Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce the return of the ShopRite LPGA Classic to Seaview Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
After a three-year absence, the LPGA Tour stop will be played from June 14 – 20, 2010 and will once again take place on the Seaview Resort’s historic Donald Ross links-design Bay Course. The 54-hole official event will offer a $1.5M purse and will be televised on the Golf Channel. The ShopRite LPGA Classic has drawn, and crowned as champions, some of the greatest names in women’s professional golf including Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, Betsy King, and Annika Sorenstam.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to host the Shoprite LPGA Classic for the 12th time in the event’s rich history,” stated Stephen Havrilla, director of golf, Seaview Golf Resort. “Our relationship with both the LPGA and Shoprite provides a unique opportunity to showcase the historic Bay Course and the entire property as a premier golf destination.”
Originally known as the Atlantic City Classic, the tournament began in 1986 and was played at several courses near Atlantic City with the first two and last nine years played at Seaview. The tournament was officially changed to the ShopRite LPGA Classic in 1992 when Wakefern Food Corporation took over as title sponsor.
A Dolce Hotel and Resort, Seaview is a quintessential seaside resort updated with modern elegance located on over 670 wooded acres of pinelands nestled against the New Jersey Shore’s pristine Reed’s Bay—only eight miles from Atlantic City and just 45 minutes from Philadelphia. Offering 297 impeccably redesigned guestrooms and suites, fine accommodations, 27,000 square feet of premier meeting and special event space, Seaview is the choice for those seeking refinement and hospitality, whether for work or play.
Seaview Resort also features two world-renowned golf courses managed by Troon Golf, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.