When describing golf courses, the word “championship” often surfaces. Although this term can be somewhat ambiguous, at Longbow Golf Club it fits. Literally. After a complete renovation in 2003, the Northeast Mesa club’s ownership began embracing competitive golf in its many shapes and sizes.
Longbow Golf Club’s roots with championship junior golf began in 2004 by hosting the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Heather Farr Classic. It has featured over 4,000 junior golf elite and attracted some of the best talent on the planet. This year’s AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic will be held April 13 to April 16.
In collegiate golf tournaments and championships, the University of Notre Dame Women’s Golf Team has hosted the VisitMesa Clover Cup, a 54-hole NCAA Division I Invitational at Longbow Golf Club since 2012. The 2017 Clover Cup will be contested March 17 to March 19 at Longbow Golf Club.
Longbow Golf Club is also home to professional tournament golf. The LPGA Symetra Tour Gateway Classic returns to Mesa with an exciting history that is sure to draw a strong field. In 2015, 16-year-old Hannah O’Sullivan beat the entire field of 119 LPGA professionals. O’Sullivan played in the event, her first on the Symetra Tour, with a sponsor exemption given by Longbow Golf Club. She is the youngest in history to win a Symetra Tour event, and the third youngest in history to win an LPGA professional tour event. This year’s event is scheduled for March 28 to April 1.
“Longbow is proud to have hosted the LPGA Symetra Tour’s season premier for three years in a row,” says Bob McNichols, general manager of Longbow Golf Club. “What better result than to have our local amateur, Hannah O’Sullivan, as the 2015 champion. We are excited for the return engagement by the LPGA Symetra Tour Gateway Classic.”
Described by many as “The Essence of Arizona Golf,” book your next tee time at this Ken Kavanaugh-designed masterpiece by logging on to longbowgolf.com.
Longbow Golf Club, 5601 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa, 480.807.5400, longbowgolf.com.