Watch the Pros Play in Your Backyard
Tournaments Near Golf Course Home Network Communities
BY WVH Editors
One of the perks of living at a to-flight golf course community is that they often host professional tournaments. The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and minor tours all have events at or near Golf Course Home Network (GCHN) communities.
Residents often volunteer to work at the events, rubbing elbows with the world’s finest golfers and seeing them up close. Here are a few upcoming pro events that you don't want to miss!
If you live near River Highlands in Cromwell, CT, you just had the pleasure of watching the Travelers Championship take place at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) River Highlands this past week. The purse was set at $6,100,000, and the winner was Ken Duke, who won on a sun-death playoff.
The Club at River Oaks, which is little over an hour away from the location of the tournament, would have been an easy base to visit the tournament everyday. The gated, residential golf community is located in Sherman, CT, in a section long known as a second-home haven for discerning urbanites and a past host of PGA TOUR events itself.
If you missed the first tournament near a GCHN community, there are several more tournaments coming up, beginning with the Mylan Classic. It’s not too early to plan a day trip or a couple of days at the following resorts and clubs!
August 1-4 Mylan Classic
The Mylan Classic will begin on August 1st at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, PA. The purse is set at $675,000.
Those residing at The Links at Gettysburg will be just three hours away from the event. Located in Fayetteville, the Links at Gettysburg is a master-planned golf community, home to the golf course for the Duramed Championship on the Futures Tour—where emerging LPGA stars compete.
The Links at Gettysburg also operates a serious culinary program from its Premier Clubhouse, which can accommodate up to 250 people. The master-planned golf community is currently featuring its new Manor Homes in the French country style with homes starting in the $300,000s.
September 19-22 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
On September 19, the season-ending TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will be held at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia. The purse is set at $8 million.
The event is just 45 minutes from The Georgia Club, a private, master-planned golf community set in a prime location east of Atlanta. Get your tickets to the event now and plan your outings. The central foci of the community are the 37,000-sf clubhouse, 27-hole Chancellors course and beautiful homes, including the Southern Living Idea House. Real estate begins in the $290,000s.
Another top club to base your tournament visit from is Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA.
Reynolds Plantation offers you well-appointed cottages, condominiums and Inn rooms that provide the perfect introduction to the community lifestyle and home base for your tournament visit. You’ll find vacation units consisting of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-bedroom cottages, 2- and 3-bedroom condos, as well as hotel-style club rooms.
Reynolds Plantation is located 75 miles east of the East Lake Golf Course via Interstate 20. A long-established lake and golf community, Reynolds Plantation offers 117 holes of championship golf at its location on the shores of Lake Oconee.