Daniel Island to Host 2026 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball

By Joey Geske, USGA

| Feb 01, 2022 | LIBERTY CORNER, N.J.

Daniel Island to Host 2026 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball

The Daniel Island Club, in Charleston, S.C., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The competition is scheduled for May 2-6 and the second USGA championship at the club. Daniel Island will host the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 2023.

“The commitment to Daniel Island is a testament to the enthusiasm of the club and the challenge that its courses will provide to competitors in both stroke play and match play,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, Championships. “We are proud to add Daniel Island Club as a championship host site and look forward to bringing the U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Championships back to the state of South Carolina.”

Located on 4,000-acre Daniel Island, just north of historic downtown Charleston between the Cooper and Wando Rivers, Daniel Island Club features 36 holes that weave through a Lowcountry landscape of saltwater marsh, tidal creeks and waterways. Designed by Tom Fazio, the Beresford Creek Course opened in 2000, followed by the Ralston Creek Course designed by Rees Jones, which opened in 2006.

A starting field of 64 sides will compete in the 11th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. The course that the competition will be contested on has yet to be determined.

“On behalf of Daniel Island Club, we are honored to host the 11th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship,” said Greg Keating, president and CEO of Daniel Island Club. “Our golf courses and community will provide an outstanding environment for the competitors to showcase their best game. We look forward to partnering with the USGA to deliver this world-class amateur championship.”

Daniel Island Club has hosted five USGA qualifiers, including three U.S. Open local qualifiers. From 2009 to 2011, the Ralston Creek Course hosted the Nationwide Tour Championship (now Korn Ferry Tour), with winners including Brendan Steele and Matt Every. Daniel Island Club also played host to the 2005 South Carolina Golf Association Amateur Championship and the 2018 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship, as well as several collegiate events, including the 2021 Daniel Island Intercollegiate.

South Carolina previously hosted the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, won by Alice Chen and Taylor Totland. The winning side of the 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship will earn an exemption into the 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur as well as any other USGA women’s amateur competition for which they are eligible.

The 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be the 22nd USGA championship held in The Palmetto State. South Carolina most recently hosted the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, won by Blakesly Brock. In 2023, Kiawah Island Club will host the 8th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on its Cassique and River courses.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, established in 2015, is open to two-player sides (or teams) of female amateurs with individual Handicap Indexes not exceeding 14.4. There are no age restrictions, and partners are not required to be from the same club, state, or country. The 2022 championship will be held at the Grand Reserve Golf Club, in Puerto Rico, April 20-24.