Red Deer Golf and CC to host 2024 Alberta Women’s Amateur with new format

Alberta Golf (Red Deer) – Red Deer Golf & Country Club will host the 110th playing of the Alberta Women’s Amateur Championship this summer July 2-4. This is the 4th time Red Deer has hosted the Women’s Amateur, the last time was in 2017, won by Sabrine Garrison. The defending champion is Jieming Yang who won at Water Valley last year, a 4 stroke victory over 2023 Canadian Junior Girls and Alberta U19 Champion Eileen Park who plays out of the Red Deer Golf and CC.

Jieming Yang: 2023 Alberta Women’s Amateur Champion 

Eileen Park: 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Champion (Red Deer Golf and CC member)

The Women’s Amateur Trophy has been held by many of the great female golfers in the province including Patricia Arnold, Rae Milligan, Marilyn Daku, Marilyn O’Connor, Jessica Luciuk, Heather Lee, Jackie Twamley, and of course the 17-time champion Betty Stanhope Cole.

This is the 4th time Red Deer has hosted the Women’s Amateur, the last time was in 2017, won by Sabrine Garrison. The origins of Red Deer Golf & Country Club dates back to 1919, with the first course being only 6 holes along the main highway, Calgary-Edmonton trail. The club had its centennial celebration in 2022.

Red Deer Golf and Country Club

Red Deer has played host to a variety of championships for Alberta Golf including the Alberta Open, Men’s Amateur, Men’s Senior, and the Women’s Senior. Red Deer has also hosted national championships and was the famous host of the Eaton Rose Bowl Final.

Alberta Women’s Amateur ChangesIn an effort to strengthen the field, the maximum field size for the Women’s Amateur will be 30 players. Players will either be exempt or must qualify for a spot in the Championship. There will be two one-day events for players to qualify into the championship.

A stand-alone event has been created for the Women’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master Championships, players will not have to qualify for these events. Registration for the qualifiers & the Women’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master Championship will open on April 1st at 9am.

These changes will help heighten the prestige around the Women’s Amateur and will allow players to feel a sense of accomplishment playing in the championship, this will help the event to become a celebration of Women’s High-Performance Golf and will help strengthen the field.

Creating a stand-alone event for the Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master players, together with the Women’s Amateur qualifiers add more playing opportunities for female golfers in the province. Creating the qualifiers supports the high-performance strategy for our younger players, as the pathway mirrors other high-level competitions and teaches players how to play with pressure. The qualifiers are less time-intensive compared to a championship, and a great entry for women to get into competitive golf. This is intended to help grow women’s competitive golf.

Women’s Amateur Eligibility & Exemptions

Exemption Criteria:

The players that meet any of the following criteria are exempt and will be invited to immediately register for the championship.

  • Past Champions of the event from the last 5 years (2019-2023).
  • The 2023 Interprovincial Team.
  • The 2023 Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion
  • The 2023 Women’s Mid-Master Champion
  • The 2023 Women’s Senior Champion
  • Players who made the top 10 + ties from the 2023 Championship.
  • Any players who made the cut at the 2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.

Eligibility Criteria:

The players that meet all of the following criteria are eligible to register for one of the qualifiers and try to qualify for the Championship.

  • Players can be of any age.
  • Players must be a handicap index of 20 or lower.
  • Players must be amateurs at the time of registration and competition.
  • Players must be members of Golf Canada.


New Tournament Opportunities

Qualifiers (June 6th at Edmonton Garrison, June 11th at Canyon Meadows)

  • One day events.
  • Allows players to learn more about competitive golf.
  • Helps align the championship with our high-performance program.
  • Top players qualify for Women’s Amateur.
  • Registration opens on April 1st.

Women’s Amateur Championship (July 2-4 at Red Deer G&CC)

  • 3-day event.
  • Top 30 female players in the province.
  • Exemptions will be sent out allowing exempt players to register.
  • Players qualify through one-day qualifier events.
  • Celebrates high-performance women’s golf.

Women’s Senior Championship (July 23-25 at Pine Hills Golf Club)

  • 3-day event. 
  • Open to players aged 50+, competing for the Senior (50+), Super Senior (60+), Diamond Division (70+) Champions, and 2024 Women’s Senior Interprovincial Team.
  • Registration opens April 1.

Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship (August 6-7 at River Spirit Golf Club)

  • 2-day event.
  • Open to players aged 25+, competing for the Mid-Amateur (25+), Mid-Master Championships (40+), and 2025 Women’s Mid-Amateur Interprovincial Team.
  • Registration opens April 1.

Our 2024 competitive schedule including our host clubs has been finished and can be found using the link below.


Registration for all qualifiers and any events without qualifiers will open on April 1st at 9:00am. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to john@albertagolf.org or taylor@albertagolf.org



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