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July 5, 2010

Juniors Learn Game for a Lifetime at Golden Horseshoe Golf Camp

The Golden Horseshoe Junior Golf Camp offers four days of instruction and practice from July 26–29. Juniors learn from PGA professionals with a combined 100 years of golf instruction experience and receive video analysis and individual attention. Participants learn posture, stance, swing, etiquette and rules of golf. Breakout groups focus on putting, chipping, swinging with irons and woods and video analysis. Thursday is a play day with a nine-hole tournament on the Spotswood Course, followed by an awards presentation.

“Golf is a game that can be enjoyed at any age,” said Glen Byrnes, director of golf at the Golden Horseshoe. “Teaching the game to young people provides them with a healthy activity they can enjoy for a lifetime.”

The camp is for beginner and intermediate players. Cost is $225 for members, $270 for Colonial Williamsburg hotel guests and $299 for day campers. For more information, contact the Golden Horseshoe at 757-220-7696. Juniors also may join the summer junior golf clinics each Monday afternoon through Aug. 2 at a pro-rated cost. For more information or to register, call Jeff Winters at 757-565-8697.

The Gold and Green courses – designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees Jones respectively – offer two sets of forward tees, strategically placed and superbly maintained at an award-winning standard. The executive-length Spotswood Course – a course also designed by Jones Sr. which is short on distance (1,865 yards) but not short on excellence – has been called the best nine-hole short course in the country by Golf Magazine and listed among the Top Short Courses in America by Golf Range magazine. Audubon International has named the Golden Horseshoe a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in recognition of its benefit to local and migratory wildlife and its commitment to the protection of indigenous plants and animals.

The Golden Horseshoe Gold Clubhouse is located at 401 S. England St. in Williamsburg. The Green Course is located at 520 S. England St. about one mile down the road from the Gold. Spotswood players check in at the Gold Course.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge.

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. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

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Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280