The Broadmoor to Host 2011 U.S. Women's Open

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open Championship. The dates of the championship are July 7-10.

Donald Ross designed the original 18-hole course in 1918. In 1958, Robert Trent Jones Sr. completed the design of another nine holes and finished a second 18-hole course that incorporated the Ross holes in 1965. The influences of Ross and Jones are seen on each course.

This will be the second U.S. Women's Open at The Broadmoor. Annika Sorenstam recorded her first professional victory at the 1995 championship at the club. The Broadmoor has also hosted the 1982 U.S. Women's Amateur (won by Juli Inkster), the 1959 and 1967 U.S. Amateurs (won by Jack Nicklaus and Bob Dickson, respectively) and the 1962 Curtis Cup Match, which was won by the USA. The club will also host the 2008 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

The U.S. Women's Open will be making its third stop in the state of Colorado. In addition to the 1995 championship, the 2005 Women's Open was held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village.

"The Broadmoor is proud to be chosen as the host site of the 2011 United States Women's Open," said Russ Miller, director of golf at The Broadmoor. "It is not only an honor to host our seventh USGA championship - it is a tremendous tribute to the city of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado."

Prior to 2011, the U.S. Women's Open will be played at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (now underway from June 28 - July 1); Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn., June 26-29, 2008; Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., July 9-12; and at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, July 4-11, 2010.