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October 24, 2008

CW's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers three November golf tournaments

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club invites golfers to enjoy three exciting tournament opportunities this November. The month’s event schedule features the 16th Annual Couples Golf Tournament, the 2nd Annual Golden Horseshoe Gobbler and the 2008 Fall Military Invitational. The Golden Horseshoe is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

The following tournaments will be offered at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club:

  • 16th Annual Couples Golf Tournament. Nov. 3-4. The tournament is 36 holes of stroke play on both the Gold Course and Green Course. The first round is four-ball (two-person, best ball), with the team’s gross and net scores used; the second round is “captain’s choice,” with gross and net scores used. Teams will be flighted by total handicap. Handicaps will be verified with players’ home courses prior to the tournament. The entry fee of $470 per couple includes practice rounds on both courses, two tournament rounds, golf carts for tournament rounds, tee gifts, prizes, welcome reception, tournament banquet and closing reception. Entry deadline is Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
  • 2nd Annual Golden Horseshoe Gobbler. Wednesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Hosted by the Gold Course, the format will be captain’s choice consisting of four-person teams. Team prizes will be awarded along with the winners of the closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive competitions. The entry fee for each person is $85 and includes greens fee, golf cart fee, range balls, personalized cart signs and scorecards, special name engraved bag tag, boxed lunch, post-tournament snacks and beer. To sign up your team for the Gobbler, contact Chad Bradley at 757-220-7464 or via e-mail at cbradley1@cwf.org.
  • 2008 Fall Military Invitational. Nov. 15-16. The tournament consists of 36 holes on the Green Course. Saturday’s format is four-ball (two-person, best-ball), while Sunday’s is captain’s choice. Handicaps will be used to determine Saturday’s pairings. Flights will be determined by Saturday’s score. Teams are composed of two amateur golfers as defined by the USGA Rules of Golf. One player must be an active duty, retired or reserve military or National Guard member. The other player may be either civilian or military. There will be a regular and a senior Division. To qualify for the senior division, both players must be 55 years of age or older. The entry fee of $230 per team includes a practice round on the Green Course on Friday, Nov. 14, prizes and scoring receptions. Entry deadline is Nov. 10.

    Special room rates are available at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, an official hotel of Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection. Rates start at $109 per room, per night, excluding tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 1-800-447-8679 and ask for the tournament competitor’s package, or visit www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/golf.

    The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is a championship venue widely acclaimed for its two dynamic golf designs: the Gold Course, originally designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Sr. and renovated by his son Rees Jones (6,817-yards from the championship tees), and the Green Course, a Rees Jones layout (7,120-yards from the tips). GOLF magazine, in its September 2006 issue, ranked the Gold Course No. 48 on its “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” for 2006-2007.

    In 2007 the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship on the Gold Course, where Stanford University won the team title and Jamie Lovemark of the University of Southern California was individual champion. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club also has hosted such prestigious events as the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, 2002 Virginia State Senior Amateur, 2001 NCAA Division I Men’s Regional and 1998 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com or www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/golf.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7121



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