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September 15, 2010

Golf Press Recognizes Golden Horseshoe Golf Courses

The September issue of Golf magazine has named Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Gold Course to its biannual list of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Gold Course is one of only three courses in Virginia to make the list of 100 best public access courses in the country.

Golf magazine also recognizes The Best Courses Near You, a state-by-state listing of the best public access courses. Both the Golden Horseshoe Gold and the Green Course made the 2010 list of 15 Virginia courses named by the publication. The Green Course was designed by Rees Jones.

The Golden Horseshoe was certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary earlier this year by Audubon International. The designation recognizes a commitment to environmental stewardship in planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

In addition, Golfweek magazine recognized the Golden Horseshoe on its 2010 list of 100 Best Resort Courses.

The Golden Horseshoe Gold Clubhouse is located south of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area at 401 S. England St. in Williamsburg. The Green Course is located at 520 S. England St. about one mile from the Gold. For information, call (757) 220-7696 or visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration 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 colonialwilliamsburg.com. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280



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