It’s going to be a busy year for Eugene Country Club.
The historic and very private club, which was routed by H. Chandler Egan and later actually built by Robert Trent Jones, is a staple of Top-100 lists and is no stranger to hosting many of the biggest amateur tournaments in the world. These include past events such as the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 1993 U.S. Men’s Mid-Amateur. as well as future tournaments. This July, the prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur will roll into town, featuring some of the biggest names in amateur golf.
But the schedule really filled up today, when it was announced today that the club was awarded 2016 Men’s and Women’s NCAA golf championships just 10 months after the PCA is set to wrap. The Women’s event will be held May 20th-25th and the Men will tee it up a week later from May 27th-June 1st. Both events will be hosted by the University of Oregon golf team.
A classic Northwest parkland layout that, at nearly 100 years old, features mature trees and turf that isn’t often found in our little corner of the country. Currently ranked at #129 on Golf Digest’s list of the Greatest Golf Courses in America, the course should provide a stern test for the collegians. Friend of the site, Drew Harvie wrote about the course on his page (which is very good, by the way) if you’d like to read more about the design intricacies of this timeless Northwest track.