Houston Open

New course owner readies for Kingsmill Championship

New course owner readies for Kingsmill Championship

The preparation is complete, the course is ready and the Kingsmill Championship is expected to have another strong economic impact for the area this weekend.

"All of the partners we have that have been in place for a number of years have all continued with us through this year," said John Hilker, who was appointed by Escalante Golf as chief operations officer for Kingsmill Resort.

The Kingsmill Championship is an LPGA tour event held on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort since 2003.

This year, the tournament returns with a new course owner, Escalante Golf, which acquired Kingsmill Resort on March 1 for $30.7 million. The Texas-based company owns and...

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