Golf News for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Tournaments

Virginia's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club hosts Spring Military Invitational tournament

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- They won't be Redcoats with muskets or Colonists in three-cornered hats, but members of the military will do battle at Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club when it hosts its Spring Military Invitational tournament March 15 and 16. The annual 36-hole event will be played on the historic destination's Gold and Green Courses.

Open to the public, the Military Invitational welcomes two-person amateur teams that include at least one active-duty, retired, or reserve military or National Guard member. Advance registration is $295 per team and must be received by March 11, 2014.

Colonial Williamsburg's Williamsburg Inn and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club recently received the prestigious GOLF magazine Premier Resort Gold Medal for 2014-2015, continuing its time honored position among elite golf resorts throughout North America.

The Gold Course, built by master golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1963, celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013. The adjacent Green Course, designed in 1998 by Rees Jones, teams with the Gold as one of the first father-son golf layouts. The nine-hole Spotswood Course rounds out Colonial Williamsburg's historic links offerings.

Revenue from golf play on the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's three public courses supports The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, keeping this vital piece of American history alive and thriving.

For registration forms and more information, please email or call 1-800-648-6653 or (757) 220-7696. For reservations at an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as a 2014 Spring Military Invitational participant.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia's 18th-century capital of Williamsburg, Va., as a 21st-century center for history and citizenship. Innovative and interactive experiences, such as the street theatre Revolutionary City® and the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! 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 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.

Media Contacts:
Barbara Rust Brown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
(757) 220-7280 or

Karen Moraghan, Hunter Public Relations
(908) 876-5100 or