The historic Donald Ross course, where the tournament will take place, underwent a recent $4.6 million restoration project.
The French Lick (Ind.) Resort will host the Fourth Annual United States Hickory Open Championship July 11-13, 2011.
The U.S. Hickory Open, which is run by the Society of Hickory Golfers, will be held on the historic Donald Ross course.
“We are very excited and honored to host such a historic type event,” said Dave Harner, French Lick Resort’s Director of Golf.
Between 70 and 100 golfers from around the country and world are expected to compete in a two-day 36-hole event using historic hickory-shafted clubs. Golfers at the U.S. Hickory Open are also encouraged to look the part, with knickers, plus fours, dress shirts and ties straight from the 19th century. Together with old-fashioned hickory-shafted golf clubs, this event will truly be like going back in time.