The USGA announced a few months back that The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C., will host the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The dates of the championship will be July 19-24, 2010. The Far Hills, NJ based USGA made the announcement in February and the reaction was as you’d expect, “The members of The Country Club of North Carolina are excited and honored to host the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship,” said Dr. John N. Ellis, club president. “It will have been 30 years since the U.S. Amateur was played on our Dogwood course, and we are very pleased to welcome back the USGA for another championship. The Dogwood course is well known for its beauty and challenge, and we are confident that the players will find the course a demanding but enjoyable test of their skills.”
Designed by Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd and opened in 1963, the Dogwood course was the site of the 1980 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Hal Sutton), and has also hosted six Southern Amateurs, seven North Carolina Amateurs and three Carolinas Amateurs.
The state of North Carolina has hosted 24 previous USGA championships, and will also host two other USGA championships in 2010: the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro from July 12-17, and the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Charlotte Country Club from Aug. 9-15.
CCNC is best known for its outstanding golf courses. The Dogwood course opened in 1963 and has been the venue for many championship events including three Carolinas Amateurs, six Southern Amateurs and the 1980 USGA Amateur. Nine holes of the Cardinal course opened in 1970, with the second nine completed in 1981. Both courses are ranked in the top 15 in North Carolina.
The club has a full golf schedule with a variety of events for ladies, men and juniors, and the professional staff offers a wide range of instructional options including private lessons and group clinics. The practice facility underwent a complete renovation in 2006, and provides an outstanding environment for golfers to work on all aspects of their games.
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