HORSESHOE BAY, Texas, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horseshoe Bay Resort, home to three award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses and the famed Whitewater Bermuda Grass putting course, is hosting the second annual Shootout at Horseshoe Bay Resort on Monday, May 23rd at the resort's famed Slick Rock golf course.
PGA Tour professionals Stuart Appleby and Jason Kokrak will team up with LPGA Tour professionals Kathleen Ekey and Katie Burnett in the competition. Former Golf Channel analyst Win McMurry will help host the event. The annual competition is a team match play event and will begin at "high noon" at the resort's legendary Slick Rock Golf Course.
"We're excited about the quality of players coming to Horseshoe Bay Resort for the Shootout," Chief Marketing Officer Bryan Woodward said. "Stuart Appleby is an international sports figure with a stellar tour career and Jason Kokrak is playing well after his second-place finish earlier this year at Riviera."
During the event, resort guests will be able to walk "inside the ropes" and follow the action from an insider's point of view, walking behind the golfers on the Slick Rock fairway.
Slick Rock, which re-opened on April 23rd after a seven-month renovation, was the original course at Horseshoe Bay Resort when it opened 1972 and was named Best New Course in America.
The recent Slick Rock renovation was a collaboration between RTJ II architects, Larson Golf Services and the Horseshoe Bay Resort agronomy team led by Ken Gorzycki. The renovation was focused on completely renovating the greens and restoring the architectural integrity and design of the bunkers, green collars and upgrading the irrigation system.
"We're delighted to have this talented group of world-class golfers competing on our world-class Robert Trent Jones Sr., designed layout," Chief Marketing Officer Bryan Woodward said. "We're looking forward to getting a first-hand look at how these professionals tackle the renovated Slick Rock course."
Kokrak and LPGA tour professional Ryann O'Toole won the most recent shootout. This year, Kokrak (Twelve PGA Top 10 finishes since 2012) will team up with Ekey (top 25 finish at North Texas Shootout). Appleby (Nine-time PGA Tour winner) will be paired with Burnett (top 10 finish at LPGA Lotte Championship).
The resort, located 45-minutes west of Austin, is offering Shootout room packages starting at $199 per room. Each package includes two tickets to the event and transportation from the hotel to the Slick Rock course.
For room reservations please visit hsbresort.com or call 877-611-0112.
About Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas' original lakeside resort. Located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country Wine and Lake Region, a short 45-minute trip from Austin, 90-minute trip from San Antonio and a few hours drive from Dallas and Houston, the 7,000-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort sits along the shores of constant-level lake LBJ. The 385-room resort is home to three championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a newly opened Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, par 72 dwarf Bermuda grass putting course, The Waters 50-room condominium towers and a full-service marina. A private airport, 16 tennis courts, bike rentals, hiking trails, spa and fitness centers and nearby wineries all add to the extraordinary experience of Horseshoe Bay Resort. For more information and reservations, visit www.hsbresort.com or call 877-611-0112.
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