In 2016, CordeValle Golf Club, former host of the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open, hosts the U.S. Women's Open. However, we only know two more sites beyond '16, leaving some mystery about the future of the championship.
Here are the venues we know into the next decade:
2016 -- CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif. -- July 7–10
2017 -- Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J. -- July 13–16
2018 -- Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, Shoal Creek, Ala. -- May 31 – June 3
2019 -- Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. -- May 30 - June 2
2020 -- Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas -- June 4-7
2021 -- The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. -- June 3-6
Unlike the U.S. Open, it is very difficult to predict where the biggest championship in women's golf will go next. So what about from 2022-25? Let’s make some guesses.
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, N.C. -- In the 2000s, Pine Needles got two turns to host the Open and identified great champions in Cristie Kerr and Karrie Webb. It's almost universally loved.
Newport Country Club, R.I. -- Newport has a special place in golf history as the host of the first U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur. It did a great job hosting in 2006, when Annika Sorenstam won her third Open in a playoff over Pat Hurst. It gets another crack at the Women's Open.
Cherry Hills, Colo. -- The 2005 U.S. Women's Open was one of the best ever played and ended in dramatic fashion. Known for its great finishes, Cherry Hills can't host the Open, but it sure can handle prestigious championships without the Open-sized footprint.
Streamsong (Red), Fla. -- This may seem somewhat outlandish -- who wants to play the Open in Florida in June? However, the USGA has showed a willingness to bump up the Women's Open for the proper venue. This would be a spectacular one.
Sebonack, N.Y. -- Sebonack is a modern gem that seemed well received in 2013. The USGA likes an occasional home game, so this would make some sense, pending club approval. Would love to see the Women's Open at National Golf Links or Shinnecock Hills, though.
Blackwolf Run, Wisc. -- The Kohler course will get another run at a U.S. Women's Open, even if it wasn't much of a contest for Na Yeon Choi in 2012. The '98 Open, won by Se Ri Pak in a 20-hole playoff over Jenny Chausiriporn cemented its status.
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