On July 9, the U.S. Open Women’s Open tees off from Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Club is a private club spread across 400 acres in south central Pennsylvania.
Established in 1900, the Club is one of the oldest in the state and has continued its rich traditions for more than 100 years. Its members, governed by Board of Governors that is elected, own the Club and its management is carried out by a professional staff.
The club itself has 33 holes for golf, a tennis pavilion, 3 paddle courts, a swimming facility and a clubhouse that has been recently renovated.
The 2015 US Women’s Open will be their staple event for this calendar season:
The Flynn course, which will host the U.S. Women’s Open, is considered a traditional, classic course which this week will have its roughs high and its green razor short with tremendous breaks. This will provide a test worthy of the USGA’s inspection and expectations.
Just three years ago, the club was ranked as No. 14 in the top 100 country clubs in the United States. It beat out some of the country’s most prestigious layouts.
The best way to find out about the course is listening to what the golfers have to say.
Natalie Gulbis who will be competing in her 14th Open calls it “a classic.” Different from the past few at Pinehurst, Blackwolf Run and Oakmont, that she called tricky courses. This one, she says sits in front of you and makes you hit fairways, greens and solid shots.
The greens are in perfect condition said Gulbis and that “they could not roll any better than they currently are.”
Jim Furyk a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania said the course would test the confidence of the golfers on the greens. Even the shortest of putts will have some break in them, said Furyk.
The course plays 6,850 yards and is a par-70. Stacey Lewis a two-time major winner likes the last four holes. She called No. 15 one of the course’s toughest– a hole to play a factor down this memorable finishing stretch.
If the tee on hole 16 is moved up, the hole becomes drivable and a solid chance at birdie for many of the longer players in the field. The 17th is a classic par-3, featuring a challenge around the green for errant shots. No. 18 is a big finishing hole at 470 yards. The long par-4 will tax the ladies on both Saturday and Sunday, at the end of a long round & week.
Lancaster Country Club will provide a great test this week for the female golfers.