Skerritt said that with two more championship courses scheduled to open on St. Kitts at Kittitian Hill and Christophe Harbour, within the next two years, St. Kitts is becoming well-positioned to grow the market for golf tourism.
He was quoted in a government release as saying that the Admiral’s Cup will help spread the word about the twin-island unique golf experience which has been one of the best kept secrets.
The tournament will be held from January 8th to 12th, 2012 and will be hosted simultaneously in St. Kitts and in Nevis, featuring play on two world-class golf courses at the Four Seasons Resort and the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club in Frigate Bay.
The 3-day, 54-hole tournament will see rounds one and three played on the links-style Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, an 18-hole course which is managed by Marriott Golf.
This sea-side course was first designed by Peter Thompson in 1975 and then redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2003. Its unique layout offers holes on both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
It was the first Caribbean golf course to earn Audubon Certification for its environmental practices and is a natural haven for both native and migratory birds.
Round two will be played at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, featuring the 20-year-old, 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II designed championship mountain side course that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts with a spectacular beach-side finishing 18th green.
St. Kitts is separated from Nevis at the closest point by a 2-mile wide channel and travel between the two islands is just over half an hour by ferry service.
Each team will be comprised of one host professional plus three amateurs. Registration for the Pro-Am tournament is currently open to club professionals and will soon be open for amateurs and guests.
The government release indicated that the Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am is managed by The Golf Connection and supported by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis and American Airlines.