GALLOWAY, N.J. -- Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club - A Dolce Resort, a Troon Golf-managed facility and one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast, has unveiled a new-look Bay Course, as the resort celebrates its 100th Anniversary; just in time for the world's best women professionals who will compete in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, May 26 - June 1, 2014.
The renovation project is designed to not only enhance the championship-caliber play for the game's best women players during the 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic, but it will further add to the overall enjoyment of golfers visiting the most storied 36-hole golf facility in the Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia areas.
"For local golfers and golfing travelers visiting the area, Seaview's championship courses, combined with its history of hosting not only the game's best players but hundreds of famed celebrities, athletes and dignitaries, makes it a truly memorable golf experience," said Kevin DeDonato, PGA Director of Golf, Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. "The course renovation will create a greater playing experience for the ladies of the LPGA, as well as golfers of all levels, and we are very excited that this project is being completed during our centennial in 2014."
DeDonato adds, "The commitment of Seaview's owner, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, is unmatched as they continually redefine the customer experience, while always promoting the tremendous heritage that has endured for 100 years."
Seaview Hotel & Golf Club boasts an unrivaled golf history in the region, having hosted presidents, movie stars, royalty, entertainers and of course professional golfers, including some of the game's greatest players such as Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam and Betsy King, among many others. Most notably, the Bay Course hosted the 1942 PGA Championship where the legendary Sam Snead holed a spectacular 60-foot chip shot on the 37th hole to secure a 2-1 victory over Jim Turnesa and capture the first of his seven major championships.
Highlighting the Bay Course renovation are new tee boxes on the fourth, fifth, 10th and 12th holes, which will add 150 yards in overall length to the golf course. Also, the creation of a new bunker complex between the fourth and fifth holes will further enhance the playing experience from the new back tee on hole number five.
Additional course refinements include the rebuilding of all existing tee boxes and tee surfaces on the Bay Course to create a better, more consistent playing surface for golfers; new GPS units in the golf carts; completely redesigned tee signs, markers and in-ground tee & fairway yardage plates; and new retro wooden bunker rakes and pin flags.
Located just minutes from Atlantic City, Seaview's unique and historical resort setting is home to 36 holes of championship golf on two of New Jersey's oldest and most prestigious golf courses. The links-style Bay Course, home to the ShopRite LPGA Classic, was designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, while the critically acclaimed Pines Course, with its scenic parkland setting, showcases the inherent beauty of Southern New Jersey's pine forest landscape.
In 2008 and 2009, Seaview was honored with 4½ stars from Golf Digest magazine for "Best Places to Play," while in 2012 and 2013 the facility was honored by Golfweek magazine as one of the "Best Courses You Can Play" in New Jersey. In 2013, the Golf Shop at Seaview was recognized among America's 100 Best Golf Shops by Golf World for the third consecutive year, while also receiving a Platinum Award from the Association of Golf Merchandisers, which recognizes premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors.
Seaview's award-winning golf courses and golf facilities are managed by Troon Golf, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 32 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and The Grove, London, England.
For more information on Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and its historic and award-winning Bay and Pines Courses, call the golf shop at 609-748-7680 or visit www.seaviewgolf.com.
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club - A Dolce Resort in Galloway, N.J., is a quintessential seaside resort updated with modern elegance located on over 670 wooded acres of pinelands. Nestled against the New Jersey Shore's pristine Reed's Bay - Seaview features 270 guestrooms, 36 holes of championship golf including the famed Bay Course, home of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additional information is available at www.dolceseaview.com.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 27 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe founded in 1981, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., employs more than 4,000 worldwide. As a leader in the meetings industry, Dolce hosts some 30,000 events and 4 million group clients globally every year. Additional information is available at www.dolce.com.
Tara Olivo, Mastro Communications, Inc.
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