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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pine Valley will host the Curtis Cup matches for female amateurs in 2034, the first time the course regarded as America’s best will hold an international competition in nearly 50 years.

The announcement Wednesday adds to a movement by the USGA to bring its female championships to storied courses. The U.S. Women’s Open is being held this week at Pebble Beach for the first time.

Golf Digest has rated Pine Valley the No. 1 course in America every year since 2017, and most years before that. The course is located across from Philadelphia in New Jersey, the only design of George Crump.

Pebble Beach is holding another U.S. Open. And this time the best female golfers get their chance to add to all the lore. The U.S.

FILE - Morgan Pressel reads a green on The Hay short course during the celebrity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Feb. 2, 2022. Pressel considered extending her playing career so that she would have the opportunity to play in this week's U.S. Women's Open at Pebble Beach. Pressel is going into her third Women's Open as NBC's analyst. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Morgan Pressel considered extending her playing career so she would have the opportunity to play in this week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.

Ruoning Yin, of China, hits to the 18th green during a practice round for the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is always a good occasion for past champions to get together. That’s what the women did on Monday night. The USGA says 39 past U.S.

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Rose Zhang responds to a question during a news conference before the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Rose Zhang is getting plenty of attention at Pebble Beach for this historic U.S. Women’s Open. It’s the first time the Women’s Open has come to this fabled coastal course.

Pine Valley, which only allowed female members two years ago, hosted the Walker Cup in 1936 and 1985. The Walker Cup (for men) and Curtis Cup are patterned after the Ryder Cup, a series of matches between amateurs from the United States and Britain and Ireland.

“We are committed to bringing our championships to the finest golf courses in the country, and over the last several years, that commitment has only strengthened for our women’s championships,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA.

This year’s Curtis Cup will be at Sunningdale in England. Future sites include Bel-Air in Los Angeles (2026) and National Golf Links in New York (2030).

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