Ak-Chin Southern Golf Club, located in Maricopa Ariz. and ranked among the five best courses in the state by Golf Magazine and Golfweek, is pleased to announce that it will serve as the host site of the PING Southwest PGA Section Championship from 2016 through 2020. Previously played at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev., the highly contested event features a 54-hole individual stroke play tournament with the winner earning a spot to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

“We are pleased to continue the tradition of hosting world-class events here at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club,” stated Brady Wilson, general manager, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. “We are appreciative of the support and commitment of the Ak-Chin Community that helps make our facility one of the greatest championship golf venues in the state of Arizona.”

miniDunes at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club“We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club to host our PING Southwest PGA Section Championship over the next five years,” said Michael Miller, executive director for the Southwest Section PGA.  “To have the chance to conduct our premier member-championship at a facility the caliber of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes for an extended period of time, fits well with our long-range objectives for the event and is a commitment our members can be very proud of.”

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club continues to uphold its reputation as a premier competitive tournament host and is fresh off the heels of a major renovation and enhancement project. In the span of just eight weeks, the club hosted five highly competitive tournaments that put championship amateur and professional golf on display. This Troon Golf-managed facility kicked of this season of tournament golf playing host to the state’s top amateurs hosting the Arizona Amateur Championships in August 2015. Then in September, the club hosted the section’s top club professionals during the Southwest Section PNC. At the end of the September, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes hosted a number of local professionals as the host of a Gateway Tour event. That event was immediately followed by the Wyoming Men’s Southern Dunes Invitational in early October. This flurry of competitive events cumulated with Ak-Chin Southern Dunes recently playing host to a number of notable professionals with tour aspirations during the Web.com Tour 1st Stage Qualifying School.

For more information on any of the programs above or Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, visit www.golfsoutherndunes.com or call 520.426.6827.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community, which owns the nearby Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino and the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, has brought together championship-style golf and world-class gaming and entertainment. Gaming and golf packages are now available through Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, creating a truly exciting and multi-faceted destination, pleasing to a wide range of visitors. The course sits on 320 acres of land that was once a part of the Ak-Chin's original May 1912 reservation before it was removed by Presidential Executive Order in late 1912. Nearly 100 years later in 2010, the Community recovered its sacred land when they purchased Ak-Chin Southern Dunes after it was originally developed as a private club. The course currently boasts several coveted accolades that include Golfweek’s list of the “Top 100 Resort Courses,” “Best Courses You Can Play,” and “Top Casino Courses,” as well as Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.”

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club is managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with now more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 37 states and 29 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

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