Saucon Valley Golf News

Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. has been selected to host the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship will be played from July 9-12, 2009.

Saucon Valley’s Old Course was designed by Herbert Strong and opened in 1922. The club’s golf complex includes 60 holes. The 2009 U.S. Women’s Open will be the sixth USGA championship at the club. It has hosted the 1992 and 2000 U.S. Senior Opens, the 1983 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1987 USGA Senior Amateur and the 1951 U.S. Amateur. Larry Laoretti won the 1992 Senior Open and Hale Irwin won his second Senior Open and fifth USGA title with a record-setting score of 267 in 2000.

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