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PGA of America Broadens Strategic Alliance with Bahia Principe in Dominican Republic

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The PGA of America has extended its alliance with Bahia Principe—a tourism group of golf courses, hotels and residences, tour operations and other destination services owned by Spain’s Grupo Piñero—to now include the Ocean’s 4 Course located in the Dominican Republic.
The course will now be branded “PGA Ocean’s 4” and include a PGA of America Academy. PGA Ocean’s 4 is located within the Playa Nueva Romana tourist residential area on the Southeastern Coast and includes two golf courses, a championship 18-hole course and an executive 9-hole course.
Built and designed by Maverick Golf, PGA Ocean's 4 practices sustainable maintenance that, together with the conservation actions carried out jointly with the Santo Domingo Botanical Garden, make it a biodiversity sanctuary. To drive sustainable growth-of-the-game efforts in the Dominican Republic, the golf facilities will offer player development and youth programming spearheaded by PGA Professionals, as well as utilize marketing opportunities to introduce golf-centric travel packages
“We’re excited to extend our partnership with the Bahia Principe brand because of their continued enthusiasm to support our mission of growing the game and positioning PGA Professionals in roles of influence,” said PGA President Jim Richerson.
The PGA had previously announced a partnership around the Bahia Principe Resort and Golf Course in Riviera Maya.
“We could not imagine a better brand to partner with to continue promoting golf and Bahia Principe´s support on this sport,” said Bahia Principe Residences & Golf Managing Director Jaime Sitjar. “It is a true honor and great privilege for our company to have the PGA of America beside us, supporting and contributing together for the growth of golf in Latin America. This partnership reinforces our strategy, in order to continue offering our clients exciting experiences.”