Golf News for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | Instruction

Casa de Campo offers summer golf academy in Dominican Republic

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Living up to its billing as the number-one resort in the Caribbean and the hub of The Sporting Life, Casa de Campo is offering all-inclusive two- and four-week golf and tennis academies this summer for boys and girls ages 10 to 16.

The camps are conducted by Golf & Tennis Academy (GTA), which was founded by Juan Arteaga, Jr., and Marisa Farrell, lifelong sports enthusiasts who are also parents. They formed GTA to provide an alternative to the typical sports camp, offering a more complete experience that included many activities beyond traditional sports instruction.

The golf camp features daily instruction under the direction of Casa de Campo's golf professional staff, including Eric Lillibridge, Director of Instruction at the resort's Jim McLean Golf School. Along with learning every part of the game (with a 5-to-1 student-teacher ratio) students get to play the famous Casa de Campo courses, 63 holes of challenging golf designed by legendary architect Pete Dye. Daily non-golf activities include swimming (pool and ocean); beach time; soccer, volleyball, and other sports; movies; and access to GTA's on-site recreation center.

The camp also includes full-time adult supervision, lodging at the Pete Dye Golf Lodges, all meals, weekly laundry service, transportation around the resort grounds and nightly activities. Campers will be treated to daily trail rides, Astronomy Night and outings to Altos de Chavon, the recreated Medieval European village and artists' community situated within the resort high above the Chavon River, where art, language and cultural classes are available from the prestigious Parson School of Design. Skeet and sporting clay and polo instruction is offered based on each camper's assessed competency and interest in each sport. A special awards banquet closes out each session.

The tennis camp offers many of the same activities, highlighted by expert instruction by a team of USPTA-certified pros with a 4-to-1 student-teacher ratio.

Two-week sessions are July 14-27 and July 28-August 10, 2013. Campers may enroll for both sessions. Two-week camps cost $3,200 for golf and $3,000 for tennis, including accommodations. Non-boarding students are $1,600 for golf and $1,500 for tennis. The full four-week camp is $5,760 for golf and $5,400 for tennis for boarding students; $2,880 for golf and $2,700 for tennis for non-boarders.

For more information, contact www.golftennisacademy.com or call 305-793-3407.

ABOUT CASA DE CAMPO:
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; a 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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