The Course: Prestwick Country Club
Location: Frankfort, IL
Architect: Larry Packard (1964)
Designed by Larry Packard, Prestwick features plenty of mature trees, water hazards, elevation changes and deep bunkers protecting large, sloping greens. The course is surrounded by beautiful homes on gently rolling tree-covered terrain. Hickory Creek meanders gracefully through the fairways, and multiple tee boxes on every hole allow for a flexible course setup that will make match play exciting.
2021: Park Ridge Country Club
Date: July 19-24, 2021
Location: Park Ridge, IL
Architect: Herbert J. Tweedie (1906); Tom Bendelow (1911); William B. Langford (1915)
This will be the third WWGA championship to be hosted by Park Ridge C.C., which also was the site for the 1934 Women’s Western Junior and the 1944 Women’s Western Open (won by the legendary Babe Zaharias).
Famed golf course architect Herbert J. Tweedie designed the original nine holes in 1906. In 1911, the club hired another legend, Tom Bendelow, to develop nine additional holes and incorporate 97 sand bunkers into the resulting 18-hole layout. An additional 20 acres adjacent to the course was purchased in 1915, and William B. Langford, a noted golf course architect of his time, was hired to rebuild the course. His work remains the dominant influence today.