Action of the seventh fairway during the opening round of the US Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Photo/Suzette Wenger)

Lancaster Country Club fares well compared to other courses, tournaments

Posted: July 10, 2015 3:33 pm

The huge crowds and the Lancaster Country Club course have have impressed this week during the U.S. Women’s Open. And when compared to other recent major golf tournaments, Lancaster fares exceptionally well.

Bob Brookover of contrasts the attendance of the Open with the Women’s PGA Championship held last month at West Chester Country Club in Harrison, a suburb of New York City.

You would think the big city would outdraw this isolated pastoral setting where horse-and-buggy sightings are common place, but that’s not the case,” Brookover writes. The number of spectators this week will “dwarf” the number who watched the PGA Championship last month in New York, according to Brookover.

The Washington Post’s Tony Reid has praise for the Lancaster Country Club course, especially measured against the Chambers Bay course in Washington that hosted the men’s U.S. Open last month.

Reid described Chambers Bay as “brown, burned-out, cratered terrain,” and writes the LCC course brings to mind “emerald vistas.