Paradise Island, Bahamas (October 15, 2021) – The Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island is set to host some of the top collegiate golf teams during the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, October 20 – 31, 2021. Led by host schools, the University of Miami (women’s tournament) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (men’s tournament), the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, will feature a total of 19 teams, including seven women’s teams and 12 men’s teams.
The White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational features a 54-hole women’s competition, played October 22 – 24, followed by a 54-hole men’s competition, played October 29 – 31. Team practice rounds for both competitions will be played on Wednesday and Thursday of the respective weeks. Teams competing in the women’s competition include: University of Miami Campbell University, Florida International University, University of Iowa, Mercer University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Northern Illinois University. Men’s teams competing include: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowling Green State University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Lamar University, Lipscomb University, Michigan University, University of Mississippi, University of San Francisco and University of South Florida.
The Ocean Club Golf Course has hosted several premier events, including the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. The world-renowned Atlantis Paradise Island features the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course that stretches over 7,100 yards on Paradise Island Oceanside peninsula. Views of the Bahamian coastline makes the Ocean Club Golf Course one of the most spectacular and challenging venues to play golf.
“On behalf of The Ocean Club Golf Course and Atlantis Paradise Island, we welcome all of the athletes competing in the 2021 White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, along with their coaches and fans. The Invitational is a great opportunity to showcase our course to some of the top golfers in the amateur ranks. Our Director of Agronomy, Jeff Hood, and his team have done an amazing job prepping the golf course for the tournament. We are really looking forward to the competition, and showcasing our beautiful destination,” said Robbie Leming, General Manager, The Ocean Club.
The White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational provides an experience for players and coaches that is unmatched in college golf, thanks to the quality of The Ocean Club Golf Course, Atlantis Paradise Island’s luxury accommodations and amenities, the incredible tropical weather and the genuine Bahamian hospitality.
The Ocean Club Golf Course is professionally managed by Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon. For more information on the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island, visit https://oceanclubgolfcourse.com. For more information on The White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, visit www.whitesandsbahamas.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.