Sports September 14, 2016 | 10:39 am

35th Casa de Campo Open returns this September

La Romana, Dominican Republic. – Casa de Campo Resort& Villas will once again host the Casa de Campo Open golf tournament fromSeptember 14-18, 2016, bringing some of the region’s best players to two of theCaribbean’s most highly regarded golf venues.

This international golf tournament, now in its 35th year,is part of the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas tradition and will be playedthis year at the world-renowned Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore golf courses.Designed by Pete Dye and built in the early 1970s, Teeth of the Dog ismeticulously hand-carved from the rugged rock and coral of the Dominicancoastline, and has earned its reputation as a hard-fought and challengingcourse. Dye Fore, also a Pete Dye-designed course, is a challenging cliff-sidecourse, characterized by spectacular views of the Dominican mountains, theChavón River, the Marina at Casa de Campo, and Altos de Chavón.

Robert Birtel, director of golf operations for Casa deCampo, commented, "We are delighted to once again host thislong-established event, a tradition among our friends and family. Casa de Campois recognized as the top golf resort in Latin America with three of the bestgolf courses in the region, making this event an honorable competition. ”

This event is a 54-hole Individual Stroke Play competitionusing the Stableford scoring system. There will be both net and gross divisionper classification for both men and women. Amateur Prizes will be awarded forboth net and gross winners per flight. First place will be awarded in thesenior categories.

“In addition to the tournament itself, we have prepared awide variety of activities and entertainment for all participants and guests,”added Birtel.

The 2016 Casa de Campo Open tournament packages include:

* Four-night accommodations with room rates from $1,730.00USD per person for double occupancy or $1,988.00 USD single occupancy in thePete Dye Lodge or $1,846.00 and $2,218.00 in Elite rooms

* Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with no surcharge

* Unlimited drinks in all hotel bars, restaurants, andoasis carts

* Carts on the golf courses for the guests’ entire stay

* One 50-minute classic massage

* A welcome dinner and awards banquet

* Unlimited greens fees, carts, range balls, and club storage

* Tournament entry fees, favors, and prizes

* Transfers from all three area airports (LRM, PJU, SDQ)

* Unlimited golf

A Pete Dye signature course, Teeth of the Dog is the #1ranked golf course in Latin America and #39 in the world by Golf Magazine. Thecourse was also named “The Caribbean’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awardsas well as the #1 golf resort in the world by the International Association ofGolf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for its collection of golf courses, professionalfacilities, luxury amenities, as well as its executive team’s commitment toservice and exceeding guest expectations.

For additional information on tournament packages or toregister for the Casa de Campo Open 2016, please call 809-523-8115 or send anemail to [email protected]

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