Bandon Dunes to Host Pair of USGA Events


USGAFAR HILLS, NJ -- Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon has been selected to host the 2006 Curtis Cup and the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, the United States Golf Association announced Tuesday.
The Bandon Dunes Resort features the David Kidd designed Bandon Dunes course, which opened in 1998, and the Pacific Dunes course, designed by Tom Doak and opened in 2001. The 2007 Mid-Amateur will be played on both courses while the 2006 Curtis Cup will be played on Pacific Dunes.
'I love amateur golf,' said Bandon Dunes Golf Resort owner Mike Keiser. 'All of us at Bandon Dunes are thrilled that we were selected to host these two terrific amateur events. We are so gratified to have the USGA affirm this commitment to the game by bringing the Curtis Cup and Mid-Amateur to the 'Sun Coast' of southern Oregon. We will prepare well in advance so each player can leave with many great memories and an enhanced reverence for this ancient game.'
The Curtis Cup Match is a biennial women's amateur team competition that features eight-member teams from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland. The 2004 Curtis Cup will be conducted at Formby Golf Club in Merseyside, England.
The 2006 Curtis Cup will be played July 29-30.
The 2007 Mid-Amateur will be played from September 29 to October 4. The Mid-Amateur is open to amateurs 25 and older who hold a USGA Handicap Index of 3.4. Prior to Bandon Dunes, the Mid-Amateur will be held at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware from October 11-16, 2003; Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia from October 2-7, 2004, and The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee from September 10-15, 2005.