The 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will bring the world’s best golfers and the global LPGA golf tour to Canberra for the first time, with the support of the ACT Government.
This historic occasion will see the world’s finest players return to Australia in search of world ranking points and the richest Australian women’s golf purse.
A week of exhilarating golf is in store, with the finest players from all over the world travelling to Canberra to compete at the Royal Canberra Golf Club, Yarralumla.
With participants boasting more than 30 major victories between them, this championship event is renowned for showcasing the best female golfers in the world. Australia’s long-time number one Karrie Webb will be playing, as well as local star Catherine Hull.
American rookie Jessica Korda held on in an extraordinary six‑way play‑off at Royal Melbourne to win her first LPGA Tour and the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open title in 2012, adding another chapter to the national championship which has one of the richest histories in Australian and international sport.
Royal Canberra Golf Club, set in the picturesque Westbourne Woods arboretum, has drawn comparisons with some of the most famous tree‑lined courses in the United States. The variety of trees including pines, birch and cedar as well as Australian natives will provide fans with a fantastic championship experience on par with the best in the world. For many of the visiting players this will be a first opportunity to experience kangaroos on a golf course.
Image: Jessica Korda, winner Women's Australian Open 2012. Courtesy of Golf Australia.
Westbourne Woods, Yarralumla ACT, Australia
For more information, contact the organiser visit www.womensaustralianopen.com .