Fitness & Sports
LPGA majors event coming to The Woodlands
Visit The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township are excited to announce The Woodlands will be the site of a majors golf tournament with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) beginning next year.
Chevron, the LPGA and IMG have announced The Chevron Championship will be played at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas starting April 20-23, 2023.
“This is exciting news for The Woodlands,” said Visit The Woodlands Chairman of the Board Bruce Rieser. “The Woodlands is known as a great place for golf, entertainment, conventions and leisure travel and we’re pleased to welcome the elite players of the LPGA Tour to our hometown.”
Township Chairman of the Board Gordy Bunch said, “This is quite an honor for The Woodlands to be selected. This event will give our residents and businesses a great opportunity to see the best golfers in the world right here at home.”
The full news release can be found at the LPGA website here.
Steve Salzman, the Chief Operating Officer of The Club at Carlton Woods said, “Being the host location of The Chevron Championship is a big moment for The Woodlands. It is a moment that would not have been possible without great collaboration. The assistance and commitment of logistical support with representatives from The Woodlands Township and Visit the Woodlands were critical in our ability to be the host location. The Woodlands is a great golf destination in general, now it will be a destination for major championship golf also. The Woodlands leadership’s passion for the area, exposure opportunities, and growth have made this a great partnership already.”
The Woodlands has garnered local, state, national and international attention over its history and is currently ranked by Niche.com as the “#1 Best City to Live in the United States” for the second year in a row. The Woodlands is home to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the Top 5 outdoor concert facilities in the world, millions of square feet of shopping, dining and hospitality, and features marquee events such as the PGA Insperity Invitational Golf Tournament, the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas, and The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, known as Visit The Woodlands, is a 501 (c) (6) organization and is the official Destination Management & Marketing Organization for The Woodlands Township. The organization supports and invests in hospitality businesses, provides complimentary services to meeting planners, engages potential visitors across digital and social channels, and so more to help visitors enjoy everything that makes The Woodlands such a unique destination.
The Woodlands Township is the governmental service provider for residents and businesses, providing enhanced law enforcement services, fire protection, environmental services, parks and recreation, economic development and more. The Township staff and publicly elected Board of Directors are committed to public safety and exceptional levels of customer service.
More details about The Chevron Championship will be coming soon.
About The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a nonprofit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Professionals comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through its tournaments, its grassroots junior and women’s programs, and its LPGA Foundation. The LPGA is under the guidance of Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, visit www.lpga.com.
About The Woodlands
Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is home to approximately 120,000 residents and 2,000 businesses. Residents and visitors enjoy more than 11 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment options along with 220+ miles of trails, 150 parks, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Waterway, the George Mitchell Nature Preserve and much more. The Woodlands is home to more than 2,200 hotel rooms in 14 properties. Learn more at www.visitthewoodlands.com and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Source: The Woodlands Township