Truly Masters of their Kraft, see the biggest stars on the largest stage in women's golf compete in the 42nd Kraft Nabisco Championship. The icons of the LPGA will battle it out in the first "Major" on the LPGA Tour April 1 – 6 at Mission Hills Country Club in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California, located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley.

This action-packed event will host over 100 of the top women golfers in the world as they vie for a place in LPGA history, the white robe and the legendary leap into Poppie's Pond. The field will include defending champion Sun Young Yoo and other top American and international players including 2012 Player of the Year Stacy Lewis, Yani Tseng, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Michele Wie, Lexi Thompson, Na Yeon Choi, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Ai Miyazato and Jiyai Shin.

Rich in tradition, The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the longest and most celebrated events in golf, and with the men's Masters Tournament in Augusta, has enjoyed the longest continuous run of any Major at a single venue.

What to Bring

Sunscreen, hats, comfortable shoes, and binoculars are "must-haves" at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Small-beach type lawn chairs and golf stools are also permitted.

Coolers, backpacks, large bags, and memorabilia will not be allowed on the premises at any time. Cell phones must be placed on silent. Pagers are not permitted. Cameras are only permitted Monday through Wednesday. Cameras are strictly prohibited Thursday through Sunday.


Grandstands are located on the 1st tee, 9th green, 10th tee, 17th tee, and 18th green with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no reserved seating.

Golf Etiquette

Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball. For your own safety, follow the directions of tournament marshals. Spectators can be removed without warning for:

  • Refusal to obey quiet signs or signals
  • Distracting or embarrassing a player
  • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures toward a player
  • Booing or cheering at inappropriate times
  • Cell phone usage

Check the Weather

Check the weather forecast before you visit the Kraft Nabisco Championship and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons and dressing in layers is usually ideal.

How to Watch

There are two basic ways to watch a golf tournament:

  • Parade Style: Pick a spot and watch the field pass by. It is recommended to arrive early if you plan on getting a good spot on the course.
  • Cross-Country Style: Follow a particular player or group around the course.

Daily Pairings Guide & Map

Pick up a daily pairings guide to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets will be located at admissions. They include that day's pairings and a course map. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course.


Players are more receptive to requests for autographs after they have completed their round, please don't interrupt them before or during their round. A good place to catch them is at our Autograph Tent located behind the 18th green. Most all players will stop and sign autographs after they sign their scorecard. Simply check the pairings guide and see when your favorite player is due to come off the course and get in line!

Food & Drinks

Concessions stands are located throughout the tournament grounds. Check your pairings guide for a map that details the location of concessions stands.

Souvenirs & Merchandise

Visit the merchandise area in the KNC Fan Experience and inside the Mission Hills Pro-shop for official tournament and Mission Hills apparel. Shop for the finest golf fashions and accessories for both men and women.

Handicap Information

We provide handicap-equipped shuttles from the parking lot to the admissions gate. There is no onsite handicap parking. Golf carts are paved, but may be inaccessible due to gallery crowds. There is a special handicap seating section near the 18th green. If you have a question regarding your specific handicap status, please call the tournament office at (760) 324-4546.