PGA exports its Village to Bahamas
18th August 2008
The PGA of America has entered a licensing agreement to establish a PGA Village on Cat Island in the Bahamas – its first outside of the United States.
The PGA-licensed property will be owned by Cat Island Partners Ltd., which is spearheading development of Cat Island Golf & Beach Resort.
The PGA Village project will feature a Rees Jones designed course, which will be included in Phase 1 construction that is expected to last three years. The Bahamas project marks the third PGA Village; the others are the original PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the newly opened PGA Village at Coyote Springs in Las Vegas.
“The PGA Village in the Bahamas is an example of the global growth of golf and will be a premiere destination for PGA professionals and the golfing public,” said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. “We are excited about the impact it will have on the Bahamas as a tourist destination as well as the employment and golf opportunities it will create for the Island.”
The master-planned resort community will feature the PGA Golf Club The Bahamas, a 36 hole facility, a PGA Learning Center and a PGA Historical Center. In addition, the community includes a luxury hotel, casino and various residential units.