Paradise Island, Bahamas (October 10, 2023) – The Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas will soon play to host to top men’s and women’s collegiate golf teams during the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational. The Invitational will feature a 54-hole men’s competition hosted by Santa Clara University, played October 19 – 22, followed by a women’s competition, also hosted by Santa Clara University, played October 26 – 29. Admission to both events is complimentary.
Recognized as one of the top collegiate tournaments, the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational will feature a total of 20 teams, including 11 women’s teams and 9 men’s teams. In 2022, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. won the women’s invitational, while Duke University won the men’s competition.
Teams competing in the men’s invitational will include:
- Georgia State University
- Jacksonville State University
- Wichita State University
- North Alabama University
- University of North Texas
- Santa Clara University
- Southern Illinois University
- Saint Mary’s College of California
- Wofford College
Teams competing in the women’s invitational will include:
- UNC Charlotte
- University of Delaware
- Eastern Michigan University
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Grand Canyon University
- Kansas State University
- Santa Clara University
- University of Tampa
- Troy University
- Tulane University
- University of North Florida
“We look forward to welcoming many of the top collegiate golfers to the Ocean Club Golf Course and Atlantis Paradise Island resort,” said Robbie Leming, General Manager, Ocean Club Golf Course. “2023 marks the fourth annual White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational. It’s an event we love hosting each and every year.”
The Ocean Club Golf Course has hosted several premier events, including the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. The world-renowned Atlantis Paradise Island resort features the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course that stretches over 7,100 yards on Paradise Island’s Oceanside peninsula. Views of the Bahamian coastline make the Ocean Club Golf Course one of the most spectacular and challenging venues to play golf.
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 White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, visit www.whitesandsbahamas.com.
About The Ocean Club Golf Course
Atlantis Paradise Island’s Ocean Club Golf Course offers a challenging and beautiful course for golfers desiring championship play. Masterfully conceived, the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, par 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlantis’ peninsula. The course has hosted iconic sporting events such as the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), the Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, and the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. For more information about Atlantis Paradise Island resort and the Ocean Club Golf Course please visit www.atlantisbahamas.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 825-plus locations, including 825-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.