The USGA announced on Wednesday that the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open will be held at CordeValle in San Martin, California. It will be the first time the championship is returning to California since 1982 and the first time ever in the northern California area.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will serve as honorary chair of the tournament.
“USGA women’s golf serves as an avenue of empowerment and opportunity for women and girls all over the country,” Rice said in a statement. “As the honorary chair of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle, I am proud to welcome players, their families and fans to the Bay Area to share in this rich tradition.”
The PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open has been held at CordeValle the last three years and will also be played there again this fall.
This year’s edition of the Women’s Open takes place at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York. The 2014 U.S. Women’s Open will be held at Pinehurst, the week after the men’s version.