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Timacuan Golf Club to host U.S. Open qualifier

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One of the Orlando area’s most popular tournament courses, Timacuan Golf And Country Club will host a U.S. Open Local Qualifying Tournament this Wednesday, May 7. It marks the fourth time in five years that Timacuan has hosted this event.

A total of 84 players will tee it up for five or six spots in the sectional qualifier, with the hope of eventually making it to the U.S. Open in June on Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

Timacuan has hosted dozens of tournaments of national scope over the years, including the annual $10,000 Timacuan Scramble every January, and most of golf’s professional mini tours. Also, many of the world’s leading juniors have competed in tournaments on the Ron Garl design.

“Timacuan has a storied tradition of hosting great players and great tournament golf in the Central Florida market,” said Nate Stevenson, Director of Golf Operations. “Being a championship layout with six sets of tees, the course is extremely playable for any level of golfer. With events such as this week's U.S. Open qualifier and the upcoming U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier, we have worked hard to establish our facility as the best championship venue in central Florida that everyone can come out and enjoy."

Timacuan has received rave reviews from the many PGA and LPGA Tour players who have competed in the $10,000 Timacuan Scramble during PGA Merchandise Show week each January.

“I really enjoyed the golf course,” said Graeme McDowell, the Irishman who won the U.S. Open in 2010. “It is a great layout with a links-like feel to it. It can be testy in places if you get off the beaten path, but it is a very fair course. And it is in great condition.”

Said LPGA Tour star Brittany Lincicome, “This is a terrific golf course. It is a good test of golf. You have to be able to move the ball around to be successful here.”

Timacuan features two distinctly different nines. The front nine has a Scottish feel, with open fairways, mounding, sprawling bunkers and large greens. The back nine has more of a Carolinas Low Country feel featuring stately oaks, tall pines, and several water hazards that demand precision off the tee and to the green.

Timacuan is a semi-private golf club located just off I-4 in Lake Mary, 15 minutes north of downtown Orlando. Timacuan has been one of Central Florida’s most popular courses since opening in 1988. It has garnered many statewide awards, being ranked as high as No. 14 in Florida by The Florida Golf Reporter Magazine. And its challenging par-4 second hole was named the toughest hole in the region by Orlando Magazine. Various membership programs are available. With its spacious clubhouse, Timacuan is also a popular site for weddings, corporate meetings and group outings.

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