The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships will be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois and hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University. The women's championship will be held May 19-24, 2017, followed by the men's championship, May 26-31. Rich Harvest Farms, named one of America's 100 greatest golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine, was the site of NCAA Men's Regionals in 2007 and 2014. In addition, the 2009 Solheim Cup, 2015 Palmer Cup and 2015 WGA Western Amateur were all played at Rich Harvest Farms. Sugar Grove will be only the third Illinois city to host the Division I Golf Championships.
NIU and Rich Harvest Farms are looking for volunteers to assist in putting on the best NCAA Golf Championship possible for the 100s of student-athletes from across the nation that will participate in the men's and women's events. There are more than 2,200 volunteer "shifts" with a variety of duties and experiences available. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be enrolled in high school. Positions available are - Walking Scorers, Standard Bearers, Spotters, Shuttle Drivers, Hospitality and Media/Scoring. No experience is needed for most positions, volunteers will be trained prior to the Championships.
If you are still interested in volunteering for the championship, please contact NIU Director of Facility Operations Matt Facilities Operations Matt Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to gain access to the golf course grounds.
- Single Day Tickets - $10
- All Session Tickets - $30 (per week)
- Complete Tournament Tickets - $50 (both weeks)
- All students under 18 years of age are admitted free to the event
Tickets to the NCAA Experience Hospitality Area which will include food and beverage in a climate controlled facility.
- Single Day NCAA Experience - $55
- All Session NCAA Experience - $275 (per week)
Click on the links above to order tickets now!
A superb masterpiece and natural wonder that provides a unique experience celebrating the ebb and flow of the geography, Rich Harvest Farms is an experience all its own. Wetlands, mature trees and Illinois prairie grasses offer boundaries, definition and charm to the entire property. The lush grounds and course were designed and constructed by Jerry Rich and Greg Martin out of what were once corn and grazing fields. The course plays through wooded hillsides and open fields, making use of the natural streams and wetlands. Maintained natural areas and 100 bunkers add strategic value and visual appeal. Rich Harvest Farms offers some of the country's most challenging and unique golf holes.
Yardage - 7,735
Par - 72
Outdoor Practice Facility
The two outdoor practice areas feature:
- Over 75,000 total square feet of teeing ground
- Two (2) full putting clocks, maintained to course specifications
- Chipping areas with targets
- Practice bunkers
Rich Harvest Farms
Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce
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