ANA Inspiration at The Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage
All Nippon Airways (ANA), is the largest airline in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes with a fleet of 247 aircraft. ANA offers trans-Pacific connections between Asia through the gateway of Japan and 10 North American destinations namely; New York, Washington D.C, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Houston, Vancouver, and Honolulu making it the perfect partner for fans to visit LPGA tour stops.
ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2016 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
ANA is the “Official Airline of the LPGA.” In a landmark sponsorship for the airline, ANA will also serve as title sponsor of LPGA’s ANA Inspiration, the first major tournament of the season. The ANA Inspiration will be held April 1st – April 7th, 2017, and will continue to be played at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, home of the event since 1972.
Desmond Muirhead designed the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in 1970. It has the distinct honor of being rated the No. 1 course in the Coachella Valley for many years and has hosted a Major Championship for more than 40 years. The 18th is a 646-yard par 5 with an island green, and always plays a significant role in determining each year’s champion. In 2009, Brittany Lincicome’s eagle on the 72nd hole marked the only time in history one of golf’s Majors–male or female–was won on the final hole with an eagle.
Full details to this event can be found at: https://www.anainspiration.com/