Belmont Country Club to serve as host site of 2015 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
May 05, 2014
- The Champions Tour in 2015 returns to Boston for the first time since 2008. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour and Belmont Country Club announced today that the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will be held at the Belmont Country Club outside of Boston in 2015. This summer, the Champions Tour major returns to Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the third time, from June 24-29.
“Pittsburgh has been a fantastic host for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, and we can’t thank the community enough for their support over the last three years,” said Executive Director of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS, Joe Rotellini. “Both the Champions Tour and Constellation have great ties to Boston, and we look forward to the tournament’s next chapter there.”
“We look forward to hosting the Championship in Boston at the Belmont Country Club. Constellation has a long history serving New England, and we are excited about hosting our customers in yet another Championship city at a course designed for a major,” said Bruce Stewart, chief marketing officer, Constellation. “We thank the City of Pittsburgh and the Fox Chapel Golf Club for their superb hospitality in hosting this event the past two years and again this year on June 24-29. It has been a terrific partnership. Constellation remains invested in Pittsburgh as one of our key markets, and we will continue to operate and serve customers with energy services for years to come.”
The future host of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS, Belmont Country Club, is located west of Boston and home to a 6,855 yard, par-71 course. This is the first PGA TOUR event that Belmont Country Club has hosted since the 1937 Belmont Country Club Match Play, won by Byron Nelson. World Golf Hall of Famer Donald Ross designed the original course, which has undergone various upgrades since, the most recent completed by Craig Schreiner in 2006.
“The Belmont Country Club is thrilled to partner with the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, and looks forward to welcoming some of the game’s best players in 2015,” said Peter Kotzen, president of Belmont Country Club. “It’s an honor for our course and our members to host a Champions Tour major.”
The Champions Tour played in the Boston area for nearly 25 years at the Bank of America Championship, held at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass. This is the first time the Champions Tour will return to Massachusetts since the final Bank of America Championship in 2008, which was won by Jeff Sluman.
The 2015 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS at Belmont Country Club will take place from June 8-14.
Champions Tour player and Boston-native Brad Faxon stated, “To have a Champions Tour major come to the New England area is fantastic news. Belmont Country Club has a superb reputation as one of the finest courses in Boston and the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is certainly one of the most significant and important tournaments we have on the Champions Tour. It's our championship."
For more information about the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, please visit cspgolf.com.