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July 21, 2006

Zagat names Golden Horseshoe to listing of America's top golf courses

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Course has been named to the 2006 – 2007 Zagat Survey® listing of America’s Top Golf Courses. The Gold Course garnered the top service rating in Virginia, with voters naming the “very courteous staff” and “grand facilities” in their comments. The Green Course is called a “charmer” that “winds its way through the woods for a challenging yet playable round that requires golfers to think.”

Voters called the Robert Trent Jones Sr. Gold Course “a masterpiece” and “a classic in every sense of the word” with “the best set of par threes this side of the Atlantic,” including No. 16 with its island green.

“We are proud to be recommended by golfers who have played our courses,” said Glen Byrnes, director of golf for the Golden Horseshoe. “There’s nothing quite as rewarding as being recognized by golfers who have enjoyed our courses, facilities and attention to customer service.”

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club includes 45 holes on the first side-by-side father-son courses designed by golf course architects Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones and will host the men’s 2007 NCAA Division I championship tournament in the spring of 2007. The three golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club are public courses, but club membership offers preferred rates for cart rentals, guest fees and weekend tee times; discounts in the pro shop, club storage, unlimited play, and social and competitive events.

Zagat is the world’s leading provider of consumer survey-based dining, travel and leisure information, with more than 250,000 voters participating worldwide.

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