GolfTEC Continues Rapid International Growth with Opening of Hong Kong Instructional Center

 

GolfTEC Continues Rapid International Growth with Opening of Hong Kong Instructional Center

14,000 Square Foot Facility is Largest GolfTEC in the World,
Features New In-Center Design

(Centennial, Colo) – GolfTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals – announces the Grand Opening of its Hong Kong instructional center, which at more than 14,000 square feet is the company’s largest facility in the world and first to debut its new in-center design.

Including seven teaching and practice bays, indoor and outdoor putting greens, club fitting and repair workshop and a large roof space overlooking Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong facility joins Japan, Korea and Canada as the latest international example of GolfTEC’s rapid global expansion. The company has experienced unrivaled growth in the industry in recent years, including a 98 percent increase in revenue since 2010.

At GolfTEC, every student undergoes a starting point Swing Evaluation to assess their skill, followed by a certified personal coach recommending a specific game plan, which includes fundamental elements like course strategy and a TECfit® club fitting session. While the majority of lessons are taught indoors in private bays, coaches also accompany players for on-course/outdoor lessons to ensure they are comfortable in real world situations.

The new facility hosts a Grand Opening event October 18th and invites area golfers to come meet the PGA staff and learn about the pioneering golf instruction and club-fitting programs that have led to a 96 percent success rate among GolfTEC students. Located above the Admiralty Mass Transit Railway station on Hong Kong Island, GolfTEC selected this as the first center to showcase a new in-center design that creates a dynamic and holistic experience. It features an inviting and vibrant atmosphere tailored to total golf immersion and new amenities, game improvement products and services for students to engage with.

“Our presence internationally and specifically in Asia has increased tremendously in recent years and the new Hong Kong center is the first of many planned for the region,” said Joe Assell, Co-Founder and CEO of GolfTEC. “GolfTEC’s world-renowned approach to instruction and club-fitting has revolutionized the way that golfers learn and improve and we’re excited to bring our unique approach to golfers in Hong Kong.”

Overseeing the operations and the facility will be COO Mark Henderson and Center Manager Brienne Mahon. Brienne has taught more than 12,000 lessons over his nine year career at GolfTEC and will supervise a team of highly-trained GolfTEC coaches, including PGA of America members Craig Crandall and Denise Doyle. More information on the team can be found here.

GolfTEC recently released information on the company’s record-setting growth over the past fiscal year, which included more than 900,000 lessons given from September 2015 to August 2016. In addition, global sales rose nearly 12 percent year-over-year, while total lessons are up 12 percent and in-center merchandise sales climbed 13 percent.

The renowned, global GolfTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced professionals, most of whom are PGA professionals and have taught thousands of lessons. Each goes through a rigorous multi-week certification at GolfTEC University including continued advanced training to master the analysis of golf swing mechanics, the technology utilized by GolfTEC and the most productive teaching techniques. Committed to strengthening the industry and hiring only the best staff, GolfTEC is the largest employer of PGA Professionals in the world.

To learn more about GolfTEC, please visit www.golftec.com or call 877-446-5383.

About GolfTEC

The world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals has a 96 percent success rate among its students. Since 1995, GolfTEC Certified Personal Coaches, the vast majority of which are PGA Professionals, have given more than 6 million lessons. The company operates 200 centers worldwide (more than 80 within Golfsmith® stores) and has a presence in almost all major U.S. cities, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea. All lessons are based on the company’s “Five Factors:” Fact-Based Diagnosis, Sequential Lessons, Video-Based Practice, Advanced Retention Tools, and TECfit® club fitting. To date, more than 600 GolfTEC Coaches work across a global network of Improvement Centers, consisting of both Corporate-owned and Franchise-owned locations and employees.

Arccos Golf App Update Supports Rapidly Scaling International User Base

 

Arccos Golf App Update Supports Rapidly Scaling International User Base

(STAMFORD, CT) – Arccos – maker of Golf’s #1 Performance Tracker – announces the launch of its latest app update for iOS devices, including translations for 13 languages and a player option for rangefinder GPS distances and player stats to be displayed in meters.

Developed specifically to address user demand as Arccos’ international market share rapidly scales, these enhancements are currently live within the Arccos Golf and Arccos Driver iOS apps and will soon be introduced for Android devices. Adjusted according to the language of a user’s keyboard, the updated translations include Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

“Our vision is to bring the personal data revolution to golfers everywhere by helping them unlock their golf DNA to play better and have more fun,” says Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. “This latest update addresses requests we’ve consistently received from community members and sets the stage for Arccos’ continued global expansion in 2017 and beyond.”

