INDIANAPOLIS –Karsten Creek, home of the Oklahoma State golf programs, will serve as one of six regional sites for the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in 2016 it was announced today.
The regional will take place May 16-18 at the par-72, 7,407-yard layout.
The Tom Fazio design most recently hosted the 2014 NCAA Central Regional on the women’s side.
For the men, Karsten Creek has twice hosted the NCAA Championship, holding the event in 2003 and 2011. Additionally, the course served as the home to the Karsten Creek Collegiate in 1996, the NCAA Central Regional in 2001, the Ping/Golfweek Preview in 2002 and 2010 and the NCAA South Central Regional in 2009.
In addition to Stillwater, Ol’ Colony Golf Complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz., Blackwolf Run Meadow Valley Course in Kohler, Wis., Championship Course at UMN in Albuquerque, N.M., and Vanderbilt Legends Club in Nashville were selected as regional sites.
The national championship is set to take place May 27-June 1 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.
In 2018, NCAA regional golf will return to Oklahoma with a regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course in Norman. The competition will be May 14-16 with a practice day on May 13.
Jimmie Austin has been the site of numerous NCAA and USGA events of late, including the 2009 USGA Men’s Public Links Championship, 2010 Big 12 Women’s Championship, 2012 NCAA Men’s Regional, 2013 NCAA Women’s Regional and 2013 U.S. Women’s Public Links Championship. It is in the middle of long-term course improvements including bunker work, drainage and irrigation upgrades, construction of a new state-of-the-art Turf Care Research Facility, minor reworking of holes 9-12 and other facility upgrades.