Arkansas wins 2018 SEC Women's Golf Championship
Individual Title: Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina
Greystone Golf & Country Club, Legacy Course (Par 72) - Hoover, Ala.
April 18-22, 2018
This marks the sixth consecutive year for the Southeastern Conference Championship to be contested at the Greystone Golf and Country Club just outside of Birmingham, Alabama.
The 2018 event marked the first in which the championship will extend to five days, with Match Play on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.
The SEC Women's Golf Championship has been held since 1981, with Georgia claiming the most titles with 11. Auburn and Florida have captured nine championships.About the Legacy Course
As its name implies, The Legacy Course builds on its revered predecessor's strengths, heightening the challenge to players. Carved naturally from a visually dramatic landscape of placid lakes, meandering streams and the undulation of Alabama's Appalachian foothills, The Legacy requires unwavering physical and mental acumen. Designed by world-famous Architect, Rees Jones, each hole is an inviting yet demanding contest, allowing the player to visualize the shot. The Zoysia fairways and Bent Grass Greens found at Legacy provide members with surfaces that are both challenging and rewarding. The par-4 ninth hole will instill a healthy respect in even the most stalwart competitors. The green beckons a full 450 yards from the tournament tee, with the lure of several bunkers and a winding stream distracting one's attention. Surmounting these challenges may be achieved with accurate drives. but arriving at the green presents a final skills test. The slope and contour of the putting surface require absolute finesse. Another worthy challenge is the par-5 eighteenth hole. Reminiscent of the esteemed sixth hole at Congressional Country Club -¬ also a Rees Jones project -- this 540-yard nemesis takes the player through the saddle of a ridge and downhill to an enticing green protected by a lake. The finishing hole provides a real risk-reward test for those who brazenly attempt to reach the green in two shots. Designed to accommodate both member and PGA tournament play, The Legacy is destined to become a heavyweight among championship courses. Like its predecessor, the Legacy also provides a full complement of practice facilities.
The quaint Legacy Clubhouse opened in September 2001 and has been serving the dining needs of our members ever since. The small "cottage style" clubhouse contains The Falls, Legacy Lounge, Men's Grill, and Conference Room.