Capital Athletic Conference
Formed in 1989, the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) is an 8-member coalition of four-year, co-educational institutions that promotes intercollegiate athletic competition among schools located in close geographic proximity that have similar educational and athletic philosophies. At the 2019 CAC Championships, seven men's golf teams and four women's golf teams will compete for the conference title. On the men's side, seven full-member institutions sponsor golf - Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, Penn State Harrisburg, Southern Virginia and York, while Babson and New Jersey City are associate members. On the women's side, Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, Southern Virginia and York will compete for the title in 2019.
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Just as Colonial Williamsburg brings America’s revolutionary history to life, The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club honors the classic traditions of the game—while still creating an entertaining challenge for today’s player. Designed by the father-and-son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones, experience 45 walkable holes over three courses, surrounded by mature woodlands and free from neighboring real estate. Recently renovated by “the Open Doctor” Rees Jones, the Gold Course carries the design philosophy of creator Robert Trent Jones Sr. forward for today’s golfer. The Gold Course now features the latest in modern turf grasses, new grass on the fairways, greens, and surrounding roughs, and utilizes “Better Billy Bunker” construction to improve the drainage, look, and playability of bunkers. Opened in 1991, Rees Jones drew inspiration from his father Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s iconic Gold Course to create the acclaimed Green Course in Colonial Williamsburg. Carved from the same beautiful parkland terrain, the Green Course is longer than Gold but also more forgiving—creating an entertaining challenge for golfers of every skill level.