DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – June 29, 2015 – Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort and golf destination in La Romana, Dominican Republic, announces the development of a new driving range and golf practice facility. Scheduled to open in November 2015, the 25-acre facility will replace the current driving range, and make its official debut on-par with the Dominican golf season – perfectly timed as Casa de Campo’s famed golf courses reopen after undergoing seasonal maintenance in October, in addition to the much-anticipated Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), scheduled for January 2016.
Designed by golf mastermind Pete Dye, and his son, P.B. Dye, the space will feature 48,000 square feet of teeing room, 13 target areas, and a 400 yard driving range – allowing for more golfers to improve their game at a variety of distances. Located just south of the 10th and 11th holes of the legendary Teeth of the Dog course, the new golf facility will include a dedicated, short-game practice area with pristine bunkers, challenging grass mounds, and unforgiving depressions will be designed to simulate true course play on all three exemplary courses at Casa de Campo. In addition, the putting green will be planted with fresh Paspalum grass, the same type of grass found on the courses – allowing for continued consistency from practice to play.
The new golf facility will also serve as home to Casa de Campo’s legendary Jim McLean Golf School. Under the leadership and expertise of resident Director of Instruction, Eric Lillibridge, the Jim McLean Golf School will continue to provide players of all levels with the opportunity to improve their golf game through individual and group instruction.
Casa de Campo – a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection and The Leading Hotels of the World – attracts financial moguls, politicos and Hollywood’s elite with the offering of spacious hotel rooms, suites and extravagant villas. Additional draws include five-star dining at The Beach Club by Le Cirque, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, La Terraza Tennis Center and 245-acre Shooting Club. Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, the world-class destination is also home to three Pete Dye-designed golf courses, including famed Teeth of the Dog, in addition to Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city with boutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra in August of 1982.
For ease of arrival, the Casa de Campo La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from check-in and serviced by JetBlue Airways (with direct routes from JFK three times a week) and American Airlines (daily non-stop service from South Florida). A short drive away, Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) operate daily with direct flights from all major U.S. airports.
For more information on Casa de Campo or to make reservations, call 1-800-877-3643 or visit www.casadecampo.com.do.