The Playa Azul Invitational tournament was started in 2007 under the pretext as a birthday celebration for Fernando Beristain, by Fernando and two or three of his golf buddies.  The first event had 30 golfers.  Over the years, the tournament has grown to include 80 players, including close to 25 Women, each of the last two years.  Since there were also 14 Local Golfers that participated this year, the tournament has now been upgraded to an International event.  Several couples participate in the tournament and most of the golfers make a vacation of the event, staying on average 5 nights and playing golf almost every day, not only on tournament days.

Many of these folks also visit Cozumel during different times of the year, not just for the tournament.  These folks rent cars, eat at local restaurants, buy tours and, of course, play lots of golf!  With the exception of our Local Golfers, everyone stays at Playa Azul hotel for the week.  Local businesses donate some of the tournament prizes while the rest come from the entry fee that every player pays.  The event has become a yearly gathering of golf buddies and friends of Cozumel and it is expected to continue to grow and improve every year.  For more information, or to check out the photos from the tournament, check out the Cozumel Country Club on facebook.

Benny Campos is the Manager for the Cozumel Country Club.  When not on the links, he can be found with his camera capturing beautiful images of Cozumel. 

This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!…

Laura Wilkinson
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