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Published on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas will once again host the Dominican Republic Open golf tournament from May 8-14, 2016, bringing some of the region’s best players to one of the region’s most highly regarded golf venues.
This international golf tournament, now in its seventh year, is part of the PGA Tour Latino America and will be played this year at the world-renowned Teeth of the Dog golf course. Designed by Pete Dye and built in the early 1970s, Teeth of the Dog is meticulously hand-carved from the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coastline, and has earned its reputation as a hard-fought and challenging course.
Robert Birtel, director of golf operations for Casa de Campo, commented, “We are very pleased to once again host this remarkable event. Casa de Campo is recognized as the top golf resort in Latin America with three of the best golf courses in the region, therefore there’s no better place to determine a Dominican champion.”
The tournament will include 144 participating players representing 17 different countries from around the world to compete for a prize of US $175,000.
A Pete Dye signature course, Teeth of the Dog is the #1 ranked golf course in Latin America and #39 in the world by Golf Magazine. The course was also named “The Caribbean’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awards as well as the #1 golf resort in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for its collection of golf courses, professional facilities, luxury amenities, as well as its executive team’s commitment to service and exceeding guest expectations.