What are the longest golf courses in women's major championship history?
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What are the longest golf courses in women’s major championship history?



Over the years, golf's ruling bodies -- the ones that run the five women's major championships -- have lengthened golf courses in response to players hitting the ball farther than ever thanks to improved technology, better fitness and modern agronomy.

That has meant that, on occasion, a major championship -- the U.S. Women's Open or KPMG Women's PGA Championship, usually -- sets the record for the longest golf course in women's major championship history. It was the 2011 US Women's Open at The Broadmoor's East Course in Colorado that has set the record with the first-round setup of 7,026 yards, the only women's major course to play longer than 7,026 yards. However, the elevation of the course means the course actually played closer to 6,300 yards.

For the Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National played close to 6,900 yards, making it the longest golf course in championship history. It's also the course playing the longest in major championship history.

Mission Hills Country Club, home of the ANA Inspiration, plays to 6,793 yards now, making it one of the 10 longest courses in women's major championship history.

Longest golf courses in women's major championship history

  1. 7,026 yards, The Broadmoor-East Course (1st round), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011 US Women's Open
  2. 6,986 yards, The Broadmoor-East Course (3rd round), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011 US Women's Open
  3. 6,944 yards, The Broadmoor-East Course (2nd round), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011 US Women's Open
  4. 6,860 yards, The Broadmoor-East Course (4th round), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011 US Women's Open
  5. 6,807 yards, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn., 2019 Women's PGA Championship
  6. 6,799 yards, Blackwolf Run (2nd round), Kohler, Wis., 2012 US Women's Open
  7. 6,783 yards, CordeValle (1st round), San Martin, Calif., 2013 US Women's Open
  8. 6,782 yards, Blackwolf Run (4th round), Kohler, Wis., 2012 US Women's Open
  9. 6,763 yards, Mission Hills Country Club (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif., 2019 ANA Inspiration
  10. 6,762 yards, Trump National G.C.-Old Course (4th round), Bedminster, N.J., 2017 US Women's Open
  11. 6,741 yards, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 2018 Women's PGA Championship

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