For the third time in as many years the famous “Casa de Campo” resort received the award as the “Leading Golf Resort in the Caribbean.” The award was announced at the 18th annual World Travel Awards (WTA), held this year in Jamaica.
The resort, located in La Romana, on the eastern Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic, was also selected as the “Leading Spa Resort in the Dominican Republic”, the “Leading Tourist Resort in the Dominican Republic,” and the “Leading Golf Resort in the Dominican Republic.”
Another important winner in the Dominican Republic was the Inter-Continental “Hotel V Centenario” Santo Domingo, recognized as a “Hotel Leader in the Dominican Republic.”
The World Travel Awards 2011 were presented at a ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The awards are based on the opinions of more than 185,000 professionals involved in the international tourism industry who participate and vote for their favorite destinations.
This unique resort features four internationally renowned golf courses, three of them of outstanding quality, a cruise port, a marina with capacity for 350 boats, sporting facilities and a host of other services to please the most demanding guests. “Casa de Campo” is frequently visited by famous movie stars, music superstars and world-famous politicians. It is located 10 minutes from La Romana International Airport.
Golf Magazine lists “Teeth of the Dog” as the number one golf course in the Caribbean, and ranks it in the 43rd spot amongst the world’s top 100 courses. One of the “Teeth of the Dog’s” most impressive features is that seven of the course’s 18 holes face the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It has a devilish dogleg and numerous obstacles, and has the very personal touch of designer Pete Dye.
Holes 12 and 15, in the Dye Fore, are included among the world’s most important par 3. Experts agree that this golf course rivals the beauty and intricacies of “Teeth of the Dog.”
Designed by Pete Dye, the course features an undulating terrain with numerous sand traps that keep the players on edge. Although “The Links” is considered by many to reflect the traditional British and Scottish golf fields, the course is dotted with ponds that are home to a host of colorful tropical wildlife, especially birds.