Sites Announced for 2011 & 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur

Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., will host the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship and The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the event in 2012, the United States Golf Association announced today.

Designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1911, Rhode Island CC will be hosting its fourth U.S. Women's Amateur (1924, 1953, 1987) and its fifth USGA championship overall (1975 USGA Senior Women's Amateur).

"Rhode Island Country Club is very excited to be hosting the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur in the same year that we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary," said David Piccerelli, club president. "To be able to conduct a national championship on our fine golf course is a fitting way to make our centennial year very special." The 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be held August 8-14.

The Country Club was founded in 1889 and moved to its current location in 1930. The golf course was designed by William Flynn and underwent a restoration by Brit Stenson of IMG Design in 2002. The club was the site of the 1935 U.S. Amateur, when Lawson Little completed his famed "Little Slam" by winning both the U.S. and British Amateur titles in two consecutive years. The Country Club has since hosted numerous local and state amateur championships. The 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur will be held August 6-12.

"We are honored to be selected as the site of the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship," said Dr. Bill Ruschhaupt, club president. "This is a great opportunity to bring a premier sporting event to the Cleveland community and to show our support for amateur golf."

The 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur will be played at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., August 3-9, and the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur will be played at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, August 9-15.