The Course: Crooked Stick Golf Club
Crooked Stick Golf Club will host its first Western Amateur in 2020 as the championship visits Indiana for just the third time in its storied history. Located in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb north of Indianapolis, Crooked Stick is one of the crowning achievements of famed course architect Pete Dye.
The club was established in 1967 and hosted the 1991 PGA Championship, won by John Daly, and the 1993 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Lauri Merten. In 2012, Crooked Stick hosted the Western Golf Association’s BMW Championship, with Rory McIlroy winning the FedExCup playoff event. The BMW Championship returned to Crooked Stick in 2016, when Dustin Johnson won with a record-breaking score of 23-under par.
Ranked among the top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest, Crooked Stick Golf Club promises to provide a stern test to competitors at the 2020 Western Amateur. Learn more here.
Location: Carmel, IN
Architect: Pete Dye (1967)
Director of Golf & Club Operations: Tony Pancake
Golf Course Superintendent: Jake Gargasz
Championships Hosted: 1982 USGA Junior Championship, 1983 USGA Senior Amateur, 1989 USGA Mid-Amateur, 1991 PGA Championship, 1993 U.S. Women’s Open, 2005 Solheim Cup, 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 2009 U.S. Senior Open, 2012 BMW Championship, 2016 BMW Championship
2021: Glen View Club
Location: Golf, IL
Architect: Richard Leslie, Herbert J. Tweedie (1897); Tom Bendelow (1910); Harry Colt, Donald Ross (1913)
Built more than 120 years ago, the Glen View Club hosted the inaugural Western Amateur in 1899. This historic club has also hosted the Western Open (1899), the U.S. Amateur (1902) and the U.S. Open (1904).
2022: Exmoor Country Club
Location: Highland Park, IL
Architect: C.B. Macdonald (1896); Donald Ross (1915)
With a history dating back to 1896, Exmoor Country Club is one of the most storied clubs in the greater Chicago area. Exmoor was one of 11 charter clubs that established the Western Golf Association in 1899. Since 1903, the club has hosted 18 national championships.