26 April, 2012

Le Penina Golf Course, Samoa to host SIFA Samoa open 2012

Care for a round of golf in paradise?

Le Penina Golf Course in Samoa will play host to the Pro-Am and SIFA Samoa Open in September - a sanctioned 3 round event of the Australian PGA.

The tournament begins with the Pro-Am event for sponsors, pros and all interested amateurs (including Aggie Grey’s Resort guests) on the 19th of September.

The SIFA Samoa Open (54 holes) then runs from the 19-22 September. Amateurs meaning to join the competition will require a registered handicap of 14 to be eligible to enter.

Le Penina Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course spread across 160 lush acres and is only five minutes away from Faleolo International Airport. The course is built on a former US military base used in World War 2 and features several historical landmarks including copra ovens built during the German occupation for making fuel.

The course is challenging enough to test professional golfers with total length of 7,136 yards. Following an upgrade, it now boasts a new driving range, new Club Car golf carts for hire and new premium Cobra rental clubs for men and women including right and left handed.

Further improvements are being made to Le Penina with the construction of a new fale style Club House which will also be available for functions.

Samoa Tourism Authority says that the SIFA Samoa Open is a fantastic way to round up the 50th Independence Celebrations.

“Many people are not aware of the world class sporting facilities Samoa has to offer.  Many of these facilities have been built or improved upon for the South Pacific Games in 2007, so what we have is on par with international facilities."

“Our golf courses are second to none, and with the amazing views that Samoa have to offer what better way to wrap up the golden year anniversary of our Independence and of course the Teuila festival than with a round of golf in paradise?” says Samoa Tourism Authority.

Only five hours from Australia and just over three hours from New Zealand across the South Pacific, Samoa is located in the heart of Polynesia and is best known for offering the most authentic of all Polynesian experiences.  The nation boasts a 3,000 year old culture called Fa’a Samoa also known as The Samoan Way and is a culture found nowhere else in the South Pacific.