The WIAA began its golf tournament program for girls in the fall of 1972. Madison West won the first team championship, finishing ahead of runner-up West Bend East and third-place Brookfield Central.
The first tournament was held at Winagamie, near Appleton. It has been held at various locations - Fond du Lac, Lawsonia, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Lake Arrowhead, Janesville Riverside, University Ridge in Madison, and Cherokee Country Club in Madison in 2012. It returned to University Ridge in 2013 after course renovations were completed. The Tournament Series expanded from one division to two divisions in 2003.
Edgewood leads in number of team championships won with 15. Madison West, which won the first five State titles, and La Crosse Central are next in line with five. Appleton West, Arrowhead and Homestead have won four titles, and Madison Memorial, Middleton and Notre Dame have won three.
Osceola has produced the largest number of medalists with eight. Madison Memorial has had six individual champions, and Appleton West, Edgewood and Racine Case have each produced five individual champions.
Brookfield Central and Homestead have qualified a team for the State meet more than any other program with 27 appearances.Edgewood is next with 22 and then Madison Memorial, Middleton and Arrowhead with 20 appearances.
In 2008, Lindsay Danielson of Osceola became the first golfer to win four individual championships (2005-08). Her sister, Casey Danielson, became the second individual to accomplish the feat from 2009-12. Heather Suhr of Racine Case is the only other golfer to win medalist honors three consecutive years (1996-98).
Two Madison Memorial girls--Chris Regenberg (1976-77) and Sherri Steinhauer (1979-80)--as well as Ellen Mielke of Appleton West (1985-86), Erika Brown of Madison La Follette (1989-90), Carly Werwie of Kenosha Bradford (2004-05), Tory Bauman of Nicolet (2007-08), Emily Joers of Waukesha South/North/West (2009, 11), Jessica Reinecke of Verona (2012-13) and Jo Barancyzk of Bay Port (2018-19) have won medalist honors twice.
Casey Danielson shot the best 36-hole performance in a State Meet with a 138 (69-69) at University Ridge in 2010. There have been seven hole-in-ones recorded in the State Tournament. Holly Stark of Arrowhead and Lauren Anzelone of Racine Park both scored a hole-in-one at the 2001 State Meet. Jami Kessenich of Arrowhead accomplished the feat on hole 17 at University Ridge in 2008. Aimee Tripp of Onalaska did it on hole 8 at University Ridge in 2009, and Mari Pechacek of River Falls had an ace on hole 3 at University Ridge in 2011. Megan Elmes of Madison Memorial accomplished the feat on hole 5 at Cherokee Country Club in 2012, and Mary Hommen of Cambridge did it on hole 8 at University Ridge in 2019.