Immensely bolstered by the support of ProMedica, the US Women’s Open will be held at Pine Needles on June 2 – 5, 2022.
Registration for the tournament is open now at champs.usga.org.
To attempt to qualify, players must have a handicap of no more than 2.4.
This will be a groundbreaking year, as ProMedica has boosted the purse from $5.5 million to $10 million, bringing it closer to par with the US Open and taking a big step forward for gender equality.
Pine Needles, host of this years championship, is a Donald Ross design dating to 1928. It was owned by LPGA pioneer Peggy Kirk Bell from 1953 to her death in 2016.
A list of qualifying sites follows:
2022 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying Sites (26)
Tuesday, April 19
Meridian Valley Country Club, Kent, Wash.
Friday, April 22
Dream Park Country Club, Incheon, Republic of Korea
Monday, April 25
Boso Country Club, Chiba, Japan
Tuesday, April 26
Soule Park Golf Course, Ojai, Calif.
Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, April 28
Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, Texas
Monday, May 2
Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Tuesday, May 3
Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
Shannopin Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Clubs at Houston Oaks, Hockley, Texas
Wednesday, May 4
The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
Fox Run Golf Club, Eureka, Mo.
Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio
Monday, May 9
El Macero (Calif.) Country Club
Pauma Valley (Calif.) Country Club
Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, Fla.
Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Oahu Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora, Ill.
Chaska (Minn.) Town Course
Tuesday, May 10
Dragonfly Golf Club, Madera, Calif.
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.
Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, N.J.
Wednesday, May 11
Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, Va.
Thursday, May 12
Worcester (Mass.) Country Club
Monday, May 16
Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England