The Bridgestone Golf Collegiate is in its eighth year in 2012 and is bigger and better than ever, moving to the Grandover Resort East Course.
After serving as a spring tournament in 2005 and 2006, the tournament moved to October in 2007, serving for many teams as the final stop on their fall schedule. Each year, the tournament field seems to grow stronger. In 2010, the field featured five teams ranked in the top 50 by both Golfstat and Golfweek's Sagarin ratings. The year prior, Louisville, Mississippi State, Duke, Michigan State, Memphis, Michigan and Pepperdine played in the tournament - all of which advanced to the NCAA tournament in the spring of 2008.
The tournament will be played at the Grandover Resort East Course in 2012. The host of the 2011 NCAA Division III men's championship, Grandover also hosted an NCAA Division I men's regional in May, 2012.
The public areas of the Grandover depict a grand, European style castle. The elegant lobby evokes an old world feel, with a contrasting floor pattern of Italian travertine, Tazmanian gold limestone and black granite, combined with large columns of Spanish marble. Chandeliers, lamp posts and gilded iron work further enhance the décor. Signed, original oil paintings show a variety of historic life in and about the grand old hotels of Europe.
Grandover has been designed from the onset to function as a first class conference center, with meeting rooms to suit every need.
Thirty-six holes of world class golf are right outside your door. Designed by world renowned golf architects David Graham and Gary Panks and built amidst our 1500 acres of oaks, pine and dogwood covered hills, the courses provide a blaze of color and assure golfers they are in the Carolinas, America's heartland of golf. Share stunning panoramas with the deer and fox in this golfer's paradise.
Any Way You Look At It…It's a Grand Resort
Discover a picturesque resort nestled among 1500 acres of oak, pine and dogwood covered hills. Designed in a European style, the resort makes a remarkable impression rising above the North Carolina foothills.
Grandover is the perfect location, with exquisite guest rooms, a full complement of exciting recreational activities and uncompromising service.