A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Don’t miss the greatest in the game compete for the most coveted trophy in golf from May 31 through June 5, 2022! The winner will receive two week-long passes to

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Don’t miss the greatest in the game compete for the most coveted trophy in golf from May 31 through June 5, 2022! The winner will receive two week-long passes to

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Don’t miss the greatest in the game compete for the most coveted trophy in golf from May 31 through June 5, 2022! The winner will receive two week-long passes to

U.S. Women’s Open Championship Getaway for Two

Don’t miss the greatest in the game compete for the most coveted trophy in golf from May 31 through June 5, 2022! The winner will receive two week-long passes to the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines. The prize pack includes:

  • Two week-long tickets for Bell Pavilion
  • One VIP parking pass for the full week
  • Three nights’ stay at Mid Pines Inn
  • One round of golf (for two people) at Mid Pines Golf Course
  • U.S. Women’s Open Swag Bag including two hats, two water bottles, and four coasters


The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves, and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, the USGA conducts many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, the USGA govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules.

The U.S. Women’s Open is the most prestigious event in women’s golf and has been played since 1946. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club is hosting a record fourth U.S. Women’s Open in 2022 and hosted most recently in 2007 when Cristie Kerr won the championship. The U.S. Women’s Open field will be comprised of 156 Professionals and Amateurs.  A portion of the field will earn exemptions into the championship through one of several designated exemption categories. The remaining players will earn a playing spot through U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying. Notable champions include Annika Sorenstam (1995-96, 2006); Se Ri Pak (1998); Juli Inkster (1999, 2002); Karrie Webb (2000, 2001); Inbee Park (2008, 2013); Paula Creamer (2010); Michelle Wie (2014); and Yuka Saso of the Philippines won the 76th U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in June 2021.

2022 Championship dates:

    • Practice rounds: Tuesday, May 31 – Wednesday, June 1
    • Championship rounds: Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5

 

This story was published on Aug 25, 2021

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