Two USGA Senior Amateur Championships Coming to The Omni Homestead Resort
Virginia club will host 2025 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and 2029 U.S. Senior Amateur
By Brian Weis
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 21, 2023) - The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that The Omni Homestead Resort's Cascades Course, in Hot Springs, Va., will host the 2025 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and the 2029 U.S. Senior Amateur. They will be the ninth and 10th USGA championships hosted at the historic resort.
The 63rd U.S. Senior Women's Amateur is scheduled for Sept. 13-18, 2025; while the 74th U.S. Senior Amateur will be played Aug. 25-30, 2029.
"The Omni Homestead Resort has been a part of USGA history for nearly a century," said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, Championships. "We look forward to returning to the Hot Springs community to continue this legacy. The announcement of these championships only adds to the excitement of the future of competitive senior golf."
The Omni Homestead Resort's Cascades Course is currently celebrating its centennial. Designed by renowned architect William S. Flynn, the course is set against the backdrop of the Allegheny Mountains and opened for play in 1923. Sam Snead, a four-time U.S. Open runnerup and World Golf Hall of Famer, served as The Homestead's golf professional for nearly six decades. The resort received U.S. National Historic Landmark status in 1991.
"As we near the completion of our $150 million renovation, which is restoring the grandeur to our iconic resort, we are excited to look ahead and reinforce our place among America's outstanding golf destinations," said Mark Spadoni, managing director for The Omni Homestead Resort. "For nearly a century, we have been proud partners with the USGA, and discerning golfers recognize that only preeminent courses have hosted 10 or more USGA championships. It is our honor to join this elite group."
The Homestead Resort has hosted seven different USGA championships in its eight previous times as host (only Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with eight, has hosted more different USGA championships) and it will host both the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur for the second time. Renowned amateur and past USGA president William C.Campbell captured his second consecutive U.S. Senior Amateur title in 1980 with a 3-and-2 victory over Keith Compton. In 2009, Sherry G. Herman defeated 2004 champion Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3, in the 48th U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.
The first of two U.S. Women's Amateurs was played at The Homestead in 1928, when Glenna Collett Vare won the third of her record six championships. Wendy Ward was victorious in 1994, earning a 2-and-1 triumph over 2022 U.S. Senior Women's Open champion Jill McGill. The USA Team captained by five-time USGA champion Dorothy Porter posted a 13-5 triumph in the 1966 Curtis Cup Match on the Cascades Course.
In 1967, Catherine Lacoste, of France, became the only amateur to win the U.S. Women's Open with her two-stroke victory over Susie Maxwell Berning and Beth Stone. The Homestead also hosted the 1988 U.S. Amateur (won by Eric Meeks) and the 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur (won by Greg Puga).
Additionally, The Homestead hosted the 1932 NCAA Championship (won by Yale and Michigan's Johnny Fischer) and the 2004 NCAAs, when three-time USGA champion Ryan Moore of UNLV won the individual title and California-Berkeley earned the team title. The club will host U.S. Senior Open qualifying in 2023 for the ninth consecutive time and 19th time overall on May 31.
The 2025 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and 2029 U.S. Senior Amateur will be the 22nd and 23rd championships hosted in the Old Dominion State. The 2024 U.S. Mid-Amateur will be contested at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot and stroke-play co-host Independence Golf Club, in Midlothian.
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