CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS HONORED AT
3RD ANNUAL WORLD GOLF AWARDS
World-Renowned Golf Program Named Caribbean’s Best Golf Hotel
LA ROMANA, D.R. (November 17, 2016) – The golf program at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas was recently named the Caribbean’s best Golf Resort 2016 at the 3rd annual World Golf Awards. The luxury resort’s three legendary Pete Dye-designed courses, along with professional facilities and luxury amenities, have long been a top priority for guest satisfaction.
With 90 holes of awe-inspiring golf for hotel guests, including the legendary Teeth of the Dog and the Links and Dye Fore courses, Casa de Campo offers a mix of play that is challenging for both the highly skilled golfer, as well as the casual weekend player. Created to be a unique test of golf, each course varies and offers a different and unique guest experience: Teeth of the Dog, ranked as one of the world’s best, has long been considered the #1 course in the Caribbean; the 27 holes at Dye Fore play along the cliffs above the Chavón River and around several inland lakes on the Lagos nine; and the recently renovated Links offers tight fairways, small greens, and tall native grasses nestled amongst the luxury villas of the 7,000 acre resort. Although each course is unique, they all play on lush green fairways and have stunning views of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The latest update to the resort’s golf amenities is the new golf facility. The space features 48,000 square feet of teeing room, 13 target areas, and a 400 yard driving range – allowing for more golfers to improve their game at a variety of distances. Located just south of Teeth of the Dog course, the facility includes a dedicated, short-game practice area with pristine bunkers, challenging grass mounds, and unforgiving depressions will be designed to simulate true course play on all three exemplary courses at Casa de Campo. In addition, the putting green has been planted with fresh Paspalum grass, the same type of grass found on the courses – allowing for continued consistency from practice to play.
With a total of three trophies, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands and golf courses throughout the Dominican Republic. The resort’s honors included:
Caribbean’s Best Golf Hotel 2016: Casa de Campo
Dominican Republic’s Best Golf Hotel 2016: Casa de Campo
Dominican Republic’s Best Golf Course 2016: Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
The World Golf Awards is a dynamic awards program designed to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate excellence in golf tourism. Voting methodology is simple; votes are cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public. Votes are submitted online at World Golf Awards website. The World Golf Awards is the sister to event to the World Travel Awards.
For more information on Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and its award-winning golf program, 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.
About Teeth of the Dog
Opened in 1971 and renovated in 2005, Teeth of the Dog is one of four Pete Dye’s designs at the Casa de Campo resort at La Romana on the southeast coast, and was the first Dominican Republic course to use the sea to dramatic effect, putting it on the global golfing map. Its name derives from the jagged rock formations jutting into the Caribbean on which Dye placed tees and greens. Three of its four par-3 holes play over waves to the greens. In total, it has seven holes next to the sea and 11 with ocean views.
Dye’s encore, built five years after Teeth of the Dog, was an authentic links-style course hauntingly reminiscent of the British Isles. Recently renovated and planted with Paspalum greens, Dye originally referred to the 6,900-yard Links course as La Barranca or “the little hill.” Situated inland, water comes into play on five holes, while grass roughs and multiple sand traps keep players on their toes.
About Dye Fore
Dye Fore is visually intimidating with seven cliff-side holes that drop a staggering 300 feet to the Chavón River below — challenging players with up to 40 mph gusting winds. Par three holes, #12 and #15, are two of the greatest in the world and the entire course offers 360 degree views of the Caribbean Sea, Dominican mountains (the highest mountains in the Caribbean), Chavón River, Casa de Campo Marina and Altos de Chavón artists’ village. The course was renovated in August 2014 with Paspalum greens.