One of golf’s most acclaimed technology platforms, Arccos recently announced its second-generation flagship system, Arccos 360. This showcases low-profile sensors that are approximately 50% smaller and lighter, as well as a powerful shot detection algorithm that virtually eliminates the need for shot editing from tee to green.

Additional features of Arccos 360 ($249.99) include:

Battery Guarantee – Certified for a minimum of two years without charging
Power Saving – Allows users to play rounds in airplane mode, dramatically reducing phone battery drain and eliminating data roaming during international travel
GPS 2.0 – Hands-free shot mapping combined with rangefinder distances in yards or meters to any point on more than 40,000 courses
Arccos 360 consists of 14 sensors that easily attach to the club grip and communicate with a free app. The system seamlessly delivers data on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more. Unlike competing products, it requires no tagging, tapping or other annoying disruptions to a player’s routine.

By accessing the Tour Analytics web dashboard, Arccos users and their instructors can gain valuable insights via deep dives into stats, playing patterns and rich data comparison for every club, shot, hole and round. Developed in conjunction with golf’s most renowned statistician, Peter Sanders, Tour Analytics draws from his work with PGA Tour star Zach Johnson and many others. It breaks down a players’ handicap into five key components – driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting – helping golfers:

Understand exactly how each part of their game contributes to scoring
Compare data in each of the five components with golfers of similar handicaps
Evaluate patterns across their golf history, supporting refinement of on-course tactics
The Arccos product portfolio also includes Arccos Driver ($79.99), a single-sensor solution that delivers live data for tee shot distances, fairways hit and more. It functions by automatically detecting each drive, then using a player’s smart phone to record second shot position. Other features include the King of the Hole game, which turns any par 4 or par 5 into a virtual long drive competition.

For more information: arccosgolf.com.

Get social: @arccosgolf, Facebook

About Arccos Golf, LLC

Arccos Golf, LLC provides game-changing connected technology products for golfers. The company aims to revolutionize the golfing experience by integrating GPS shot tracking with a sophisticated platform that generates comparative data which helps golfers truly evaluate their game. Arccos is based in Stamford, CT, and its venture capital funding is provided by LaunchCapital.

GOLFZON’s ‘Tournament Within A Tournament’ To Make Its Debut at The EWGA Cup in California

Golfzon Simulator
Golfzon Simulator

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL, USA – (Oct. 27, 2016) GOLFZON (www.golfzonsimulator.com), a global leader in golf simulators, has partnered with the Executive Women’s Golf Association (www.ewga.com) to introduce a new tournament concept, the “Tournament Within A Tournament,” during the EWGA Cup November 8-12, 2016 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.

For the first time, the “Tournament Within A Tournament” concept combines actual two days of Singles and Four-Ball Team Match Play with a golf simulator competition held simultaneously in The Westin’s Celebrity Ballroom. The Troon Golf-operated Pete Dye and Gary Player Signature Courses will host the 400-participant field, consisting of teams of eight women from various EWGA Chapters across the United States. The stand-alone simulator competition will award its eight-player Team Champions over a three-hole (Pebble Beach Golf Links’ famous 16th, 17th and 18th holes) alternate-shot competition on three Golfzon simulators with points awarded for separate Long Drive and Closest to the Hole contests. The combined points earned from the alternate-shot event and the skill competitions determine the winners.

“GOLFZON is excited to work with the EWGA to introduce the ‘Tournament Within A Tournament’ concept at the EWGA Cup,” said Tommy Lim, CEO of GOLFZON America Inc. “We look forward to engaging with EWGA Cup participants as they use our golf simulators for the first time and experience the wide range of features showcasing precision and accuracy. This type of combined format will lead to more vibrant competitive events in the future and has the ability to enliven professional pro-ams looking to generate increased interest and participation levels. GOLFZON’s long-standing company philosophy of making golf more enjoyable for everyone is evidenced by the pre-event excitement generated. “

“Bringing together such a diverse and passionate group of women, EWGA members will turn up the heat in the desert as they compete for the coveted cup in the fastest growing association-wide event,” said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. “We are thankful for GOLFZON’s partnership with our organization and specifically their introduction of the game-enhancing simulators. Adding the excitement of the Tournament of Champions, the ‘Tournament Within A Tournament’ concept will leave an indelible mark on the industry.”

In addition, the Mark Carnevale Show on Sirius/XM Radio (www.themarkcarnevaleshow.com), will air live from the EWGA Cup on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11 (4-6 p.m., PST/7-9 EST each day).  Carnevale, the 1992 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, will interview GOLFZON executives, EWGA Cup participants and Troon Golf personnel during his two-day, on-site show.  Tune in to hear about GOLFZON during Mark’s regularly scheduled show airing in November. The Mark Carnevale Show is available on Sirius 208 and XM 92.

