AJGA Host Hotel: The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Hotel Address: Punta Cana 23300, Dominican Republic
AJGA Special Rate: $229 per night (Average rate $258)
Hotel Tax Rate: 18% tax / $35 per room night resort fee
Rate Includes: AJGA rate includes full breakfast buffet, wireless Internet and access to the fitness studio.
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Reservation Method: (809) 959 - 2222 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Reservation Email: email@example.com
Cutoff Date: TBD
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.
Airport: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
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AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:
Onsite Transportation: Coral BPS will provide continuous shuttle transportation from The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club to the Tom Fazio Corales Golf Club May 26-29, 2023. A shuttle schedule will be posted at The Westin and Corales Golf Club.
PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than one hour before their posted tee time.
POST ROUND: Practice will be permitted at the host facility. All practice facilities will close at 5 p.m.
Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 8 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Tom Fazio Corales Golf Club
Practice Facilities Time: 7 a.m.
Signup: Click here
Signup Dates: Friday, May 19 – Thursday, May 25
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.
Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations will be available on the tournament website. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION
Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests.
Failure to comply with Tom Fazio Corales Country Club’s rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:
1. Forfeiture of your official practice round
2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved
Reservation Method: Players may arrange additional practice rounds by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Player Cost: $30 includes cart
Parent Cost: $60 includes cart
Dates Available: Anytime (No additional practice rounds the morning of May 25th. Times available in the afternoon.)
AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:
- 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
- 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty
SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.
PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.
Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 7 – 11:40 a.m.
Location: No.1 starting tee
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Chandler Hammett prior to May 26 at (678) 878-1161.
Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS
Official Pairings Available: Thursday, May 25
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round)
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round)
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available: Sunday, May 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.
A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.
All players and one parent will be provided with one lunch buffet following the First Round.
HQ Location: Tom Fazio Corales Country Club
TD Name: Chandler Hammett
Phone Number: (678) 878-1161
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.
JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.
OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Dominican Junior Open presented by Puntacana Resort & Club hosted at Tom Fazio Corales Golf Club. The discount can be accessed online here .
OFFICIAL PUSH CART OF THE AJGA – BAG BOY
As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form.
RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).
SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.
PUSH CARTS: Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.