Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, has been awarded the title Golf Resort of the Year in the 2014 IAGTO Awards, in the Rest of the World category.
As the global trade organisation 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. 516 specialist golf tour operators 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.
“Casa de Campo is honoured 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 renown organization recognize our 90 holes of Pete Dye-designed golf. Each of the three courses — Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links — present 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.”
Casa de Campo is situated along the south-eastern coast of the Dominican Republic offering spacious accommodation and extravagant 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.