LPGA Coming To Ivins, UT
This is a huge get for Southern Utah...
Black Desert Resort in Ivins is getting an LPGA event.
The first tournament will be in 2025.
Per the LPGA press release: (full press release here)
With emerald fairways carved amid ancient black lava fields and surrounded by Southern Utah's stunning red rock mountains, this Tom Weiskopf championship 18-hole golf course offers an unparalleled experience and presents an incredible opportunity for LPGA Tour athletes, the best female golfers in the world, to showcase their power and dedication in a new light.
Tom Weiskopf, in collaboration with architect Phil Smith, designed the par-72 course that prioritizes playability, featuring generously wide fairways ranging from 70 to 100 yards. Notably, Weiskopf's signature touch brings strategic elements and risk-reward choices into play with two drivable par 4s—the 5th and 14th holes.
Black Desert Resort Golf Course is characterized by the presence of ancient basalt rock formations seamlessly integrated into the landscape, creating a visually stunning contrast against the lush fairways. Tom Weiskopf's visionary design captures the spirit of the surrounding natural wonders, offering a captivating golfing experience that goes beyond tradition.
“We are thrilled to welcome Black Desert Resort into the LPGA family as a tournament partner and title sponsor,” said Ricki Lasky, LPGA Chief Tour Business and Operations Officer. “This spectacular venue will undoubtedly provide an incredible test to our LPGA Tour athletes. We also greatly appreciate the dedication of the Black Desert Resort team to elevating the stature of the women’s game by making this partnership a key element of their corporate platform as they welcome golf fans to their venue for the first time this week.”
Further details on the tournament partnership will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit www.blackdesertresort.com.
Congratulations Ivins! This is awesome.