Eugene Country Club and Rich Harvest Farms have been selected to host the men’s and women’s NCAA Championships in 2016 and ’17, respectively.
Ranked annually by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 courses in the country, Eugune (Oregon) CC has hosted an NCAA Championship (most recently in 1978), U.S. Women’s Amateur (2008) and Pacific Coast Amateur (last in 2010).
Rich Harvest Farms, which opened in 1997, played host to the 2009 Solheim Cup and will stage the Palmer Cup in June.
Both Eugene CC and Rich Harvest Farms hosted NCAA men’s regionals last year.
Hosted by the University of Oregon, the 2016 women’s championship will be held May 20-25, followed by the men from May 27-June 1.
Northern Illinois will host NCAAs in 2017, with the women scheduled to play May 19-24 and the men May 26-31.
Both events will be televised by Golf Channel.
Mike Carter, chairman of the Division 1 men’s golf committee, said in a statement, “With this year’s championship being held in Bradenton, Fla., and with the selection of Eugene Country Club and Rich Harvest Farms, we are going to play in a variety of geographical locations over the next three years on nationally recognized courses, which is great for the growth of the championships.”
This year’s NCAAs, which begin May 22 at The Concession Golf Club, feature a new format. Both the men and women will compete in 72 holes of stroke play to determine the individual champion, then cut to the low eight teams for the match-play bracket.
This is the first year that the women will use match play to crown a team champion; the men have had a match-play final since 2009.
Here is the complete upcoming NCAA schedule:
May 7-9: NCAA women’s regionals in Notre Dame, Ind.; St. George, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; and Raleigh, N.C.
May 14-16: NCAA men’s regionals in New Haven, Conn.; Noblesville, Ind.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; San Diego, Calif.; Lubbock, Texas; and Bremerton, Wash.
May 22-27: NCAA Women’s Championship, The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
May 29-June 3: NCAA Men’s Championship, The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
May 5-7: NCAA women’s regionals in Stanford, Calif.; Bryan, Texas; Baton Rouge, La.; and Shoal Creek, Ala.
May 16-18: NCAA men’s regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Tucson, Ariz.; Kohler, Wis.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Stillwater, Okla.; and Nashville, Tenn.
May 20-25: NCAA Women’s Championship, Eugene (Oregon) Country Club
May 27-June 1: NCAA Men’s Championship, Eugene (Oregon) Country Club
May 8-10: NCAA women’s regionals in Albuquerque, N.M.; Greenville, N.C.; Lubbock, Texas; and Columbus, Ohio
May 15-17: NCAA men’s regionals in Baton Rouge, La.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; West Lafayette, Ind.; Stanford, Calif. Austin, Texas; and Auburn, Wash.
May 19-24: NCAA Women’s Championship, Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.
May 26-31: NCAA Men’s Championship, Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.
May 7-9: NCAA women’s regionals in Stanford, Calif.; Austin, Teas; Madison, Wis.; and Tallahassee, Fla.
May 14-16: NCAA men’s regionals in Raleigh, N.C.; Bryan, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Kissimmee, Fla.; Norman, Okla.; and Stockton, Calif.