The Course: Park Ridge Country Club
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.