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Host of the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur

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The Championship ◊ Corporate and Individual Supporters ◊ The Course ◊ Volunteers ◊ Fan Information ◊ How Can I Help? ◊ Contact Us

The Championship 
For the second time in its illustrious history, Westchester Country Club’s storied West Course will host the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, a marquee event in the world of amateur golf from Aug. 2-8, 2021. 

The championship, run by the United States Golf Association, has been contested since 1895, when the first U.S. Women’s Amateur was played at the Meadow Brook Club on Long Island. 

The West Course, one of two courses at Westchester Country Club designed by Walter J. Travis, previously hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1923, when Edith Cummings defeated Alexa Stirling 3-and-2 to win the Robert Cox Trophy. 

1000_160619 In the intervening years, the West Course has hosted the PGA Tour 44 times, as well as the PGA Champions Tour and the 2015 KPMG LPGA Championship. Players on the West Course walk in the footsteps of great champions such as Inbee Park, winner of the 2015 LPGA Championship; Jack Nicklaus, a three-time winner at Westchester; Vijay Singh, a four-time winner here; Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Seve Ballesteros and Hale Irwin. 

Some of the greatest female players in history have been U.S. Women’s Amateur champions; among them: Lydia Ko (2012), Danielle Kang (2010, 2011), Morgan Pressel (2005), Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982), Beth Daniel (9175, 1977), Babe Didrickson Zaharias (1946) and Patty Berg (1938). Notable runners up include Patty Sheehan (1979), Annika Sorenstam (1992), and Brooke Henderson (2014). 

The 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur, hosted by Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, was won by Gabriela Ruffels of Australia.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur has previously been contested in New York State 11 times; at Meadow Brook Club (1895), Ardsley Country Club (1898), Shinnecock Hills (1900), Westchester Country Club (1923), Cherry Valley Club (1927), Country Club of Buffalo (1931), Country Club of Rochester (1962), Sleepy Hollow Country Club (2002) and Nassau Country Club (1914, 2014). 

Westchester Country Club looks forward to hosting this event that will bring 156 of the best players in the world to our Club in August of 2021.

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Corporate and Individual Supporters 
If you or your business are interested in being a supporter of the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur, please email us at 2021USwomensam@wccclub.org.  

If you would like to make tax-deductible donation online to support the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur, please visit https://www.mgagolf.org/donate and select "2021 U.S. Women's Amateur" from the pull-down menu.



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The Course 

Few courses in the United States have the history of the West Course at Westchester Country Club. Designed by Walter J. Travis in 1922 as a test for champion golfers, the West Course hosted the 1923 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 44 PGA Tour events, the 2011 Senior Players Championship, and the 2015 KPMG LPGA Championship.

Winding its way through terrain dotted with rocky outcroppings, the West Course is hilly and heavily wooded, rolling through thick stands of pine, oak, and maple and features many blind spots which add to the complexity and difficulty of the course. Four holes on the West Course, Nos. 2, 3, 6, and 17, rated among the toughest on the PGA Tour during the course’s long tenure as a host on golf’s top professional circuit.

The course has since been revised by several notable architects including Rees Jones, Ken Dye and most recently by Tom Fazio, and will host the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

"Undulating terrain gives every hole a distinct feel and challenge. The design has everything: Short and long par 3s, long tough par 4s and drivable strategic short ones, uphill and downhill par 5s, doglegs left and right, uphill and downhill holes. The memorability of the course resides in its undulating fairways and incredible green complexes. This is a traditional US Open type layout, that challenges every aspect of your game." – Golf Digest

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Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Prior golf experience is preferred, but not required, for on-course volunteer roles such as forecaddies and walking scorers.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, including:
  • Bib Collectors 
  • Forecaddies, both stationary and walking 
  • Match Cart Drivers 
  • Scoreboard 
  • Shuttle Cart Drivers 
  • Spectator Information 
  • Volunteer Headquarters 
  • Walking Scorers 

Schedule of Events 

Monday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 3 

Stroke Play – 156 Players 

Wednesday, August 4 

Match Play – Round of 64 

Thursday, August 5 

Match Play – Round of 32 and Round of 16 

Friday, August 6 

Match Play – Quarterfinals 

Saturday, August 7 

Match Play – Semifinals 

Sunday, August 8 

Match Play – Championship, 36 Holes


If you are interested in being a volunteer and would like more information, 

please send an email to: 2021volunteers@wccclub.org


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Fan Information
Admission to the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur is free, and no ticket is required.

Westchester Country Club is located at 99 Biltmore Avenue in Rye, New York.

Parking information will be posted on this site in advance of the event.

Fans wishing to use public transportation should take the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line to Rye. Taxis are available at Rye station for the approximately two-mile trip to Westchester Country Club.




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Schedule of Events 

Monday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 3 

Stroke Play – 154 Players 

Wednesday, August 4 

Match Play – Round of 64 

Thursday, August 5 

Match Play – Round of 32 and Round of 16 

Friday, August 6 

Match Play – Quarterfinals 

Saturday, August 7 

Match Play – Semifinals 

Sunday, August 8 

Match Play – Championship, 36 Holes


 
How Can I Help?

Thank you for your interest in helping us host a successful championship! The organizing committee is requesting support in three main areas:
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteering 
  • Player Accommodations 

If you are interested in helping us and would like more information, please email 2021uswomensam@wccclub.org.

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Contact Us

Westchester Country Club
99 Biltmore Avenue
Rye, New York
10580

914.967.6000
2021USwomensam@wccclub.org