GOLFZON displayed its golf simulators widely this summer as a part of the company’s long-standing philosophy to help others in need and by making golf enjoyable for everyone. A simulator was donated in mid-August to the Roy W. Roberts II Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club in inner-city Los Angeles. LPGA star Alison Lee, a GOLFZON Ambassador, was on hand for the presentation along with nine-time All-Star basketball guard Chris Paul, whose foundation has benefitted the facility. In mid-September, Ryder Cup week began with the donation of a simulator to PGA REACH, the philanthropic arm of the PGA of America, for use by the Minneapolis location for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Derek Sprague, the President of the PGA of America, spoke to open the Veterans & Family Golf Clinic on Monday, Sept. 26 and recognized GOLFZON YUWON GROUP Chairman Young Chan Kim for the company’s contribution.

About GOLFZON

GOLFZON is a global leader in the golf simulator industry, established in South Korea in 2000. GOLFZON has been trying to overcome the entry barrier to golf and expand the number of golfers under the corporate philosophy, “making golf enjoyable for everyone,” believing that golf should be no longer exclusive for the upper class. With a simulation-based business model consisting of golf, IT, and culture, GOLFZON has the largest market share in the global golf simulator business. In addition, products have been internationally recognized for their high quality and are currently being exported to more than 40 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and other continents.

For more information, please go to golfzonsimulator.com.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found that EWGA members are avid golfers and annually generate over $63 million in golf-related spending for the golf industry.

The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths.

For more information, please go to www.ewga.com.

Keswick Hall and Golf Club Announces ‘Experience Package’

Keswick Hall

Keswick Hall and Golf Club Announces ‘Experience Package’

Enjoy Five-Star Accommodations with World-Class Golf, Dining or Spa Treatments

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – Keswick Hall and Golf Club – the Forbes Five-Star luxury resort set in Virginia’s scenic Hunt Country – announces its “Experience Package” ideal for getaways to the area Thomas Jefferson once described as the “Eden of the U.S.”

Starting at $299 per night, the Experience Package features overnight accommodations in one of the resort’s elegant guestrooms plus a choice of golf for two on its acclaimed Full Cry course, dinner for two in its chef-driven Fossett’s restaurant, or a 60-minute couples massage in its luxurious spa. The offer is available through Feb. 28.

Since opening in late fall of 2014, the thrilling-to-play Full Cry layout has garnered accolade after accolade including being ranked No. 3 in Golfweek’s 2016 list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Virginia as well as debuting at No. 47 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” in the U.S. Full Cry was also honored in Golf Digest’s prestigious “2015 Best New Courses.”

The award-winning Fossett’s features superb seasonal menus accented by classic cooking techniques and Southern inspiration. The dining experience is enhanced by the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular panoramic views of the estate’s rolling landscape and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon. The hotel maintains its own “Chef’s Garden,” providing an ample supply of year-round produce and herbs.

Keswick Hall’s elegant 48 guestrooms and suites offer a full range of amenities including premium bedding and linens, luxurious bath items, complimentary high-speed Internet access, snacks and beverages, and in-room convenience and entertainment options. The Spa offers a full menu of soothing and relaxing treatments for additional pampering.

“Our ‘Experience Package’ presents our guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy the numerous activities and amenities of our world-class resort,” says Will Jones, General Manager. “We strive to create a sanctuary for those seeking the ‘best of the best’ in a luxury getaway.”

The region is home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia and numerous outdoor pursuits, drawing history buffs, wine lovers, sports enthusiasts and nature seekers year-round. Keswick Hall features newly refreshed upscale accommodations, spa services, fine dining at Fossett’s and myriad amenities. Highly decorated, it has attained Condé Nast Traveler “gold” status, and is one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels.”

For information on Keswick Hall visit www.keswick.com or call 434.979.3440.

About Keswick Hall and Golf Club

Set in the historic hunt and wine country of central Virginia, Keswick Hall is a 600-acre boutique resort featuring 48 private guest rooms. The northern wing of the luxury resort hotel contains historic Villa Crawford, once the Italianesque private estate of the Robert Crawford family built in 1912. In Feb. 2015, the resort received the Forbes Five-Star Award for its exceptional level of luxury and service.

A full complement of amenities and activities are available to guests, including: golf, tennis, three swimming pools, croquet, nature trails, on-site vineyard, garden / historic tours, spa and fine dining. Off-site excursions include wine tasting, Presidential home visits, University of Virginia tours, clay shooting and more.

