Bandon Dunes set to HOST 13 USGA championships in next 24 years

Bandon Dunes is one of the world's most scenic and superb golf properties and now it is set to host a number of different tournaments.

Matt Chivers's picture
Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Bandon Dunes set to HOST 13 USGA championships in next 24 years.

Bandon Dunes at Round Lake Road in Oregon is set to host 13 USGA championships in the next 24 years.

As part of this agreement, Bandon Dunes will begin by hosting next year's US Junior Amateur and they are set to host the 2029 Walker Cup and the 2038 Curtis Cup.

Although these events are being held long in the future, Bandon Dunes have confirmed them in the diary as well as the US Amateur and the US Women's Amateur in 2032 and 2041.

In 2032 when both the US Amateur and the US Women's Amateur arrive at Bandon, it will be the first time that those two original USGA championships will be played at the same venue in the same season.

"This is our chance to give back to the game, to lead by example. The USGA is all about amateur golf, and we support broadening that reach," said Mike Keiser, owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

"It's one of the world’s special places for golf, and the way the resort treats amateurs and amateurs championship is second to none," said John Bodenhamer, the USGA senior managing director of championships.

Despite Bandon Dunes being the site of prestigious USGA events, Bodenhamer confirmed that the venue is not viewed as an 'anchor site', as that designation is only given to courses that host the US Open. 

Bandon has already hosted six USGA events, most recently the 2020 U.S. Amateur so it will be great to see more major events return to Oregon in the future.

 

 

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