Against the backdrop of the bright blue waters of the Bahamas, the week of the tournament featured a number of exciting highlights, including the official Pro-Am competition at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, where 68 players competed in an 18-hole round with a professional duo from the Korn Ferry Tour. Following the Pro-Am Competition, pro golfer Tom Lewis’ The team won the gold medal at a VIP awards ceremony held at Sandals Emerald Bay attended by dignitaries from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, including the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper.
Other highlights of the event include a private youth golf clinic hosted for Nelson’s Rangers, a local community group supported by the efforts of Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. Led by the Foundation and the pros of the Korn Ferry Tour, dozens of children were coached to perfect their swings.
The official Korn Ferry Tour competition started on Sunday January 16and the final round ending on Wednesday January 19. In true Sandals fashion, love was the name of the game, as with his caddy and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Presleigh Schultz Akshay Bhatia was named the 2022 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic Champion at Sandals Emerald Bay. The President of the Korn Ferry Tour, Alex Baldwin, and General Manager of Sandals Emerald Bay, Jeremy Mouton, were present at the awards ceremony.
Continuing this momentum, Sandals Resorts has announced that it will host the Korn Ferry Tour’s Bahamas Great Exuma Classic 2023 at Sandals Emerald Bay on January 12-18. Golf fans can now book their stays for event week 2023 and watch the future stars of the PGA TOUR with free spectator passes included for Sandals guests. Enhanced customer experiences will soon be available to add to all new or existing bookings, including Pro-Am and VIP packages.
Designed by Sandals Resorts Global Golf Ambassador, Greg Norman, Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course is recognized as the longest and one of the finest 18-hole, par 72, oceanfront courses in the world. Caribbean, featuring six signature holes. The course design is a unique illustration of two scenic ecosystems where the back nine showcase the breathtaking waters along the Exuma Strait and the front nine showcase the beautiful mangroves and seaside dunes. Renowned for its demanding fairways, its dominant trade winds promise new experiences with each round.
With 80-degree weather year-round and a direct flight from several east coast cities, Sandals Emerald Bay invites guests to unwind after a game with luxurious accommodations, a mile-long private beach, three swimming pools , 5-Star Global Gourmet™ meals at 11 specialty restaurants, unlimited land and water sports and – unlimited golf.
With more and more couples playing golf together while on vacation, Sandals Resorts is currently offering six all-inclusive golf resorts through Bahamian, Jamaica and St. LUCIA, where couples can still enjoy free green fees and expert instruction at weekly golf clinics, in addition to top-notch practice facilities. Soon Sandals will add a whole new golf destination to its portfolio with the upcoming opening of Royal Curaçao Sandals 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 the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic 2023 at Sandals Emerald Bay, visit: https://www.sandals.com/emerald-bay/.
Sandals® Resorts offers two people in love the most romantic luxury-inclusive® vacation experience anywhere. Caribbean through its 15 superb sites by the sea in Jamaica, Antigua, St. LUCIA, The Bahamian, Barbados, Grenade, and a new 16th location in Curaçao April 2022. Celebrating 40 years, the leading all-inclusive resort company offers more quality inclusions than any other on the planet. Sandals Resorts exclusives include the Love Nest Butler Suites® for the ultimate in privacy and service; butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers; the Red Lane Spa®; 5-star Global Gourmet™ catering, guaranteeing premium liquors, premium wines and gourmet specialty restaurants; Aquatic centers with certification and training from PADI® experts; Fast beach-to-room Wi-Fi and customizable Sandals Weddings. Sandals Resorts guarantees guests peace of mind from arrival to departure with the Sandals Platinum Cleanliness Protocols, the company’s enhanced health and safety measures designed to give customers the utmost confidence while vacationing in the Caribbean as well as the new Sandals Vacation Assurance, a comprehensive vacation protection program offering an industry-first guarantee of free replacement travel, including airfare for guests affected by COVID-related travel disruptions -19. Sandals Resorts is part of the family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI), founded by the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart, which includes family-oriented Beaches Resorts. For more information on the Sandals Resorts Luxury Include® difference, visit www.sandals.com.
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