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September 13, 2006

Golden Horseshoe hosts Ping Preview October 2

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will host the 2006 Golfweek/PING Preview golf tournament October 2 – 4, with 18 holes played each day following a practice round October 1. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The Golfweek/PING Preview is held each fall at the site of the following spring’s NCAA Division I Championship. This year marks the 18th annual playing of the tournament, and the field is led by Okalahoma State University, the 2006 NCAA Division I Championship winner.

Joining Oklahoma State in the Golfweek/PING Preview are the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech University, UCLA, Texas A&M University, Arizona State University, Clemson University, Brigham Young University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Wake Forest University, University of Minnesota, University of Kentucky, University of Washington, and host team Virginia Commonwealth University.

“It’s exciting for us to showcase the Golden Horseshoe to such a talented field of young golfers,” said Glen Byrnes, director of golf for the Golden Horseshoe. “This will be a great opportunity for the players to experience the challenges of the Robert Trent Jones Sr. course in advance of the championship.”

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. The Golden Horseshoe has been named to GOLF magazine’s Top 100 courses you can play, the Zagat listing of America’s Top Courses, and Condé Nast Traveler’s reader’s poll of top 100 golf resorts in the world. The NCAA Division I men’s championship will be played on the Gold Course May 30 – June 2, 2007.

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. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates more than 1,000 guest rooms, ten restaurants and 55,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns and The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 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.ColonialWilliamsburg.com or www.goldenhorseshoegolf.com.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280



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