The property is home to the historic Keswick Club, a members club introduced in 1948 when renowned architect Fred Findlay added its first nine holes of golf. The course expanded to18 holes in the mid-‘50s and was renovated in 1992 by Arnold Palmer. World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye was commissioned to create its new Full Cry layout which debuted at No. 47 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” list for 2016.

The country estate is a property of Richmond, Va.-based Riverstone Group under its Historic Hotels of Albemarle division. The company also owns and manages The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort (S.C.), The Sea Pines Resort (S.C.), The Jefferson Hotel (Va.) and The Hermitage Hotel (Tenn.).

Keswick Hall – centrally located — is an easy two-hour drive from the Washington D.C. metro area and just over three hours from Baltimore. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is 30 minutes away. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is a 60-minute drive.

Bridgestone Golf Unveils New e6 Series Golf Balls

Bridgestone Golf Unveils New e6 Series Golf Balls

Select Warm Weather Markets Receive Advanced Look at New Technology
Providing Unmatched Distance and Accuracy

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is offering an advanced look at the new e6 SOFT and e6 SPEED series golf balls to retail partners in select warm weather markets and on bridgestonegolf.com beginning November 1, with nationwide rollout coming in early 2017.

Developed using data gathered from more than 2 million in-person and online ball fitting sessions, the e6 series is the company’s most popular ball because testing proves it is 9 yards longer and 31% straighter than leading competitors. The new models improve upon this heritage and offer players the choice to select a feel that suits individual preference. Additional details include:

e6 SOFT provides wonderful feel throughout the bag, reduces driver spin for longer distance and optimizes launch with irons/wedges for superior stopping power
e6 SPEED delivers explosive initial ball velocity for incredible straight distance
Both models feature new Delta Dimple Technology, minimizing air resistance to further enhance distance and accuracy
Separating Bridgestone from all other ball manufacturers is the company’s unique and proven approach to new product development. It introduced a proprietary Ball Fitting system in 2007 and uses the data gathered to drive research and development. This real-world understanding of player needs was a catalyst in the creation of the e6 SOFT and e6 SPEED series ($28.99 per dozen).

“We’ve learned through years of conducting fittings that the vast majority of golfers are using a product that is detrimental to their performance,” says Adam Rehberg, Golf Ball Marketing. “Few generate the speed necessary to make the Pro V1 or other Tour balls perform optimally, and the results could be dramatic losses in distance and accuracy. The new e6 series is precisely designed to provide longer and straighter shots.”

In addition to the new e6 Series, Bridgestone Golf designs a diverse portfolio of golf balls to meet the needs of all player performance characteristics, including the B330, B330S, B330RX, B330RXS, Extra Soft and Lady. More information on the company’s ball, club and accessories offerings are available at www.bridgestonegolf.com.

“We are the clear industry leaders in ball fitting, our team has measured millions of swings with all types of golfers and captured data on their performance needs,” says Elliot Mellow, Marketing Manager of Ball Fitting. “Unlike competitors, we are not advocating that most amateurs play a Tour level ball, rather we designed the new e6 series to benefit the widest variety of players. In fact, 83% of golfers show a performance gain when switching from Pro V1 to e6.”

Bridgestone’s professional staff features FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, and Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands.  The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products.  Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

PG Professional Golf Merges Knetgolf.com into LostGolfBalls.com

 

PG Professional Golf Merges Knetgolf.com into LostGolfBalls.com

(SUGAR LAND, TX) – PG Professional Golf – the world’s largest provider of premium pre-owned golf balls – has merged its popular Knetgolf.com into LostGolfBalls.com.

The million-plus loyal Knetgolf shoppers are being re-directed to the even larger LostGolfBalls.com for recycled and refinished Titleist, Callaway, Bridgestone, Nike, TaylorMade, Srixon and other ball brands at prices 50% less than new products.

The consolidation allows the 24-year-old PG Professional Golf to streamline operational costs that, in turn, means even greater discounts and product assortment, and lower shipping rates across North America.  The company acquired Knetgolf – which specialized in refinished balls – last year to supplement its thriving recycled ball business.

Independent studies show “second-chance” golf balls treated by PG Professional Golf’s proprietary technology perform virtually identical to new products.  The test results are supported by a 100% money-back guarantee and contributes to the company’s record sales in 2015 and likelihood to sell 50 million balls this year via e-commerce and at wholesale.

“Aggregating the websites enhances shoppers’ experiences,” says Gary Krueger, CEO of PG Professional Golf.  “The LostGolfBalls.com platform accommodates a higher level of engagement that aligns with America’s significantly growing demand for premium, secondary-market products.”

