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November 2, 2010

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 fourth annual “Golden Horseshoe Gobbler” Thursday, Nov. 18, on the renowned Robert Trent Jones Sr. Gold Course.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start for the four-person “shamble” teams. In this alternate scramble format, each player tees off from every hole. The team selects the best tee shot, and all four players proceed to that position, from which each player plays his own ball throughout the remainder of the hole. Teams are scored on the two lowest gross and net scores on every hole. The tournament is flighted into a gross and a net division.

Entry fee is $85 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. Prizes will include Golden Horseshoe Golf Club gift certificates, Callaway golf balls, pro shop gift certificates and more.

To sign up your team for the fun, contact Justin Bryant 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 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 Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7120