Thornberry Creek at Oneida to Host 2017 LPGA Tour event in 2017
11 Dec, 2015
The Oneida LPGA Classic, located on Thornberry Creek at Oneida in Hobart, WI, will be the first time a sanctioned LPGA or PGA competition is held in the Green Bay metro area.
According to a news story in the Green Bay Press Gazette, the Green Bay Country Club hosted the Great Lakes Classic in the Women's Senior Golf Tour from 2000-2002.
Thornberry Creek, a course owned by Oneida Nation and managed by the Oneida Golf Enterprise Corporation, will play host to the LPGA event in the summer of 2017. The exact date for the competition is expected to be announced next year.
The Oneida LPGA Classic was the only new event announced for 2017. The Oneida Nation has agreed to a three-year deal with the LPGA Tour. The event will feature a full field of 144 players, who will compete for a $2 million purse, tied for the largest domestic non-major purse on the LPGA Tour.
The last time the top professional women were in Wisconsin was July 2012, when the U.S. Women’s Open was played at Blackwolf Run in Kohler.
Thornberry Creek at Oneida is the official golf course of the Green Bay Packers.