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March 17, 2008

CW's Golden Horshoe unveils summer junior golf programs

Reaffirming its commitment to growing the game of golf, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers junior golf programs for children of all ages, starting in late June through early August. The Golden Horseshoe is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection of five hotel properties located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

Available to guests of the resort, children of members or local residents (as specified) the junior golf experiences include:

  • Junior Golf Day Camp will be offered for a four-day session in July for children ages six to 15. Instruction covers putting and short game, swing fundamentals and on-course management, with before-and-after video analysis. At the end of the camp, participants play the Golden Horseshoe’s Green Course or Spotswood, accompanied by the resort’s PGA professionals. Cost for the camp is $299, including daily refreshments and a golf gift.
  • A Junior Golf Program will be offered each Monday afternoon for seven weeks, starting in late June through early August, with instruction for children ages six to 15. The cost is $99 per junior golfer for the seven-week series. PGA staff professionals will cover rules and etiquette of golf, swing fundamentals, use of woods, long and short irons and basics of the short game.
  • Families on Fairways (offered Monday through Thursday anytime, and Friday through Sunday after 11 a.m.) allows kids 17 and under, staying at an official Colonial Williamsburg resort property, to play free with a paying adult on the Green Course. Children may also play on the Spotswood Course any day, any time with a paying adult player.
  • Family Golf Clinics, lasting one-half hour, are conducted each Tuesday and Saturday afternoon for children and adults staying in the resort’s hotels.
  • Jones Cup is an annual father/son competition named for the famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his equally renowned son, Rees Jones. To be eligible for to play in this event, teams must be father and son, stepfather and stepson, father-in-law and son-in-law or grandfather and grandson.
  • “Take Your Daughter to the Golf Course Week” is a national golf industry initiative. From July 7 to 13, 2008 special rates and tee times will be offered to girls and women playing at the Golden Horseshoe.

    Junior golf rates are offered throughout the year for tee times not included in any of the aforementioned special offers. U.S. Kids Golf rental clubs are available. For further information, enrollment or pricing for any of these programs, call the golf reservations office at (757) 220-7696.

    The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club ( offers a pair of 18-hole gems: 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). GOLF Magazine, in its September 2006 issue, ranked the Gold Course No. 48 on its “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” for 2006-07.

    The popular, executive-length Spotswood Course, named for colonial Governor Alexander Spotswood, offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Spotswood provides a couple of hours of afternoon delight with nine beautiful and challenging holes for junior golfers, beginners and experienced golfers alike. Called the “best short nine-hole course in the country” by GOLF Magazine, the par-31 Spotswood Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and measures 1,865 yards with one 480-yard par 5, par 4s of 285 and 305 yards, and six par-3 holes that vary from 90 to 215 yards.

    Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection, 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.

    For more information about Colonial Williamsburg is available online at 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

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