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Destination: Golf
In This Issue
Orientation Map
Golf For Beginners
 
Most groups have only a few serious golfers. We can arrange great golf for them, including special clinics that teach how to turn this past time into a powerful business tool.  For those in your group that favor a more casual approach to golf, we offer a wide range of fun, informal events like our "World's Easiest Introduction To Golf". Helping beginners to have fun on the golf course can make your next golf event a hole-in-one!
Golf - Truly Global

Latin America has joined North America, Europe and Asia as a major force in the golf industry. With hundreds of premium courses in place, engineered by the world's top designers, Latin America is a great destination for a company tournament, or a few rounds worked into a group travel event. Major tournaments endorsed by golf's major governing bodies include the PGA Tour's OHL Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and the Latin America Amateur Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose winner receives a spot in the 2015 Masters.  Other stops on the PGA Tour include:

 

  - Bogotá, Colombia

  - Cordoba, Argentina

  - Rio de Janiero, Brazil 

  - Santiago, Chile

  - Rio Hato, Panama

  - La Romana,    

     Dominican Republic

Argentina
Almost half of the golf courses in South America are found in Argentina. The success of countryman Angel Cabrera has propelled interest in the sport across the country, and has made Argentina a great choice for golf getaways. The Los Olivos Golf Course (more info) and Buenos Aires Golf Course (more info) have been ranked in the Top 100 Courses Outside the US by Golf Digest. 
Rentals
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Traveling light? If the urge hits you, and you didn't bring your clubs, don't worry!  Local courses offer the rental of premium clubs including brands like Taylor Made, Callaway and Titlist. Green fees generally include the rental of a shared cart. Ask when booking.
Greetings!
 
Business people know what a powerful tool golf can be. Whether you are building relationships with clients, getting to know a prospective customer, or motiva-ting your staff to succeed, golf provides the ideal environment. Here in Latin America, premium golf is waiting for you! Consider some of our favorites in the region for your next golf destination. 
The Best of The Region
El Camaleón - The Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Play where the Pros play! Just a 10-minute drive from Playa Del Carmen,

this Greg Norman designed gem features the best of the Mayan Riviera's natural beauty. Part of the famous Mayakoba resort complex, this course includes tropical jungle, mangrove forests, Caribbean seascapes, subterranean caves and crystal clear lagoons.  You will need all your concentration to manage the changing ocean breezes and avoid the distinctive hazards on the 7th and 8th fairways. Home of the OHL Classic, an official PGA Tour event, El Camaleón is a challenging, scenic and unique experience. More info...

Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, you will find "no-hassle" tee times and the enjoyment of playing unhurried rounds on courses designed by the famous designers Arnold Palmer, George Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Tracy May. Set in one of the world's most beautiful and ecologically diverse locations, it's no wonder that Costa Rica was named the 2014 Golf Destination of Year for Latin America by The Global Golf Tourism Organization. Must-play courses include:

Panama

Club Tucan - Beach-front ex-clusive hotels combine with first class golf courses in the beautiful setting of Panama! The challenging and scenic Club Tucan Country Club & Resort is just 20 minutes from The Westin and The Intercontinental Playa Bonita near Panama City.

 

Santa Maria Golf & CC - The Waldorf, Hilton, Trump and Hard Rock hotels are all only 10-15 minutes away from Panama's newest premium course, the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club (píctured above).

 The Dominican Republic - Teeth of The Dog
Ranked as one of the top courses in the Caribbean and home to many high profile tournaments, the "Teeth of The Dog" golf course near La Romana is as challenging as it sounds. Featuring 7 holes that were "created by God" in the words of Pete Dye, the course's famous designer, ocean breezes, coral formations and creative hazards are all in play. Caddies are required at this course, which will give you more time to soak in the stunning scenery and ponder your next shot. More info... 
Colombia - Karibana Golf Course
Karibana is an 18-hole golf course with the most advanced technical and environmental specifications, scenery and location that a course can offer.  Golfers will find the front 9 surrounded by a spectacular natural forest with six artificial lakes. The back 9, fronting the sea, is known for its high degree of difficulty.  The experts all agree that this course will become a milestone in golfing standards for both Latin America and the world.  Adding to its world-class distinction is the specialized technology that maintains its grass in optimum condition regardless of the season or time of day.  And GPS technology on board Karibana's golf carts measures hole distance, and provides real-time communication with the bar and dining room for immediate service. 
Puerto Vallarta & The Nayarit Riviera 

Puerto Vallarta is quickly becoming synonymous with world-class golf.  The Vista Vallarta courses feature side-by-side layouts designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jack Nick-laus. Here, golfers can enjoy two challenging and scenic courses on the same day.  More info...  If these two premium courses are not enough, guests of the Four Seasons and the St. Regis hotel can try the other Jack Nicklaus designed course in the area, the Pacifico - Punta Mita. Featuring the world's only natural island green, this course is challenging for avid golfers, but also friendly for beginners.

Central Mexico 

Guadalajara County Club - In the heart of the city, this 18 hole golf course, designed by the legendary John Breadamus, is host to the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Golf Tournament. It is just fifteen kilometers away from the airport and five kilometers from downtown in one of Guadalajara's most beautiful residential areas.

 

Amanali Country Club - Tepeji

An hour north of Mexico City, Amanali is an exclusive 18 hole golf course designed by Schmidt and Curley, who have collaborated with industry leaders like Pete Dye, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, and Jack Nicklaus. It is full of challenges and rewards, and harmonizes with the topography of the region and its a beautiful lake view.

Golf is a great way to pull your team together, and to forge strong relationships with your clients. We look forward to working with you soon on a truly memorable Golf Incentive trip. 

Sincerely,


Jose-Manuel Garcia
Visionary, Founder and Managing Commander-in-Chief
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