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I don't get hosting the national championship for college on the same course every year in a location that clearly favors certain schools by a lot. If I were in charge, I'd rotate it through the country in at least four distinct locations (i.e. two coasts and midwest) every 4 years. I would also want the courses to be designed by different architects with different grasses.To me, being at La Costa every year makes it the Carlsbad Invitational rather than the national championship. (I do wonder if there are massive problems finding host sites or if there is a lot of money involved in some way.)
It is challenging for them to find sites because it is a 7-8 day commitment for the golf course and there is not a lot of money involved. That being said they have had some good sites since switching to the match play format including Riviera, Honors Club, Prairie Dunes, and Inverness.For those worried about a West Coast advantage, I am not sure if you've seen the schedules for college golfers. There isn't exactly a ton of free time to visit courses randomly just to have a look. Even those in the LA area might struggle to get down there to play. There hasn't historically been a correlation between local geography and local winner, so I am not sure why there would be going forward (Texas won at Riviera, Stanford won in Arkansas, Cal won at the Homestead, etc, etc, etc).