Growing Traditions

The LPGA Returns to Lake Merced.


Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for the upcoming LPGA event at Lake Merced Golf Club to be held April 24-29, 2018. We appreciate your willingness to participate in creating a successful tournament for the players and the public audience.

The Official Volunteer website is currently under construction but we will contact you as soon as it's ready to accept your volunteer information. Once that site is up and running, you’ll have a dozen or so different committees to choose from. We look forward to having you enjoy us in bringing this exciting new event to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pat La Rocca, CCM, CCE
General Manager


Lake Merced Golf Club, has a long history of supporting competitive golf at the amateur and professional levels. The club has played host to USGA qualifying tournaments for both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens in recent years and in 2012 was the host venue for the USGA’s Girls’ Junior Championship and the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in 2014, 2015, 2016. We look forward to LPGA's return in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The club has also hosted the California State Amateur, and in 1940 was the venue for a PGA Tour event, the San Francisco Match Play Championship. 

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Congratulations Haru Nomura, the 2016
Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic champion.

Lydia Ko the 2014 and 2015 winner of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.


Lake Merced was proud to have hosted the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

The LPGA Tour, absent from the Bay Area since 2010 returned in 2014, 2015 and 2016, to host the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club. 

The event was sponsored by the Swinging Skirts Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Taiwan.  Swinging Skirts is an organization dedicated to growing the game of golf, and runs junior-level tournaments in Taiwan and Southern California.

The LPGA’s return to the Bay Area has been welcoming news for local golf fans, as well as LPGA players with ties to the area: multiple major winner and World Golf Hall of Fame member Juli Inkster, who grew up in Santa Cruz and now lives in Los Altos; Paula Creamer, a native of Pleasanton now living in Florida; and Christina Kim, who was born and raised in San José, and also lives in Florida.

“The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is a perfect example of how borderless golf has become,” LPGA Commissioner, Mike Whan said. “We are grateful to the Swinging Skirts for their global support of women’s golf and excited to bring the best players in the game back to the Bay Area, which has been a longtime supporter of the LPGA and professional golf."