Therese Hession retired in January 2022 after nearly 30 years as head coach and Director of Golf at The Ohio State University. To honor Therese for her many accomplishments and her tremendous contributions to women’s collegiate golf, our sponsor, the Northrop Grumman Corporation, renamed the tournament, The Therese Hession Regional Challenge presented by Northrop Grumman.
2024 Tournament Schedule
16 Teams: 5 players competing
Low 4 scores count each day
The golf course was designed in 1924 by the renowned team of George C. Thomas and William P. “Billy” Bell who also designed Riviera CC, Bel Air CC, Los Angeles CC North and the course at Ojai Valley Inn. Fairways and rough are Kikuyu grass. Greens, firm and fast, are composed of bent and poa annua grasses.
The course is a classic example of Thomas and Bell designs of the 1920’s with extensive use of natural hazards. The premium is on accuracy rather than length. While not long in length at 6480 yards, they used the natural terrain, barrancas, creeks, and hills while taking into account our prevailing westerly ocean breezes. The small greens, extensive bunkering, narrow fairways with strategically designed landing areas make the course a challenge for golfers of all levels. Members take pride in preserving the original design and routing of this masterpiece.