(August 10, 2011) – For many years The Landings on Skidaway Island has been gaining notoriety as a golf tournament destination. With such events as the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Senior Amateur Championship and the 2010 Georgia Amateur Championship under its belt, the community is now preparing to host the USGA Women’s State Team Championship on its Palmetto course October 4-6.
Drawing the top three women amateur golfers and their coaches from each of the fifty states, the Women’s State Team Championship will provide an outstanding opportunity for The Landings Club to demonstrate to all players and accompanying visitors a challenging golf course, great club amenities and The Landings lifestyle.
Designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1982, the Palmetto Course is one of The Landings’ six 18-hole layouts. Considered one of the most difficult of the six courses, the Palmetto course requires length off the tee and a deft iron game to manage the course’s well-bunkered, undulating greens.
“We expect the players…will have a great experience and leave very impressed with our golf courses, clubhouses and, most importantly, our hospitality," said Tad Sanders, director of golf.
Hosting the 2011 USGA Women’s State Team Championship is of particular significance to The Landings because of its ties to women’s golf. The Landings Women’s Golf Association and the Ladies Nine-Hole Golf Association are two of the largest women’s golf associations in the U.S.
“For the last two years we have been working with the USGA on course setup and conditions, support facilities, food service and banquet facilities, etc,” said Kurt Faxon, tournament co-chair. This event, which is made possible by 18 volunteer chairs that support the club staff, two co-directors and two co-chairs, will give The Landings community national exposure.
About The Landings
The Landings on Skidaway Island is located less than 10 miles south of historic downtown Savannah. Six championship golf courses frame this debt-free community. Residents enjoy miles of walking and biking trails, 34 tennis courts, two deep-water marinas and a variety of other coastal amenities. Named “one of the nation’s best residential communities” by the Urban Land Institute and “Best Neighborhood to Live In” by readers of Savannah magazine, the community and Club have been resident- and member-owned since the 1990s, offering a unique level of stability.
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