The Web.com Golf Tour returns to The Bahamas this month with a pair of tournaments.
The Great Exuma Classic, held at the Sandals Resort in Emerald Bay, will be held January 16-19, while the Great Abaco Classic will be played at the Abaco Club Golf Course January 20-23.
The purse for each event is $600,000, and both tournaments will be televised globally by the Golf Channel.
Ministry of Tourism officials have deemed the two tournaments as pivotal in regards to the development of the country’s sports tourism brand.
“The success of these events will continue to demonstrate the ability of our destination to attract world-class sporting events and these tournaments can be added to the growing list that we have to date,” Virginia Kelly, director of Product at the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) said about the early-season events.
“The economic impact can be felt immediately throughout these smaller communities as these events bring approximately 450 plus visitors to each island who stay an average of seven nights on each island and tend to stay in The Bahamas for the two weeks of the tournaments.”