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June 07, 2016 , Sandals Resorts, Bahamas

Sandals Resorts Hosts Celebrity Golf Weekend in Great Exuma

Sandals Resorts brought the heat to Sandals Emerald Bay this weekend as the resort welcomed 15 celebrities to one of Hollywood’s hottest summer vacation destinations— The Exumas. 

Stars flew in to attend the golf tournament benefiting The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International which funds programs across the Caribbean in the areas of Community, Education and Environment. Hosted in company with Access Hollywood and Liz Hernandez, the Sandals Emerald Bay Celebrity Golf Weekend took place June 2nd to 6th and included an itinerary of exclusive indulgences, ranging from Sandals’ lavish VIP treatment to a competitive golf tournament held on the Greg Norman-designed championship golf course. 

The impressive group of guests included: Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Colin Donnell (Chicago Med), Tony Dovolani (Dancing With the Stars), LaRoyce Hawkins (Chicago P.D.), Jay Hayden (The Catch), Josh Henderson (Dallas), Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky (RHOBH), Graham Rogers (Quantico), Jesse Lee Soffer (Chicago P.D.) and Astrid Swan (celebrity fitness trainer).

The three-day event kicked-off on Thursday with a warm welcome to paradise as the stars flew in over the pristine turquoise waters, and were whisked away to their luxurious suites by their personal butlers. On Friday guests took their workout to the white-sand beach for a fitness boot camp class, led by celebrity trainer, Astrid Swan. After working up a sweat, celebrities took on the salt life with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures as they sailed along the Exuma chain of islands, stopping off to snorkel the marine life, grabbed an authentic Bahamian lunch on a secluded sandbar and swam with the famous swimming pigs. Following their Island Routes Adventure, the group enjoyed a Happy Hour to learn their golf team pairings and a festive Bahamian Junkanoo Street Rush party.

During the main event’s golf tournament on Saturday, celeb teams teed off as Sandals hosts surprised the golfers with a selection of pop-up stations, including extra mulligan swings to benefit the Sandals Foundation, a paparazzi social media station for capturing the ‘Best Dressed’ and “Best Selfie” contenders and a cool down coconut snack bar. The group wrapped up the final night’s festivities and celebrated the weekend with a poolside party and award ceremony honoring the thousands of dollars in funds raised to support the Sandals Foundation as well as the tournament’s first place winners, Tony Dovolani, Sasha Pieterse and fiancé, Hudson Sheaffer. Awards were also presented to Quinton Aaron for “Closest to the Pin, Tony Dovolani for ”Longest Drive,” Colin Donnell for “Best Dressed” and Astrid Swan for “Best Selfie.” 

Check out photos or get the inside scoop by visiting www.sandals.com/news. To see what the celebrities are posting, follow the event hashtag #SandalsAllAccess. To vacation and golf like a celebrity at Sandals Emerald Bay, book your stay at www.sandals.com/specials.

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