Bandon Dunes and Gold Mt. will host USGA events in 2011

Updated: March 1, 2011

Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton and Bandon Dunes on the Oregon Coast will host three USGA Championships this summer.

It all starts with the Men’s and Women’s Public Links Championships June 27-July 2 at Bandon Dunes’ Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald courses. Both courses will host one round of each for the 36-hole qualifying and will each host match-play through the quarterfinals before the matches will shift to the new Old Macdonald course. This marks the third time the USGA has visited Bandon Dunes, the resort had previously hosted the 2006 Curtis Cup and 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Gold Mountain will play host to the U.S. Junior Championship July 18-23. The event is for boys only and will feature the brightest stars in the U.S. and from around the world in terms of junior golf. Gold Mountain has hosted the USGA before, playing as the host for the U.S. Public Links Championship in 2006. The course has also hosted the NCAA West regionals twice before as well.

Director of Golf Scott Alexander said the course will be ready for its turn in the spotlight and highlights include bringing in Johnny Miller to be the guest speaker at a banquet. The event will be free of charge as well.