The PGA Tour is coming to the Dominican Republic.
The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, which has been part of the Web.com Tour, will become a PGA Tour event next season, PGA officials announced.
The tournament will debut March 19-25, 2018, the same week as the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Grupo Puntacana will serve as host organization and the Tom Fazio-designed Corales course will remain the tournament course.
“We are extremely pleased to have this unique opportunity to elevate an outstanding tournament from the Web.com Tour to the PGA TOUR,” said Andy Pazder, PGA TOUR Chief Tournament and Competitions Officer. “With the tournament structure in place and a world-class golf course and resort in the Dominican Republic, the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship presents an exciting new playing alternative for our members. We look forward to working with Grupo Puntacana toward the debut in 2018.”
The Corales course, which first opened in 2010, plays along the sea, with six holes that play along the ocean.
“Hosting the very first PGA TOUR tournament in the Dominican Republic is an honor both for Puntacana Resort and Club and for the Dominican Republic itself,” said Frank Rainieri, Chairman and Founder, Grupo Puntacana. “This is an affirmation of the exceptional golf facilities we have down here, and we are thrilled to expose the international golf community to the Dominican Republic.”