PG Professional Golf’s advanced technology transforms previously-owned balls into near cosmetic and performance perfection.  An exclusive grading system allows customers to select balls which best fit their unique preferences and budgets.  Golf courses earn money for allowing divers under contract with PG Professional Golf to retrieve balls from water hazards.

The PG Professional Golf phenomenon has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC, MSNBC, ESPN, Golf Channel, Golf Digest and scores of other major media.    Focus often centers on “like-new” golf balls increasingly becoming standard fare as golfers, on average, lose one ball every 4.15 holes.

Buying pre-owned golf balls aligns with prudent consumer trends for previously-consumed textbooks, children’s clothing, maternity wear, cards, household appliances, bicycles, toys, furniture, wedding attire and fixer-upper homes.  Retail pundits predict the secondary product market could represent more than 25% of all consumer purchases by 2025.

Refinished golf balls are repainted, stamped with the original brand logo and painted with a fresh, factory-clear coat.  Recycled balls are also thoroughly cleaned, sorted by quality and packaged for re-sale, but don’t undergo cosmetic touch-ups.

About PG Professional Golf

Based outside Houston, TX., PG Professional Golf is the world’s largest supplier of brand-name, high-performance recycled and refinished golf balls at roughly half the price of new products.  CEO Gary Krueger, a former PGA Tour player who competed in three U.S. Opens, co-founded the company in 1992 with one ball washer and a handful of retrieval contracts.  To date, it has sold more than a half-billion balls.    PG Professional Golf’s ReLoad brand of packaged, pre-owned golf balls is sold in stores in more than 50 countries worldwide.  The company’s other direct-to-consumer and wholesale brands are LostGolfBalls.com, OneSize Fits All Gloves and SoftCore Range Balls.

More information: www.lostgolfballs.com, 866.639.4819.

CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS ANNOUNCES KELLY SHEEHAN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF GOLF SALES

Teeth of the Dog Golf course

CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS ANNOUNCES  KELLY SHEEHAN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF GOLF SALES
14 Year PGA & LPGA Professional Joins Team Led by Gilles Gagnon

LA ROMANA, D.R. (November 2, 2016) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, the 7,000-acre luxury resort and premier golf destination in La Romana, Dominican Republic, is pleased to introduce a new addition to their team of golf professionals. Kelly Sheehan has been appointed to Director of Golf Sales, where she will be able to utilize her strong passion for the game to positively impact the golf program at Casa de Campo. She’ll be working alongside long time Casa de Campo Golf Director Gilles Gagnon, who currently serves as the Director of Golf Emeritus, and Robert Birtel, Director of Golf Operations.

“Casa de Campo takes immense pride in its collection of golf courses, professional facilities and luxury amenities, however our guests’ experiences have always been our first priority,” said Leandro Cruz, Vice President of Sales at Casa de Campo. “We are confident that the inclusion of Kelly Sheehan to the team of golf professionals will continue to showcase the resort’s commitment to service and surpassing guest expectations.”

Kelly Sheehan brings more than 14 years of PGA and LPGA professional experience to Casa de Campo. Most recently, she was the National PGA Relationship Manager of the PGA Ambassador Program, where she oversaw all program operations as well as identified, vetted and recruited the most elite of the PGA professionals. She was also responsible for facilitating all conference series as well as providing maximum marketing opportunities for the program in order to drive their business. In addition, Sheehan was the first female head golf professional in the history of Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Golf. As Casa de Campo’s Director of Golf Sales, Sheehan will manage group golf sales for the US and Canada.

As part of the resort’s continuous efforts to showcase its state-of-the-art golf facilities, Casa de Campo will host its 33rd Annual Caribbean International Pro Am Tournament on January 10-15, 2017, and its 43rd Annual International Pro Am Tournament from January 17-22, 2017.

For a complete list of all golf tournaments hosted at Casa de Campo, please visit http://www.casadecampo.com.do/golf/.

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About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – attracts affluent travelers with the offering of spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expect gourmet cuisine and fine wines and spirits throughout the destination’s restaurants and bars, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, La Terraza Tennis Center and 245-acre Shooting Club. Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this luxury Caribbean destination is also home to three of the game’s most difficult courses all designed by Pete Dye, including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and Links. Casa de Campo is also home to Altos de Chavón – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city with boutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra in August of 1982.

For ease of arrival, La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from check-in and serviced by JetBlue Airways (now with direct flights from JFK three times a week) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from MIA). A short drive away, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major U.S. airports. For more information, please call 1-800-877-3643, or visit www.casadecampo.com.do.