Gleneagles Country Club Named to Host 2011 British Open Qualifier for the Third Consecutive Year

Dec 02, 2010, 17:47 ET from ClubCorp

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gleneagles Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, has been named for the third consecutive year as the host site of America's International Final Qualifying (IFQ) event for the 2011 British Open. Gleneagles is the only club to be chosen three times to serve as the site of a qualifier. The 36-hole event will be held May 23, 2011, on the club's Queen's Course. The 140th British Open is July 14-17, 2011, at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, in England.

The IFQ events were started in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the opportunity to compete in the British Open Championship.

"We are so honored to again serve as the site of this prestigious event," said Mickey Wszolek, Gleneagles general manager. "It is a thrill for our members to watch some of the world's greatest players compete here and a great opportunity to showcase our club to the community."

About Gleneagles Country Club

Gleneagles Country Club is a private club located in the community of West Plano, Texas. Amenities include a beautifully appointed clubhouse, 36 holes of championship golf designed by the team of Von Hagge and Devlin, a driving range, a short game practice area, and three putting greens.  The club also features 18 lighted outdoor hard tennis courts and four swimming pools. For more information, visit

About ClubCorp

Dallas-based ClubCorp USA, Inc. is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with more than 14,000 employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago.