LPGA`s fanbase latest goal in 2019 is "Dominican Republic"

Dominican Republic Offering Travel Agents Free Admission to Upcoming LPGA Event Partnering with Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge, the Caribbean country hosting booth and multiple trip giveaways at Hope Founder’s Cup

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism and Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge have partnered to offer travel agents the opportunity to attend the LPGA Bank of Hope Founder’s Cup free of charge on Saturday, March 23. Those interested in attending simply need to share an IATA card, agent number or another form of travel agent identification at the gate.

In addition, the two organizations will have an onsite booth where attendees can stop by to learn more about the many vacation possibilities and incredible course offerings, as well as register to win one of six travel packages being given away at the event.

With 86 sea-facing and 39 ocean-side holes, the country’s 26 challenging and stunning courses have helped Dominican Republic maintain the status of Golf Capital of the Caribbean. The country’s flagship courses include the Pete Dye-designed trifecta at Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, which features Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links. From the British-inspired hills, lagoons and lakes at The Links to the challenging sea-facing holes at the world-famous Teeth of the Dog, Dye’s courses embody an elusive combination of variety, difficulty and natural beauty.

Other courses at the top of every golfer’s bucket list include Cana Bay, located adjacent to the luxurious Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. On the north coast, Playa Dorada is a must, designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., featuring five holes with sea views and one directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. For an inland challenge, golfers flock to Guavaberry Golf & Country Club near the capital city of Santo Domingo. The course features a 15-foot waterfall and coral rock formations that add dramatic visual interest at holes 9 and 18.

“We have worked diligently to establish Dominican Republic as the go-to destination for golf and we are elated to be part of such an incredible event and share information on our world-class golf and travel offerings with the passionate fanbase of the LPGA.” said Wendy Justo, Miami marketing director for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.

The ninth annual LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup will be played March 18 - 24, 2019 at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. This full-field, four-day event will be televised live on The Golf Channel all four days and featuring a $1.5 million purse.

The LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup was established to honor the 13 original Founders of the LPGA, as well as to help continue the growth of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which has received almost $3 million from tournament proceeds to date. The top women golfers in the world will tee it up and compete at Wildfire Golf Club for the LPGA's Bank of Hope Cup. The Bank of Hope Founders Cup pays tribute to the people who had a major role in creating the LPGA.

Whether inland or along the coast, you’ll find yourself at home on the greens of the most magnificent golf courses in the Caribbean. Learn more about Dominican Republic’s world-renowned golf offerings and begin planning your trip at www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.