Heralded Bandon Dunes has earned another honor: it will host the U.S. Amateur in 2020.
The United States Golf Association announced the news Tuesday, penciling in Aug. 10-16, 2020, for the 120th playing of the world’s top amateur golf competition.
Although it’s the first U.S. Amateur to be held at Bandon Dunes, it will not be the first big-time event for Bandon. Set on an isolated stretch of the southern Oregon coast, the resort has been the stage for five other USGA events, including the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur and the 2011 men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur Public Links. The inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball is being played at the resort this week and is scheduled to conclude today.
Opened in 1999, Bandon is home to four 18 hole layouts—Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails, all of which are ranked on GOLF Magazine’s list of Top 100 Courses You Can Play.
In the U.S. Amateur, the USGA frequently uses two courses for the 36-hole stroke play phase of the competition, before shifting to a single course for the match-play portion of the event.
The USGA said it has not yet determined which of Bandon’s courses it will use for the event.