The Corales Puntacana Championship PGA Tour consolidates the Dominican Republic as a golf destination

Grupo Puntacana announced the celebration of the 6th edition of the Corales Puntacana Championship PGA Tour Event, to be held at the Corales golf course from March 20-26, 2023.

The sporting event has a purse of 3.8 million dollars, valid for 300 FedExCup points, the highest in the history of Dominican sport, and the participation of 120 players from 20 countries and five continents.

The information was offered by Francesca Rainieri, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Grupo Puntacana; Enrique Valverde, president of the Dominican Golf Federation (Fedogolf); Manuel Sajour, executive director of Marketing of Grupo Puntacana and director of the Corales Puntacana Championship; and Hiram Silfa, director of golf courses at Puntacana Resort & Club.

“The Corales Puntacana Championship has become a flagship event for Puntacana Resort & Club. It fills us with joy and pride to continue the tradition of celebrating a unique sporting event in the country, which also promotes the Dominican Republic and Punta Cana worldwide as a leading golf destination in the Caribbean,” said Francesca Rainieri.

Meanwhile, the president of Fedogolf said that “as the regulatory body of golf in the Dominican Republic, we recognize the importance it represents for the international projection of sports tourism in the country and for the entire local golfing community, to have for the 6th consecutive year the Corales Puntacana Championship PGA TOUR Event, the main golf event in the country”.

Tournament details

At the moment, past tournament champions Chad Ramey (2022), Joel Dahmen (2021), and Brice Garnett (2018) have confirmed their attendance, as well as Nate Lashley and Dominic Bozzelli, winners of the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Likewise, renowned players Charley Hoffman, winner of 4 PGA Tour victories and director in the PGA Tour Players Advisory Council; Bill Haas, a past winner of the FedExCup; Jonathan Vegas, Venezuelan player with several PGA Tour tournament wins; and Emiliano Grillo, winner of the PGA Tour and best ranked in Latin America within the circuit, will participate.

Meanwhile, local talent will be represented by Dominican players Juan José Guerra, Radhamés Peña, and Hiram Silfa, who, in addition to Puerto Rican Chris Nido, qualified through their participation in the Canita Tour.

The tournament has a reach of 4.8 billion impressions in digital and print media nationally and internationally in 153 countries, reaching 3.4 million viewers in the United States.

The event will feature various recreational activities, food trucks, a skybox in front of the sea, live music, entertainment for the whole family, and a general parking area from Thursday through Sunday, starting at 5:00 p.m. To purchase day passes and tickets for the four days of competition, those interested can visit, the Visitor’s Center of Puntacana Resort & Club, and the Will Call starting Wednesday, March 22.

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