Nestled in James Island, the Country Club of Charleston will host this year’s U.S. Women’s Open, the premiere women’s golf championship conducted annually by the USGA. This is the first major golf event to be held in Charleston and over 100,000 spectators are expected.
This will be the first U.S. Women’s Open contested on a Seth Raynor design, which are known for their intriguing template holes based on famous Scottish holes. The template holes at “Wappoo Links,” as members call the course after the fronting creek, do not disappoint, particularly the 177-yard 11th, which is a raised and reverse Redan green with a huge false front and two massive bunkers. The tee box, which sits at the same height as the green, is located on an old Civil War battery that helped protect the city.
The history of golf in Charleston dates back to 1739, when a documented shipment
of golf clubs arrived from Scotland. History begins for the Country Club of Charleston in 1786 – just 32 years after the founding of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland.
For more information, visit www.usga.org or www.countryclubofcharleston.com.