Kooyonga to host 2018 Women’s Australian Open

As the Crows sit perched atop the AFLW ladder, women’s sport in Adelaide received another shot in the arm this week with the announcement it will remain as ‘host state’ for next year’s Women’s Australian Open.

Only this time Kooyonga Golf Club will host the tournament, showcasing some of the world’s best talent from the women’s LGPA tour.

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The occasion will mark the first time the famous Lockley’s course has held the event, after playing host to five national men’s championships.

Tournament director Trevor Herden is excited by the news and thinks Kooyonga will be a great destination for the tournament.

“We’ve had rave reviews from the LPGA Tour field in the past two years in Adelaide for not only the courses, but for the city being a great host and destination,” Herden said.

“We’re confident Kooyonga will live up the high expectations that have been set for the players – and also as a venue that will look superb to the millions of people watching on television around the world.”

Kooyonga is a classic course, known for its immaculate condition.

Five-time Open champion Peter Thomson once described it as needing to be “played with the head as much as the hands.”