The Plasencia Family has now teamed up with the Cigar Golf Club to build an exclusive brand of Cigars for Golfers all over the world. Our focus is to Share our Passion of Golf and enjoy the taste of a hand rolled Cigar with your fellow Golfers. Golf is not only competitive playing your very best to challenge yourself on the course. But, it’s also the comradery, friendships and business relationships you build on the golf course enjoying a high quality Cigar.
Our goal at the Cigar Golf Club is to build a social environment for our members that incorporate things they love about Golf and Cigars.
For decades, the world-renowned Plasencia family has been turning out premium handmade for a veritable who’s who in the cigar industry. While creating top-quality smokes—mostly on contract for more than 120 different brands such as Montecristo, Rocky Patel, Gurkha and Alec Bradley, to name a few—the Plasencia family is widely known for its capable construction from top-quality materials as well as its compelling blends offered to suit just about every type of cigar fan there is.
The Plasencia Family is one of the most prestigious cigar growers in the world. Starting growing cigars in the 1800’s in Cuba, they had to emigrate to Central America after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The Plasencia family remained closely involved in the tobacco industry in Central America, continuing to be active in day-to-day operations in growing operations into the 1990s.
During the early 1980s, Plasencia lost his tobacco farms and factories in Nicaragua as a result of the Sandinista revolution. During this interval he moved his focus across the border to neighboring Honduras.
The Plasencias today again operates 5 factories in total, three factories in Nicaragua — a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) unit opened in 1992 in the town of Ocotal, another medium factory in Jalapa and a smaller building in the country’s cigar capital, Estelí. Plasencia’s primary operations remain in Honduras, however, centered in two buildings in Danlí and smaller units in the villages of El Paraíso and Morocelí.
The output of Plasencia’s factories experienced steady growth from 1 million cigars in 1986 to approximately 30 million just ten years later. During the middle 1990s, about 70 percent of the tobacco used in Plasencia-made cigars came from his own Honduran and Nicaraguan fields, with the remainder purchased on the market. Both Connecticut-seed and Cuban-seed is used in Plasencia’s fields.
Today Plasencia is regarded by many as “one of the foremost tobacco experts in the world.” In 2000 they told Smoke magazine:
“Anyone who tells you they know everything there is to know about tobacco is either a liar or a fool. There are so many variables, so much is left to nature, that we can’t know or control everything. But we must control what we can to the best of our abilities.”