OHL CLASSIC AT MAYAKOBA: MORE THAN JUST GOLF
Three pillars encircle the eleventh edition of the Mexican PGA TOUR event: CHARITY, GOURMET & FAMILY
This year, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba will focus its activities on three key pillars associated with golf for the eleventh edition of the PGA TOUR’s official event in Mexico:CHARITY, GOURMET & FAMILY.
The combination of PGA TOUR players and the spirit of Mexico and Mayakoba will be the perfect scenario to showcase to the world that the OHL Classic at Mayakoba is much more than just golf. Join the party at the El Camaleón Golf Club November 9-12 and enjoy all the activities the OHL Classic at Mayakoba has prepared for you!
“For us here at Mayakoba, gastronomy, family and charity go hand- in- hand with golf”, Joe Mazzeo, tournament director for OHL Classic at Mayakoba said. ?Everyone attending will be greeted with a unique experience beyond the beauty of Mayakoba and witnessing the talent of the PGA TOUR golfers, because of our three pillars.?
GOLF is Charity
The OHL Classic at Mayakoba is one of 50 tournaments that comprise the official 2017-2018 PGA TOUR calendar. Like this prestigious circuit, the pioneering PGA TOUR tournament in Mexico has been committed to supporting local, national and international charities throughout eleven years of its history.
The PGA TOUR, since 1938, has donated more than two billion dollars internationally and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba has donated more than $2.2 million dollars, to a variety of charities and philanthropic causes, positively affecting the communities of Quintana Roo, especially Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
Through these donations, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba established a close relationship with different charities from which 600 volunteers participate in the event to guarantee its success.
This year, the different charities that work closely with the tournament will have the opportunity to participate in a new initiative. We will select the three best projects and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these projects and vote for their favorite. The project with the most votes will receive a special donation. Do not miss the chance of voting for your favorite project!
Every year, the tournament supports the local DIF with different donations, this year the donation will be electric wheel chairs; Media members, players, government authorities and special guests will have the opportunity to attend the event.
More than a decade of its inception, Golf PARa Todos is still the star project of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Golf PARa Todos strives to create a fun-filled, diverse and educational program that teaches about the game of golf, its ideals and the premier professional golf event in Mexico – the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. The program encourages active participation in the game as a fan, and facilitates the integration of golf into the lives of all those within the community while creating a connection with a PGA TOUR event.
In 2011, Golf PARa Todos won the Guinness Record for the World Largest Golf Lesson with 1,073 participants. The next editions of Golf PARa Todos will be October 8 and November 12.
GOLF is Gourmet
One of the best experiences when you visit Mayakoba is the culinary offerings. Each of the Mayakoba hotels: Andaz Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Koba, at the El Camaleón Golf Club, serve the highest quality food and drinks.
With incredible culinary experiences shaped by our resident Mayakoba chefs including MasterChef Eva Millán, every attendee will taste the finest Mexico has to offer.
Spectators, players, families, special guests, media and everyone who joins us is treated to a variety of special plates, culinary events and festivals (like Food Truck Friday, craft Beer Festival and Tacos PARa Todos), cooking classes, the finest cocktails prepared by Tequila Patron’s expert mixologists and so much more, proving that GOLF is gourmet!
GOLF is Family
The last pillar of this year’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba will be to unite Families and bring them together through this sport. It is very common to see kids walking with their parents along the golf course. This year, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba will have special activities for kids like a Kid’s Autograph Zone located by the Banorte Fiesta Club and the Putting Green.
Four years ago, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba started an initiative called ?Behind the Scenes Tour?and ever since, schools in Playa del Carmen and Cancun are invited on Thursday and Friday, during professional competition days to learn about what happens before, during and after the event. This year, the tour will open its doors to the first five kids who register at the Ticket Booth as they come in before 9:00 am on Thursday and Friday.
If you like to play golf, in October, the tournament will host a Parent-Child Golf Outing and the twosome with the best score will have the opportunity to play in the Monday Challenge (November 13) and will earn courtesy tickets for a VIP area to see the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on November 12.
Trick Shot Artist is BACK! Kids and their Families will have the opportunity to watch how a professional player performs tricks and acrobatics with their golf balls and golf clubs.
On your next visit to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, you will find all of these activities and much more, guaranteeing a fun day! Besides the best golf in the world, you will enjoy the experience of #GOLFisGIVING, #GOLFisGOURMET and #GOLFisFAMILY!
Spectators can purchase tickets at OHLCLASSIC.COM or via phone at +52 (984) 206-4652. Tickets will also be available at the main entrance of the tournament the days of the event. For more information, please visit: www.ohlclassic.com.