St Kitts prepares for increase of golf holidays in St Kitts ahead of Johnnie Walker Open in May
The number of tourists taking golfing St Kitts holidays is set to increase next month as golfers tee off at the 32nd Johnnie Walker St. Kitts Open. The event will take place from 17th to 19th May, 2013 and will be hosted by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and will see competitors from the Caribbean, the United States and Canada battle it out in a two-round 36-hole individual stroke play tournament.
St Kitts is getting ready to host the 32nd Johnnie Walker St. Kitts Open next month as golfing competitors arrive on the Caribbean island to compete in the two-day two-round event.
The island is expecting to receive an influx of golfing enthusiasts taking St Kitts holidays from 17th to 19th May as golfers from the Caribbean, United States and Canada prepare to tee off on the greens.
The golfing event is a two day, two-round, 36-hole individual stroke play tournament, hosted by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Male golfers will battle it out in one of four flights including, Championship, Men's, Senior, Super Senior, while female golfers will compete in their own flight.
The activities begin at 6pm on Friday 17th May, 2013 with an opening ceremony and the tournament will take place over the weekend.
"Golf tourism is a key niche market that St. Kitts has targeted for growth," explained Senator Ricky Skerritt, the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
"In addition to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and, on Nevis, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis Golf Club, we will soon be home to a hillside Ian Woosnam championship course at Kittitian Hill and a Tom Fazio championship course at Christophe Harbour on St. Kitts' southeast peninsula, providing a wealth of challenges for golf travellers of varying skill levels that's unrivalled in a destination of our size."
"This hallmark island tournament continues to help us attract visitors from the golfing community as we ramp up marketing efforts internationally to support all the courses," he added.
Visitors can book a special package for their golfing St Kitts holidays which is offered by The Golf Connection, managers of The Admiral's Cup Pro-Am Event. The golf package in St Kitts starts from £590 per person based on double occupancy and is available from 1st may, 2012. It includes the St. Kitts Open tournament entry fee and inclusions; four nights accommodation (16th to 20th May) at one of seven St Kitts' hotels; greens and cart fees for one practice and two tournament rounds; daily breakfast; a welcome dinner; sunset dinner on the final night; a VIP preview tour of the Christophe Harbour development and the Tom Fazio championship golf course; return transfers to the airport and functions; tournament gifts and prizes; and a special welcome gift.
Golfers looking to book their stay in St Kitts can choose from participating hotels including the Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Ottley's Plantation Inn, St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino, Frigate Bay Resort, Sugar Bay Club and Timothy Beach Resort.
In St Kitts, tourists can take a break from the golfing action and explore the historical sites, go bird watching, take catamaran cruises, go shopping, indulge in pampering treatments in luxury spas, dive beneath the surface of the turquoise ocean water for scuba diving and snorkelling activities, or take a trip over to the neighbouring island of Nevis.
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