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SouthWood Golf Club to Host 2011 Seminole Intercollegiate

By: Southwood Press Release
By: Southwood Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - SouthWood Golf Club – the award-winning Fred Couples and Gene Bates designed course owned by The St. Joe Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf – today announces it will host the 2011 Seminole Intercollegiate, March 11-13.

The 54-hole stroke play event will include some of the top programs in men’s college golf, including Florida State University, University of North Texas, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, Georgia State University, University of Houston, Troy University and Kennesaw State University.

Participants will compete for both individual and team honors, with the latter composed of the total number of strokes taken by five members of each team throughout the course of the tournament.

“Florida State is one of the elite college golf programs in the country and their choice to return to SouthWood for the Seminole Intercollegiate is a testament to the quality of the golf course,” says Beth Murphy, General Manager.

Members of the FSU golf team will hold a clinic for children 14 and under at SouthWood March 9. A volunteer and team dinner will be held at The SouthWood House March 10.

For volunteer information contact Beth Murphy at (850) 942-4653, bmurphy@southwoodgolf.com. For sponsor information contact Alan Hanstein alan@pnmi.com, (850) 298-8460.

About SouthWood Golf Club

Designed by PGA TOUR star Fred Couples and renowned architect Gene Bates and managed by Billy Casper Golf, SouthWood Golf Club is among the region’s most-acclaimed courses. Highlighted by stands of stunning, Spanish moss-draped oak trees, the 7,172-yard layout meanders over rolling hills, through wooded areas and open land. A course that tests TOUR-quality players and provides an enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities, SouthWood features five sets of tees on every hole. The 2,986-yard “Wee Tees” provide the ideal course set-up for juniors, beginners or players seeking to improve their short game. SouthWood Golf Club has garnered numerous honors since opening in November 2002. Most recently, SouthWood was named among the “Best Public Golf Courses in Florida 2010” by GOLF Magazine, recognized as one of “America’s Top 50 Courses For Women” by Golf Digest and selected as one of the Top-10 layouts of the new millennium by Travel + Leisure Golf. SouthWood was also named to Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Best New Courses,” selected by GOLF Magazine as one of the top 35 public courses – out of 325 nationwide – to open in 2002, and named Tallahassee’s best golf course by Tallahassee Magazine.

About St. Joe

The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company currently based in Jacksonville, is one of Florida's largest real estate development companies and Northwest Florida's largest private landowner. St. Joe is primarily engaged in real estate development and sales, with significant interests in timber. More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.joe.com.


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