ANOTHER AWARD

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club received top honours from 2022 USAToday’s 10 Best, recognized as the 3rd best in the Caribbean.

“It’s a great honour to receive an award from the globally recognized Top10 for the 4th consecutive year. The award serves as testament to hard-work, passion and creativity and of our continuous pursuit of outstanding quality and service. It continues to provide encouragement to our team to constantly strive to provide “an exceptional Caribbean Golf Experience.” Dave Douglas, Director of Golf.

10Best is a unique award since no business pays to be listed and independent readers help pick the 10best in any category. Travel experts select the top 20 nominees in the contest, and it is up to readers to make the final decision by casting their vote.

This was the fourth nomination for Royal Turks and Caicos (previously known as Provo Golf Club). 2018 (5th position), 2019 (4th position), 2020 (4th position). Competition was tough with the best of the best competing for votes.

The top 10 winners are as follows:-
1. Punta Espada Golf Course
2. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
3. Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club
4. Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club
5. Old Quarry Golf Course
6. Cedar Valley Golf Course
7. Tierra del Sol Course
8. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
9. Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall
10. CuisinArt Golf Club Course

The Turks and Caicos are very fortunate to have the almost perfect all-year-round climate in which golfers can play. Located on Providenciales, the gateway to The Turks & Caicos Islands, the 18-hole championship golf course of Royal Turks & Caicos is in tremendous condition having recently been re-turfed throughout with Platinum Paspalum grass. World class facilities include flood-lit tennis courts, great shopping in the fully stocked pro shop, and #19 Restaurant and Bar.

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2021 Provo Ryder Cup

This years’ Provo Ryder cup was won by North America who pulled out all the stops to edge-out the International Team by the narrowest of margins of 18.5 to 17.5, gaining back the elusive cup.
Good fun for all. Thank you to all the Captains & Players. Next year’s event is only 364 sleeps away!

28th Annual Club Championship

A great weekend of golf, fun, and competition!

Thank you to Club Captain Ted Bayley who guided us and to ALL for playing in the 28th Annual Club Championship and congratulations to the flight winners and certainly to all who played well.

The course was in fantastic condition as we look forward to best ever conditions over the next 5 months as the new platinum paspalum turf enjoys the winter season best.

Great job to Tim Mack our Course Superintendent and his dedicated staff.

Provo Golf Club’s Champion Accepts Scholarship.

Provo Golf Club’s Ladies Champion, Brooke Rivers, has now accepted a golf scholarship to Wake Forest University, North Carolina.

The prestigious Women’s Golf Program at Wake Forest has an excellent eye for talent, with Brooke joining their team in August of 2023. Brooke will soon be a Wake Forest Deacon Demon! Brooke recently toured the school with all their first-class facilities and is delighted to accept their generous offer. Wake Forest was recently ranked #2 in Golf Week’s Pre-Season Ranking. Congratulations Brooke!

2020 Golf and Fishing Tournament

Main Sponsor

Wine Cellar

Location

Organized at Royal Turks and Caicos

Charity

The WCGFT has raised n incredible $281,000.00 to help various youth-oriented organizations.

We Start With Fishing

The 10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) took place on 5th March – 8th March, 2020 and was a rousing success! Thursday, 5th March the tournament kicked off with the Calcutta at Simone’s Bar & Grill where captains entered a friendly bidding war for rights for their respective vessels.

The next two mornings, 20 boats took off from Leeward Cut in a mad dash to get to their favorite fishing spots. The sky and sea were favorable and there was much fish brought in. The fish auction followed, and Restaurateurs and the general public had the opportunity to purchase fresh Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo at phenomenal prices.

At the presentation ceremony the excited winners of this year’s competition celebrated with their fellow anglers as trophies were hoisted, checks received and cheers of joy and camaraderie. There was excitement in the air as a brand new 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid (Bayview Motors) was raffled off. The fun continued into the night with a live band, dancing and of course fish tales about the “one that got away”.

Results

Boat

Weight

Owner

1st Place

Vision & Balance

490 lbs

Chris Osborne

Second Place

Catchin' Caicos

304 lbs

Ray Forrester

3rd Place

Marauder

303 lbs

Bruce Barron

Heaviest Fish - day 1

Marauder

67.5 lbs (wahoo)

Bruce Barron

Heaviest Fish - day 2

Vision & Balance

82.5 lbs (wahoo)

Chris Osborne

Sunday Golf

Sunday afternoon’s Golf Tournament (Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club) was the highlight of the event for all Golf Enthusiasts. An exciting round of 18-hole golf made even more interesting with winds gusting in excess of 25mph. After a day on the links, the We Funk Junkanoo Band led us across the street to Opus Wine Bar & Grill where we feasted on delicious delicacies including fish caught at the tournament the day before.

The presentation ceremony followed, where the top players were awarded prizes that ranged from trophies and golf bags to fine Champagne and Gift Certificates. We continued with another Raffle Draw where a one of a kind TAG Heuer Golf Watch (Jai’s) was the prize that was claimed.

Results

Winning Team

Score

1st Place

Kirk Stewart, Tim Mack, Andrea Todd, Chris Pretorius

135.46

2nd Place

Fraser Dods, Will Shoreman, Mike Eddy, Mary Eddy

136.56

3rd Place

Jack Sims, Bruce Barron, Jumphol Srinark, Dario Gardiner

139.40

Presentation

The WCGFT would like to make a special acknowledgement and thanks to Hon. Premiere Robinson and her cabinet, some of whom were able to attend the event. A special recognition to Hon. Delroy Williams who has always supported this tournament since its inception. A Special thanks to the DECR for their assistance and significant reduction in Tournament fees. Thanks to our host sponsors, namely Casablanca Casino, Cairsea Services Ltd., TCI Lotto, Carlisle Supply, Caicos Oil, ODMC, TCI Paint, NW Hamilton, The Palms, Turtle Cove Marina & Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club. A special note of thanks to all our sponsors, who’s unwavering support and generosity make this event a success year after year.

The WCGFT is a not-for-profit charity event hosted every year with all proceeds donated to Charity. The last 9 Tournaments have raised an incredible $281,000.00 to help various youth-oriented organizations.

2020 President’s Golf Championship

The 2020 President's Golf Championship

57 golfers took part in the two day weekend stableford event comprising of PGC members and special invitees on the 25th/26th January.

Two beautiful days of golf on the great conditioned Provo Golf Club.

Results

Winning Team

Score

Overall Men’s Champion

Mark Fulford

85 points

Overall Ladies Champion

Pornstri Lawton

76 points

Ladies 1st Flight Champion

Mary Eddy

74 points

Ladies 2nd Flight Champion

Lorri Gorman

70 points

Men's 1st Flight Champion

John Donatien

69 points

Men's 2nd Flight Champion

Ernest Gardiner

76 points

Men's 3rd Flight Champion

Ty Nagthell

83 points

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