Events Promise Exciting Formats for Professionals and Amateurs
(WATERSOUND, Fla.) – Camp Creek Golf Club — the award-winning Tom Fazio design developed by The St. Joe Company and located along Northwest Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast – will host the PGA Dixie Section Team Championship, October 26-27, and the Anchorage Children’s Home Tournament on November 2.
The PGA Dixie Section Team Championship will pit two-man teams of PGA professionals and apprentices from the Dixie Section covering Alabama and Northwest Florida. (Each team may have one out-of-section PGA member.) The day one format calls for nine holes of scramble and nine holes of modified foursomes play, while day two will feature 18 holes of four-ball stroke play. The field is limited to 50 teams.
This marks the fifth time Camp Creek has hosted the PGA Dixie Section Team Championship, one of many professional and high-level amateur tournaments held at the course since its opening in 2001. The course hosted a U.S. Open qualifier in 2007 and U.S. Amateur qualifiers in 2006 and 2008, and is regarded as a strenuous test from the 7,159-yard back tees. For more information on the PGA Dixie Section Team Championship, visit www.dixie.pga.com.
The Anchorage Children’s Home Tournament is in its sixth year at Camp Creek and expects another full field of four-person teams. All proceeds benefit the Anchorage Children’s Home in Panama City, which has provided a safe haven to more than 29,000 children and their families in Bay and surrounding counties over the past 25 years. Call 850.763.7102 for entry information or visit http://www.anchoragechildrenshome.org/whatsnews.php for more on the charity.
For more information about Camp Creek, visit www.campcreekgolfclub.com.
About Camp Creek
Since opening in 2001, Camp Creek has been consistently cited as one of Tom Fazio’s most thought-provoking, aesthetically-stunning design credits. Featuring a unique “dunescape” appearance, the layout is framed by sand dunes and native grasses. From the back green tees, the course plays to a championship caliber yardage of 7,159 and a formidable slope rating of 152 (one of the highest in the state). Camp Creek’s five-tee configuration, which also includes gold (senior) and red (women’s) tees, accommodates players of all skill and experience levels. It is ranked among the top courses in the state by Golfweek, GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest. It has also been recognized for its environmental stewardship through designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS). Superintendent Larry Livingston was similarly distinguished as a certified Audubon Steward. Camp Creek is operated by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course-management.
About Troon Golf
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 36 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.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England. For more information about Troon Golf, visit www.troongolf.com.
The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), a publicly held company based in Jacksonville, is one of Florida’s largest real estate development companies and Northwest Florida’s largest private landowner. JOE is primarily engaged in real estate development and sales, with significant interests in timber.
More information about JOE can be found at its web site at www.joe.com.
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