Home Course will play host to 2014 USGA Women’s Am Public Links event

Updated: June 4, 2012

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., as the host site for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. The dates of the championship are July 14-19.

Cooperatively owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, The Home Course was designed by Mike Asmundson and opened in 2007.

The land on which The Home Course was built has a rich history.

The land was occupied for many years by several Native-American tribes known collectively as the Salish people. After the arrival of European settlers, it housed a trading and supply center for the Hudson’s Bay Company, including Fort Nisqually, which is preserved today next to the first green. The PNGA’s initial historical research indicates that the Hudson’s Bay Company traders laid out a crude six-hole layout around the old fort that may have been the first golf course in the NW.

The Home Course was host to the qualifying portion of the U.S. Men’s Amateur in 2010.