Championship will take place on October 6-11, 2018 (practice rounds are October 4 and 5).
Admission to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur is free and spectators are encouraged to attend!
Schedule of Events
Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club
Vero Beach, Town of Orchid, Florida
Arnold Palmer designed the course, which opened in 1991. Arnold Palmer Design oversaw renovations in 2005 and 2015.
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.
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.
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>>