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Grupo Piñero’s Bahia Principe Golf announces a second partnership with the prestigious Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA of America), this time rebranding its Ocean’s 4 golf course in the Dominican Republic as PGA Ocean’s 4.
The rebranding makes the course the second course in Latin America affiliated with the golf brand and the third in the world, outside the U.S., together with Mission Hills Golf & Resort and PGA Riviera Maya.
This collaboration, which comes a few months after the renaming of the PGA Riviera Maya Golf Course located within Bahia Principe’s Riviera Maya complex, is a testament to the brand’s commitment to one of the most popular sports in the tourism field.
The inaugural ceremony for PGA Ocean’s 4 was held on March9 in the Dominican Republic, and was attended by Encarna Piñero, Executive Vice President and CEO of Grupo Piñero, Jesús Durán, CEO of Grupo Piñero in the Dominican Republic and Roberto Henriquez, Vice-Minister of Service & Quality for the country.
“It’s no news that the last few months have been incredibly difficult for many, especially those of us in the tourism industry,” began Encarna Piñero, CEO of Grupo Piñero at the inaugural ceremony, “however, with travel picking up again, and understanding that golf is an active contributor to tourism in the Dominican Republic, we thought this partnership couldn’t come at a better time. We remain hopeful about the future of our industry. Together, we can proudly celebrate this new change in identity, a testament to our continued efforts towards forwarding our alliance with the PGA of America, as well as our firm commitment to golf as a main vacation attraction.”
Located in the exclusive Playa Nueva Romana in East Dominican Republic, PGA Ocean’s 4 features two golf courses, an 18-hole par 72 championship course for intermediate and advanced players, and a 9-hole par 27 executive course. The 7,334-yard course is modern and diverse, harmonized with nature and reflective of the spectacular designs of "Parkland", "Scottish Links", "Desert" and Caribbean-inspired holes. Named after the number of oceanside holes it features, PGA Ocean’s 4 is the largest golf course owned by Grupo Piñero and is available to guests staying at the brand’s hotels in the destination including Bahia Principe Luxury Bouganville and Bahia Principe Grand La Romana.
PGA Ocean's 4 is reflective and respective of the surrounding environment, providing unique experiences for players of all levels to enjoy the sport. The course’s management prioritizes sustainable practices, which, together with the conservation actions carried out with the Botanical Garden of Santo Domingo, make PGA Ocean's 4 a sanctuary of biodiversity where guests can appreciate a variety of species of local flora and fauna.
Similar to Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, Bahia Principe Golf has rigorous safety and hygiene measures in place at all its golf courses, which were developed in collaboration with HS Consulting, international consultants specialized in the tourism industry. From proper social distancing and increase of cleaning and disinfection to continuous training, health checks, digitalizing experiences and more, Bahia Principe Golf’s extensive safety and hygiene program ensures the wellbeing of all.