Bay Creek to host Virginia-West Virginia Team Matches

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Bay Creek Resort & Club in Cape Charles, Va., will host the 27th Virginia-West Virginia Team Matches April 17-18.

Contested between 14-player teams from Virginia and West Virginia, the tournament is one of the Virginia State Golf Association's (VSGA) premier events. Players will compete in foursome, four-ball and singles matches over the two-day event. Three points are awarded for each match: one point each for winning the outward nine, inward nine and overall match. Virginia holds the all-time series lead between the two teams with a 21-4-1 record.

"Bay Creek is a beautiful place with two phenomenal golf courses," says Matt Smiley, Director of Competitions for the VSGA. "It will be great to have both teams on the Delmarva Peninsula this year and we expect the matches to be exciting."

"We're honored the VSGA has chosen Bay Creek to host this prestigious tournament," says Mark Wesolek, General Manager of Bay Creek. "The course is in excellent condition and will challenge golfers to bring their 'A' games to this intense competition."

With many holes along the Chesapeake Bay and Old Plantation Creek, the Nicklaus layout is lauded as a "player's course." At 7,417 yards from the tips, the course is characterized by large waste bunkers and more than 100 traps.

At 7,250 yards, the accompanying Arnold Palmer Signature Course features a seaside feel, natural sand dunes, five sets of tees and manicured fairways and greens.

Bay Creek is about 45 minutes north of the Norfolk airport, four hours southeast of Washington, D.C. and two hours east of Richmond. In addition to golf, Bay Creek features a deepwater marina, shopping, dining, walking trails, beaches and the natural beauty of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

For more information about Bay Creek, call 757/331-8620 or visit

About the Virginia State Golf Association

The VSGA has grown from four founding clubs since its inception to more than 300-plus today. In addition, the VSGA and VIP participants total over 80,000 individuals. The VSGA promotes and preserves the best interests of the game as embodied in its honorable traditions through its championships, handicap program, course rating system, rules education, communications, VIP and scholarship program of the Virginia Golf Foundation, as well as the VSGA Foundation and Independence Golf Club, which is open to all golfers. For more information about the VSGA, call 804/378-2300 or visit