Entering its ninth year, the 2018 Kia Classic returns to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad from March 19 and 25. The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for a $1.8 million purse. Notable players this year include Mirim Lee, Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson. The 2017 Classic winner was Mirim Lee from Korea who took home a $270,000 winner’s check and a new Kia Cadenza automobile.
Aviara Golf Course offers a Par-72 coastal layout. Tournament week consists of a qualifier and practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday.The tournament is Pro-Am with four competitive rounds of play from Thursday through Sunday, in addition to a number of special events.On Thursday, the tournament celebrates Women’s Leadership Day and Friday is Military Appreciation Day. Saturday is Family Day, where families can enjoy a coloring contest, special autograph sessions and the junior clinic with LPGA players, held at 3pm on the driving range.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located at 7447 Batiquitos Drive,Carlsbad. For more information visit www.kiaclassic.com.