- Historic Return: Monterey Peninsula Country Club to host its first USGA championship since 1976.
- Scenic Venue: The 2025 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur will take place on the iconic Dunes Course.
- Centennial Celebration: The club commemorates its 100th anniversary with this significant event.
Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California, is poised to become the centerpiece of women’s amateur golf as it has been announced by the United States Golf Association (USGA) as the venue for the 2025 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. This event is slated for October 4-9 and will mark the club’s centenary celebration.
The championship, which is the 38th iteration of the event, will unfold on the club’s Dunes Course, continuing the legacy of the venue’s relationship with USGA championships. Tracy Parsons, the championship director, expressed excitement about the club’s ability to provide a challenging yet picturesque backdrop for competitors vying for not only the title but also a spot in the 2026 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
Monterey Peninsula Country Club boasts a rich history, nestled in one of America’s most storied golf landscapes. The club was established in 1925 and spans over 400 lush acres of coastal and forested areas along the famed 17 Mile Drive. The Dunes Course, a Seth Raynor design, opened in 1926 and has since been refined by renowned architects Rees Jones and Tom Fazio, the latter’s redesign coming in 2016.
JJ West, the club’s general manager, voiced the honor felt by the club’s members to host the championship, emphasizing the international showcase it provides for both the club and the Dunes Course.
The Dunes Course is no stranger to prominent golf events; it has been part of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am’s history. This relationship adds to the anticipation of its upcoming role in the 2025 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
Previous USGA championships at the club have seen victories from legends of the game, including Mickey Wright and Thomas Robbins, adding to the narrative that will unfold in 2025. The club also has a history of hosting the California State Amateur, further cementing its championship pedigree.
California will be a hub for USGA events in 2025, with the state hosting four championships, including the 50th Walker Cup. The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur itself is a prestigious competition, open to female amateurs aged 25 and over, and serves as a gateway to the U.S. Women’s Open.
With the 2023 championship claimed by Kimberly Dinh, the future events are already set, leading up to 2027. The 2025 championship at Monterey Peninsula Country Club promises to be a landmark event as the club celebrates a century of golfing excellence.