The first Signature Course for Grand Slam champion and golf icon Gary Player in Central America will soon be featured on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica as Indura Beach & Golf Resort signed a three year deal to confirm the Black Knight’s course as the host of the PGA event. The first event of its kind in Honduras, the PGA Tour Latinoamérica will bring together 144 professional golfers to converge upon the Central American flagship project that is poised to set the standard for championship golf in the region from April 20-26, 2015.
“Indura Resort will be a fantastic addition to the PGA Tour Latinoamérica,” said golf icon Gary Player. “Gary Player Design has always prided ourselves on a global portfolio and what we have created at Indura is sure to be an excellent example of how golf continues to prosper in the region and drive tourism.”
“Today is a new page in the history of Honduras because we will have the opportunity to showcase the country to more than 30 million viewers by hosting the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica,” said José Gutiérrez, Director General of Indura Beach & Golf Resort. “I don’t know what other industry can do this. It is an honor and a privilege that we can be the host.”
The new luxury resort on the northern coastline of Honduras has already proven itself as a fantastic addition to the growing tourism industry in the area.
Stretching along 26 miles of the Tela Bay, Indura Resort was carefully designed by the Black Knight to naturally integrate the spectacular setting where a backdrop of mountains and tropical jungle meet the beauty of golden sandy beaches and the Caribbean Sea.
The world-class golfing experience will allow professionals the opportunity to play along the pristine beaches of the Caribbean Sea, into the tropical jungle, and adjacent to large lagoons, which will provide every player with a remarkable golf adventure. Each hole features varying design characteristics, strategic value, and aesthetic beauty, promising a real test.
While strategic elements of the course will provide a thrilling test come April, the golf course, like all Gary Player Design courses, emphasizes playability by all skill levels.
“When designing this course, we made sure to emphasize playability for all levels and the ecological sensitivity that is so important to our firm,” said Scott Ferrell. “We are thrilled for Indura to debut on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica as a new course and are certain that it will provide an excellent experience for fans and a great test for professionals.”
Since the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica was formed in 2012, the growing professional tour featured 17 tournaments across 13 countries in the 2014 season. Now with the addition of Honduras’ Indura Resort to the schedule, it seems that the Tour continues to gain momentum in the emerging golf region of Latin and South America.
Other countries with stops on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica include Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil.