The state of Alaska is finally getting a USGA championship. Anchorage Golf Course has been chosen to host the 60th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship July 30-Aug. 4, 2022. It will mark the first time the USGA has taken one of its championships to the 49th state. Upon completion, the USGA will have hosted a championship in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
“It’s a monumental occasion for us to bring a championship to Alaska, something that has been a long time coming,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “Players from all over the country dream of becoming USGA champions, so it is important we bring our events to all corners of the United States to expose golfers and golf fans to the inspiration and competitiveness of our championships. We’re so thankful to Anchorage Golf Course for working with us to make this dream a reality.”
Anchorage Golf Course, located on a hillside overlooking the city of Anchorage, is a municipal golf course designed by architect Bill Newcomb. The 6,600-yard layout features rolling, tree-lined fairways that lead to well bunkered, undulating greens. The course offers views of three mountain ranges, including the tallest peak in North America, Denali (previously named Mount McKinley).