What to know about Sherwood Golf Course
More than 40 years ago, Sherwood was one of the last resort resorts to become an active golf course, hosting some of the world’s top players such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Andy Murray and Rory McQuaid.
But after the resort’s closure in 2009, it was a short-lived and desolate spot, and the last of its golf courses remained abandoned for the better part of a decade.
Now, Sherwoods is gearing up to host the Tour of California this weekend.
The event, scheduled to take place at the historic golf course on Friday, June 16, is expected to be the last time the resort will be open.
The tour will be the first time in the last 60 years that the course has hosted an event, according to Sherwood’s CEO, Tom Sorensen.
This is a testament to the fact that we have a strong and committed staff and volunteers, and that we are able to put on a great event and deliver a good product, he told News24.
Sherwood has held events in the past, but only twice.
On November 13, 1980, the golf course hosted the first-ever US Open, which was played on the grounds of the resort.
This event was followed by the opening of the US Women’s Open in 1991, which saw the women’s golf team take home the title.
In 2000, Sherburnes hosted the last US Open.
In 2014, the resort was again held in a limited capacity, as a tribute to the death of Sherwood golf star Tom Sorenson, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 83.
This year, the Sherwood Resort and Golf Course will host the event again, this time on a full schedule, with the event set to be played from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with the final tee times set at 7:30, 8:00 and 9:00.
The final day of the event will also feature a commemorative golf bag giveaway.
The golf course has been closed since the 2014 event, as the resort has been undergoing renovation.
This year, Sorenesen said that he hoped to continue to keep the golf community informed as to what will be happening at the Sherwoods, and to ensure that all are able get to enjoy a great experience.
Sorensens hopes that the tour will continue to serve as a way for the resort to continue its legacy as a golf course and a community destination.
The Sherwood course is in very good shape, and we are going to keep it open and open to our guests and staff.”