Economic Development

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kingsmill Championship Returns Through 2020

LPGA

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has extended its contract with the Kingsmill Resort for the Kingsmill Championship for three years. Kingsmill Resort has held its LPGA tournament since 2003. Dates for 2018 will be announced at a later date.

Annually, the Kingsmill Championship hosts some of the top players of the LPGA on the renowned River Course at Kingsmill Resort. The winner of the 2017 Kingsmill Championship was Lexi Thompson, who at 20 under overall surpassed the 72-hole record on the River Course record held by Annika Sorenstam from 2008. The previous record was 19 under.

“I am pleased that the LPGA has provided another 3 year agreement allowing Escalante Golf to host this prestigious event at Kingsmill Resort and that James City County will continue to be the home of the Kingsmill Championship. The County and Escalante are the hosts of the only Ladies Professional Golf Association event in the Commonwealth of Virginia and we welcome the players and guests from afar who will come to James City County for this event,” said County Administrator Bryan Hill.

The Kingsmill Championship has an estimate economic impact of more than $6 million to the area and since the tournament's inception in 2003, this event has contributed over $1.5 million to local charities and organizations.

As part of the tournament, there is always an LPGA Junior Clinic presented by James City County for children and all juniors aged 17 and under receive complimentary admission with a paid adult ticket. For the last several years, military service members and their families are invited to enjoy the tournament with complimentary military tickets and to also enjoy a special hospitality tent, the Patriots’ Outpost, on the 15th green.

For more information about the Kingsmill Championship, please visit their website or Facebook.

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