Golf News for Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | Courses

Trump International Puerto Rico earns several high accolades

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- In just two years, Trump International Golf Club & Residences Puerto Rico (TIPR), located in the scenic area of Rio Grande, has achieved significant milestones, standing its ground as one of the leading golf courses across the globe. Most recently, the PGA TOUR selected Trump International Golf Club as one of the top two "Best On-Site Presentations." Additionally, Golfweek, the highly-respected golfing magazine, ranked TIPR's International Course in the top ten of its "Best Golf Courses of the Caribbean & Mexico." TIPR was also awarded "Best Golf Course in Puerto Rico" by the American Academy of Hospitality Services, an organization that awards excellence in the luxury travel industry.

"We could not be more pleased with these great accomplishments in such a short amount of time," states Developer Jorge L. Diaz of Empresas Diaz. "We are very proud of these two esteemed recognitions as we get ready for the 2010 Puerto Rico Open Presented by Banco Popular," he added. For the third consecutive year, the property will host the Puerto Rico Open, an official PGA Tour event, from March 8 - 14, 2010.

"The Puerto Rico Open continues to grow each year and had a turnout of more than 90,000 spectators in 2009, and this year we expect to attract well over 100,000. It has been a huge success and is the talk of the golf industry," says Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization.

The "Best On-Site Presentation" awards are based on the overall look and feel of the Tournament, both for those who attend as well as those who watch the PGA Tour on a week to week basis. Earlier this year Golfweek Magazine ranked TIPR in the top 10 of "Tour Courses You Can Play." And with this new accolade of being ranked in the Magazine's top 10 of the "Best Courses in the Caribbean," even more attention is brought to the property, the Tournament, as well as to the island of Puerto Rico. TIPR's Championship Course was also included in the ranking at No. 26. Rankings are done by Golfweek's own "Raters," located throughout the U.S. and Europe, who play and rate the courses throughout the year. The raters evaluate each course based on a 10-point criterion and then file an overall 1-10 rating of each course.

Since 2007, TIPR has undergone more than US$5 million in improvements to bring both the International and the Championship courses up to the highest caliber golf standards. With the serene blue Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Rainforest surrounding the property, the location alone makes the setting spectacular. Trump International Golf Club's two 18-hole courses offer four distinct experiences on an impressive landscape; the Championship Course begins among lakes and follows to the ocean with incredible water views while the International Course runs through hills and sits on green mangroves for a challenging yet beautiful golf setting.

About Trump International Golf Club & Residences, Puerto Rico
Trump International Golf Club & Residences is located just twenty minutes from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. This landmark residential community will represent a new standard of design for world competition and a luxurious environment. With 56 Founder Residences already fully built, TIPR will showcase 600 exclusive residences at its completion and is envisioned in the 'grand style' of a traditional resort - opulent, private, and completely full-service. Other residences available include Estate homes located on one acre as well as Golf and Beach Villas. An expansive Beach Club, already underway, will showcase an array of amenities including countless activities for adults and children, tennis facilities, a Trump Tranquility Spa, superb international cuisine, indoor-outdoor bars, glistening swimming pools, fitness centers, and more. For information, please contact 1-877- 4 TRUMP-5 or visit

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