LPGA International

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LPGA International
Club information
Location Daytona Beach, Florida,
United States United States
Established 1994
Type Public
Owned by City of Daytona Beach [1]
Operated by ClubCorp
Total holes 36
Tournaments hosted Arch Wireless Championship
Sprint Titleholders Championship
NCAA Women's Championship
Website LPGA International
Champions Course
Designed by Rees Jones
Par 72
Length 7088/6664/6240/5744/5131
Course rating 74.8/72.9/70.7/68.1/74.1/70.0
Legends Course
Designed by Arthur Hills
Par 72
Length 6984/6594/6339/5827/5155
Course rating 74.6/73.1/71.9/69.8/73.9/69.9
Aerial view
Aerial view

LPGA International is a golf club, located in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, and the main golf facility used by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The golf facilities are owned by the City of Daytona Beach and operated under agreement with the LPGA. The golf club offers two 18-hole courses, Champions and Legends. In 2013, these were renamed to the Jones and Hills courses, reflecting the architects who designed them. [1]

Overview[edit]

In addition to the two bermuda grass golf courses, the facility offers a driving range, practice putting green, and full service restaurant. The complex is operated by ClubCorp, based in Dallas, Texas.

History[edit]

When the Ladies Professional Golf Association was looking for a new headquarters in the late 1980's, the City of Daytona Beach made an effort to attract them to this city. Daytona Beach renamed Eleventh Street to LPGA Boulevard and offered to build a new golf course for the LPGA on undeveloped land near the western border of the city. Consolidated Tomoka Land Company agreed to donate 650 acres of land to the City, and the result was LPGA International. [2]

The Courses[edit]

Champions Course[edit]

Rees Jones designed the Champions Course, which opened in 1994 and is a favorite of tour players. It offers traditional links style golf design, totaling 7,088 yards. It poses a challenge with strategic mounding, sand bunkers, natural marsh areas, beautiful lakes and undulating greens.

The Champions course has been rated as four and a half stars (out of five) on average by Golf Digest magazine readers.[3] GolfLink.com users have rated the Champion course at four stars (out of five) overall.[4]

Champions Scorecard [5]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 74.8 / 145 401 457 197 363 545 162 444 383 569 3521 338 411 403 576 191 468 525 203 452 3567 7088
Blue 72.9 / 141 383 428 174 355 518 141 413 369 549 3330 332 378 363 548 159 429 513 168 444 3334 6664
White 70.7 / 137 358 402 167 328 469 137 372 360 522 3115 312 356 356 533 151 391 475 163 388 3125 6240
Handicap Mens 12 2 18 14 4 16 6 10 8 17 9 13 1 15 5 11 7 3
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Gold M:68.1/130
W:74.1/137
348 364 145 321 448 120 338 325 464 2873 305 346 348 482 143 338 424 140 345 2871 5744
Red 70.0 / 123 296 316 94 244 401 91 333 275 460 2510 231 320 284 478 108 334 419 107 340 2621 5131
Handicap Womens 10 6 18 14 2 16 8 12 4 17 7 11 1 15 5 9 13 3

Legends Course[edit]

Arthur Hills designed the Legends Course, which opened in 1998 and offers a design of 6,984 yards. The course features natural wetlands, narrow pine corridors, small greens and strategically placed water hazards. The Legends course is considered to be the more challenging of the two.

The Legends course has been rated as four and a half stars (out of five) on average by Golf Digest magazine readers.[6] GolfLink.com users have rated the Legends course at three stars (out of five) overall.[7]

Legends Scorecard [8]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 74.6 / 148 386 561 165 371 380 406 207 532 441 3449 406 410 185 393 531 195 567 434 414 3535 6984
Blue 73.1 / 141 374 548 140 340 366 393 195 518 374 3248 371 381 168 378 516 177 539 419 397 3346 6594
White 71.9 / 137 362 527 130 325 353 382 185 509 366 3139 356 370 149 368 502 164 510 407 374 3200 6339
Handicap Mens 12 2 18 10 16 8 6 4 14 7 13 17 11 5 15 3 9 1
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 36 72
Gold M:69.8/129
W:73.9/135
352 485 118 302 323 346 168 479 338 2911 314 329 130 350 482 140 496 335 340 2916 5827
Red 69.9 / 119 324 464 101 280 294 317 136 443 318 2677 262 311 113 224 397 125 441 313 292 2478 5155
Handicap Womens 12 6 18 10 16 4 8 2 14 7 9 13 17 1 15 5 11 3

Tournaments[edit]

LPGA International has hosted numerous tournaments, as the Arch Wireless Championship (2000), Sprint Titleholders Championship, and the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Partnership pays $18 million for 1,000 acres at LPGA site, Orlando Business Journal, October 29, 2004
  2. ^ Daytona's new direction, Florida Trend, May 1, 1994
  3. ^ "Course Details, LPGA International Champions". Golf Digest. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  4. ^ "LPGA International Champions Golf Course". Golf Link. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  5. ^ The Champions course and scorecard
  6. ^ "Course Details, LPGA International Legends". Golf Digest. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  7. ^ "LPGA International Legends Golf Course". Golf Link. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  8. ^ The Legends Course and Scorecard

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°11′30″N 81°06′30″W / 29.19167°N 81.10833°W / 29.19167; -81.10833