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U.S. Women's Open checks off Pebble Beach, where next?

Now that the USGA has started taking its premier women's championship to iconic venues often played by the men, The First Call readers offer their thoughts on other potential first-time sites

Pebble Beach Golf Links — Hole 7
This week's U.S. Women's Open will be the first played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which has hosted six previous U.S. Opens between 1972 and 2019.

Question of the week [June 26 - July 4]: This year's U.S. Women's Open will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the first time. Where else would you like to see a U.S. Women's Open held for the first time, and why?

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How about the Midwest? Yes, it is coming to Chicago Golf Club ... in 10 years. For whatever reason, the USGA has a preference for the east and west coasts, and pays little thought to the Central Time Zone.

The LPGA recently awarded back-to-back championships to Kemper Lakes and Olympia Fields. How about Cog Hill Dubsdread, which hosted the Western Open / BMW Championship for nearly 20 years?

Mark Kazich
Darien, Illinois

Umm ... U.S. Women's Opens should be held wherever they want, including any of the sites for men’s Open events. 

This is 2023, the world is round, not flat. If Columbus acted like the naysayers, then he never would have gotten here. 

Time to wake up people, the only question is why not.

Pete Croppo
Bayfield, Ontario

I would love to see a U.S. Women’s Open played at Chambers Bay. It is more than ready for a women's professional golf championship of that caliber. 

Doug Kramer
Olympia, Washington

Colorado Golf club in Parker, Colorado.

I saw the Solheim Cup there and it was an amazing course with great views to follow the players.

Michael Dieschbourg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My main takeaway from the U.S. Open at LACC was how much I enjoyed watching the action in primetime.

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Secondarily, LACC certainly has many classic aspects to it, but at the same time it plays very differently from the true classic American east coast courses such as Oakmont, Oak Hill and Winged Foot golf clubs. There is nothing wrong with that, but I now have a better understanding regarding some of the mixed reviews regarding the golf course. The wide fairway on the 18th seemed out of place for a U.S. Open. 

Reid Farrill
Toronto, Ontario

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