be the 16th and 17th USGA Championships played in Wisconsin. The 15th championship will be played this July 22-27, in Stevens Point Wisconsin on the Sentry World golf course.

Click here to hear the interview with Erin Hills PGA Ambassador Rich Tock.

The last USGA Mid-Amateur Championship played in the area was in 2012, at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

Blue Mound Golf Club a Seth Raynor design, has previously hosted the 1916 Western Open, the 1933 PGA Championship, but most recently the 2010 Western Golf Association Junior Championship. Blue Mound will host the 2020 Junior Ryder Cup.

Erin Hills will open for the 2019 golf season on May 6th. The first tee of the course is seeing construction happen today. As work on the nearby new massive putting green continues.

Book your golf trip to Erin Hills, by visiting Erinhills.com and then calling (866)-772-4769.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.