The 2017 golf season is kicking off right here in The Abacos! Due to our extensive hosting facilities, convenient distance to the golf course and Marsh Harbour airport, and a variety of accommodations, we’re proud to share that in partnership with the PGA and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, we are co-hosting the first ever Web.com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic from January 19 – 25.
“Golfing in The Bahamas is unlike anywhere else because of our top-notch hospitality and striking blue waters. Our islands have always been a favorite playground for many of the world’s top golfers and we are now looking forward to becoming a destination of choice among professionals on the Web.com Tour,” said Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe.
If you’re looking for the next wave of the world’s greatest PGA stars, these guys are it! The tournament consists of 132 players competing for prizes totaling $600,000 and the Web.com Tour is the official path to the PGA Tour. Around 75% of today’s PGA players having come up through the ranks of the Web.com Tour; you’ll be able to say you saw them here in the Abacos first!
Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee recently stated, “I’m confident that the groundbreaking nature of the tournament structure, coupled with the scenic beauty of The Out Islands, will make for a fantastic television product for our fans.”
If you’re here in the Bahamas Out Islands Web.com, in order to celebrate this inaugural event, is providing free admission to all spectators. If you can’t make it over then be sure to tune in to The Golf Channel during the following days and times to watch the excitement unfold here in Abaco:
Sunday, January 22, 12pm – 2pm EST
Monday, January 23, 3-5pm and 6-8pm EST
Tuesday, January 24, 3-5pm and 6-8pm EST
Wednesday, January 25, 3-5pm and 6-8pm EST
We can’t wait to see some incredible golf right here in our own Bahamian backyard!
Images via Web.com Tour