2013 Tournament Schedule Announced for Kingsmill Championship

LPGA player Christina Kim was in the Williamsburg area last week for a media blitz generating excitement surrounding the Kingsmill Championship.  Kim, an 11 year veteran of the LPGA Tour is looking forward to playing the River Course for the ninth time on April 29 to May 5.  Kim is a three time Solheim Cup team member and has recorded over 40 top ten finishes in her career.

The Kingsmill Championship will be staged April 29th – May 5th, 2013 on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Kingsmill is a proven venue that has stood the test of time, having hosted 30 professional golf events. The 6,379-yard, Par 71, Pete Dye designed layout provided victories from elite players on both the LPGA and PGA tours.

In addition to Kim’s visit, Kingsmill Championship Tournament Director, Katherine Thigpen, has announced the tournament schedule and other special events surrounding the upcoming championship. “The tournament last year was a fantastic event full of drama and legendary golf and this year we are looking to make the championship an even greater experience” stated Thigpen. “We hope to continue making the tournament an event the entire family and community can enjoy, while supporting the LPGA.”

See the schedule here

The Kingsmill Championship will be staged April 29th – May 5th, 2013 on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Kingsmill is a proven venue that has stood the test of time, having hosted 30 professional golf events. The 6,379-yard, Par 71, Pete Dye designed layout provided victories from elite players on both the LPGA and PGA tours.

Tickets start as low as $25 and can be purchased online at www.thekingsmillchampionship.com. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

PAST CHAMPIONS:
  • 2003- Grace Park
  • 2004- Re Ri Pak
  • 2005- Cristie Kerr
  • 2006- Karrie Webb
  • 2007- Suzann Petterson
  • 2008- Annika Sorenstam
  • 2009- Cristie Kerr
  • 2012- Jiyai Shin *Defending Champion

For more information, visit www.thekingsmillchampionship.com.

Read more about Kingsmill on The James here

Kingsmill On The James is a vibrant resort community, less than three miles from Colonial Williamsburg, and located on a 2900 acre protected area along the historic James River.  Forty percent of the rolling green and wooded development will remain untouched. The two gated entrances are manned round the clock and there is a private police force.

There are a wide variety of  housing choices available for residents in Kingsmill, these range from condos, townhouses, and courtyard/ patio/ villas on smaller lots to smaller detached single family and large luxury homes, many with first floor master suites. Many of the homes were designed with seniors in mind.

There are six restaurants on site, 54 holes of golf with a golf club house, and a tennis club with fifteen courts. There is a superb sports club with both indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, sauna, and fitness rooms. There is also a full service spa and a large marina on the river with access to the bay. The full service marina has 90 permanent slips and 15 transient boat slips.

Kingsmill is located off I-64 between Richmond and Norfolk and within close proximity to Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

For additional information about Kingsmill real estate click here

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Upcoming Junior golf programs

Junior golf programs offered at Ford’s Colony Ford’s Colony Country Club will offer a series of after-school golf clinics and summer camps later this year.

Cost is $75 per session and includes practical on-course experience on etiquette, rules, putting short game and full-swing and course play.

Call Eric Simmons at 258-4109 for more info

Tickets on sale for the 2013 Kingsmill Championship

michelob open 1st tee Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Kingsmill Championship to be held April 29 – May 5, 2013, on the  River Course at Kingsmill Resort. Tickets, including a Special Holiday Promotion, are available here

General tickets start as low as $25. 

Kingsmill is offering a “special holiday promotion” through Dec. 31 that might be attractive for the golfer’s in your social circle.

$60 buys you a discounted grounds badge for tournament week – Wednesday through Sunday, May 1-5 – plus a complimentary green fee good for any of Kingsmill’s three courses. For $80, you get grounds and clubhouse access along with the green fee.

The complimentary green fee is available for use on all three Kingsmill Resort courses, valued up to $185.  These holiday gift offers will only be available until December 31st.

Throughout tournament week, Kids 17 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.  Active and retired military will also receive special ticket promotions throughout the week.

kingsmill golf courseThe 2012 Kingsmill Championship had record-breaking crowds with more than 62,000 spectators watching the stars of the LPGA battle it out for the $1.3 million purse. With a stellar leaderboard and a 9-hole playoff, Jiyai Shin beat Paul Creamer to win the Kingsmill Championship, ending the longest playoff between two players in LPGA history.

“We are excited to have the Kingsmill Championship during the new spring dates this year,” stated Wayne Nooe, Executive Director of the Kingsmill Championship. “The 2012 event was an exciting family-friendly atmosphere with great golf and we look forward to welcoming the best LPGA players from all over the world once again to Kingsmill Resort.”

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the tournament website

About the Kingsmill Championship

The Kingsmill Championship is being staged April 29 – May 5, 2013 at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course. The top women golfers in the world will compete for the $1.3 million purse in this 72‐hole, stroke play tournament. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Active and retired military will also receive special ticket promotions throughout the week.

