ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference on Monday announced that the Five Farms East Golf Course at Baltimore Country Club will serve as the host site for the 2017 and 2018 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships. The 2017 Big Ten Championships will be held from April 28-30, while the 2018 dates will be announced at a later date.
“We are very excited to bring the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships to Baltimore Country Club in 2017 and 2018,” said Big Ten Associate Commissioner for Sports Administration Wendy Fallen. “It’s a club with a rich history, and we’re confident that our students and coaches will have a great experience.”
The Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships have been played since 1920, with 10 current Big Ten institutions having won at least one conference championship. Illinois claimed its 14th Big Ten title last season, its seventh championship in the past eight years.
“The Baltimore Country Club Board of Governors, Golf Committee and membership are honored to be selected as the 2017 and 2018 host for the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships,” said Baltimore Country Club President Mark Dumler. “We look forward to hosting some of the world’s greatest young championship golfers for the three days of competition on our challenging championship East Course designed by renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast. In partnership with the Big Ten Conference and Baltimore County, the Club is intent upon executing one of the premier amateur golf championships in the country.”
About Baltimore Country Club: Baltimore Country Club was founded in 1898 and is listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 club’s established in the United States and is one of only seven clubs nationwide to operate two campuses. Today the Club is some 3,000 members strong and is widely recognized as one of the top 50 country clubs in the nation and was featured as one of the 100 “Most Prestigious Clubs in the World” by LINKS Magazine. The Club’s A.W. Tillinghast designed Par 70 Five Farms East Course, with back-to-front pitched greens, limited water hazards, and 96 bunkers, has received many honors including making Golfweek’s list of “America’s Top 100 Classic Courses” (pre 1960) numerous times. It is also listed as the best Classic or Modern (post 1960 design) Course in the state of Maryland. Baltimore Country Club has hosted a Men’s U.S. Open, a PGA Championship, a Men’s U.S. Amateur, a U.S. Walker Cup, a U.S. Women’s Open and a Champions Tour Major. For more information, visit www.bcc1898.com.
About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.