Set against the backdrop of the brilliant blue waters of the Bahamas, the tournament week featured a number of exciting highlights including the official Pro-Am competition at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, which saw 68 players compete in an 18-hole round using a Korn Ferry Tour lined up professional pairing. After the Pro-Am competition, pro golfers tom lewis The team took home the gold at a VIP awards ceremony held at Sandals Emerald Bay in the presence of dignitaries from the Bahamas Department of Tourism, including Deputy Prime Minister The Honorable I. Chester Cooper.
Other highlights of the event included a private youth golf clinic for Nelson’s Rangers, a local community group supported through the efforts of the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. Under the guidance of the Foundation and the professionals at the Korn Ferry Tour, dozens of children have been trained on how to perfect their swings.
The Korn Ferry Tour official competition has begun Sunday January 16thMay with the conclusion of the final round Wednesday January 19th. In true Sandals fashion, love was the name of the game, as was his caddy and girlfriend, 19-year-old Presleigh Schultz Akshay Bhatia was named 2022 Champion of the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. The President of the Korn Ferry Tour, Alex Baldwin, and CEO of Sandals Emerald Bay, Jeremy Hammel, were present at the awards ceremony.
To continue the momentum, Sandals Resorts announced it will be hosting the Korn Ferry Tour’s 2023 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay 12-18 January. Golf fans can now book their stays for event week 2023 and see the upcoming PGA TOUR stars with complimentary viewer passes included for Sandals guests. Enhanced guest experiences can also be added to new or existing bookings soon, including Pro-Am and VIP packages.
Designed by Sandals Resorts Global Golf Ambassador, Gregory Norman, Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course is recognized as the longest and one of the most scenic 18-hole, par 72 oceanfront golf courses Caribbean, with six characteristic holes. The course design is a unique illustration of two scenic ecosystems, with the back nine showcasing the stunning waters along Exuma Sound and the front nine emphasizing the beautiful mangroves and coastal dunes. Known for its challenging fairways, the prevailing trade winds promise new experiences with every game.
With year-round 80-degree weather and a direct flight from several East Coast cities, Sandals Emerald Bay invites guests to unwind after a round with luxurious accommodations, miles of private beach, three swimming pools and 5-star Global Gourmet™ dining in 11 specialty restaurants, unlimited land and water sports and – unlimited golfing.
With more couples taking golf vacations together, Sandals Resorts currently offers six all-inclusive golf resorts across The Bahamas, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, where couples can always enjoy complimentary green fees and expert tuition at weekly golf clinics, in addition to world-class practice facilities. Sandals will soon be adding an entirely new golf destination to its portfolio with the upcoming opening of Sandals Royal Curaçao this spring.
To learn more about the award-winning Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, please visit www.sandals.com/golf/bahamas. To book your stay at Sandals Emerald Bay, including for the 2023 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, visit: https://www.sandals.com/emerald-bay/.
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