More than 134,000 fans came to watch the best senior golfers in the country at The Broadmoor for the 39th US Senior Open. Too bad they have to wait seven years to do it again but the USGA announced that the Senior Open will return in 2025.
The full release from golf’s governing body is listed below:
At the closing trophy ceremony of the 39th U.S. Senior Open – held during The Broadmoor’s centennial celebration – the USGA announced that it will return to The Broadmoor Golf Club, in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2025 for the U.S. Senior Open Championship. This will be the third U.S. Senior Open and the ninth USGA championship contested at The Broadmoor.
“Beginning with the U.S. Amateur in 1959, The Broadmoor has been a gracious and wonderful host and a valued partner to the USGA, helping us to showcase the world’s greatest players on the game’s grandest stages,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “This has been a tremendous week of golf and a great celebration of the game, and we are excited to bring the championship back to Colorado Springs in 2025.”
Donald Ross designed The Broadmoor’s East Course, which opened for play in 1918 and is now a combination of holes from Ross’ original layout and holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1952. The course sits on the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of more than 6,300 feet.
“The Broadmoor is thrilled to have the opportunity to host its ninth USGA championship, the U.S. Senior Open in 2025,” said Jack Damioli – President/CEO of The Broadmoor. “This opportunity would not be possible without the support and partnership of the city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the state of Colorado. Colorado has a storied history of hosting golf’s biggest events, and we are privileged to once again stage a national championship.”
The U.S. Senior Open will be the 34th USGA championship held in Colorado. Prior to the 2018 U.S. Senior Open, the USGA last conducted a championship in the Centennial State in 2012, when Cherry Hills Country Club hosted the 112th U.S. Amateur. In 2019, Colorado Golf Club in Parker will host the 39th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship from Sept. 14-19.
USGA Championships at The Broadmoor Golf Club
1959 U.S. Amateur (East Course): Jack Nicklaus def. Charles Coe, 1 up
1962 Curtis Cup Match (East Course): USA def. Great Britain and Ireland, 8-1
1967 U.S. Amateur (West Course): Robert B. Dickson by one stroke over Marvin “Vinny” Giles III (285-286)
1982 U.S. Women’s Amateur (South Course): Juli Simpson Inkster def. Cathy Hanlon, 4 and 3
1995 U.S. Women’s Open (East Course): Annika Sorenstam by one stroke over Meg Mallon (278-279)
2008 U.S. Senior Open (East Course): Eduardo Romero by four strokes over Fred Funk (274-278)
2011 U.S. Women’s Open (East Course): So Yeon Ryu def. Hee Kyung Seo (281-3-4-3 – 281-3-6-4)
2018 U.S. Senior Open (East Course): David Toms by one stroke over Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic (277-278)
The U.S. Senior Open Championship was first played in 1980. The championship is open to any professional and amateur golfer who is 50 years of age with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4. In 2019, the U.S. Senior Open will be contested at The Warren Course at Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Ind., on June 27-30.
Future U.S. Senior Open Championships
June 27-30, 2019: The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.
June 25-28, 2020: Newport (R.I.) Country Club
July 8-11, 2021: Omaha (Neb.) Country Club
June 23-26, 2022: Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, Pa.
2023 and 2024: TBD
Dates TBD, 2025: The Broadmoor (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.