Golf Tournament Air Capital Classic Benefits the Wichita Community
Celebrating 25 years, the Air Capital Classic (part of the Web.com Tour) is a professional golf tournament that has become a Wichita tradition. As the popularity of the event has grown, so has its impact on the Wichita community.
Celebrating 25 years, the Air Capital Classic (part of the Web.com Tour) is a professional golf tournament that’s become a Wichita tradition. As the popularity of the event has grown, so has its impact on the Wichita community. This great event, which features a wide range of professional golfers, benefits local businesses through dollars spent in and around the event throughout the week. Restaurants, hotels, and other local retailers all receive a boost in business during the Open. The event site reports: “It is estimated that during last year’s event, 38,000 fans generated a financial windfall of $4.5 million dollars, all directly connected to the Wichita Open.” Additionally, the organization claims that local charities have received over $850,000 since 2006 through the Wichita Open.
About the Air Capital Classic Course
The four-day Air Capital Classic golf tournament (which tees off on June 19, 2014) will be hosted at Crestview Country Club for the 13th year in a row. Here’s what you should know about the course:
- Originally founded in 1921, the Crestview Country Club moved to its present location in 1969.
- Crestview is the only 36-hole country club in Wichita, with both courses designed by Robert Trent Jones.
The Air Capital Classic Open will be played on the North Course, which carries a slope of 131 and a 74.3 course rating from the black tees. According to aircapclassic.com: “This course, measuring 6,913 yards, is a very good test. If the wind blows, watch out! All of the three pars, which average over 200 yards, play directly into the predominant south wind. Water comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes.”
What’s New at the 2014 Event
Some major improvements and additions have been made to this year’s Air Capital Classic to help spectators enjoy the experience more, including larger air-conditioned areas. Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate is sponsoring the tee box signs this year with a sign at every hole. We are so pleased to be a part of such a great event.
In addition to checking out the Air Capital Classic website for a full schedule of events, you can also follow the event on Twitter @AirCapClassic or Like it on Facebook. Tickets are available for purchase online or day-of at the gate at Crestview Country Club. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free with an adult. View box tickets include snacks and beverages for the day. This is a fun, family-friendly event for anyone in our community, whether you’re an avid golfer or someone who just wants to enjoy and be part of a tradition in Wichita, Kansas.
From all of us at Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate, we wish each participant good luck and personally want to shout out a “Thank you” for supporting our local economy and being part of our community this week.