The Landfall Tradition

The 15th Annual Collegiate Golf Tournament

Thursday, October 27th - Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Supporting UNCW Scholarships and Golf Programs Since 2002


By Bill Paris, Landfall Tradition Marketing Chair

While it’s hard to believe, this year’s Landfall Tradition Women’s College Golf Championship will be the fifteenth since local entrepreneur Pete Hexter, then UNCW women’s coach Jan Mann, and Grant Robbins, then UNCW men’s golf, met and conceived what has become one of the finest tournaments in college golf.  Over those fifteen years, 53 women’s teams from 32 states and 14 different conferences have come to Wilmington and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality provided by UNCW and the Country Club of Landfall.  

Every October, over 300 volunteers step up to welcome players, coaches, and their fans, often to a part of the country they have never seen. The fund-raising College/AM, held the day before competitive play begins, has contributed over $300,000 to the UNCW golf scholarship program, and the event has had a positive economic impact on the local economy of some $3.75 million. 

Again this year, UNCW women’s coach Cindy Ho, has assembled an outstanding field including local favorites North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia, and South Carolina plus national names like Alabama, Brown, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Clemson, Iowa, Furman, Texas Tech, and Central Florida.

All spectators are welcomed. Parking and admission are free.

Become A Sponsor

Play In The College-Am Tournament

The 3-day collegiate tournament is preceded by a College-Am Tournament on Thursday, October 27th and capped off with a reception, Dinner of Champions, and an award ceremony. Foursomes are invited to attend this event and play a round with a team member from one of the participating schools.

  • Click here to learn more and sign up to play in the College-Am.

Image descriptionVolunteer

No tournament of this size and quality can be successful without a strong volunteer base. This has been a key factor in the tournament’s success in the past.

Once again, we are looking for volunteers for the Fall tournament. We hope to welcome back volunteers from previous years but would like to extend the opportunity to anyone who may have an interest. Areas of need are diverse and schedules are flexible.

This is a fun yet important way to be a part of the tournament.

2016 Presenting Sponsor


2016 Dinner Of Champions Sponsor

Wells Fargo

2014 Tournament Video


Each year, a video is filmed and produced on Thursday before the College/Am by the UNCW Communications Department and embodies of the spirit of the tournament.