Bahia Principe Golf’s Ocean´s 4 course becomes PGA Ocean´s 4

17 May 2021

Bahia Principe Golf’s Ocean´s 4 course becomes PGA Ocean´s 4

This is the second course affiliated to PGA of America in Latin America and the third in the world, outside the U.S., together with Mission Hills Golf & Resort and PGA Riviera Maya.

In addition, it will also be the official headquarters of the renowned association's first Golf Academy in the Dominican Republic. Encarna Piñero, executive vice-president CEO of the Group, and Jesús Durán, CEO of Grupo Piñero in the Dominican Republic, hosted an event celebrating the course’s change of identity, which follows the company's alliance with the Professional Golfers Association of America, formalized last January.

The course has 27 holes, 4 of which run alongside the Caribbean Sea, which are fully integrated in the landscape and are maintained in sustainable fashion. Grupo Piñero, a Spanish tourism company with more than 40 years of history, and its Bahia Principe Golf division, continue to advance in their commitment to the American market after the agreement established last January with the prestigious Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA of America).

An alliance that is now coming to fruition with the evolution of its Ocean's 4 course, which is now called PGA Ocean´s 4, located within the Playa Nueva Romana residential resort, and will become the newest golf facility in Latin America affiliated with the PGA of America.

The change of identity is part of the evolution of the company's golf business, which manages four courses attached to its hotels and residential complexes, and also includes the creation of the first PGA of America Golf Academy in the Dominican Republic, which will be hosted by PGA Ocean´s 4. In it, homeowners, residents and golfers will be able to enjoy innovative practices, development programs and exclusive educational content, as well as extraordinary instructors who will provide them with an unparalleled golf experience for all levels of players from one of the most important sports organizations in the world.

In addition, the promotion of this discipline reflects that, beyond being a sport, golf is viewed 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. The presentation of the complex's new name took place today at a ceremony attended by Encarna Piñero, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Group, and Jesús Durán, CEO of Grupo Piñero in the Dominican Republic, who were accompanied by the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado.

In the words of Encarna Piñero during the event, “we have lived through very difficult times, due to the health emergency caused by Covid-19 worldwide, but during this time we have focused on coping with the situation with humanity, responsibility and courage, with the aim of adapting to this new reality and continuing with our strategy. This attitude has allowed us to proudly celebrate today this new change of identity, a reflection of the fact that we continue to take steps forward in our alliance with PGA of America, as well as our firm commitment to golf as a vacation attraction".

For his part, the CEO of Grupo Piñero in the Dominican Republic, Jesús Durán, emphasized that “we are proud of the membership of our Ocean's 4 golf course by the PGA, one of the most important sports organizations in the world. This strategic alliance undoubtedly represents an exponential growth for golf in the Dominican Republic, while encouraging and promoting its practice.” New Name for an Already Prestigious Course PGA Ocean’s 4 is Grupo Piñero's newest golf course located within the Playa Nueva Romana residential resort. It has two golf courses, an 18-hole par 72 championship course for intermediate and advanced players, and a 9-hole par 27 executive course.

PGA Ocean´s 4 has an original and entertaining 7,334-yard course that impresses with its variety, diversity and modernity harmonized with various settings that combine the 4 spectacular designs of its "Parkland", "Scottish Links", "Desert" and Caribbean-inspired holes, which give it an exuberant beauty that can be enjoyed by both experienced golfers and new enthusiasts of this sport. The course management is focused on sustainable maintenance, which, together with the conservation actions carried out jointly with the Botanical Garden of Santo Domingo, make PGA Ocean´s 4 a sanctuary of biodiversity where we find a great variety of species of flora and fauna that turn the game into a unique experience.

Golf as a Major Tourist Attraction
The Dominican Republic is currently experiencing an important moment in the world of golf, positioning it as a complementary tourist activity, developed around vacations and moments of enjoyment. This Caribbean country stands out as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations, being of great interest for its visitors, both domestic and foreign. For all these reasons, the leadership that Bahia Principe represents in the Dominican Republic allows the integration of golf as an additional attraction to the destination, which acquires a level of implicit excellence through the relationship that has been established with PGA of America.


About Playa Nueva Romana
Playa Nueva Romana is a tourist residential complex located in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the real estate developments of Bahia Principe Residences, one of the three subdivisions that make up Grupo Piñero's Living Resorts business unit, along with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts and Bahia Principe Golf. The complex has an area of close to 1,500 acres where comfort, convenience and security are the priority for its nearly 700 residents of Dominican, American, Spanish and Latin American origin. Playa Nueva Romana is well established and plans to continue its development with the construction of 750 new residences in the next two years. Its value proposition is designed for all types of needs with lots, plots for private developers, villas and apartments. It also features all the services and maintenance of the highest quality in the market, as well as all the permits to be able to apply for building licenses, build developments and deliver them with all the necessary legal titles, allowing clients the ease of a guaranteed investment. About Grupo Piñero Grupo Piñero is a 100% family-run and -oriented Spanish tourism group founded in 1977 by Pablo Piñero. Led by Isabel García (President) and her three daughters, Lydia, Isabel and Encarna Piñero (CEO and Executive Vice-President since 2007). It is committed to providing exciting experiences to its clients and employees. Grupo Piñero, which has a team of 14.000 professionals, manages 9 million tourist stays a year for customers from more than 30 countries. With a track record stretching back more than 40 years, it carries out its management in a responsible manner to offer the best experience to clients and employees and to actively contribute to society as a whole, based on a strategic plan focusing on three axes: innovation and development, digitalization and sustainability. It structures its activity into three business units: Living Resorts, for its hotel business, with 27 establishments and more than 14.000 rooms in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Spain, residential complexes and golf courses; Travels, for its tour operating (Soltour) and reception (Coming2) brand names; and Services, which groups other at-destination services. Since 2014, Grupo Piñero has incorporated sustainability into its management in order to be a company that is responsible and committed to its team, to the communities where it operates, to its suppliers and to the environment. Through its Corporate Responsibility strategy, it seeks to ensure that its business model contributes to the economic and social development and environmental preservation of the markets in which it has been present since 2017.

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Carlos de Linares Saez - Director of Golf
PGA Ocean's 4
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