ISABELA, Puerto Rico -- How many golf tournaments help fund a charity dedicated to preserving and protecting the very land surrounding the golf course?
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, The Links at Royal Isabela—the highly acclaimed golf course in Isabela, Puerto Rico— hosted the second annual El Pastillo Golf Classic. All proceeds from the event funded El Pastillo Conservation Trust, which was established by Stanley and Charlie Pasarell, natives of Puerto Rico and founders of Royal Isabela, in cooperation with Puerto Rico's Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA).
The Trust is dedicated to preserving El Pastillo Beach and its surrounding cliffs, which adjoin the highly acclaimed golf course, officially opened in 2011.
The team of Carlos Nido, Jorge Blanco, Roberto Echevarria, and Jose Fernandez won the tournament with a gross team score of 61.
"Royal Isabela is very lucky and proud to inhabit this spectacularly beautiful piece of earth," says Stanley Pasarell, managing partner of Royal Isabela, whose team came in second with a score of 64. "The support of all players, our corporate partners, and donors is greatly appreciated."
The Trust established four initiatives regarding the property, which is located near the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, approximately 90 minutes from San Juan. Those initiatives are: the land's protection, conservation, and restoration, along with education. The Pasarells also created the Trust to increase the community's awareness and involvement in insuring that the land will be enjoyed for generations to come. Additional information may be found at elpastillotrust.org.
"Puerto Rico offers challenging, world class golf, plentiful tee times in magnificent settings, luxurious golf amenities and exciting off-course options. The PR Tourism Company is proud to be a sponsor of El Pastillo Classic 2013," said Executive Director Ingrid Rivera Rocafort. "El Pastillo Conservation Trust plays an important part in preserving Royal Isabela's natural surroundings, a golf course known for its beauty and the perfect setting for those looking for a five-star golf experience."
The event was supported by numerous partners, including:
El Nuevo Dia
Rock Solid Technologies
Ben & Jerry's
Tourism Company of PR
Valdes, Garcia, Marin & Martinez Inc.
Carlos Cajigas Anticuarios Desde 1970
For more information, contact Royal Isabela at 787/609-5888 or toll free 855/609-5888. Or visit the web site at www.royalisabela.com.
About Royal Isabela
The Golf Links at Royal Isabela is the centerpiece of a private gated community and golf club with 20 casitas, stretching along 426 dramatic, oceanfront acres. The course's back nine plays along cliffs that soar in elevation from 150 to 350 feet above sea level and will create an intimate setting for the custom homes and villas that are planned for this small piece of island paradise. Located at the northwest edge of Puerto Rico, the property is 90 minutes from San Juan International Airport and only 20 minutes from Aguadilla International Airport. Membership to the golf community is by invitation only, but based on availability, others may book the luxury Casitas. While on property, guests have access to the golf course and clubhouse, the signature restaurant, and other amenities. Additional information about Royal Isabela is available at www.royalisabela.com and by calling (787) 609-5888. Royal Isabela, 396 Noel Estrada Ave., Isabela, PR 00662
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