The 2010 Curtis Cup is coming to Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, on June 11-13, and the event only adds to the amazing history of this classic, New England style course. Essex CC opened in 1893 and became the sixth member club to join the United States Golf Association. The U.S. Women's Amateur was held there in 1897 and 1912, and famed golf course architect Donald Ross spent three years there as the club professional. During his time, he redesigned almost all of the holes and lived in a house just beyond the second hole, which still stands today. The Curtis Cup is a biennial USGA event contested by women amateur golfers, one eight-woman team from the United States and the other from Great Britain/Ireland. It is the women's equivalent to the men's Walker Cup competition.