Golf News for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Travel

Virginia's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club welcomes children free

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club has long prided itself on being among the most family friendly golf facilities in the country, and to commemorate the Gold Course's 50th anniversary the history-rich destination is introducing a Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free offer.

Just as Golden Horseshoe Golf Club has helped bring families together on the golf course, Colonial Williamsburg engages children of all ages in the stories of America's past. Each day - from sun-up until after dark - family programs are available that allow younger guests to step back into the past and be swept up in the daily life of a bustling 18th-century city.

Available June 14 - August 29, 2013, the Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free offer includes:

• Minimum three nights' stay in one of two Colonial Williamsburg hotels (starting from $78/adult/night at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites; starting from $90/adult/night at the Williamsburg Lodge
• Length-of-stay admission to Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area
• Up to four children (12 and under) accompanied by a paying adult receive free breakfast and dinner daily and can play golf and tennis for free, visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, experience the Revolutionary City and play the interactive text-message-based spy game RevQuest: The Black Chambers.

The award-winning Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., opened in 1963 and plays to 6,817 yards from the championship tees. The layout's four heralded par-3 holes - the 3rd, 7th, 12th and 16th - prompted one golf scribe to write, "If there is a stronger set of par-3s than those on the Gold Course, it's not on this planet."

Additional golf experiences include Golden Horseshoe's Green Course, designed by Rees Jones, and the nine-hole Spotswood, perfect for family golf outings. Playing to 1,865-yards, the par-31 course includes one 470-yard par 5, two par 4s of 260 and 325 yards, and six par 3s ranging from 90 to 215 yards.

For more information, or to book the Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free offer, call 800-447-8679 or visit colonialwilliamsburg.com.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, "that the future may learn from the past," is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences - both on- and off-site - designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City®, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites. To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the award-winning golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting colonialwilliamsburg.com.

Media Contacts:
Barbara Rust Brown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
(757) 220-7280 or bbrown@cwf.org

Karen Moraghan, Hunter Public Relations
(908) 876-5100 or kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com