The first tournament last March was so successful and we expect it to continue growing every year
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) February 9, 2009
After the great success of the 2008 event, Trump International Golf Club & Residences Puerto Rico (TIPR) located in scenic Rio Grande, will once again host the prestigious Puerto Rico Open, an official PGA Tour event, from March 9 - 15, 2009. Featuring a unique and challenging course layout as well as a picturesque backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque rainforest, TIPR is a breathtaking setting ideal for hosting such an important tournament. After undergoing $2.8 million in improvements, today TIPR is the only golf course in Puerto Rico that meets the rigorous standards needed to host a PGA Tour event.
"It is an honor to host the Puerto Rico Open for the second time," says Donald J. Trump, President and Chairman, The Trump Organization. "My golf courses are known for being the best, and hosting the Open is proof of that. This event will be a tremendous success, and I look forward to welcoming the world's best players to Puerto Rico."
"We are very excited to be hosting the second Puerto Rico Open," states Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, who is actively involved in the project. "We know the PGA is very selective when choosing the courses for the tour and we feel privileged that they have selected our Golf Club for the tournament."
"The first tournament last March was so successful and we expect it to continue growing every year," states development partner Jorge L. Diaz of Empresas Diaz. In March 2008, TIPR hosted the first Puerto Rico Open and welcomed a grand audience of 75,000 people, exceeding even the most aggressive estimates. "We look forward to welcoming the PGA players as well as golf enthusiast and spectators who will attend in March."
Trump International Golf Club & Residences features two breathtaking 18-hole courses, Championship and International, which were designed by PGA legend and course architect Tom Kite. Each course provides a truly distinct experience and an impressive landscape. The Championship Course begins among lakes and follows to the ocean while the International Course runs through hills and sits on the green mangroves for the final nine. The course also holds the title of "Best Golf Course of Puerto Rico" awarded by the American Academy of Hospitality Services, an organization that awards excellence in the luxury travel industry.
About Trump International Golf Club & Residences, Puerto Rico
Trump International Golf Club & Residences is located just twenty minutes from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The project is situated in the quaint village of Rio Grande; spread over one thousand lush acres directly alongside the Atlantic Ocean and at the foothills of the world famous El Yunque Rainforest. This landmark residential community will represent a new standard of design for world competition and a luxurious environment. TIPR will showcase 500 exclusive residences at its completion and is envisioned in the 'grand style' of a traditional resort - opulent, private, and completely full-service. TIPR offers a select range of residences, comprised of Founders Residences, Estates, Golf and Beach villas. The development is located on a beautiful coastline and is proud to boast a 10-acre beach club, the largest beach club in Puerto Rico, with countless activities for adults and children with tennis facilities, Trump Tranquility Spa, superb international cuisine, indoor-outdoor bars, glistening swimming pools, fitness centers, and of course the Tom Kite designed 36-hole championship golf course. For this prestigious development, the Trump Organization has partnered with Empresas Diaz, Inc., the construction conglomerate in Puerto Rico. This project is sold exclusively through International Sales Group; for sales information, please contact 1-877- 4 TRUMP-5 or visit http://www.trumppuertoricoresidences.com
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