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2018 NCAA Men's and Women's Golf Championships
The NCAA Division I Golf Championships return to Karsten Creek and Stillwater May 17-30.
Karsten Creek To Host 2018 NCAA Golf Championships
Karsten Creek Golf Club, home of the Oklahoma State golf programs, will serve as the host site for the 2018 Men's and Women's NCAA Championships as well as the NCAA Men's Regional in 2021 and the NCAA Women's Regional in 2022.
The event will mark the second time the Cowgirl program has hosted NCAA competition after the 2014 Central Regional was contested at Karsten Creek.
"It's an unbelievable honor for Karsten Creek to be selected to host the 2018 NCAA Golf Championships," said Oklahoma State women's golf coach Courtney Jones. "To have the opportunity to welcome the best of college golf will be truly special for the community of Stillwater, which has a rich golf tradition and a passion of supporting the sport."
The Tom Fazio design also hosted the Big 12 Invitational in 2001 and the Big 12 Women's Championship in 2008.
On the men's side, Karsten Creek has hosted the NCAA Championship twice, holding the event in 2003 and 2011.
"We built Karsten Creek to help our players achieve their dreams, prepare them for championships and to host championships ourselves," OSU head coach Alan Bratton said. "We are grateful to the NCAA for trusting us to host such a great event and now it is up to us to put on a good show"
Additionally, the course served as the home to the Karsten Creek Collegiate in 1996, the NCAA Central Regional in 2001, the Ping/Golfweek Preview in 2002 and 2010 and the NCAA South Central Regional in 2009 as well as the NCAA Stillwater Regional in 2016.
The 2018 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships will be hosted May 17-30 at Karsten Creek. Visit NCAA.com/tickets for ticketing information. Those interested in volunteering for the 2018 NCAA Golf Championships can learn more information at the below link:Sign Up to Volunteer
Karsten CreekThe Tom Fazio-designed course has hosted the NCAA Championship twice previously, holding the event in 2003 and 2011. Additionally, the course served as the home to the Karsten Creek Collegiate in 1996, the NCAA Men's Central Regional in 2001, the Ping/Golfweek Preview in 2002 and 2010, the NCAA Men's South Central Regional in 2009 and the 2014 NCAA Women's Central Regional.
Karsten Creek Golf Club will host the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships May 17-30. Karsten Creek has previously hosted the NCAA Men's Golf Championship in 2003 and 2011. 2018 will mark the first time that Karsten Creek has played host to the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.
Karsten Creek was built in 1994 for the Oklahoma State golf teams. It was designed by Tom Fazio and honored as the Best New Public Course for 1994 by Golf Digest Magazine. It stretches over 7,400 yards with SR1020 bent-grass greens and zoysia fairways. All of the holes were carved from the native oak trees surrounding Lake Louise.
In the May 1998 edition of Golf Digest, Karsten Creek Golf Club was awarded its first five-star rating, making the course one of 10 in the nation to be so honored. The rating was not a surprise to those who have followed the course from its opening in May 1994, when the heralded Tom Fazio design received the Best New Public Course in the Nation award. Since that time, the course has gone on to receive numerous accolades. Karsten Creek joined the likes of Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (No. 2). Four of these courses have hosted major championships, and most of the others maintain national prominence. While other courses are located in resort areas or near the coasts, Karsten Creek's surprising beauty is derived from an unsuspecting tract of land that is densely covered with black jack and pin oak trees and contains dramatic elevation changes that are not common to the heartland of America. As the course continues to mature, it steadily climbs all of the top 100 lists across the country and has been ranked as the best college course in the country by Travel & Leisure Golf magazine.
Located in north central Oklahoma, and easy drives from Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Stillwater provides college-town atmosphere with big-city access.
Stillwater is a rapidly growing city of 47,000 and is near the geographic center of the country. The US Census Bureau recently named Stillwater as the fastest growing city in the state of Oklahoma. Often called Oklahoma's premier educational community, Stillwater is the home of some of the region's finest education and training institutions, including Oklahoma State University, Meridian Technology Center, Northern Oklahoma College/OSU Gateway, and one of the nation's top rated public school systems.
The college town atmosphere lends itself to a variety of recreational opportunities. Year-round arts and cultural events appeal to many different audiences and feature music, dance, theater, festivals, lectures and concerts. A youthful community demands the best in fitness centers, spas, parks and recreational opportunities.
And for the outdoor enthusiast, nearby lakes provide a quiet respite at the city's edge, sparkling in 234 days of annual sunshine.