CordeValle to host 2016 U.S. Women's Open

CordeValle to host 2016 U.S. Women’s Open

The home to the PGA Tour's Open will host the most important championship in women's golf in 2016.

CordeValle, near San Jose, Calif., will host the 2016 U.S. Women's Open, the USGA announced Wednesday. The news was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle in February 2013.

“CordeValle is very honored to host the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship and welcomes this opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with the USGA," said Alan Campey, president of CordeValle, in a statement. “From our acclaimed golf course to our world-class resort facilities, the Women's Open competitors, spectators and guests will have a wonderful experience at CordeValle.”

The championship will be played July 7-10 at the club located in the town of San Martin. It will be the first time the U.S. Women's Open has come to the Bay Area.

CordeValle, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1999, will host the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur championship this September.

Former Secretary of State, Stanford University professor and current Augusta National member Condoleezza Rice will serve as honorary chair for the tournament.

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