Enjoy the very best of Cabo San Lucas at the Beautiful Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa along with 2 great rounds of golf at the new Jack Nicklaus Course, Quivira Golf Club, and tour the Property with a Destination Specialist.
Stroke Play Golf Tournament
The Tournament will be 54 Hole Stableford Scoring Individual Competition
Rather than counting the total number of strokes taken as in typical stroke play golf, a Modified Stableford involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Good play earns points and poor play takes away points. Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, the objective in a Modified Stableford is to have the highest score. The number of points awarded on each hole is determined based on comparison of the number of strokes to par. Once a player has taken two strokes more than par, a double bogey, they may pick up their ball as it is then not possible to score any points on that hole and he cannot lose any additional points. They can then resume play on the next hole.
Scoring at the 2019 Punta Cana Open will look like this:
• Double Eagle: 8 points
• Eagle: 5 points
• Birdie: 3 points
• Par: 1 points
• Bogey: 0 point
• Double Bogey or more: -2 points
Competitors: Each competitor plays as an individual.
Punta Cana Open Tournament Rules
Rules and Policies
ALL US CITIZENS WILL REQUIRE A PASSPORT when traveling to the Dominican Republic. Passports processing are currently running about 3-4 weeks. Passports may be expedited if required.
Early Arrivals/Late Departures and Hotel Upgrades: Requests may be made within the registration process. Both upgrades and "pre" and "post" hotel room nights will be managed and charged via the Web Portal directly during the individual at checkout. Early Arrival/Late Departure will be charged at a special negotiated rate. Please contact the Tournament team for the costs for additional rounds of golf and/or extending the vacation on the front or back end. Sign-up will be available at the Registration Table at Barcelo Lakes Golf Course Lobby Area.
Player's Pool Registration: Sign-up for the Player's Pool on the form, but pay for the pool at registration upon your arrival. The Player's Pool totally voluntary and is $120 per golfer. If you would prefer to pay for the pool prior to your arrival, you will be able to in the online registration form, but a fee of 3% will be assessed at check out. You can contribute in the Lobby Registration Area and the Welcome Cocktail Party on May 1st. Prize breakdown and distribution information for both will be included in the Tournament Information package provided at hotel check-in.
Equitable Competition: Our Tournament Committee continues to strive in providing competitive equity. To fulfill our goal of competitive integrity, we will continue with Markers assigned to leading Teams per flights & the Modified Pyramid Handicap (included in Tournament Information Package at check-in) to monitor and adjust handicaps round to round. The Tournament Committee will continue to police handicaps (both before and during the event), monitor teams and restrict invitations.
Practice Round: Tee-Times starts at 1PM until 2PM for the practice round on May 2 will be available to only 20 Teams. Only one practice round is included in the Tournament package and must be played on Wednesday. Additional practice rounds are permitted, based on space availability. Request for specific times, course preference & additional rounds can be made on the "Contact Us" page. Discounted rates for additional rounds have been arranged for the amateurs: $60.00 @ The Lakes.
Cancellation Policy: Any registered player and/or non-golf guest canceling prior to March 1, 2018, will receive a full refund less a fee of $500. NO REFUNDS will be issued for any player and/or non-golf guest canceling on or after April 1, 2019 regardless of whether entries are closed. We do suggest that you insure your trip through our partner www.allianzinsurance.com There are many internet based insurers such as www.allianzinsurance.com. Participants recognize that participation in the Tournament is based on 2 Amateurs comprising a team (Team). PCO has provided individual registration only as a service to facilitate Team entry. Participants accept that the Cancellation Policy, as defined above will be enforced on a Team base. By Reserving a Team or Registering for the 2019 Punta Cana Open each Team and/or Participant agrees to the above-stated Cancellation Policy.
Rainout or Inclement weather Policy: Weather patterns for Punta Cana normally does not produce rain in May. However, in the event of a rainout or inclement weather, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify the tournament in any manor it deems fitting to provide the most equitable competition. Participants understand and acknowledge that the Tournament Entry Fee is for the event in total whether modified or completed in whole.