After 8 years, the Arizona Women’s Open is back

After an eight-year hiatus, the Arizona Women’s Open will make it’s return October of this year.

A definite boon to Arizona golf, the Arizona Woman’s Open is scheduled to take place October 18th – 21st at the Wigwam Resorts Red Course in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The 18th is reserved for a practice round and the 54 hole no-cut tournament occurs from Tuesday, October 19th through Thursday October 21st.

Wigwam Resorts Red Course “A Solid Test” was created by Robert “Red” Lawrence, the famed golf course architect responsible for Arizona’s first desert golf course. The Red plays alongside streams and ponds set among a forest of pines, cypress and eucalyptus trees. From the back tees, the course measures 6,852 yards, with a course rating of 72.4 and a slop of 126. The final 3 holes will allegedly “make you feel like a hero or make you call your pro for a lesson the next day.”

The yardage for the ladies during the tournament is in between the blue and white tees with the holes measuring the following ..

1st Hole 375
2nd Hole 160
3rd Hole 402
4th Hole 499
5th Hole 151
6th Hole 511
7th Hole 375
8th Hole 340
9th Hole 390
10th Hole 373
11th Hole 380
12th Hole 128
13th Hole 515
14th Hole 380
15th Hole 390
16th Hole 405
17th Hole 170
18th Hole 516
Total Yardage 6460

Sponsors are still being sought for the Arizona Women’s Open, but the purse promises to be a good one.

The event will also be open to amateur players looking to test their mettle against top professionals.

The event is being organized by the Cactus Tour, which has several years of experience conducting mini Phoenix Golf tour events in the area. The events have been conducted for women on the LPGA, the Duramed Futures Tour, the Ladies European Tour and other pros gearing up for their upcoming seasons.

The event will be limited to 102 players. Several women pros that have appeared on the current and former “Big Break” series on Golf Channel will be competing in the tournament.

This event is a great opportunity for professional golfers of all skill levels to earn some money during a time when there’s been noticeably fewer events. Part of the proceeds from the Arizona Women’s Open will go to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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