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Lake Monticello Golf Course to host Peggy Kirk Bell Commonwealth Classic, March 20-21

(PALMYRA, Va.) – Lake Monticello Golf Course – featuring the Buddy Loving-designed layout just southeast of Charlottesville on scenic Lake Monticello – is set to host the 2021 Peggy Kirk Bell Commonwealth Classic from March 20 - 21, 2021.

The Commonwealth Classic will feature a 36-hole competition and award the top-four finishers in both “Bell National” and “Futures National” divisions. It will be the third time Lake Monticello has hosted a Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour (PKBGT) event. The PKBGT is an initiative of the non-profit Girls Golf of America. Their mission is to provide cost-conscious access to golf with a specific focus on girl's golf development in partnership with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.

Lake Monticello

2020-21 is the 15th season of the PKBGT. Participation on the tour has grown to over 950 members with multi-day events regularly featuring between 60 to 90 girls for 9, 18, 36 and 54-hole tournaments open to girls ages 9 to 18.

“We are honored to host the Commonwealth Classic and these inspiring young ladies,” says Mark Marshall, director of golf at Lake Monticello Golf Course. “The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour includes some of the brightest young talent from around the country and we’ll be ready to showcase the best version of our layout in March.”

Opened in 1972, Lake Monticello Golf Course is one of the Charlottesville area’s most beloved classic golf courses. The 18-hole public layout measures 6,930 yards and sits on the elegant Lake Monticello. The routing moves through Bermuda grass, tight fairways, water hazards and abundant wildlife. Five sets of tees accommodate players of all skill levels.

“Our team has worked extremely hard to create a facility local golfers can be proud of and host important tournaments like the Commonwealth Classic,” continues Marshall. “We look forward to continue welcoming the future of the game and remaining a key community asset.”

More information:, 434.589.3075.

About Indigo Golf Partners
Dedicated to optimizing all that the sport and business of golf offers, Indigo Golf Partners (formerly Billy Casper Golf) is one of the largest golf course management companies in the U.S.  Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices and teams across America, the company subscribes to a #GolfForEveryone purpose, and owns and operates more than 160 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states.  Leveraging over 30 years of expertise, Indigo Golf Partners specializes in full-service property management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business. They include modern-day golf and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, HOA integration, technology, special events and financial management.

More information:, 703.761.1444.

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency