For the first time in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association history, the Golf National Championships are heading to Alberta.
Medicine Hat College of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) has been approved to host the 2018 PING CCAA Golf National Championships. The bid was approved today in Abbotsford, BC, at the CCAA annual general meeting.
"We are very excited that, for the first time, CCAA Golf Nationals will take place in Alberta," said Christian Brosseau, CCAA Golf Convenor. "Medicine Hat has proven to be an exceptional host over the last four years, hosting multiple Championships."
Rattlers Varsity Athletics prides itself on being great hosts.
They hosted successful ACAC Golf Provincials in 2012 and 2015. Additionally, Medicine Hat hosted the 2014 CCAA Women's Soccer National Championship and they'll host the 2017 ACAC Men's Basketball Championships.
Desert Blume Golf Club will play host to the 72-hole event from Oct. 15-19, 2018. Desert Blume is a world-class golf course featuring pristine conditions in a beautiful desert setting.
"Desert Blume, with its elevated tee boxes and multi-tiered greens, promises to be an interesting challenge for our golfers," said Brosseau. "Once again, CCAA golfers will be treated to an exceptional experience with great hospitality and a challenging course that is visually pleasing with a desert style layout, shaped by the surrounding ravines."
Desert Blume is eager to host the top collegiate golfers in Canada.
"Our staff and membership have always done an amazing job planning, executing and making sure it is a memorable experience for all the competitors," said Chris Paskin, Director of Golf at Desert Blume Golf Club.
The 2017 PING CCAA Golf National Championships will be hosted by Durham College in Oshawa, ON, Oct. 17-20.