Fifth Annual Kia Classic Returns To Park Hyatt Aviara Resort At Aviara Golf Club

Haeji Kang
Photo Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Haeji Kang of South Korea tees off during Round Three the LPGA 2013 Kia Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.

  • Kia Classic tickets can be purchased at
  • Volunteer positions are open for registration

Carlsbad, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2013) – The fifth annual Kia Classic LPGA tournament returns to its home of the Aviara Golf Club situated at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California from March 24-30, 2014. The Kia Classic features a full 144-player field competing for a $1.7 million purse. Tournament week will feature a qualifier, practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, a Wednesday pro-am and four competitive rounds from Thursday through Sunday. Golf enthusiasts can purchase tickets at, as well as seek volunteer opportunities during the event.

“The fifth annual Kia Classic marks an important milestone as sports marketing initiatives and involvement with the LPGA have created a connection between Kia and golf fans around the U.S.,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. “We are pleased to align with the spirit of the game and showcase our commitment to quality, excellence, and dynamic performance on the course as title sponsor of the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club.”

“We’re looking forward to returning the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort for the 2014 Kia Classic as last year was a tremendous tournament and returning to Aviara will be very comfortable for our fans and players,” said Tournament Director Dennis Baggett. “Huge crowds watched the best women professional golfers in the world and we’re expecting an even larger turnout this year. San Diego knows and appreciates the highest level of women’s golf and Carlsbad has been a tremendous supporter of golf events for many, many years.”

Advance prices for daily grounds passes are $10 for Wednesday’s pro-am day and $15 per day for competition rounds. Weekly grounds passes are $40. Children 17 and under will receive free admission to the Kia Classic when accompanied by a paid adult. Active military members and their families will be admitted at no charge with a valid military ID. Information on corporate hospitality packages, pro-am opportunities and advertising opportunities is available at

Aviara Golf Club, which was named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, and the No.1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Aviara features a memorable par-72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards and is uniquely sculpted through rolling hillsides, native wildflowers and plenty of bunker and water challenges. Complemented by the Taylormade Performance Lab and Kip Puterbaugh’s Golf Academy, Aviara is also a part of the AAA Five Diamond-rated Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, which features 327 guest rooms, four on-site restaurants, full-services sp, tennis courts, fitness facility and more.

Kia Classic fans can also follow the tournament through social media. The Kia Classic’s Facebook page (search “Kia Classic”) and Twitter feed (@LPGAKiaClassic) will allow fans to keep up on pre-tournament and tournament-week news, view exclusive photos and enter various contests for the chance to win Kia Classic tickets and other prizes.

Topics: Press Release, Kia Classic

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