La Romana, Dominican Republic – Adding to the resort’s impressive list of acclaims, Casa de Campo – 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic known for the Sporting Life – is thrilled to announce its recent recognition as “Golf Resort of the Year” in the 2014 IAGTO Awards within the “Rest of the World” category.
As the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry, IAGTO conducts the annual awards to recognize the best-performing golf resorts in three regions: North America, Europe and the Rest of the World. Over 500 specialist golf tour operators in 62 different countries vote on the golf resorts based on criteria ranging from customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodations, to value for money, support from suppliers and tourist boards & airlines.
“On behalf of the entire resort, Casa de Campo is honored to receive the ‘Golf Resort of the Year’ award from IAGTO,” says Peter Bonell, chief marketing officer for Casa de Campo. “We are proud to have such a renowned organization recognize our 90 holes of Pete Dye-designed golf because playing golf at Casa de Campo is an integral component to the Sporting Life. Each of the three courses — Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links — presents unique challenges for golfers, whether it is playing the seven oceanfront holes on Teeth against strong seaside winds, or Dye Fore’s signature shots edging 300-feet cliffs dropping to the Chavon River below. Additionally, Casa de Campo’s attentive staff and upscale amenities make for great vacation experiences on and off the greens.”
Qualifying for the prestigious “Golf Resort of the Year” accolade, Casa de Campo boasts three diverse courses designed by legendary golf course architect Pete Dye. Teeth of the Dog – the resort’s first and most famous course ranked No. 1 in the region – opened 40 years ago and is credited with bringing golf tourism to the Dominican Republic. Additional resort courses include Dye Fore and Links attracting players with various experiences from cliff-side tees and inland water hazards, to fairways overlooking the resort’s marina and Caribbean Sea beyond.
Casa de Campo – a member of Leading Golf Resorts of the World, Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts – is situated along the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic offering spacious accommodations and extravagant three-to-ten bedroom villa mansions. The Sporting Life beckons with everything from Pete Dye-designed golf and fishing/sailing at the 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, to a Polo & Equestrian Club, La Terrazza Tennis Center and skeet/trap shooting at the 245-acre Shooting Club. Indulgent experiences include treatments at The Casa de Campo Spa, five-star dining at The Beach Club by Le Cirque, six other resort cuisine collections and cultural exploring at Altos de Chavon, an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean city boasting a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater hosting international touring concerts.