Golf goes boom—again
Puerto Rico's standing as one of the premier golf destinations in the Caribbean goes hand in hand with the island's return to luxury as a signature of this destination.
Back by popular demand, CARIBBEAN BUSINESS Golf features top courses and interviews with the pros for tips on how to play challenging links. Front and center is the Trump Championship Golf Course, an 18-hole trek that is buffeted by winds, which wreak havoc on Tour players during the Puerto Rico Open.
In addition, check out new tips on how to play the Bahía Beach Golf Course in Río Grande, a young course drawing raves from the golfing public and media. The Bahía Beach course posed a tremendous challenge—67 was the low score during the qualifier held there in 2011. In many qualifiers across the world, 65 might get a player into a playoff, just maybe.
Then book a tee time at the Dorado Beach East Course, originally designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. The recently reopened course, which was once anointed as one of the top-10 courses in the world, returns to center stage in November with a Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Latin America tour event.
Every day is the season for classic and new spirits
The economic slowdown hasn't dampened the soul of those with a taste for the finer things in life, nor has it dulled the local palate when it comes to premium spirits. The fact is that in some cases sales have increased, because it seems that in times when budgets in general are being tightened, people still feel they deserve at least some gratification—not to mention a chance to share with friends—from their hard work.
In the coming weeks, the Lifestyle section of CARIBBEAN BUSINESS will be featuring a sample of the brews and distilled spirits that are as accessible as they are fine in quality and taste. From rums to vodka, from beer to wine, expect to discover or rediscover the fl avor, textures and scents of the top-name brands in the spirits industry.