Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 11, 2016) – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority partnered with LINKS Magazine, a premier golf lifestyle publication, to present the first annual St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic. The event was hosted from May 3rd to 7th, by the world-class Four Season Resort Nevis and featured tournament rounds on both the Robert Trent Jones II course at Four Seasons and the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club course.
At the event’s awards ceremony, held at the Mango Restaurant on Friday, the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade and Commerce, said that golf tourism is a very important element of the overall tourism strategy for the destination. The Minister thanked LINKS Magazine, for their continued support in increasing the awareness of St. Kitts’ golf resorts and events in the U.S. Market.
“This is an important event for our destination marketing efforts as we begin to promote St. Kitts & Nevis as a world-class, twin-island golf destination,” said Minister Grant. “With two more championship courses scheduled to open on St. Kitts at Kittitian Hill and Christophe Harbour, we are becoming well-positioned to grow the market for golf tourism to our islands.”
The St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic is a tournament for couples who enjoy the spirit of friendly competition and playing a different partner golf format each day. Attendees visited St. Kits and Nevis from seven different US states. The Overall Champions of the first annual St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic were Cheryl & Dale McLean from Wyndermere GC in Naples Florida.
The St. Kitts Tourism Authority presently partners with LINKS Magazine, a golf media platform with a high-household income readership of more than 500,000 across its print and digital assets, to generate targeted awareness and travel consideration in the U.S. market among affluent golf enthusiasts. LINKS is a sophisticated and engaging publication that helps golfing enthusiasts fuel their passion for the game and enjoy the golf lifestyle in new and stimulating ways. In 2014, LINKS Magazine included St. Kitts & Nevis in its newly created ranking of the Top 25 Islands in the world for golf travel; one of just seven Caribbean islands to earn a spot on the list.
The St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic presented by LINKS Magazine is managed by TGC Sports LLC based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information on golf in St. Kitts, visit www.golfstkittsandnevis.com.