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October 23, 2012

Two Popular Golf Tournaments Return to Golden Horseshoe in November

Autumn is the perfect time for golf in Virginia, and Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe invites golfers to enjoy two annual favorites this November. The 20th annual Couples Tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5 – 6, and the fall Military Invitational Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 – 11.

  • 20th Annual Couples Golf Tournament, Nov. 5 – 6. The tournament is 36 holes of play on both the Gold and Green courses. 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, gross and net scores used. Competitors will be flighted on the basis of each team’s total handicap, and handicaps will be verified with home courses prior to tournament. Entry fee of $510 per couple includes practice rounds on both courses; two tournament rounds, golf carts for tournament rounds, tee gifts, prizes, Sunday’s cocktail reception, Monday’s tournament banquet and Tuesday’s boxed lunches and closing reception. For more information and application, call 757- 220-7696. Entry deadline is Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

  • 2012 Fall Military Invitational, Nov. 10 – 11. 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 determine Saturday’s pairings, and flights will be determined by Saturday’s scores. Teams are composed of two amateur golfers as defined by 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. Entry fee is $235 per team and includes tournament rounds and carts, one optional practice round (pay cart fees only) and range balls on tournament days. For more information and application, call 757-220-7696. Entry deadline is Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

Special room rates are available at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites, one of Colonial Williamsburg’s official hotels. Rates start at $109 per room, per night, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are available by calling 1-800-447-8679 and requesting the golf tournament rate.

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) celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Gold Course was recently recognized by Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

The Golden Horseshoe Gold Clubhouse is located south of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City 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 or visit

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit center for American history and citizenship, 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

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280