RANCHO MIRAGE - Mission Hills Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, is proud to welcome, for the 42nd consecutive year, the LPGA to the club April 1-7, 2013, as the club serves as the site of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA’s first major of the year. Mission Hills has served as the venue for the tournament since it was founded in 1972 by Dinah Shore.
The Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the longest and most celebrated events in golf, welcomes more than 100 of the top women golfers in the world as they vie for a place in LPGA history, the white robe and the legendary leap into Poppie's Pond.
ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, and its more than 90 golf and country clubs are committed to growing the game of golf among women and juniors and take great pride in being a part of one of the most important LPGA tournaments of the year. The clubs support and grow the game among women and juniors throughout the year with a variety of activities, events, and initiatives, including:
- Supporting the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) – ClubCorp clubs around the country are hosting seven AJGA tournaments in 2013 including the Exide Technology Junior Open at Country Club of the South, which was named the AJGA “Tournament of the Year” in 2012
- Naming Cathy Harbin as Vice President of Golf Revenue to assist in initiatives to grow the game of golf
- Certifying all ClubCorp golf properties for Get Golf Ready, a national program to teach entry-level golf
- Supporting The First Tee – a non-profit youth development organization that promotes character-building among young people through the game of golf
About Mission Hills Country Club
One of the most prestigious clubs in Coachella Valley, Mission Hills Country Club offers three championship golf courses, including the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, home of the Kraft Nabisco Tournament and currently rated the No. 1 Private Course in the Coachella Valley. Amenities at Mission Hills also include four unique and recently renovated two and three-bedroom Casitas (villas), which surround a heated swimming pool, an oversized spa and garden barbecue area; an award-winning Tennis Club, a 17,000-square-foot Spa and Sports Center; award-winning croquet courts, a pool complex including a junior Olympic-sized pool and children's pool; and two championship bocce courts. The club also offers both formal and informal dining.
Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.