Colonial Williamsburg Announces Plans for 23rd Annual Couples Golf Tournament

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Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will host the 23rd Annual Golden Horseshoe Couples Tournament on the Gold and Green Courses, November 2-3, 2015.

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Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will host the 23rd Annual Golden Horseshoe Couples Tournament on the Gold and Green Courses, November 2-3, 2015. The tournament is open to teams of two people of any age and handicap.

A favorite with Golden Horseshoe members and guests alike, the event is a congenial golf gathering that always delivers plenty of enjoyment as well as challenges on the links.        

The 36-hole Couples Tournament plays the first round in Captain’s Choice format, gross and net. The second round is four-ball (two person, best ball), gross and net.

Flights are based on the total handicap of each team. All handicaps are verified prior to the tournament.

The entry fee per team is $490, which includes practice rounds on the Gold and Green Courses, two tournament rounds, golf carts for tournament rounds, tee gifts, prizes, Sunday barbecue dinner, Monday tournament banquet, Tuesday boxed lunches, and Tuesday closing reception.

The Couples Tournament entry deadline is October 28 at 5 p.m.

Couples participating in the tournament can take advantage of special room rates at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel. Rates start at $109 per room, per night, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations may be made by calling 855-296-6627 and requesting the 2015 Couples Tournament participant rate.

Colonial Williamsburg has five other unique hotel properties conveniently located within and surrounding Virginia’s restored colonial capital, just minutes from all the tournament action: Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Providence Hall Guesthouses, Colonial Houses-Historic Lodging and Governor’s Inn.

The Golden Horseshoe is set in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary on gently rolling terrain surrounded by Virginia hardwoods and no encroaching residential development. The classic Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. more than 50 years ago, is steps away from the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. The adjacent Green Course, designed by his son Rees Jones 25 years ago, is the first father-son layout in the country. Jones Senior also designed the popular executive-length Spotswood Course.

Revenue from golf play on the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s three public courses supports the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s conservation, preservation, research and education initiatives.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg. Innovative and interactive experiences, such as the street theater Revolutionary City® and the RevQuest: Save the Revolution!TM series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, highlight the relevance of the American Revolution to contemporary life and the importance of an informed, active citizenry. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 400 restored or reconstructed original buildings, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg’s educational programs and preservation initiatives.


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