In January, Panama hosted the Claro Golf Championship. In February, Colombia hosted the Club Colombia Championship. And recently, in March, the launching of 23 tournaments – to be held during an eight-month period – will end with a grand finale: the Web.com Tour. The good news is that for the first time the Dominican Republic will host this world-famous golf tournament. The event is scheduled to take place at the “Corales Puntacana Resort & Club” resort, one of the most tourism destinations in the Caribbean and home to its strikingly beautiful golf course, one of the finest in the Caribbean.
The celebration of the Tournament is a milestone not only for the Dominican Republic, but for the Caribbean region as well, due to the importance of the golf event. The agreement with the event organizers is that the tournament will be held in the Dominican Republic between 2016 and 2018.
The first “Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship” will be held between May 30 and June 5 of this year. Approximately 156 national and international players will compete for an overall prize of US$625,000.
The Corales golf course, designed by world-famous Tom Fazio, is located along the seaside cliffs, the nearby bay, beautiful tropical inlets, and inland lakes. The design features six seaside holes, including the last three holes, an area known as the “Devil’s Elbow.” The 18th hole is situated next to the strikingly beautiful Coral Bay.
The golf course is also home to three miles of pristine white sand beaches, and 45 holes created for championship golf. The Puntacana Resort & Club is without a doubt one of the best destinations where amateur and professional golf players will enjoy an exciting combination of beach and golf in the Caribbean. In addition, it is just a few miles from the Punta Cana International Airport.
The complex itself has a cosmopolitan feel to it, although one of its most important features is the privacy and personalized services offered by the resort. These key factors make it one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for international personalities from the world of politics, art and business.
The event is being coordinated by Golflink ,organizers of all the Web.com Tour tournaments in Bogota and Cartagena, also in Colombia. These tournaments came about through an agreement with the Puntacana Group and the American Professional Golf Association. The tournament is part of the PGA Tour.
The Puntacana Resort & Club is an important addition to the growing presence and impact of the PGA TOUR in Latin America, which now features the Web.com and PGA TOUR Latin America. Alongside these golf events will be the Olympic Games, to be held this summer in Rio de Janeiro. These various sports events will place Latin America and the PGA Tour on the world’s sport scenario, specifically the Latin America PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour. These two events will also place the Dominican Republic on the forefront of golf in the region.
The first “Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship” is a much awaited event that will also help attract new players not only to the sport, but also to the Dominican Republic, especially when the international golf community sees the incredible golf facilities and Caribbean beauty of the Corales golf course, one of the best in the world.
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