2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Hosted at Orchid Island

57th U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship 

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is honored to host the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship on October 6-11, 2018 (practice rounds are October 4 and 5).  

"Orchid Island is in an ideal location. It’s in one of the nicest spots along the Treasure Coast of Florida. The club is simply outstanding.” ~ARNOLD PALMER

 
  • About The Championship
    • Championship Dates

      Championship will take place on October 6-11, 2018 (practice rounds are October 4 and 5).

      Tickets

      Admission to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur is free and spectators are encouraged to attend!

      Schedule of Events

      Coming Soon

      Championship Venue

      Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club
      Vero Beach, Town of Orchid, Florida

      Course Architect

      Arnold Palmer designed the course, which opened in 1991. Arnold Palmer Design oversaw renovations in 2005 and 2015.

      Field

      A starting field of 132 players will compete in the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Orchid Island. Approximately one month before the start of the championship, sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted at 20+ sites nationwide.  

      Eligibility 

      The championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 50th birthday by the first day of the championship (Oct. 6, 2018) and have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 18.4. The record for entries, 554, was set in 2014.

      Format

      The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final spots in the draw.

      About the USGA

      The USGA conducts 13 national championships each year, which are the most prestigious competitions of their kind. They include the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 strictly amateur competitions, like the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.

      Notable Past U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Champions

      Maureen Orcutt (1962, 1966); Carolyn Cudone (1969-72); Dorothy Porter (1977, 1980-81, 1983); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Anne Sander (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Diane Lang (2005-06, 2008); Ellen Port (2012-13, 2016)
      For a full list of historical champions, click here>>

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  • Local Information
    • Map and Directions

      Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, located in the Town of Orchid, is situated on the barrier island just north of Vero Beach. It is bordered to the west by the Indian River (Intracoastal Waterway), to the south by County Route 510 (Wabasso Bridge Road), and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The property is 80 miles north of Palm Beach, 30 miles south of Melbourne and 100 miles southeast of Orlando.  


      Airports

      *Vero Beach Regional (8 miles southwest of Orchid Island)
      Melbourne International (30 miles north of Vero Beach)
      Orlando International (100 miles northwest of Vero Beach)
      Palm Beach International (100 miles south of Vero Beach)
      Miami International (155 miles south of Vero Beach

      *Vero Beach Regional Airport services privately chartered flights as well as select non-stop flights with Elite Airways.

      Parking

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      Accommodations

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  • Course History
    • Course Architect

      Arnold Palmer designed the course, which opened in 1991. Arnold Palmer Design oversaw renovations in 2005 and 2015.

      Competitions at Orchid Island

      2009 ~ U.S. Open Qualifier
      2008 & 2014 ~ South Florida PGA Championships
      2010 ~ Florida State Senior Match Play Championship
      2013 ~ Co-host of the Florida State Open
      2016 ~ FSGA State Fourball Championship
      2017 ~ U.S. Open Qualifier

      "Orchid Island is in an ideal location. It’s in one of the nicest spots along the Treasure Coast of Florida. The club is simply outstanding.” ~ARNOLD PALMER

  • Golf Course Photo Gallery
    • Orchid Island Golf Course

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