Jupiter Hills Club to Host 2032 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

By Brian DePasquale, USGA

| May 30, 2023 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Jupiter Hills Club to Host 2032 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

Jupiter Hills Club, in Tequesta, Fla., has been announced as the host site for the 2032 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. The same announcement also included the 2027 U.S. Mid-Amateur to Jupiter Hills. This will be the third and fourth USGA championships held at the club.

“The USGA is pleased to return to Jupiter Hills Club and continue a partnership that enthusiastically supports amateur competition on many levels,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, championships. “We know that the club’s courses will challenge the best male and female mid-amateurs from around the world and that South Florida will embrace these two championships.”

Jupiter Hills Club’s Hills Course will be used for the entire 2032 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The course was designed by George Fazio and opened for play in 1970. Fazio, who had three top-five finishes in the U.S. Open, including a playoff loss to Ben Hogan in 1950 at Merion Golf Club, partnered with auto industrialist William Clay Ford Sr., comedian and actor Bob Hope and William Elliott to purchase the land where the course was built in the late 1960s. Tom Fazio, George’s nephew, renovated the Hills Course in 2006 and again with his son, Logan, in 2020.

“Jupiter Hills is proud and honored to continue our long-standing relationship with the USGA and host this impressive series of amateur championships,” said Michael Ruane, club president. “We have an allegiance to honor the amateur game. Jupiter Hills anticipates that these elite fields of players will be fully challenged at the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2027 and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in 2032 when exemptions into the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open go to the respective champions.”

The Hills Course, which sits at the top of Seminole Ridge, a natural 60-foot sand ridge that traverses the venue, was the host site for the 1987 U.S. Amateur Championship, won by Billy Mayfair, 4 and 3, over Eric Rebmann. Mayfair became the first player to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links titles, having won the 1986 APL. Garrett Barber and Cole Hammer captured the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Jupiter Hills just prior to them going to Louisiana State University and the University of Texas, respectively.    

Additionally, the club hosted the 2008 and 2013 Florida State Amateurs, conducted by the Florida State Golf Association, and was the site for U.S. Open final qualifying in 2007, 2008 and 2017.

The 2032 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur will be the 24th USGA championship contested in Florida.

First played in 1987, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is open to female amateurs age 25 and older with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 9.4. The championship field features 132 players who compete in two rounds of stroke play, after which the field is reduced to the low 64 scorers for match play. The winner is exempt into the following year’s U.S. Women’s Open.