Great Success at the Bahia Principe Golf Open PGA Riviera Maya 2023
- More than 100 national and international amateur golfers participated in this 8th edition with a total of 54 prizes and gifts for all attendees.
- The Professional Golfers' Association of Mexico (APGA) reports that the golf segment in Riviera Maya experienced a 15% growth in 2023 compared to the previous year.
Tulum, Quintana Roo, October 23, 2023 - Saturday, October 21, 2023, marked a memorable day in Riviera Maya, as the Bahia Principe Golf Open PGA Riviera Maya 2023 drew over 100 enthusiastic golf players, both national and international, to the stunning facilities of the PGA Riviera Maya golf course, located in the heart of the Tulum Country Club. With a last-minute registration surge that exceeded all expectations, this tournament has become one of the most anticipated and enjoyable events of the year.
The tournament was held on the spectacular 18 holes designed by the prestigious Robert Trent Jones II firm, making it the only golf course in Tulum. The event followed the "A Go-Go Scramble" format, with teams of three players, creating an exceptional camaraderie that has been a consistent feature over the years. The tournament kicked off at 9:00 a.m., and throughout the day, players enjoyed a wide variety of refreshments, from Mexican snacks to refreshing beverages and cocktails.
The culmination of the tournament took place on the new terrace of the Clubhouse, where the award ceremony and prize distribution were held, along with an exciting raffle that left attendees with great surprises. The winner team this year was formed by Grace Bishop, Carlos Velez, Esteban de la Parra. Congratulations to all of you!
The raffle prizes included gift certificates for luxury hotel stays at places like Ahau, Conrad, and Hilton, double entries to theme parks like Xcaret and Xenses, passes for enjoying Tulum, spa massage certificates, VIP experiences, golf green fees, golf lessons with professionals, photo certificates, elite restaurant dinners, luxury car rentals, sunglasses, caps, gloves, clothing, golf accessories, and more. The raffle offered a wide variety of prizes for the lucky winners.
According to Tory Gatrell, the director of PGA Riviera Maya, "The Bahia Principe Golf Open is an event that brings together passionate golfers from around the world in an exceptional setting. We are delighted to have exceeded all expectations this year, and this is just a reflection of the continuous growth we are witnessing in the golf segment in Riviera Maya. This event greatly contributes to strengthening the local economy and fostering a passion for golf in this beautiful region."
The Professional Golfers' Association of Mexico (APGA) reports that the golf segment in Riviera Maya experienced a 15% growth in 2023 compared to the previous year. This growth is attributed to various factors, including increased international tourism, the opening of new golf courses, and improvements in tourist infrastructure. The golf segment in Riviera Maya generates over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and contributes over 1 billion dollars to the local economy.
Some key statistics for the golf segment in Riviera Maya in 2023 are:
- Number of players: 1 million
- Number of golf rounds: 2 million
- Green fee revenue: $200 million
- This segment is expected to continue growing in the coming years, solidifying Riviera Maya as a premier golf destination.