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.
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.”
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.
- 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.