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The White Sands NCAA Invitational returns to the Ocean Club

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The prestigious White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, featuring some of the best collegiate golf teams in the United States, returns to the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island with 19 teams, led by host schools the University of Miami and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Touted by 2019 attendees as one of golf’s premier collegiate events, the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational features 54 holes of women’s competition followed by 54 holes of men’s competition starting Oct. 22 at the famed Ocean Club Golf Course, which has hosted several premier events, most recently the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Tournament week begins with practice rounds for seven women’s teams on October 20. Shortly thereafter, on October 27, twelve men’s teams reunite to begin their tournament week with practice rounds. A welcome reception is also planned for participants on these

The White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational offers players and coaches an unparalleled overall experience in college golf, thanks to the quality of the Ocean Club golf course, the luxury accommodations and amenities of Atlantis Paradise Island, the incredible tropical paradise
the weather and genuine Bahamian hospitality.
“On behalf of Ocean Club Golf Course and Atlantis Paradise Island, we welcome all athletes participating in the 2021 White Sands Bahamas NCAA Invitational, as well as their coaches, alumni and fans. The Invitational is a great opportunity to showcase our journey to
the best golfers in the amateur ranks. Our Director of Agronomy, Jeff Hood, and his team did a fantastic job preparing the golf course for the tournament. We look forward to the competition and showcase of our beautiful destination,” said Robbie Leming, General
Manager, Ocean Club Golf Course.

“The Ocean Club Golf Course at Paradise Island is sure to provide a breathtaking backdrop throughout the week-long competition,” said Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas. “Athletes, coaches and spectators who participate in this highly
the eagerly awaited tournament expects a wonderful treat as they experience the beauty of our country on and off the golf course. From white sand beaches and pristine turquoise waters to local restaurants and historic landmarks, we look forward to welcoming visitors to our
shorelines to see why “it’s better in the Bahamas”.

Both tournaments are 54 holes played on the par 72 Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Paradise Island, designed by former Grand Champion Tom Weiskopf. The women will compete on a course set at 6,415 yards, while the men will play it at 7,159 yards.

For the inaugural competition in 2019, the University of Texas won the women’s competition with a score of 828, and the University of Houston won the men’s event with a score of 833.

“In 19 years of NCAA college golf, this is the most memorable experience,” said Jonathan Dismuke, director of golf and head coach of men’s golf at the University of Houston.

“The experience my guys have received is an experience that will never be matched in college golf,” added Chad Wilson, men’s golf coach at Georgia State University.