About Kingsmill on The James and Kingsmill Resort

kingsmill18tholerivercourseKingsmill Resort, is a AAA Four Diamond resort that offers 422 guest rooms and suites, a 19,000‐square‐foot IACC certified conference center, six restaurants. three Championship Golf Courses with a golf club house, a tennis club with fifteen courts. There is a superb sports club with both indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, sauna, and fitness rooms. There is also a full service spa and a large marina on the river with access to the bay. The full service marina has 90 permanent slips and 15 transient boat slips.

Kingsmill is located off I‐64 between Richmond and Norfolk and within close proximity to Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Quarterpath Trace KingsmillThe community spans 2900 acres of protected area along the historic James River.  Forty percent of the rolling green and wooded development will remain untouched forever. The two gated entrances are manned round the clock and there is a private police force.

There are a wide variety of  housing choices available for sale in Kingsmill,ranging from condos, townhouses, and courtyard/ patio/ villas on smaller lots to smaller detached single family and large luxury homes, many with first floor master suites. Many of the homes were designed with seniors in mind.

For additional information about Kingsmill real estate click here

Final Field Set for the 2012 Kingsmill Championship

kingsmill champsionship open 1st teeThe final field has been set for the Kingsmill Championship as the LPGA Tour makes its highly anticipated return to Williamsburg, VA for the first time since 2009. The stellar field is led by top-ranked American, Stacy Lewis, and two-time winner at Kingsmill, Cristie Kerr.

“We are thrilled to have this type of response from the players and the community surrounding the return of the Kingsmill Championship,” says Tournament Director Katherine Thigpen. “We expect a tremendous turnout from the fans and cannot wait to showcase the greatest women golfers in the world.”

Along with Lewis and Kerr, 2012 tournament winners Ai Miyazato (ranked 4th on the Money List), Azahara Munoz (ranked 7th), and Mika Miyazato (ranked 8th) highlight the spectacular 144-player field. Previously announced superstars who will be competing include Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Morgan Pressel, Juli Inkster, and Lexi Thompson.

The Kingsmill Championship will be staged September 3-9 at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course. The top women golfers in the world will compete for the $1.3 million purse in this 72-hole, stroke play tournament. Tickets start as low as $25 and can be purchased online at www.thekingsmillchampionship.com. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

For more information, visit www.thekingsmillchampionship.com.

 

About Kingsmill on The James

Kingsmill On The James is a vibrant resort community, less than three miles from Colonial Williamsburg, and located on a 2900 acre protected area along the historic James River.  Forty percent of the rolling green and wooded development will remain untouched. The two gated entrances are manned round the clock and there is a private police force.

There are a wide variety of  housing choices available for residents in Kingsmill, these range from condos, townhouses, and courtyard/ patio/ villas on smaller lots to smaller detached single family and large luxury homes, many with first floor master suites. Many of the homes were designed with seniors in mind.

There are six restaurants on site, 54 holes of golf with a golf club house, and a tennis club with fifteen courts. There is a superb sports club with both indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, sauna, and fitness rooms. There is also a full service spa and a large marina on the river with access to the bay. The full service marina has 90 permanent slips and 15 transient boat slips.

Kingsmill is located off I-64 between Richmond and Norfolk and within close proximity to Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

For additional information about Kingsmill real estate click here

LPGA Junior Golf Extravaganza at the Kingsmill Championship 2012

LPGA Junior Golf Extravaganza at the Kingsmill Championship Boys & Girls 7-17 years old of all skill levels are welcome Saturday, September 8th, 2012 9:30am-5:30pm Full Day of Complimentary Junior Events – Healthy Breakfast, Scavenger Hunt, Junior Clinic, Ice Cream Social & Dennis Walters Clinic (in between watch the best women golfers in the world compete!) Kingsmill Resort Williamsburg, Virginia Thank you for registering for the LPGA’s Junior Clinic at the Kingsmill Championship! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012. Golf equipment will be provided. Please wear golf shoes or sneakers.

Activity Schedule

LPGA Junior Golf Day Event Schedule Healthy Start Breakfast Presented by Optima Health 9:30 am – 10:30 am, TBA Where’s Morgan? Scavenger Hunt 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Expo Booth LPGA Junior Golf Clinic Presented by James City County 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Kingsmill Driving Range Ice Cream Social 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Kingsmill Driving Range featuring Dennis Walters

The 2012 LPGA Junior Golf Clinic is being hosted by LPGA-USGA Girls Golf & James City County, the LPGA’s flagship junior golf program aimed at providing girls ages 7 – 17 with an opportunity to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment with the game. Girls are learning values inherent to the game of golf, such as practice, respect, perseverance, and honesty, preparing them to meet the challenges of today’s world with confidence. Questions? Contact Ashleigh Anderson at ashleigh.anderson@lpga.com.

Register here