The Point Clear, Ala. course will host its third USGA championship in 2021.
The host site scheduled for the 2020 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will roll over and host that event in 2021 after it was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced.
The Senior Women’s Amateur will take place at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Alabama, from Sept. 10-15, 2021.
Fields for the Senior Women’s Amateur championships will consist of 132 players. The tournament will begin with two rounds of stroke play, followed by a cut to the lowest 64 scores for match play.
Entries for the event will open in the spring of 2021.
The 2021 Senior Women’s Amateur, open to female golfers 50 and older and whose handicap index does not exceed 14.4, is also the third USGA championship The Lakewood Club will host. The club previously hosted the 1974 and 1986 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs.
The 2021 event will be played on the club’s Dogwood Course.
“Hosting a USGA national championship is a great honor and we welcome the opportunity to open our doors to the world’s top golfers,” The Lakewood Club director of golf Niall Fraser said in a statement. “Our club is committed to making the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship a memorable event for all involved. Being able to host this event in 2021 after much preparation and uncertainty this year is a dream come true.”
About the USGA
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions is the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
About Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and Foundation
RTJ Lakewood is one of 11 facilities of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail that now includes 26 golf courses throughout Alabama. The Trail opened in 1992 with eight facilities, the realization of a grand plan by Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, to diversity the assets of the state’s pension fund and help the state’s economy. Dr. Bronner selected Robert Trent Jones Sr., the famed golf course architect, and his company to design the series of courses. The Lakewood Club has two championship courses – Dogwood and Azalea. Both courses were recently renovated in conjunction with a major transformation of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. rtjgolf.com
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Foundation, located in Birmingham, Ala., was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of sponsoring professional golf tournaments and related activities to benefit charitable programs and initiatives. In addition to this professional competition, various events for amateurs are also held along the Golf Trail.