The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst has been announced as the host for the 2030 U.S. Senior Amateur and the 2037 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the fourth and fifth USGA championships held at the club.
The 2030 Senior Amateur will fall 50 years after the club hosted its first USGA championship, the 1980 U.S. Amateur. Hal Sutton prevailed at CCNC by defeating Bob Lewis Jr. in the championship match. In 2010, Doris Chen defeated Katelyn Dambaugh to win the U.S. Girls’ Junior, and most recently, Nick Dunlap captured the 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur title, defeating Cohen Trolio in the championship’s 36-hole final.
“We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with The Country Club of North Carolina, which has been a great partner of ours for more than 40 years,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, championships. “We know the community will support these events, the course will challenge the best amateur players in the world, and the club and its members will provide a world-class experience.”
The U.S. Senior Amateur is open to amateur golfers who have reached age 55 on or before the start of the championship who have a Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4. The U.S. Women’s Amateur is open to female amateur golfers with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The U.S. Women’s Amateur champion earns an exemption into the following year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Along with the three USGA championships, CCNC’s history includes several other prominent competitions, with notable champions including Jack Nicklaus (U.S. Professional Match Play), Ben Crenshaw (Southern Amateur), Tom Kite (National Father-Son Invitational), Scott Hoch (North Carolina Amateur) and Webb Simpson (Southern Amateur).
“The Country Club of North Carolina is honored to continue our long-standing relationship with the USGA as the host of these two prestigious amateur championships,” said Mark Reinemann, club president and a former member of the USGA Executive Committee. “CCNC has a deep and documented commitment to the amateur game, and we pride ourselves on creating a memorable experience for all competitors. We are excited to join an elite group of clubs to have hosted five separate USGA amateur championships and look forward to welcoming two new players into the group of great champions at CCNC.”
Upcoming championships in North Carolina include the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, the 2025 U.S. Senior Amateur at Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, and the 2026 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham.