The LPGA Tour will return to the nation’s capital for the fourth time when the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is played at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in August of that year, to coincide with Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebration.
“Bringing the CP Women’s Open to Ottawa to celebrate Canada 150 is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the role CP played in the building of the country,” said CP chief executive officer E. Hunter Harrison.
“In addition to bringing the world’s best golfers to Ottawa, CP looks forward to a number of other events in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s past and bright future, while giving back to the community,” he said.
Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP will once again be making a significant charitable donation to the host community. In the first two years of CP’s title sponsorship of the event, more than $2 million has been raised in support of children’s heart health.
The 2017 edition will mark the championship’s fourth visit to the nation’s capital and third to Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, which previously hosted in 1994 and 2008.
“We could not be more excited for the return of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to Ottawa and the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in 2017,” said tournament director Brent McLaughlin.
“We are proud to add to the nation’s celebration as Canada turns 150. With an outstanding atmosphere and a passionate golfing community, we are confident Ottawa will be the perfect backdrop for the 45th playing of Canada’s national women’s open championship,” he said.
Ottawa Hunt president Allan Bulloch recalls how the city embraced the tournament in 2008 and anticipates a repeat in 2017.
“This will also be an opportunity for us to show the world class competitors our magnificently redesigned course,” said Bulloch.
The 18-hole championship course that will be played in 2017 was originally designed by Willie Park, and in 2013–2014 underwent a redesign by Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Calgary will host the 2016 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.