Golf News for Friday, December 13, 2013 | Resorts

Dominican Republic's Casa de Campo earns World Travel Awards

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Casa de Campo—the number-one resort in the Caribbean with the finest golf in the region—had its international reputation validated at the recent 2013 World Travel Awards.

At the awards' Caribbean and North American Gala, Casa de Campo won the top award in four categories:
• World's Leading Golf Resort 2013
• Caribbean's Leading Golf Resort 2013
• Dominican Republic's Leading Golf Resort 2013
• Dominican Republic's Leading Resort 2013

Casa de Campo also was nominated in the category of Caribbean's Leading Resort and in the category of World's Leading Sports Resort, a title it has won 10 times in the 12 years it has been awarded. Casa de Campo is known for The Sporting Life as it showcases world-caliber facilities and renowned instructors from the equestrian, tennis, shooting and golf worlds.

The World Travel Awards, which for 20 years have been recognized around the globe as the travel industry's highest accolade, celebrate companies, organizations, and brands that "are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service."

Not only did Casa de Campo win an unprecedented four awards, it also continued four lengthy winning streaks. This was the resort's seventh straight win as World's Leading Golf Resort; its sixth consecutive title as the Caribbean's Leading Golf Resort (and its eighth win in 13 years); its 10th consecutive time earning the award for Dominican Republic's Leading Golf Resort (making it the only winner ever in that category); and ninth straight win as the Dominican Republic's Leading Resort (also making it the only winner ever in that category).

Casa de Campo won several other prestigious awards in 2013. It was named as one of the "Top 25 Golf Resorts in the World" by LINKS Magazine, declared the No. 1 golf resort in the Caribbean and Mexico by Cigar Aficionado, and was cited as the Best Resort in the Caribbean and its "Teeth of the Dog" the best golf course by Caribbean Journal, the leading digital newspaper in the region.

"We are honored to have our hard work noticed and rewarded by so many fine organizations," said Peter Bonell, Chief Marketing Officer. "These awards only serve to make the entire staff of Casa de Campo work harder to maintain our high standards."

ABOUT CASA DE CAMPO:
The 7,000 golf resort community offers an unmatched array of experiences found in the Caribbean, including choice accommodations - hotel rooms, suites or spacious villa homes; a variety of dining establishments, including The Beach Club by Le Cirque and La Cana by Il Circo; The Sporting Life - unequalled sports experiences such as 90-holes of Pete Dye-designed golf; shooting center, polo, tennis, fishing/sailing from a world-class marina and Casa de Campo Yacht Club, exclusive beaches, spa, and Altos de Chavon artists' village, with a wide array of museums, art galleries, boutique shopping, a chapel, and 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, site of international touring concerts. The property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Great Golf Resorts of the World. Visit casadecampo.com.do, or follow social media pages: Facebook.com/casadecamporesort and on Twitter @casadecampo.

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