Warren G.C. at Notre Dame to Host 2010 U.S. Women's Public Links

The United States Golf Association has announced that Warren Golf Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., will host the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. The dates of the championship will be June 21-26, 2010.

"One of the visions Mr. Warren had when he endowed the course to the University was that it serve as the host of premier, amateur golf tournaments," said John Foster, general manager and head golf professional. "The 2010 WAPL is definitely the most prestigious event we will have hosted thus far, and we think the golf course and the University of Notre Dame will provide the world's top women amateurs with an enjoyable and memorable experience, both on and off the golf course."

Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and opened in 1999, the golf course is a certified Audubon Sanctuary. Warren has been the site of three U.S. Amateur qualifiers, one USGA Senior Amateur qualifier and the 2005 NCAA Men's Regional Golf Championship.

The hallmark of the layout is its generous driving areas, penal rough, natural but strategic bunkers and small, undulating greens. As a result, a premium will be on strategically placed approach shots and putting.

The state of Indiana has hosted 15 previous USGA championships and will play host to the 2009 U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel from July 30-August 2, as well as the 2009 USGA Women's State Team Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne from September 1-3.

The 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links will be played at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass., from June 22-27. First played in 1987, the Women's Amateur Public Links is open to women golfers who are bona fide public course players and have an USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 18.4.