Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island to Host LOCALiQ Golf Championship

bahamas atlantis paradise island reopeningThe Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course.

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island is hosting the upcoming championship of the LOQALIQ golf series, the PGA Tour announced. 

The tournament will be held at the iconic Ocean Club Golf Course from Oct. 26-30 as the culmination of a new Order of Merit points race called the Race to The Bahamas points standings. 

“We are thrilled to welcome the PGA TOUR and the LOCALiQ Series to The Islands of The Bahamas,” said Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Deputy Director General Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson. “The Bahamas is a golfer’s paradise. With world-class courses, including Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas’ Ocean Club Golf Course, and unmatched weather and views, we are certain the Bahamas will be the perfect destination for the season-ending event.”

In July, the TOUR announced the formation of the LOCALiQ Series, a set of eight tournaments for members of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China who have been sidelined this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The season begins this week in Alpharetta, Ga., with the Alpharetta Classic.

After the first seven events, the top-78 eligible players on the Race to The Bahamas Points Standings will earn the right to play the 72-hole season-ending event at one of the most beautiful resort courses in the world.

The winner of the LOCALiQ Series Championship at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas earns a sponsor exemption into a to-be-determined PGA TOUR event.

Players finishing first and second on the Race to The Bahamas Point Standings also will also receive a PGA TOUR tournament invitation via a sponsor exemption.

“We are so appreciative of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, which caught the same vision of the LOCALiQ Series that we had and embraced the idea of bringing the best from the Series to the Islands for this event,” said Rob Ohno, PGA TOUR’s Senior Vice President, International Tours. “We couldn’t be more grateful.”

“To be able to play our final event at a property the caliber of the Ocean Club Golf Course is truly remarkable,” Ohno continued. “Each week of the LOCALiQ Series will build up to the season finale in the Bahamas, and we’re extremely happy to partner with Atlantis Paradise Island for this championship event. I know our players will look forward to this week and do everything they can to qualify to play on this stunning course.”

— CJ

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