ALDIE, Va., Aug. 31, 2021—The extremely popular Creighton Farms Invitational Hosted by Jack Nicklaus returned to Creighton Farms this year after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. Initially created as a one-day tournament, the event has grown over the years as a multi-day event of exciting activities leading up to one of the Washington D.C. area’s premier charity pro-am golf tournaments.
The CFI is one of only a handful of elite tournaments created by Nicklaus to benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The Foundation came about because of the Nicklaus family’s interest in helping children gain access to world-class healthcare. The event has raised more than $9 million to date for the Foundation. In addition to the Foundation, the event also contributed to The National PKU Alliance.
This year’s CFI raised almost $1.4 million for the charities. “The Creighton Farms Invitational has become a signature event for the community as well as the Mid-Atlantic,” said Tommy Southworth, president and COO of Southworth Development LLC, the company that owns and operates Creighton Farms. “We’re proud to host this event annually. Giving back is important to our company and our residents.”
Each year, the golf tournament takes place on Creighton Farms’ award-winning Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Creighton Farms’ member players were joined in the tournament by professional golfers including Jay Haas, Andres Gonzales, D.A. Points, Kyle Westmoreland, Jonathan Byrd, Chase Koepka, Jin Park, James Hahn, Parker McLachlin, Rick Lamb, Chris Stroud, Tom Purtzer, Turk Pettit, Todd Hamilton, Chesson Hadley, Kyle Thompson, Mark Hensby, Heath Slocum, Ken Duke, Denny McCarthy, Brett Wetterich, Bill Hurley III, Kevin Yu, Smylie Kaufman and professional golfer now analyst for the Golf Channel Charlie Rymer. Musician and golfer Javier Colon also played in the tournament.
Jack Nicklaus was on hand to greet the pro-golfers and amateurs and take photos with each foursome. He spoke about his charity and the importance of it to both he and his wife Barbara. As he discussed several of the children’s hospitals that he and Barbara support, he also talked about some of the children that have been saved and he stopped to wipe away tears. “I get so emotional just thinking about them,” he said. “It’s important to remember that this is why this event at Creighton Farms is so dear to us.”
The team that won the CFI included Warren Ralston, Devin Wilkins, Joshua Witherill and Pedro Torres who were joined by professional golfer Chesson Hadley. Hadley recently had his career-first hole-in-one at the Wyndham Championship.
For more information on the Creighton Farms community, visit www.CreightonFarms.com.
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About Creighton Farms
Located in picturesque Northern Virginia horse country, Creighton Farms is just 20 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 55 minutes from downtown Washington D.C. The 900-acre gated community offers one to seven-acre home sites with dramatic views of woods, meadows, mountain ranges or the incredible golf course, plus a choice of exceptional homes ranging from exquisite villas to extravagant legacy homes. This extraordinary private community features an unprecedented list of amenities including an award- winning 34,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with full service locker rooms, steam rooms, golf shop, meeting space, pub and billiards room, massage rooms, resort-style pools, Har-Tru and all-weather tennis courts, and private club rooms for overnight guests. Since opening in 2008, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course here has received such accolades as being named one of the “Best New Private Courses” by the likes of Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek and T+L Golf. Creighton Farms is also home of the annual Creighton Farms Invitational hosted by Jack Nicklaus, a tournament created to benefit local children’s healthcare charities for which it has raised over $9 million to date. For more information about building a custom home at or becoming a member of Creighton Farms, please visit CreightonFarms.com
About Southworth Development LLC
Southworth Development is a privately held company that specializes in the development of residential resort and amenitized real estate communities. Through wholly owned subsidiaries Southworth Golf and Southworth Europe, Southworth is also a leader in the international golf community, having served as owner, manager, consultant or construction manager to dozens of properties throughout the United States, Scotland, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, Southworth was founded in 1991 and currently owns and operates private clubs and residential communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Scotland and The Bahamas. The properties include: Willowbend on Cape Cod, Mass.; Renaissance on Boston’s North Shore; Meredith Bay on New Hampshire’s famed Lake Winnipesaukee, Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va. 35 minutes west of Washington, DC; The Village at Machrihanish Dunes in Argyll, Scotland; and The Abaco Club, located on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas.