Callawassie Island, SC (December 7, 2016) – Callawassie island is pleased to announce their five-year partnership with the Big East Conference to host the Ladies’ and Men’s Golf Championships.
Callawassie Island is known for their private, award-winning, championship 27-hole Tom Fazio-designed course. They have hosted the Big East Men’s Championships for the past 3 years, and 2017 will be their second year hosting the Ladies’ Championships. The Men’s Big East Championship will be held from April 29 through May 2, 2017, and the Women’s Big East Championship will be held from April 20 through April 23, 2017.
“Callawassie Island Golf Club has been a great home for Big East golf for the past three years and we are very excited to be extending this relationship through 2022. The course itself is one of the top courses that our studentathletes play on all year and it makes for an outstanding setting for the Championships. However, Callawassie is much more than just an exceptional course. It is the professional staff and members that have made our past championships so memorable. The people at Callawassie Island make it such a special place.” – Chris Schneider, Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports.
Both the Women’s and Men’s Championship will include Butler University, Creighton University, Georgetown University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University and Xavier University. In addition, the Men’s Championship will include DePaul University, Marquette University and Villanova University.
Callawassie Island is more than a beautiful place with first-rate amenities; it's a private, vibrant, dynamic community. As you drive across our causeway, you leave behind the hectic world and enter paradise. Living at Callawassie Island means surrounding yourself with the best of everything the Lowcountry offers, including Tom Fazio golf, tidal marshes, coastal rivers, and of course ancient, iconic oak trees. Callawassie Island's friendly, relaxed tone promotes strong bonds among the island's residents and encourages you to celebrate your active lifestyle amid a community of outgoing friends.