The United States Golf Association has committed to bringing five national championships to the state of Maryland over an 11-year period starting in 2025, marking the organization’s return to Maryland for the first time since 2021.
Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, has been chosen by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2025 and 2026 U.S. Adaptive Opens, and the 2028 U.S. Junior Amateur. Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, will host the 2027 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and the 2035 U.S. Senior Amateur.
There have been 24 USGA championships contested in Maryland through the 2023 season. The state is set to host several more championships in the coming years including the 2026 U.S. Senior Amateur, which will be the first USGA senior amateur championship ever in the state, and the 2031 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Baltimore Country Club.
“We are excited to return to Maryland, which is home not only to historic golf venues, but also supportive and engaged fans familiar with USGA championships,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA chief championships officer. “We know that Woodmont Country Club, Columbia Country Club and the surrounding communities will be thoroughly engaged in hosting these five championships. We look forward to partnering with our host clubs to stage top-tier events for some of the best players in the world.”
For Woodmont Country Club, these three competitions will be the second, third and fourth USGA championships at the 36-hole facility. In 2020, the course hosted the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur.
“The return of USGA championships to the state of Maryland is something that club membership, leadership and the community are very excited for,” said Steve Lustig, Woodmont CC president. “To know that we are playing a pivotal role in the advancement of the game by bringing not one, but two Adaptive Opens to our club, is extremely rewarding. Not to mention, crowning a future star of the game at the Junior Amateur will be a proud moment for everyone involved.”
The U.S. Adaptive Open Championship, which began in 2022, serves as the association’s 15th national championship. The U.S. Adaptive Open is open to both male and female professional and amateur golfers with a Handicap Index of 36.4 or less and an eligible impairment confirmed by a WR4GD Pass. The championship is contested over 54 holes of stroke play. Multiple sets of tees are utilized and carts are permitted for all players and caddies.
Columbia Country Club is set to conduct its fourth and fifth USGA championships. It most recently hosted the 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior.
“Columbia Country Club has a rich tradition and storied history that includes hosting three USGA national championships and looks forward to adding to the legacy of our golf course with two more national championships,” said Walter Pennington, Columbia CC president. “We’re excited that our relationship with the USGA will continue over the next decade, and we are honored to welcome some of the game’s finest senior amateurs to our world-class venue.”