Piñero and its Bahia Principe Golf division continue to advance in their commitment to one of the sports recognized within the tourism industry, following the agreement announced last January with the prestigious Association of Professional Golfers of America (PGA of America). An alliance that is now materializing with the evolution of its Riviera Maya Golf Club complex, located in Tulum, Quintana Roo, which is renamed PGA Riviera Maya and has become the only golf facility in Latin America affiliated with PGA of America.
It is the only golf course affiliated with PGA of America in Latin America and will be the official headquarters of the first Golf Academy of the renowned association in Mexico. The change of identity takes place after the alliance of Grupo Piñero with the Association of Professional Golfers of America.
The change of identity is part of the evolution process of the company’s golf business, which manages four golf courses attached to its hotels and residential venues, and also takes place in the creation of the first PGA of America Golf Academy in Mexico, which will host PGA Riviera Maya. In it, both residents and guests of the resort, will be able to enjoy innovative practices, development programs and exclusive educational content. With the best instructors, who will be in charge of providing an incomparable golf experience for all levels and from the hand of one of the most important sports organizations in the world.
Likewise, the impulse of this discipline reflects that, beyond being a sport, golf is understood as an instrument that actively contributes to the development of a region. For this reason, Grupo Piñero and its Bahia Principe Golf division, together with PGA of America, are working together to promote the expansion of this sport.
According to Jaime Sitjar, General Director of Bahia Principe Residences & Golf, “After a few complicated months, due to the worldwide health emergency caused by Covid-19, it is an honor to progressively resume our activity, with all the security measures, guidelines of social distancing during the game, as well as the new hygiene protocols for our players and collaborators. We return with this new change of identity. The PGA Riviera Maya designation represents another step in our alliance with the PGA of America. A collaboration that we will continue to articulate soon, both in Mexico and in the Dominican Republic ”.
New name for an already recognized course
PGA Riviera Maya is considered one of the best golf courses in Mexico. In fact, for three consecutive years, it has been recognized as “Best Golf Resort of the Americas” by the prestigious Golf Digest magazine.
Designed by the famous architect Robert Trent Jones II, the complex has 27 holes that make up a unique architectural work. Likewise, the golf course stands out for combining beauty with challenging conditions, although it is suitable for both the most experienced golfers, as well as for new enthusiasts of the sport. In this sense, its degree of difficulty can easily be adapted to all types of players by having different tee-off options.
The leadership that Bahia Principe represents in the Riviera Maya allows golf to be integrated as a complementary attraction for Tulum, a destination that acquires a level of implicit excellence through the relationship that has been established with PGA of America.