Local February 29, 2016 | 10:08 am

12th annual Spring Shootout tournament returns to Teeth of the Dog links in April

La Romana, D.R.- Casade Campo Resort & Villas has announced that it will be hostingits 12th annual Spring Shootout Golf Tournament onits legendary Teeth of the Dog golf course from April 13-17,2016. The tournament has become one of the most highly anticipatedspring events in the Caribbean. Tournament packages start from$1,730.00 USD.

The Spring Shootout is a 54-hole stroke play championshipwith five flights for the men and three flights for the ladies with gross andnet divisions within the flights. Flights are determined according tohandicaps. A minimum of 20 percent of the players in each flight, includingthe net and gross winners, will compete in a shootout.

“We are very excited to once again hostthis extraordinary event,” said Robert Birtel, Director ofGolf at Casa de Campo. “For the avid golf lover, it is truly aspecial experience they will never forget.”

The 2016 Spring Shootout packages include: four-nightaccommodations with room rates starting from $1,730.00 USDper person for double occupancy in the Pete Dye Lodge and $1,846.00 perperson in the Elite guestroom category; breakfast,lunch, dinner daily with no surcharge; unlimited drinks in all hotel bars,restaurants, oasis bars; carts on the golf courses for the guest’s entirestay; a welcome dinner and awards banquet; unlimited green fees, carts, rangeballs, and club storage; and tournament entry fees, favors, and prizes. Groundtransportation from all three area airports (LRM, PJU, SDQ) is also includedin the package rate, which is a savings of over $100.00 USD perperson. Golf is unlimited to all tournament participants.

Prizes will be awarded in net and gross divisions, dailylow and for the shootout. The resort is also holding a drawing featuring four$500.00 gift certificates valid toward package costs forthe 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Casa de Campo Open inSeptember 2016.

To register for the tournament or to learn more aboutthe 12th annual Spring Shootout Golf Tournamentt,please call 809-523-8115; toll free?1-888-212-5073; or email golf@ccampo.com.do.

A Pete Dye signature course, Teeth of the Dog is the#1 ranked golf course in Latin America by Golf Magazine and the#52 ranked course in the world by Golf Digest. The coursewas also named “The Caribbean’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awards. Meticulously hand-carvedfrom the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coastline, Teeth of theDog has earned its reputation as a hard-fought and challenging course. Fordetails concerning schedule of events and rates, please visit: www.casadecampo.com.do/golf/tournaments/12th-annual-casa-de-campo-spring-shootout-2016/.


Mitchell Nover, RockOrange




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About Casa deCampo:

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – a member of The LeadingHotels of the World – attracts affluent travelers with the offering of spacioushotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expect gourmet cuisine and fine winesand spirits throughout the destination’s restaurants and bars, a 370-slipMarina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, Jim Courier Tennis Centerand 245-acre Shooting Club.

Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast ofthe Dominican Republic, this luxury Caribbean destination is also home to threeof the game’s most difficult courses all designed by Pete Dye, including Teethof the Dog, Dye Fore and Links. Casa de Campo is also home to Altos de Chavón –an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city withboutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inauguratedby Frank Sinatra in August of 1982.

For ease of arrival, La Romana InternationalAirport, Casa de Campo (LRM) is five minutes from check-in and serviced byJetBlue Airways (now with direct flights from JFK three times a week) andseasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from MIA). A short driveaway, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flightsfrom all major U.S. airports. For more information, please call 1-800-877-3643,or visit www.casadecampo.com.do.

About Teeth of the Dog:

Opened in 1971 and renovated in 2005, Teeth of the Dog isone of four Pete Dye’s designs at the Casa de Campo resort at La Romana onthe southeast coast, and was the first Dominican Republic course to use the seato dramatic effect, putting it on the global golfing map. Its name derives fromthe jagged rock formations jutting into the Caribbean on which Dye placed teesand greens. Three of its four par-3 holes play over waves to the greens. Intotal, it has seven holes next to the sea and 11 with ocean views.

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