Far Hills, N.J. – Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va., has been selected to host the 2011 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The dates of the championship are Sept. 17-22.
Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1995, Bayville Golf Club (www.bayvillegolfclub.com) will be hosting its first USGA championship. The course is set on a 268-acre former dairy farmland site and is susceptible to the winds of the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
The Commonwealth of Virginia will be hosting its first Women’s Mid-Amateur. Virginia has hosted 15 USGA championships. The 2009 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur will be played at The Homestead in Hot Springs.
Among the events previously hosted by Bayville Golf Club are the 2002 Virginia State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship and the 2004 Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship. In 2008, the club hosted the 2008 Virginia State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship.
The members of Bayville are honored to be given the opportunity to host the 25th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, said Club President Tommy Rueger. We look forward to working with the USGA in the planning and execution of this competition. The event will be great for the entire golf community in Hampton Roads.
First played in 1987, the Women’s Mid-Amateur is open to female amateurs who are at least 25 years old and have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 9.4.
Following the 2011 championship, the Women’s Mid-Amateur will be played at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 6-11, 2012, and Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C., from Oct. 5-10, 2013.