The Region’s Tradition is being held at Shoal Creek May 13-17, 2015.
The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognized by the U.S.-based Champions Tour, the world’s leading tour for professional golfers aged fifty and older. The event has a purse of $2.3 million and has an economic impact of more than $25 million to the greater Birmingham area.
Mike Thompson and Shoal Creek are proud to host the Region’s Tradition.
Both a private club and a private residential community, Shoal Creek was conceived by Hall Thompson and developed by Thompson Realty Company. The goal was to create a world-class golf course, and to surround it with a beautiful, peaceful and secure residential community. The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is internationally renowned, and has played host to two PGA Championships and one US Amateur Championship.
The course is noted for a design that makes for challenging, yet fair play. Towering Double Oak Mountain offers a backdrop of beauty from any vantage point on the course, especially when it radiates with color in the fall.
Shoal Creek’s clubhouse and various out-structures are fashioned in the timeless Williamsburg style, detailed down to the authentic Flemish Bond brickwork. The clubhouse, pro shop, town meeting hall, and guest cottages, are arranged around a common greensward in village fashion reminiscent of Williamsburg itself. And the crest over the clubhouse front door is a replica of that of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg.