Golf News for Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Resorts

Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic honored as a top golf resort

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Casa de Campo -- the first great resort in the Caribbean -- has been recognized by the readers of Andrew Harper's travel newsletter as one of the top 20 family and top 20 golf resorts in the world.

The annual awards are from the readers of Harper's Hideaway Report and website, knowledgeable travelers who vacation on average 35 days a year, with 12 percent traveling more than 65 days a year. These are discriminating adventurers who travel the globe in search of the very best.

Casa de Campo is the only property in the Caribbean to appear on both the top family and top golf resort lists.

And these are not the only honors recently bestowed on Casa de Campo, which is located along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic along the Caribbean Sea. Last week, the resort received four major awards from the Caribbean and Americas 2012 World Travel Awards:

* Caribbean's Leading Golf Resort (seven-time recipient; fifth consecutive year)
* Dominican Republic's Leading Golf Resort (ninth consecutive year)
* Dominican Republic's Leading Hotel (five-time recipient)
* Dominican Republic's Leading Resort (eight-time consecutive recipient)

Getting to Casa de Campo has never been easier thanks to the recent opening of the Coral Highway. The all-new road puts Casa de Campo just 45 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. That gives visitors another fast way in, along with La Romana International Airport (5 minutes away) and Santo Domingo Airport (one hour away).

Casa de Campo is easy to get to, but as smart travelers and others can attest, difficult to leave.

For more information, call 1-800-877-3643 or visit

The 7,000 acre Casa de Campo resort offers an unmatched array of experiences found in a Caribbean including choice accommodations - in hotel rooms and suites or spacious villa homes; variety of dining in restaurants such as The Beach Club by Le Cirque and La Cana by Il Circo; unequalled sports experiences like 63-holes of Pete Dye-designed golf on three courses: the Teeth of the Dog, Links and Dye Fore; 13-court La Terraza Tennis Center, a Shooting Center, Equestrian Center, Polo Club, Marina for deep sea and river fishing, a Yacht Club, private beaches, the Casa de Campo Spa, the Altos de Chavon artists village with museums, art galleries, boutique shopping, a Church, 5,000 seat Grecian style amphitheater, site of international touring concerts. Casa de Campo is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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