Finca Cortesin has welcomed José Ignacio Olea as its new Director of Golf

By: March 14, 2024

Finca Cortesin has just confirmed the appointment of José Ignacio Olea as its new Director of Golf. With over two decades of invaluable experience in the golf industry, encompassing diverse operational, managerial, leadership, and sales roles.

José Ignacio joins the Finca Cortesin team from Santa Maria Golf & Country Club – managed by Troon Privé – in Panama.

His extensive career has taken him to various corners of the world, including the USA, Portugal, and Spain, contributing to his well-established connections within the industry.

Finca Cortesin José Ignacio Olea resized

Since graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2005 with a double major in marketing and management, specializing in professional golf management, Jose Ignacio has also received numerous qualifications, including PGA of America Class A Professional status.

As Director of Golf, José Ignacio will enhance the legacy of hosting the Solheim Cup, utilizing the resort’s position as one of the foremost golf destinations in the world to drive new membership and real estate opportunities.

Renowned for its immaculate conditioning and undulating layout, Finca Cortesin’s magnificent Cabell Robinson-designed golf course provided the perfect setting for one of the most dramatic editions of the Solheim Cup as Europe came from behind to retain the trophy after a thrilling 14-14 draw. 

Finca Cortesin golf course 18th hole