TPC Cartagena to open in Colombia
Course will play host to The Karibana Championship on the Web.com Tour
October 08, 2014
- October 08, 2014
- The Jack Nicklaus-designed TPC Cartagena is the first South American TPC location. (Mike Farese/For the PGA TOUR)
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- The TPC Network announces the expansion of its international portfolio with Friday's grand opening of TPC Cartagena at Karibana, Colombia’s premier international standard resort and real estate development and the second licensed TPC property in Latin America.
TPC Cartagena at Karibana fortifies the PGA TOUR’s presence in the region, following the opening of TPC Cancun in Mexico, the Web.com Tour’s season launch with the first four tournaments in Latin America, and the launch of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in 2012. TPC Cartagena at Karibana will be host to The Karibana Championship, a new Web.com Tour event beginning in 2015, featuring a 144-player field and a purse of $700,000 USD. The event will be played March 2-8 as part of the Tour’s early-season launch in Latin America.
“The PGA TOUR is delighted to have our first South American TPC located in such an iconic destination city and magnificent golf course development,” said Charlie Zink, PGA TOUR Co-Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to hosting a newWeb.com Tour tournament in Cartagena beginning in early 2015 and creating TPC memories for our members and guests.”
From its stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and immaculate condition to the subtle intricacies of this Jack Nicklaus Design layout, TPC Cartagena at Karibana's championship golf course provides members and guests with a challenging test of ability, complemented by a memorably scenic experience. The front nine is surrounded by a lush natural forest and features six man-made lakes, while the back nine offers dramatic ocean vistas.
In addition to its championship design and beautiful surroundings, TPC Cartagena offers a number of amenities for its members and guests including an upscale clubhouse and expansive golf practice facility; the Karibana Beach Club, featuring three exclusive thematic beaches, a full-service bar, pool, sundeck and the property’s Maroma Restaurant; a tennis facility; a variety of water sports; and ecological tours. Karibana also will be home to a five-star, 270-room hotel managed by Conrad, the luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide. Scheduled to open in June 2016, the hotel will include a 1,000-person convention center, meeting rooms, restaurants, a pool, a world-class spa and a rooftop bar. Guests will have access to TPC Cartagena at Karibana while staying at the hotel.