FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Salem Country Club in Peabody has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

The dates for the championship, which will be the sixth USGA championship hosted by Salem, are June 29-July 2.

Donald Ross designed the Salem Country Club course, which opened for play in 1925. Considered one of Ross' finest works, it sits on the former Sanders Farm in the Peabody countryside and is anchored by a classic colonial clubhouse.

Salem hosted the 2001 U.S. Senior Open, when Bruce Fleisher defeated Gil Morgan and Isao Aoki by one stroke.

Salem has also hosted two U.S. Women's Opens, a U.S. Women's Amateur and a U.S. Senior Amateur

The U.S. Senior Open will be the 57th USGA championship held in Massachusetts. In 2016, Wellesley Country Club will host the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship.