Visit The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township were delighted to show their support for Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and The Chevron Championship at The Chevron Championship media day, held at The Club at Carlton Woods on August 29, 2022. Beginning next year, The Woodlands will be the official site for the majors golf tournament.
“This is exciting news for The Woodlands,” said Visit The Woodlands Chairman of the Board, Bruce Rieser. “The Woodlands is known as a great place for golf, entertainment, conventions and leisure travel and we’re pleased to welcome the elite players of the LPGA Tour to our hometown.”
From left, Al Williams, Chevron Vice President of Corporate Affairs; Nick Wolda, President, Visit The Woodlands; Gordy Bunch, Chairman, The Woodlands Township; Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner; Morgan Pressel, Past Chairman and Golf Talent; Steve Salzman, The Club at Carlton Woodlands General Manager and Chief Operating Officer; and Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership.
While planning The Chevron Championship, the LPGA Tour looked for the best golf course in the Houston area. After 11 courses selected and considered, The Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands was chosen to be the new site for The Chevron Championship in 2023.
The Woodlands Township Chairman of the Board, Gordy Bunch, said: “It’s quite an honor for The Woodlands to be selected to host The Chevron Championship. This event will give our residents and businesses a great opportunity to see the best golfers in the world right here at home.”
Businesses, hotels, economic development organizations, Visit The Woodlands, and The Woodlands Township have already begun preparing to welcome the LPGA and The Chevron Championship athletes in 2023. Steve Salzman, COO of The Club at Carlton Woods, says he is confident that this inaugural majors golf tournament in The Woodlands will exceed expectations of first-year events.
To learn more about The Chevron Championship, set to take place in The Woodlands at The Club at Carlton Woods from April 20-23, 2023, read the full news release here.
About The Woodlands
Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is home to approximately 120,000 residents and 2,000 businesses. Residents and visitors enjoy more than 11 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment options along with 220+ miles of trails, 150 parks, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Waterway, the George Mitchell Nature Preserve and much more. The Woodlands is home to more than 2,200 hotel rooms in 14 properties. Learn more at www.visitthewoodlands.com and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and growing lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
About The Club at Carlton Woods
Recognized as one of the finest clubs in the country by Platinum Clubs of America and Distinguished Clubs of America, The Club at Carlton Woods completely redefined the essence of lifestyle, where camaraderie flourishes and a culture committed to excellence proves that anything is possible! Member-owned since 2015, Carlton Woods continues to invest in its amenities and services, ensuring that its members and their guests have an exceptional experience every time they visit. From two nationally ranked golf courses to spa offerings, fine dining, and unparalleled family events, The Club at Carlton Woods continues to prove itself as the premier country club destination in the Houston area. The Club at Carlton Woods has a world-class course and best-in-class off-course facilities This along with their visionary leadership team combine to make it the perfect new stage for the next chapter of the LPGA’s first Major of the season.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries. Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.