For a third consecutive year the World Golf Organization chose the Dominican Republic as the “Best Golf Destination of the Caribbean 2016.” The country is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by such legends as Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Gary Player and Tom Fazio.
One of the country’s top courses, the Teeth of the Dog, situated in the world-famous Casa de Campo Resort and designed by Pete Dye, is currently the number one golf course in the Caribbean and in 2009 ranked 42nd on the list of the world’s top 100 golf courses.
In total, the country boasts 28 courses featuring the highest design standards.
In addition to the Teeth of the Dog, there is the “Punta Espada” Golf Club in Cap Cana; “La Cana,” at Puntacana Resort & Club, and the Dye Fore, also in Casa de Campo.
Some of these golf courses border the Caribbean Sea, with 86 holes facing the sea and Atlantic Ocean – on the north coast. Golfers will not only enjoy world-class courses but also an excellent climate, two motivating factors to enjoy the perfect round of golf.
The World Golf Awards, a subsidiary of the World Travel Awards, reward excellence in golf tourism, world class golf courses, and golf destinations.
The worldwide voting process began last March 14 and closed on October 1.
Voters included golf professionals, tourism-oriented companies and professional media outlets