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February 13, 2009

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers three tournaments in March

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club invites golfers to enjoy three tournament opportunities this March. The month’s event schedule features the 2009 Spring Military Invitational, the debut of the March Madness tournament – for those who prefer sports drama on the putting green instead of the hardwood court – and the Future Collegiate World Tour tournament for junior golfers.

The following tournaments are scheduled for March at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club:

  • 2009 Spring Military Invitational. March 7 – 8. The tournament consists of 36 holes on the Green and Gold Course. Saturday’s format is captain’s choice on the Green Course. Sunday is a four-ball (two-person, better-ball) format on the Gold Course. Handicaps will be used to determine Saturday’s pairings. Flights will be determined by Saturday’s score. Teams are composed of two amateur golfers as defined by the 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. There will be a regular and a senior division. To qualify for the senior division, both players must be 55 years of age or older. The entry fee of $295 per team includes a practice round on the Green Course on Friday, March 6, prizes and scoring receptions. Cart fees are required for Friday’s practice round. Entry deadline is March 2.
  • March Golf Tournament. March 15. Golfers who have had their fill of basketball competition can enjoy their own madness in March on the Gold Course. The modified captain’s choice tournament begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start. Entry fee is $69 per player. For reservations and more information, contact Chad Bradley at 757-220-7464 or via e-mail at cbradley1@cwf.org. Entry deadline is March 12.
  • Future Collegians World Tour. March 28 – 29. The FCWT Golden Horseshoe Open is a first-come, first-served tournament open to players aged 19 and under as of March 28, 2009. The tournament consists of 36 holes played on the Gold Course. Contests are divided into boys and girls age groups: boys 11-12, 13-15 and 16-18; and girls 11–14 and 13–18. Round one tee times are from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. March 28, and round two tee times are 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. March 29, with estimated time of completion of the tournament 3:30 p.m. An optional practice round is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 27. For registration cost and information, contact the FCWT at www.fcwtgolf.com or call the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club at 757-220-7696. Deadline for entry is 12:01 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 20.

    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). The Golden Horseshoe is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection and is located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

    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., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com or www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/golf.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280



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