Connect with us

Golf

KEN CORP. BEGINS IMPROVEMENTS AT CCP

P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. (Ken Corp.), owners of Country Club of the Pacific Guam in Yona, recently announced it has begun its plans to refresh one of Guam’s most treasured golf courses as it prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

PRESS RELEASE – P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. (Ken Corp.), owners of Country Club of the Pacific Guam in Yona, recently announced it has begun its plans to refresh one of Guam’s most treasured golf courses as it prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year. The company also announced that CCP, as it is fondly known by residents and visitors, will be managed by its senior leadership team from Ken Corp. property, Pacific Islands Club Guam (PIC).

P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. President, Mitsuo Sato said, “Ken Corp, has officially begun the implementation of its plan to reinvigorate CCP and incorporate it as an integral extension of the hospitality that our hotel guests enjoy. We feel that the addition of PIC’s seasoned management team to support golf course operations will have a positive impact on the CCP experience almost immediately.”

“CCP has been a longtime favorite for our residents on Guam. Local golfers have grown up on our course, and we host tournaments year-round for local organizations. We would like to continue to invest and build on these important relationships. This reinvestment will also give the island more leverage in attracting golfers from all over Asia to play on Guam,” Mr. Sato added.

The hospitality team from PIC has started work on some new service upgrades and programs. Ben Ferguson, PIC General Manager, known in the industry for managing Guam’s largest hotel and the driving force behind Guam Sports Events, Inc., has taken on the role as CCP General Manager to enhance the CCP experience.

“We plan to fuse our hotel operations and asset management experience to be able to offer golfers a heightened golf experience and ignite a renewed love of CCP,” Mr. Ferguson stated. “Foremost among our objectives is to begin work immediately on enhancing the playability of the course and implementing our plan to restore the most important elements of the golf course, starting with the greens and then moving to the bunker and tee box upgrades.”

CCP, which boasts some of the island’s most breathtaking views of southern Guam and the Pacific Ocean, opened in May of 1973 as the island’s second golf course. Ken Corp. took over the property in 2007 shortly after it purchased PIC.

“CCP is a beautiful gem of a course with a notable history, and we are thrilled that it will be receiving a facelift this year,” added Mr. Ferguson. “Our 18-hole championship golf course is known to have the best drainage on island, which means golfers can continue their round even after a downpour. You can see the Pacific Ocean from many of our holes, but we are most known for hole number 12, which has golfers shooting from the men’s tee over a pond onto the green. Interestingly, hole number 14 is the longest Par 5 on island, measuring 624 yards from the champion’s tee.”

Famous Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed CCP’s clubhouse to maximize the panoramic view of the property. In the 1970s, CCP was well known as the “Taiheiyo Club” to golfers in Japan. CCP holds a certification from the PGA and a certified USGA Course rating by the Guam National Golf Federation.

###

About P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc.

P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. is part of the Ken Corporation group (Ken Corp), which was established as a high-end real estate company in 1972 and planted roots in Micronesia with the purchase of Aqua Resort Club in Saipan in 2004 and Pacific Islands Club in Guam in 2005. Since then, it has acquired four additional hotels and a golf course — Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Guam, Hotel Nikko Guam and Country Club of the Pacific. The Ken Group is currently investing in and managing 30 hotels around the world. As its acquisitions increased, so has its commitment to supporting Guam and Micronesia’s tourism industry. The company’s PHR Club (Premier Hotel & Restaurants Club), is Guam’s most upscale membership club, offering exclusive hotel, golf, spa and food and beverage benefits. The company also established its subsidiary P.H.R. Technical Services, Inc., in April 2012 to provide an unprecedented level of technical maintenance, service and repairs for its customers locally.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

February

March 2024

April
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
25
26
27
28
29
1
2
Events for February

1st

Events for March

2nd

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for March

2nd

No Events
Events for March

4th

Events for March

5th

Events for March

6th

Events for March

7th

Events for March

8th

Events for March

9th

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for March

9th

No Events
Events for March

11th

Events for March

12th

Events for March

13th

Events for March

14th

Events for March

14th

No Events
Events for March

16th

17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for March

16th

No Events
Events for March

17th

No Events
Events for March

18th

No Events
Events for March

19th

No Events
Events for March

20th

No Events
Events for March

21st

No Events
Events for March

22nd

No Events
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for March

23rd

No Events
Events for March

24th

No Events
Events for March

25th

No Events
Events for March

26th

No Events
Events for March

27th

No Events
Events for March

28th

No Events
Events for March

29th

No Events
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for March

30th

No Events

COMING SOON …

  • 3rd Quarter Sports: Rugby, Boys Basketball, Softball, Tennis in full swing!

 

 

QUICK HITS

The Guam men’s national basketball team moved up four slots in the FIBA World Ranking to #72 after an impressive win over Mongolia and a hard-fought loss to Japan.
—————————————————
Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

More in Golf