Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. – The PGA TOUR and representatives of Puntacana Resort & Club announced at a signing ceremony today at PGA TOUR headquarters that the Web.com Tour will play a new tournament at the Dominican Republic property, beginning in 2016.
The Tom Fazio-designed “Corales” course at Puntacana Resort & Club will be the host venue. Opened in 2010, it plays along the natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves and the inland lakes and coralina quarries of the Caribbean Sea. The layout features six oceanfront holes and culminates with its last three holes known as the “Devil’s Elbow”, with the striking 18th hole requiring a dramatic forced carry over the cliff-lined Bay of Corales.
With three miles of magnificent white sand beaches and 45 holes of championship golf, the 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort & Club is home to the Caribbean’s ultimate beach and golf experience and is accessible via its own Punta Cana International Airport. The Resort features understated elegance, privacy and unparalleled personal service, making it a favorite among international leaders and world-renowned personalities.
The tournament will be managed by Sport Link of Bogotá, Colombia, organizers of two other Web.com Tour events, in Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia..
"It is exciting for us at Puntacana Resort & Club to host the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship,” said Puntacana Group chief operating officer Frank Elias Rainieri. “We feel this is the right time to do it, as the destination and the resort are growing. The most important part is we will be able to grow golf in the Dominican Republic. Growing golf in the Dominican Republic is very important for golf and for Puntacana. We hope our country will one day bring new players to the PGA TOUR. Bringing the Web.com Tour to Puntacana will also help bring new players to the game and let people know the Dominican Republic has one of the best golf courses in the world in the Corales Course."
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