Pristine Bay Resort’s Black Pearl to Host Central American Golf Championship

Honduran, Dye-Designed Masterpiece Set Against Dramatic Caribbean Backdrop
Pristine Bay Resort(ROATAN, Honduras) — Pristine Bay Resort announces it will host the 69th Central American Golf Championship on its Pete- and Perry Dye-designed Black Pearl Golf Course, February 25 – March 3, 2012.

Established in 1944, the championship switches host countries yearly and is regarded as the most important Central American golf competition. Participants play both a team and individual format. The event has been won 18 times by Costa Rica, followed by Guatemala with 14 titles. Golfers also vie for men’s and women’s titles in regular and senior divisions. This is the first time the contest will be held on Roatan.

The par-72, 7,179-yard layout features 14 holes with ocean views and places a premium on shot making. Perhaps most perilous for the elite field will be the signature hole — the 157-yard island-green, par-3 11th – with its elevated tee, ubiquitous trade winds and tournament pressure making proper club selection challenging.

“The Central American Golf Championship will be the first esteemed tournament played on The Black Pearl,” says Mario Toriello, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “When combining our distinguished course with Roatan’s natural beauty, numerous resort amenities and array of real estate options, it’s little wonder that the island has become one of the world’s hottest locales for tourists and second-home owners.”

Roatan — accessible via non-stop flights from several North American cities including Miami, Houston, Atlanta and New York – has long been a haven for scuba aficionados enjoying the spectacular Meso-American Barrier Reef. Pristine Bay Resort offers customize packages that include deluxe villa accommodations and golf, as well as, delicious local dining, island transportation, zip-lining, deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling and even swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean’s crystal-clear waters.

Additional information about The Black Pearl Golf Course and Pristine Bay Resort may be gleaned by visiting, emailing or, or calling +504 3310 1900.

About Pristine Bay Resort

Located on the lush, tropical island of Roatan, 35 miles off the coast of Honduras, Pristine Bay Resort is situated on a 400-plus acre site adjacent to the Caribbean Sea. The azure waters off the coast of the island, enhanced by the world’s second largest barrier reef, provide a stunning backdrop and one of the truly unique settings for golf in Central America.

Dye Designs, pioneers of the use of Paspalum turf for tropics-based projects, is grassing The Black Pearl with this salt-water tolerant strand known for its environmental compatibility, ease of irrigation and maintenance, and translucent green hue. Its appearance — juxtaposed against the turquoise waters offshore – inspired The Black Pearl’s tagline: “The Best Greens and the Best Blues.”

Pristine Bay Resort features a wide variety of residential products including: bay view and golf course condominiums, two-, three-, and four-bedroom villa units and one-quarter-acre custom home lots, many with unobstructed views of the ocean. Villas start at $600,000 and range up to $1 million; lots start at $230,000 and range up to $700,000; and condominiums from $348,000 to $700,000. A 155-slip full-service marina located near The Black Pearl clubhouse will provide deep-water access for a wide variety of sea-going vessels.

Residents and guests will have access to the ocean-front Bay Village at Pristine Bay with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment options. The 120-room, five-star Resort and Spa at Pristine Bay, to be managed by the Lancaster Hotel Group, is scheduled to open in 2011.

Getting There: Roatan International Airport (RTB) is served by nine weekly, non-stop flights from the United States (Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Newark) on Continental, Delta and TACA. Flights to the island through the Honduran cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula and San Salvador, El Salvador are also available.