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5 reasons to golf at 21st Maccabiah Games in Caesarea, Israel

Maccabiah golf qualifier to be held June 28-July 1 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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1. The History

a. The city of Caesarea was founded around the year 30 BCE by King Herod the Great as a major port on the Mediterranean Coast. Throughout the years, many other empires left their mark on the city, mainly the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Today, the city is known for its abundance of well-preserved ruins, including the double aqueduct and Herodean Hippodrome.

2. The Course

a. The Caesarea Golf Club was established in the 1960’s by the Baron de Rothschild Family and is the only international golf club in Israel. In 2009, the course was redesigned by renowned golf course designer, Pete Dye. The course features a striking view of the Northern Israeli landscape and a challenging design that makes the ability to host the Maccabiah tournament a reality. The club is in central Caesarea, near recreational and vacation spots, the ancient port, and near spectacular beaches.

3. The Amenities

a. The world-renowned Caesarea Golf Club offers a wide range of facilities and resources. The course is painstakingly groomed to make the best possible playing conditions for all athletes, which helps the diverse course plan come to realization. Additionally, there are numerous training ranges, an abundance of skilled instructors, a golf academy and school for children, pro shop, spa, and a gourmet restaurant.

4. The Community

a. After other Pete Dye designed courses have set up the same, a golf neighborhood was established just outside the course grounds. The exceptional, high-end neighborhood offers an unmatched standard of living in Israel. Additionally, Caesarea is located in the northern coastal plain of Israel, which makes perfect year-round weather to golf.

5. The Games

a. The Maccabiah is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world, with over 10,000 athletes from 80 countries. Beginning in 1932, the Maccabiah is a quadrennial event, bringing the best Jewish athletes from around the world to compete in Israel in over 40 sports. The 21st Games will be held in the summer of 2021.

Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish golfers, ages 15+, to represent the United States at the 21st Maccabiah. Participation levels for the men’s and women’s teams are:

· Juniors: Ages 15-18

· Open: Ages 19-49

· Masters: Ages 50-64

· Grand Masters: Ages 65+

The Maccabiah Golf Qualifier will bring athletes from around the country to sunny South Florida to earn a spot on their respective team. The qualifier will be held June 28-July 1, 2020, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. PGA National is the home of the Honda Classic, and has previously hosted the Maccabiah Qualifier for the 19th Games in 2013.

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Interested athletes must apply for the games prior to the qualifier and complete a secondary registration to attend. Please visit www.maccabiusa.com to complete an application.

For more information, please contact:

· Overall Golf Co-Chair, Scott Adams, at scotta@meat-comm.com or 828.450.9015

· Overall Golf Co-Chair, Stacey Klimchuk, at Stacey@ijbproperties.com or 828.777.3152

· Maccabi USA Program Director, Steven Graber, at sgraber@maccabiusa.com or 215.561.6900 x4148.