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October 16, 2007

Gobble up a different kind of birdie the week before Thanksgiving

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club invites golfers to enjoy the Tidewater area’s mid-November color and coolness and have some fun in the first annual “Golden Horseshoe Gobbler” Wednesday, Nov. 14, on the renowned Robert Trent Jones Sr. Gold Course.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start for the four-person “captain’s choice” teams. Prizes will be awarded in closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive competitions, and team prizes also will be awarded. Prizes will include Golden Horseshoe Golf Club gift certificates, Callaway golf balls, pro shop gift certificates and more. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes green fee, golf cart fee, range balls, personalized cart sign and scorecards, engraved personalized Golden Horseshoe bag tag, boxed lunch and post-tournament snacks and beer.

To sign up your team for the fun, contact Chad Bradley at 757-220-7464, or by e-mail at

Opened in 1963, the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course combines panoramic views with intriguing and often-difficult shot demands; or as designer Jones called it “a natural arboretum upon which a great golf course has been built. The overall result is perfection!” At 6,817 yards from the back tees, the Gold Course is an enduring example of traditional golf course architecture – walkable and free of surrounding real estate development.

The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg, which includes the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, provides guests a choice of more than 1,000 guest rooms among five distinctive hotel properties surrounding Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned Historic Area. The Resort Collection is owned by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the private, not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg resort services and products supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

More information about Colonial Williamsburg is available online at or or by calling toll-free 1-800-HISTORY (447-8679). Williamsburg, Va., is located within an hour’s drive of Richmond or Norfolk, 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., just off Interstate 64.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280