The fifth annual Dominican Republic Professional Golf Tournament (DR OPEN 2014) will be held from May 12-18, 2014 in the world-famous Teeth of the Dog golf course, in Casa de Campo, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts.
The Teeth of the Dog course is ranked as the number one golf course in Latin America and number 47 in the world. Winners will take home US$150,000 in prizes.
The announcement was made by the Dominican Golf Federation (FEDOGOLF) at a ceremony held in the offices of the Dominican Olympic Committee as a way of celebrating the inclusion of golf in the Olympic games.
The DR OPEN, jointly with PGA Tour Latin America (NEC Series Tour), will have a prize purse of US$150,000.
The program will also include a ceremony for the induction of national players into the National Golf Hall of Fame.
Juan Cohen, president of the Dominican Golf Federation, explained that “the PGA Tour has been supporting this initiative for the past two years, placing this tournament at the same level as other important world-class golf tournaments.”
Casa de Campo
The tournament is dedicated to the Casa de Campo resort, which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. Casa de Campo is recognized worldwide for its impressive golf courses.
For the past six years Casa de Campo has been chosen as the World Leader in Golf Resort. In 2013 it also received the Gold Tee Award, issued by the Meetings & Conventions magazine, to hotels and resorts that feature extraordinary golf facilities.
The Magallenes award, given by the U.S. Travel Weekly magazine, chose Casa de Campo as the “Best Golf Resort” in the world in 2013.
The winners are chosen by a panel of professionals from the travel industry in the United States.
Casa de Campo’s golf courses have been designed by the legendary Pete Dye.