U.S. Kids Golf announced that it has added Seven Lakes Country Club to its list of championship courses in the Pinehurst area to serve as a host club for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in 2015.
The 16th annual U.S. Kids Golf World Championship is scheduled for July 30-August 1, and this will be the 10th consecutive year that the Championship will be played in the area.
“Seven Lakes Country Club is very excited and proud to have been selected to be part of the 2015 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. We look forward to hosting the 10-year-old girls division on our award- winning golf course next year,” stated Mike Floyd, General Manager for Seven Lakes Country Club. “Our highly acclaimed course is currently ranked for the 6th year in a row as one of the top 100 courses in North Carolina, and is consistently awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest.”
Seven Lakes Country Club has been recognized multiple times as the National Golf Course Owners Association Sandhills Chapter “Course of the Year,” and most recently, it has been ranked as the No. 1 golf course in the nation by golfadvisor.com power rankings twice in a 4-week period.
“We are pleased to include Seven Lakes Country Club to the impressive collection of championship courses that will host the world’s greatest young golfers during the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in 2015,” said Dan Van Horn, Founder and President of U.S. Kids Golf. “The World Championships continue to grow each year and it is truly a luxury to have so many championship-caliber golf courses to choose from for our Championships.”
The 10th annual U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship (ages 13-18) will take place July 23-25, 2015, with over 550 players competing on Pinehurst No. 2, No. 4, No. 8, No. 9, and Mid Pines Golf Club. The Teen World Cup will follow on July 26. This much-anticipated event will be a special opportunity for boys and girls in each age group to play in a Ryder Cup-style team competition. The top four boys and top two girls from the United States will face off against the top four boys and top two girls from the rest of the world. The competition will return to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2015.
The U.S. Kids Golf World Championship (ages 5-12) will take place July 30-August 1 with over 1400 participants scheduled to play on Pinehurst No. 1, No. 3, No. 8, Midland Country Club, Longleaf Golf & Country Club, Talamore Golf Club, Mid Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines Golf Club, Little River Golf & Resort, and Seven Lakes Country Club. Upon completion, the top 18 finishing 12-year-old boys and girls will form two teams (United States vs. International) for the U.S. Kids Golf World Cup on August 3. The Kids World Cup will also take place on Pinehurst No. 2.
In addition to the World Championships and World Cups there will be 240 participants in the popular U.S. Kids Golf Parent Child Championships played on Monday, July 27. This unique event will be hosted on Pinehurst No. 1 and No. 8 and is presented by Honda, the official vehicle of U.S. Kids Golf.