Mark your calendars for the year 2023, because that is when the U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Pebble Beach for the first time ever. This news came on Tuesday as the USGA announced that the course would be the site of the 2027 (Men’s) U.S. Open as well.
“We are incredibly proud to bring the U.S. Women’s Open to Pebble Beach for the first time,” USGA president Diana Murphy said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The USGA is committed to bringing our championships to golf’s greatest venues and the opportunity to have the best players in the world, female and male, compete at this iconic course will provide a fantastic showcase of the game. Our friends at the Pebble Beach Company have always been wonderful partners and we are excited for all of our upcoming championships with them.”
Pebble Beach has already hosted the U.S. Open five times (1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010) since the course was founded in 1919. In addition to the 2027 U.S. Open, the historic public course will also host the 2019 U.S. Open in conjunction with their 100th anniversary.
One of the signatures to Pebble Beach is their iconic 7th hole par-three. The tee box is elevated far above the hole as a player must possess pinpoint accuracy to land their shot on the green that sits below. The ocean surrounds the hole as you can see the waves crash into the rocks on the shores below.
Players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and even……Justin Timberlake(?) have played and conquered this scenic hole.
For the ladies, this event will hopefully be less controversial than the 2017 installment of the Women’s U.S. Open played at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
Sung Hyun Park was this year’s Women’s U.S. Open winner as she came from behind to snag the lead from Shanshan Feng and amateur Hye-Jin Choi on the 16th hole of the final day.
It will certainly be both entertaining and historic to see the ladies tee it up at such a cherished venue like Pebble Beach.