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C ordeValle is set to host the 71st U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The property will host tens of thousands of golf devotees during the championship, which will be conducted July 4-10, 2016. This will be the third time the U.S. Women’s Open has been conducted in California and it will be the first one in more than three decades. CordeValle has hosted top-tier championships in years prior, including the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open from 2010-2013, as well as the 2011 and 2015 PGA Cups, and the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2013. “It is an honor to host such a prestigious golf championship,” said CordeValle President Luca Rutigliano. “Our membership and the surrounding communities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy are all thrilled to be involved. The eyes of the sporting world will be upon us, making the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open nothing short of a coming-out party for this beautiful region.” Considered the world’s premier women’s golf championship, the U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The championship is open to female professional female golfers and amateurs with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4. “The USGA is looking forward to our return to CordeValle for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “This course, which beautifully incorporates the iconic Northern California landscape, will surely provide a true test of the competitors skill and mental fortitude, as well as a truly extraordinary experience for spectators.” Golf fans from across the region are expected to visit the area during the week of the championship. In addition to golf enthusiasts, the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open should attract crowds of non-golfers for a unique community opportunity to host an internationally renowned championship in their own backyard. CordeValle is located at One CordeValle Club Drive in San Martin. In addition to its championship golf course, the property features a 45-room Rosewood Resort, tennis center, full-service spa, gourmet restaurants, on-site winery and vineyard. Single and multiple day ticket options are available at 2016uswomen- sopen.com. For more information on CordeValle, visit cordeval- legolf.com. ABOUT THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN: The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association. The 71st U.S. Women’s Open will bring a field of the world’s best professional and amateur female golfers to CordeValle. FOX Sports will provide live television coverage, which includes all four rounds of the championship. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 gmhtoday.com 13