The Olympic Club in San Francisco will host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2021, the USGA announced Saturday.
The venue’s Lake Course has been home to five U.S. Opens and for the first time will be home to the U.S. Women’s Open.
The announcement marks yet another opportunity for the women to play the iconic venues the men have made their homes on in the championship. In recent years, the U.S. Women’s Open was played at Pinehurst in 2014, Oakmont in 2010 and Cherry Hills in 2005. The Ricoh Women’s British Open also has committed to taking the women to venues historically home to the Open Championship. The women have played Turnberry, Royal Birkdale, the Old Course at St. Andrews, Royal Liverpool, Carnoustie and Royal Lytham & St. Annes over the last 10 years. The KPMG Women’s PGA also is looking to take the women to venues with histories of hosting PGA Championships.
The Olympic Club was home to the U.S. Open when Jack Fleck beat Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff in 1955, when Billy Casper outdueled Arnold Palmer in ’66, when Scott Simpson won in ’87, Lee Janzen in ’98 and Webb Simpson in ’12.
The USGA also announced the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open in 2018 will be held at Chicago Golf Club, in Wheaton, Ill., and the following year at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.