Champions GC in Houston to host 2020 U.S. Women's Open


Champions Golf Club in Houston will host the U.S. Women’s Open on its Cypress Creek Course in 2020, the USGA announced Friday.

The club hosted the U.S. Open in 1969 and the Ryder Cup in 1967. The club also hosted the U.S. Amateur in 1993, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and multiple Tour Championships on the PGA Tour.

The Champions Club was founded in 1957 by Hall of Famers Jackie Burke Jr. and Jimmy Demaret. Burke remains the club president today.

“Having the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club is a rare privilege,” Burke said in a statement. “Houston will get the opportunity to see the best female players in the world compete in our city. The Houston Golf Association has done great work for the game here, and we’re happy that the USGA will add to their hard work.”

The event is scheduled for June 4-7 in 2020.

Orville Moody won when the U.S. Open was played at the Champions Club in 1969. Ralph Plummer designed the Cypress Course, which opened in 1959.