The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada will be played at FireRock Golf Club, just outside London, Ont., July 29-31.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the PGA Women ‘s Championship of Canada presented by Nike Golf here at FireRock Golf Club,” said director of golf Duane Swinkles.
“This is a highly prestigious national championship and we are honoured to be part of it,” he said.
Opened in 2004, FireRock was designed by Canadian Thomas McBroom.
“FireRock is explosive by nature and stunning by design,” said McBroom.
“It had a really fascinating feel to it for us to explore. It presented a unique situation for us to build on and around the sand and gravel features,” added McBroom.
The course is framed by natural grasses and trees and ragged handmade bunkers. The routing flows over pastureland, across environmentally significant Savannah grasses and the Oxbow River valley.
“FireRock’s layout will present a challenge with the old gravel spoils that appear on 10 holes, a prevailing breeze as well as undulating and elevated greens, making club selection a real test,” said Swinkels.
The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada was first played in 1987 and past champions include Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp and defending champ Jessica Shepley.
“There’s no doubt the week will showcase a number of the best women golfers from across Canada, the United States and the rest of the world,” said PGA of Canada president Gregg Schubert.