June 19, 2012
Golden Horseshoe Holds Invitational and Jones Cup Tournaments in July
Two popular golf tournaments return to Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in July. The Golden Horseshoe Invitational is a two-person, 36-hole, four-ball stroke play tournament with a separate senior division. Limited to a field of 50 teams, the invitational has a 9 a.m. shotgun start and takes place July 7 and 8 on the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course. Cost is $460 per team and includes Friday Gold Clubhouse reception, practice rounds, golf carts for tournament rounds, tee gifts, prizes, a putting contest and lunch both days.
Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 29. The Golden Horseshoe Invitational is one of the tournaments the Virginia State Golf Association uses to determine the VSGA annual player rankings.
On July 14 and 15, Colonial Williamsburg honors the architects of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Courses with the Jones Cup Father and Son Tournament. Named in honor of the legendary golf course architects who designed the Colonial Williamsburg courses – Robert Trent Jones Sr. and son Rees Jones – the Jones Cup is the Golden Horseshoe’s oldest annual competition. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, July 9.
To be eligible for the 36-hole twosome Jones Cup tournament, teams must be made up of father and son, stepfather and stepson, father-in-law and son-in-law or grandfather and grandson. Each player must have a USGA handicap index or verification in writing from his home club. Entry fee is $480 per team, which includes a welcome packet, golf carts for tournament rounds; one practice round (available July 9–13, cart fee extra); use of practice facility prior to each round; and a Saturday cookout and putting tournament following the first round.
A 9 a.m. shotgun start will begin play both days. Saturday’s first round is best ball format on the Green Course, designed by Rees Jones, with Sunday’s modified alternate shot format round on the Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
The Golden Horseshoe Gold Clubhouse is located at 401 S. England St. in Williamsburg. The Green Course is located at 651 S. England St. about one mile from the Gold. For information, call (757) 220-7696. Special room rates are available at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites for both tournaments. Rates start at $119 per room, per night, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-447-8679.
Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit center for history, citizenship and democracy, encouraging audiences at home and around the world to learn from the past. Colonial Williamsburg operates a resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms in five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn – celebrating 75 years of hospitality in 2012 – four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, eight tennis courts, 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. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
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.