Tee off With the Pros in St. Kitts and Nevis

Islands prepare for the Third Annual Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am Tournament By: Mark Rogers
Four Seasons Resort in Nevis is welcoming professional golfers this January. // © 2012 St. Kitts Tourism Authority
Four Seasons Resort in Nevis is welcoming professional golfers this January. // © 2012 St. Kitts Tourism Authority

The Details

The Third Annual Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am Tournament
www.stkittsproam.com

Teams of professional and amateur golfers will tee off on St. Kitts and Nevis this winter for the Third Annual St. Kitts-Nevis Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am Tournament, which will be held from Jan. 13–17. It is the only golf event that is hosted simultaneously by two Caribbean islands and their two world-class courses.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament will feature Pro-Am golf teams competing for group and individual prizes on two of the Caribbean’s most scenic and challenging courses, the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and the Four Seasons Resort Nevis Golf Club.

Rounds one and three will be played at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, an 18-hole course managed by Marriott Golf. This sea-side course was first designed by Peter Thompson in 1975 and then redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2003. Its unique layout offers holes on both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Caribbean golf course to earn Audubon Certification for its environmental practices and is a natural haven for both native and migratory birds.

Round two will be played at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, featuring the par 71, 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II designed championship mountain-side course that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts with a spectacular beach-side finishing 18th green. St. Kitts and Nevis are separated at the closest point by a two-mile wide channel and travel between the two islands is just over half an hour by ferry service.

Each team will be comprised of one host professional plus three amateurs. Registration for the Pro-Am tournament is currently open for club professionals as well as amateurs and guests. Two entry packages for either four or seven nights are available along with non-golfing guest packages and include amenities such as roundtrip airport and ferry transfers, breakfast and lunch daily, tournament gifts and prizes, on-course refreshments and spa treatments.

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