The USGA announced the qualifying venues for the US Women’s Open on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, from June 2 to 5.
Qualifying will take place in 26 locations throughout the world, including South Korea, England, and Japan. The 36-hole qualifying will be held between April 19 and May 16, and will be available to female professionals and amateurs with a handicap index of no more than 2.4. The application period for online entries begins on February 16 and runs until April 6.
Last year’s U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, received 1,595 entries. Because of the pandemic, qualifying was canceled in 2020, and no international competitions have been held in the last two years.
The only two players to win the US Women’s Open after qualifying are Hilary Lunke (2003) and Birdie Kim (2005).
Here is a complete list of sites:
Tuesday, April 19
- Meridian Valley Country Club, Kent, Wash.
Friday, April 22
- Dream Park Country Club, Incheon, Republic of Korea
Monday, April 25
- Boso Country Club, Chiba, Japan
Tuesday, April 26
- Soule Park Golf Course, Ojai, Calif.
- Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, April 28
- Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, Texas
Monday, May 2
- Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Tuesday, May 3
- Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
- Shannopin Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- The Clubs at Houston Oaks, Hockley, Texas
Wednesday, May 4
- The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Fox Run Golf Club, Eureka, Mo.
- Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio
Monday, May 9
- El Macero (Calif.) Country Club
- Pauma Valley (Calif.) Country Club
- Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, Fla.
- Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.
- Oahu Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora, Ill.
- Chaska (Minn.) Town Course
Tuesday, May 10
- Dragonfly Golf Club, Madera, Calif.
- Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.
- Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, N.J.
Wednesday, May 11
- Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, Va.
Thursday, May 12
- Worcester (Mass.) Country Club
Monday, May 16
- Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England