Part of the PGA Tour of Australasia and European ToursOfficial accommodation partner InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has announced the set dates for the 2017 Fiji International from 17th – 20th of August at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course; home to the Fiji International since its inception in 2014.
nterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa was recently recognised with top accolades such as the Luxury Travel Guide’s Luxury Golf Resort of the Year, Haute Grandeur’s Global Best Golf Resort and the World Golf Award’s Fiji Best Golf Hotel.
The 2017 The Fiji International tournament is looking to be even grander better than previous years with the prize purse as FJD$2.3 million dollars (AUD$1.5 million) and will be held on a newly renovated golf course designed to perfection with Vijay Singh’s vision.
The Fiji International has a co-sanctioning agreement with the European Tour which is attracting some of the world’s best golfers. The field will be comprised of 132 players made up of PGA Tour of Australasia and The European Tour as well as Fiji. Since the inaugural tournament, the Fiji International has attracted international golfing professionals including 2014 champion Steven Jeffress; world number 20 and 2015 champion Matt Kuchar; world number 27 and 2016 champion American Brandt Snedeker; world number 23 and eight time winner on the PGA Tour, New Zealander Gareth Paddison and Fiji’s very own Vijay Singh.
“We are delighted as the official accommodation partner for the Fiji International tournament to showcase the best of Fiji to the world. The luxury and international experiences that are on offer at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa will be a perfect fit for the upcoming golf participants as well as golf enthusiasts. There is in an increasing emphasis on sports tourism as an integral part of Fiji’s future and we are pleased to be a platform that will support attracting sporting events to Fiji with this prestigious event,” said Andrew Davidson, Resort Area General Manager Fiji and South Pacific.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) with over 5,000 and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. Overlooking the azure waters of Natadola Beach – voted by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, and Fiji’s finest beach, the resort is spread across 35 acres of tropical manicured gardens and offers all of the facilities and services expected of luxury international resort.