Lancaster Country Club is a great, treasured layout, said Jerry Hostetter, club president. Its a hidden gem that will show very well nationally and internationally. We have overwhelming support within the club, and hosting the U.S. Womens Open is a great opportunity for the community.
Designed by architect William Flynn, the Old Course at Lancaster Country Club opened in 1920. A course revision to bring it very near to the original Flynn layout was completed in 2007, under the guidance of Ron Forse.
Lancaster Country Club was a local qualifying site for the 2008 U.S. Womens Open and also hosted the 2002 and 2007 Pennsylvania Opens, the 1990 and 2005 Pennsylvania Womens Amateurs and seven Pennsylvania State Amateur championships.
In the 1948 Pennsylvania Amateur, Lancaster member Billy Haverstick defeated 19-year-old Arnold Palmer, 3 and 2, en route to winning the title at his home club. Also, 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk grew up playing golf for nearby Manheim Township High School, which used Lancaster as its home course.
The 2015 U.S. Womens Open will be the ninth time the championship will be played in Pennsylvania. In July, Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem will serve as the site of the U.S. Womens Open; the 2010 championship will be played at Oakmont Country Club.