Tourism November 17, 2016 | 12:27 pm

Dominican Republic, Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination again

Santo Domingo /PRNewswire/ — The World GolfOrganization has named Dominican Republic "Caribbean’s Best GolfDestination 2016". This is the third time that Dominican Republic has beenrecognized by the international group as an exceptional destination for thesport. With its magnificent golf courses bordering the Caribbean Sea, and 86ocean-front holes, golfers can enjoy both facilities of the highest caliber anda warm climate that allows for a unique and challenging play experience.

"Dominican Republic is delighted andhonored to be recognized for the third time by the prestigious World GolfOrganization as the Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination 2016," said MagalyToribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism(MITUR). "This award speaks to our unrelenting commitment to provide boththe infrastructure and first class services in our hotels and golf courses tomaintain the loyalty and happiness of those who choose to visit us, allowing usto reinforce our position as the Golf Capital of the Caribbean with 26internationally-recognized courses – the largest offerings in all of theCaribbean and Latin America." Dominican Republic is home to some of themost dramatic and spectacular golf courses in the world designed by legendssuch as Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Gary Playerand Tom Fazio. It boasts 28 courses of the highest standards of design andfriendly services of five-star quality. Among these are Punta Espada Golf Clubin Cap Cana, La Cana at Puntacana Resort & Club, Teeth of the Dog and DyeFore at Casa de Campo, each featuring stunning views and unique challenges carefullycrafted by the best designers in the golf world.

The World Golf Awards, a subsidiary of theWorld Travel Awards, serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism,world class courses and golf destinations. The worldwide voting process beganon March 14 and closed October 1. Votes were made by professionals workingwithin the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers,tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes were also cast by thepublic (golf tourism consumers). The voting worked on a first-past-the-postsystem to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes were submitted online viathe World Golf Awards website. The winners of each national award wenthead-to-head with the winners of the other countries for the "Best in theWorld" title announced during the ceremony that took place at ConradAlgarve, on the evening of Saturday, November 12th.

For more information on Dominican Republicand to download free brochures on the country’s golf offerings, visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

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