WHY IT RATES: Greg Norman will play an advisory role and also appear in marketing campaigns for Sandals Resorts. —Codie Liermann, Managing Editor
Greg Norman and Sandals Resorts International announced today that the renowned professional golfer will serve as Global Golf Ambassador for all of Sandals Resorts’s leading three-island golf destinations including Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, Bahamas, Sandals Golf Club in Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals St. Lucia Golf and Country Club at Cap Estate in St. Lucia and Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
In his new and expanded role, Norman will appear in strategic marketing campaigns for Sandals Resorts across print, digital and social media, as well as through personal appearances and special events for the Luxury Included Resort company and its golf destinations. He will also play an advisory role and provide tactical guidance to the niche golf and travel market to provide Sandals Resorts with world-class golfing experiences for players of all skill levels.
“It is almost unheard of for a hotelier to own so many prime and exotic properties in the Caribbean that are suitable for world-class golf courses and serve guests from all over the world. My good friends at Sandals did just that, and it is an honor to be asked by the Stewart family to officially represent all of these properties, ”said Norman. “Already known as the name behind the world’s only 5-star luxury resorts, I am confident that our expanded partnership will enhance the Sandals Resorts golf experience and make it stand out from the rest.”
To celebrate the expanded partnership between Sandals Resorts International and Greg Norman, the resort company is launching a Play Like ‘The Shark’ golf sweepstakes, giving a happy couple the chance to stay for four days / three nights win from its six luxury Caribbean golf resorts through July 9, 2021, including Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas; Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica; and Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia.
Additionally, guests can enhance their stay by booking a limited time “Play Like The Shark” offer for $ 1,250 at any of Sandals’ golf destinations. Bookings of four or more nights that are now accepted by July 9, 2021 for travel between July 1, 2021 and December 26, 2021
—Free green fees and transfers
—The use of golf carts, clubs, and shoes for multiple rounds of golf
– USD 150 spa credit to be used at the resort’s Signature Red Lane Spa to unwind after a game day
—Custom tips and tricks from Sandals’ global golf ambassador Greg Norman
—20% off all Greg Norman Collection items in the Sandals Golf Course Pro Shops
To enter the “Play Like ‘The Shark’ Golf Competition” or to take advantage of the “Play Like ‘The Shark’ Golf Offer”, visit www.sandals.com/playliketheshark/.
“Greg Norman is an incredible partner who understands and shares our philosophy of consistently delivering more than the customer expects,” said Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “For many travelers, golf is a vacation reason, but for newbies too, our partnership with Greg and his team ensures that guests at Sandals golf resorts across the Caribbean enjoy an incredible world-class experience.”
Most recently, Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) worked with Sandals Resorts to completely redesign the Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club on the Cap Estate in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. The remastered 18-hole, par 71 championship caliber offers more than 7,000 feet of dramatic elevation changes with rolling greens in the background of the lush Caribbean vegetation of St. Lucia and the island’s remarkable natural beauty.
“We can’t wait to unveil the extraordinary transformation that has taken place at Sandals St. Lucia Golf and Country Club on the Cap Estate. Our plans include an official ribbon cutting in late summer to commemorate this remarkable design project, ”Stewart continued.
Sandals is home to four golf courses on three islands in the Caribbean, including two championship courses designed by Greg Norman:
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Great Exuma, Bahamas)
Located right on the grounds of the Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort and designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman, this award-winning golf course preserves the pristine beauty of the landscape and natural barriers and is widely recognized as one of the most picturesque ocean-side golf courses in the Caribbean. From 2017-2020, the resort’s championship golf course proudly hosted The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, a PGA-approved Korn Ferry Tour event.
Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club in the Cap Estate (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)
The brand new Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate offers a complete makeover from tee to green with remarkable backdrops, dramatic elevation changes and lush tropical vegetation only found in St. Lucia. The 18-hole par 71 design is rich in shot variations and offers a course that is both fun and challenging for Sandals guests and club members alike. The Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club in the Cap Estate is the second GNGCD-designed golf course in the Sandals portfolio.
Sandals Golf Club at Sandals Regency La Toc (Castries, St. Lucia)
This sporty 9-hole golf course is located in a picturesque valley, surrounded by lush hills covered with villas. Measuring just 3,141 yards, this course challenges you to hone your club selection skills, and multiple holes require laser-like accuracy to map their tunnel-proof layout.
Sandals Golf & Country Club (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
Consistently one of the best in Jamaica, the course rises over 700 feet above sea level and winds through rolling countryside with expansive views of the Caribbean Sea and majestic mountain range. A free 15-minute transfer is available for guests of Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation.
For more information on Sandals golf resorts and guest golf courses in the Bahamas, St. Lucia and Jamaica, please visit: www.sandals.com/golf/resorts.
SOURCE: Sandals Resorts press release.