GUANACASTE – Peninsula Papagayo, Latin America’s acclaimed residential and resort destination, today announced that it has signed South African professional golfer Ernie Els as a global brand ambassador. “This is a really exciting partnership for me,” commented Els. “Peninsula Papagayo is one of the world’s ultimate eco-adventure playgrounds. It offers a unique mix of luxury hoteliers, world-class amenities and extraordinary oceanfront real estate, with a warm and relaxed Costa Rica feel. I love communities that manage that balance,” Els said. The partnership will grow with several exciting initiatives, starting with an affiliation with The Els Club—a portfolio of hand-picked golf and resort destinations around the world.
In addition, the World Golf Hall of Fame and four-time major champion will be the patron of the annual member-guest charity golf tournament to benefit local schools in the communities surrounding Peninsula Papagayo. The inaugural Peninsula Papagayo Member/Guest Invitational will be held in early 2019 on the resort’s 18-hole, a par-72 championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. “The Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo is one of the ultimate eco-golf experiences in the Americas,” Els said. “I look forward to playing with members and guests on the day and, in a wider context, also helping contribute to a legacy of education in Guanacaste.”